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10:15 AM 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.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Delivers Emphatic Plea for Unity  —  DENVER — With her husband looking on admiringly and her supporters watching with tears in their eyes, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton deferred her own dreams on Tuesday night and delivered an emphatic plea at the Democratic National Convention …
Marge Hibbing Mn / CNN:
Source: Bill Clinton will not attend Obama's Invesco speech  —  DENVER (CNN) - Hillary Clinton will be on hand for Barack Obama's acceptance speech, but according to a source close to former President Bill Clinton, he will not: the source tells CNN that Clinton will not join his wife at Invesco Field Thursday night.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Swamp and marbury
New York Times:
Some Clinton Fund-Raisers Are Still Simmering  —  DENVER — A significant number of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's top fund-raisers remain on the sidelines and unwilling to work for Senator Barack Obama, a nettlesome problem that appears to be contributing to the campaign's failure to keep pace …
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Analysis: A perfect night for Clinton, Obama?
The New Republic:
Hillary Clinton, Reluctantly—And Persuasively—Making The Case For Obama
Discussion: The XX Factor and The Corner
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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.
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
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:   Obama's Response Ad Reflects Lessons of 2004
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton's convention speech  —  Hillary's speech — a success in the hall — was a study in the virtue of low expectations.  —  Some in the media, and some delegates, came in expecting that, as Dave Barry put it, Clinton would “attempt to snatch the nomination and escape with it by helicopter to a secret mountain fortress.”
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Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
What's Missing From Hillary's Speech
FactCheck.org:
Obama and ‘Infanticide’  —  The facts about Obama's votes against ‘Born Alive’ bills in Illinois.  —  Anti-abortion activists accuse Obama of “supporting infanticide,” and the National Right to Life Committee says he's conducted a “four-year effort to cover up his full role in killing legislation …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Corner
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
“Here's A Situation Where Folks Are Lying”
Discussion: Riehl World View
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.
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 …
William Yardley / New York Times:
Senator From Alaska Wins Republican 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.
Discussion: Think Progress and Oliver Willis
 
 
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Julie Mason / Houston Chronicle:
Chatter over Hutchison as possible VP pick grows louder
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A STAR IS BORN?.... It's not unusual at a major party convention …
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Hillary Knocks It Out of The Park: “No Way. No How, No McCain.”
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Mark Finkelstein / media.newsbusters.org:
Tensions Boil Over at MSNBC as Shuster, Scarborough Feud
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Hot Air
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain plans 3-state VP rollout
Marisa Katz / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's Sad Transformation
Discussion: Sadly, No! and JustOneMinute
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Okay.  I'm up for it tonight. …