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12:55 AM ET, August 27, 2008

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Ed Hornick / CNN:
Angry Clinton supporters toast McCain, roast Obama  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — The last place Kathy Archuleta could have ever imagined she'd spend the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, was at a happy hour sponsored by the Republican Party.
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WSJ.com:
McCain's Hillary-Themed Ads Are Barely Broadcast  —  Aaron Rutkoff reports from Denver on the Democratic convention.  —  Even before Hillary Clinton takes the stage for tonight's big speech, she has emerged as an unusually bipartisan star in the hullabaloo surrounding the convention.
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 …
CNN:
Clinton: I'm a proud Obama supporter  —  DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton introduced herself as a “proud supporter of Barack Obama” at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday as she called on her party to rally behind her former rival.  —  “Whether you voted for me …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Will Get Nominating, Seconding Speeches Tomorrow
Discussion: TIME.com and Taylor Marsh
Naomi Zeveloff / The Colorado Independent:   As Clinton prepares to speak, reluctant supporters coalesce behind Obama
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Obama rolling the dice on Clintons
Discussion: TalkLeft
Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Romney: McCain earned his homes; Obama didn't  —  Mitt Romney spoke in Denver today.  (Yoon S. Byun / Globe Staff)  —  DENVER — Former governor Mitt Romney, perhaps continuing his audition to be John McCain's running mate, attacked Barack Obama today for making an issue out of McCain's many homes.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: No Bounce for Obama in Post-Biden Tracking  —  PRINCETON, NJ — It's official: Barack Obama has received no bounce in voter support out of his selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate.  —  Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Aug. 23-25 …
Marc Ambinder:
Some In McCain Camp Ponder Thursday VP Announcement
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Bill Clinton in Denver again undercuts Obama  —  DENVER — Bill Clinton appeared to undermine Sen. Barack Obama again Tuesday.  —  The former president, speaking in Denver, posed a hypothetical question in which he seemed to suggest that that the Democratic Party was making a mistake in choosing Obama as its presidential nominee.
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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.
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Hillary Clinton speaks at convention.  The press concocts a story  —  Within the fast-forward world of campaign journalism, it's not considered cool to examine the recent past in order to provide context for today's events.  (We know it's not cool because nobody does it.)
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Rendell: Obama Is “Like Adlai Stevenson ... What The Heck Is Going On?”  —  As I've noted before, it's impossible to write an item about former Hillary supporter Ed Rendell without using the word “blunt,” and this blunt assessment of Obama from Rendell certainly won't quiet the talk of tensions between the Hillary and Obama camps:
Discussion: Open Left and Philly.com
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Rendell Compares Obama to Adlai Stevenson  —  DENVER — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell captured the jitters of the Democratic Party today when he conceded that for all Barack Obama's gifts, “he's not exactly the easiest guy in the world to identify with” and urged the presumptive nominee to start punching back against Republican attacks.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
“Here's A Situation Where Folks Are Lying”  —  Barack Obama defended his opposition to proposed Illinois state laws protecting “born-alive” infants and dismissed his critics as liars: … Obama is right!  This is a situation where folks are lying.  However, the Annenberg Fact Checkers have concluded that the liar is Obama.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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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: The Corner
Marisa Katz / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's Sad Transformation  —  The transformation of Michelle Obama from a bracingly proud contemporary woman — mother, wife, career woman — into a prime time Betty Crocker was sad to see.  This is not to say that she was not up to the task assigned her Monday night.  She spoke well and looked swell.
Bizarre Florida:
Man reacts negatively to Michelle Obama speech; SWAT team called  —  The man stood outside his RV, yelling and shooting a gun into the air.  When Pasco sheriff's deputies confronted him, he ran inside and wouldn't come out, according to Tampabay.com.  —  That started a six-hour standoff …
Discussion: Wake up America
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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 …
Patrick Edaburn / The Moderate Voice:
Mark Warner Keynote: A Nominee That Should Have Been  —  Tonight the Democrats were treated to their keynote address by the man that I wish they were nominating for President this week, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner.  Warner is a former businessman who made a fortune in the early days …
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Ronald Reagan / Washington Wire:
Mark Warner's Speech at the Democratic Convention
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Pajamas Media:
Live from DNC: Malkin in Jeopardy  —  [VIDEO] Michelle Malkin under attack by self-described anarchists yelling “Kill Michelle Malkin” in front of the Denver Mint.  —  In this exclusive Pajamas TV video... Michelle Malkin is under attack by self-described anarchists yelling “Kill Michelle Malkin” in front of the Denver Mint.
Brian Stelter / TV Decoder:
Conventions: On Opening Night, Democrats Draw at Least 22 Million  —  Updated at 5:40 p.m.: At least 22 million television viewers watched the Democratic convention Monday night, when Michelle Obama spoke about her husband and her family, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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Stuart Silverstein / Top of the Ticket:
TV audience up 20% over '04 Democratic convention
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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Kristol Calls In: Warner Gets Bumped for Refusing to be Attack Dog
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why Not Make Hillary the Keynote Speech?
Discussion: The Opinionator
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Determined to Give Speech, Kennedy Left Hospital Bed
Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:
The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
HuffPo Lunch: Dirty Bloggers Eatin' Cold Salmon
Discussion: TalkLeft
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Douthat's Confusion  —  Ross Douthat sarcastically points …
Discussion: Ross Douthat and The Corner
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Daniel W. Reilly / Yahoo! News:
Democrats take aim at McCain's temper
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Ayers & Dohrn  —  I am amazed, simply amazed, at the amazement …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz