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1:15 PM ET, August 27, 2008

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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Many Clinton Supporters Say Speech Didn't Heal Divisions  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's most loyal delegates came to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night looking for direction.  They listened, rapt, to a 20-minute speech that many proclaimed the best she had ever delivered, hoping her words …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
High Anxiety in the Mile High City  —  I've been to a lot of conventions, and there's always something gratifyingly weird that happens.  —  Dan Quayle acting like a Dancing Hamster.  Teresa Heinz Kerry reprising Blanche DuBois.  Dick Morris getting nabbed triangulating between a hooker and toes.
New York Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic Convention Speech  —  The following is a transcript of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by CQ Transcriptions.  —  Senator Clinton: Thank you.  Thank you all.  —  Thank you.  Thank you all very, very much.
David Maraniss / Washington Post:
Obama, Bill Clinton Remain Distant  —  Despite Similar Stories, a Complex Relationship  —  Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — in so many ways two sides of the same coin.  Old heat and new cool, two guys who came out of nowhere, bereft of early connections, overcoming the odds.
Craig Crawford / Craig Crawford's Trail Mix:
No Personal Touch in Clinton's Endorsement
Discussion: The Politico, Time and Reason
John Dickerson / Slate:
HILLARY CLINTON THROWS ALMOST EVERYTHING BEHIND BARACK OBAMA.
Discussion: Commentary
Scott J. Anderson / CNN:
Bill Clinton to take center stage
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
“No Way, No How, No McCain”
Discussion: Guardian
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple  —  DENVER (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.  —  The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts …
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard Blog:
The Temple of Obama  —  Reuters reports that “Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.”  —  To which a McCain adviser quipped: “Is this from the Onion?”
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
Nitya / Political Radar:
McCain Aide Mocks Obama's Columned Stage  —  ABC News' David Chalian and Teddy Davis Report:  —  When Sen. Barack Obama moves the Democratic National Convention from the Pepsi Center to Invesco Field on Thursday, the freshman senator is planning to speak from a columned stage resembling an ancient Greek temple.
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Not a Greek Temple, but a Greek Tragedy  —  I think it's called blind hubris...  Let me get this straight: Obama goes to Europe, does a garish outdoor extravaganza before thousands, returns to find himself dubbed a publicity-seeking celebrity, analogous to Paris Hilton—and abruptly begins a tailspin in the polls.
Fox News:
Ayers Unrepentant for Radical Group's Violence in 1960s, 1970s  —  William Ayers, who was a founder of the 1960s and 1970s radical group the Weather Underground, told FOX News correspondent James Rosen in a candid 2004 interview that he still believed he was “on the side of justice” years after the group's wave of attacks.
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Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Bill Ayers: Unrepentant LYING Terrorist
Discussion: Fox News and The Strata-Sphere
Michelle Malkin:   Obama's Ayers problem deepens
New York Post:
BRAWLING ANCHORS ON MSNBC  —  ANIMOSITY among MSNBC anchors has reached a mile-high peak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with on-air squabbling between such big egos as Joe Scarborough, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and David Shuster.  —  Scarborough, who served in Congress …
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Mark Finkelstein / media.newsbusters.org:
Tensions Boil Over at MSNBC as Shuster, Scarborough Feud
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Chris / TVNewser:
(Slightly) Uncomfortable MSNBC Moment #3, With a Shot at Fox
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Open Left
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
From the Fact Check Desk: Did Obama Say Iran is a ‘Tiny’ Country that 'Doesn't Pose a Serious Threat'?  —  We in the media have given a lot of airtime to the TV ads of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., this week, starring as they do Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.  —  There's been evidence emerging …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Smears And Fears  —  My main worry with John McCain is foreign policy.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
New McCain Ad Badly Distorts Obama's Words About Iran
Robert D. Novak from Creators Syndicate:
Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster  —  Creators Syndicate is pleased to announce that Robert D. Novak will be writing occasional columns.  All his groundbreaking election analysis will be available on creators.com.  Read it here first.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reports of strong support within …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Conservative Democrats Peeling Away From Obama  —  Moderate/Liberal Republicans also shifting more to McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama has been struggling to maintain his Democratic base thus far in August, and according to weekly averages of Gallup Poll Daily tracking, the problem seems to be with conservative Democrats.
William Yardley / New York Times:
Senator From Alaska Wins Primary  —  Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska won the Republican primary in his home state on Tuesday, soundly defeating six Republican challengers less than a month after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for concealing more than $250,000 in gifts from an oil services company.
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John Bresnahan / CBS News:
Don Young Just Edging Out Parnell In Alaska GOP Primary
Discussion: The Corner
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Biden is wrench in McCain's VP choice  —  DENVER — Democrat Barack Obama's selection of Joe Biden as a running mate is complicating Republican John McCain's analysis of his prospective vice presidential contenders.  —  Biden will make his formal debut Wednesday with a prime-time address.
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Eileen Finan / People.com:
Kid Rock Vetoes Celebrity Political Endorsements  —  Kid Rock  —  Not one to mince words, Kid Rock nevertheless says don't ask him to sound off on affairs of state.  —  “I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
 
 
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