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12:20 PM ET, August 27, 2008

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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.
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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 …
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.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Delivers Emphatic Plea for Unity  —  DENVER — With her husband looking on tenderly 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 …
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, TIME.com and marbury
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.
Scott J. Anderson / CNN:
Bill Clinton to take center stage
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Craig Crawford / Craig Crawford's Trail Mix:
No Personal Touch in Clinton's Endorsement
Discussion: Time, Reason and The Next Right
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   “No Way, No How, No McCain”
Mike Murphy / Swampland:
PUMAs Without Claws...
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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Fausta / Fausta's Blog:
The upcoming Invesco Field Olympus  —  Pejman's asking, This Is A Joke, Right?  —  For good reason: Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple.  —  John McCormack has a photo:  —  Or, as the trekkers would ask, Who Mourns for Adonis?  —  Yes.  A Greek temple for the Messiah!
Weekly Standard:
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: Power Line
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:   Not a Greek Temple, but a Greek Tragedy
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
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
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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Salon
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: NewsBusters.org
Eleftheria Parpis / Adweek:
Campaign '08: Power Play  —  Agency creative directors put their spin on the presidential campaigns  —  The election's heating up.  The presidential candidates and their political parties are bombarding us with ads, most recently with millions of dollars worth of TV advertising during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Ad Hacks  —  Ad Age asked various professional ad agencies …
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain plans 3-state VP rollout  —  DENVER — John McCain is planning to rollout his vice-presidential nominee in three battleground states this weekend, with large-scale rallies planned for Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri, according to aides and advisers.  —  The GOP nominee-in-waiting …
A.L. / The Anonymous Liberal:
Clinton's Speech: The Morning After  —  Several commenters and emailers have reacted angrily to my post last night in which I questioned the instant media consensus that Clinton's speech last night was a “grand slam” and that she did everything she could have possibly done to unify the party.
 
 
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The New Republic:
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Washington Post:
Obama, Biden's Son Linked by Earmarks
Discussion: USA Today and TIME.com
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
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FactCheck.org:
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