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1:05 PM ET, August 28, 2008

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Charles Mahtesian / The Politico:
Dems nervous over Invesco risks  —  DENVER - Senior Democratic officials are expressing serious concerns about the political risks posed by Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium Thursday evening.  —  From the elaborate stagecraft to the teeming crowd …
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New York Post:
TEMPLE OF DEM ON MT. O-LYMPUS  —  GOP MOCKS GRAND STAGE FOR BAM AS GREEK HUBRIS  —  DENVER - Democrats will kneel before the “Temple of Obama” tonight.  —  As if a Rocky Mountain coronation were not lofty enough, Barack Obama will aim for Mount Olympus when he accepts his party's nomination atop …
Julia Hoppock / Live Blogging:
Greek Tragedy?  —  1:50 pm MT: From ABC News' Rick Klein …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rove tried to kill Lieberman VP pick  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove called Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) late last week and urged him to contact Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to withdraw his name from vice presidential consideration, according to three sources familiar with the conversation.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Retribution sought for Lieberman  —  DENVER — Connecticut delegates are demanding that party leaders punish Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-Independent, because of his support of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the Republican nominee.  —  For many of them, Lieberman's plan to speak …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Rove ‘Waffles’ On Whether He Asked Lieberman To Drop Out Of VP Consideration
Discussion: The Politico and MoJoBlog
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
OBAMA CAMPAIGN DENOUNCES KURTZ TO A MUCH GREATER EXTENT THAN AYERS.— As some of you may remember, I previously explained why I didn't put too much stock in the stories about Barack Obama's ties to Bill Ayers, a position for which I received some positive comments at Huffington Post and elsewhere.
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chicagotribune.com:
Obama's e-mail about WGN-AM
Discussion: The Corner and Stop The ACLU
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Stanley on Milt Rosenberg Show
Michael Goldfarb / John McCain Report blog:
Flashback: 40 Years Ago Today, Bill Ayers Arrested at DNC
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Time:
McCain's Prickly TIME Interview  —  For years, John McCain's marathon bull sessions with reporters were more than a means of delivering a message; they were the message.  McCain proudly, flagrantly refused direction from handlers, rarely dodged tough questions and considered those who did wimps and frauds.
Stephen Green / Pajamas Media:
Live from DNC: Bill Get His Digs In  —  Biden's speech?  Surprisingly good.  Bill Clinton's?  Read between the lines and you see what he thinks of Obama...  I've never been called a man of few words, but let me say this as short as I can — yes, yes, yes I accept the nomination.
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Biden Fumbles Military Terms
Discussion: Macsmind and Hot Air
Joan Walsh / Salon:
Bill Clinton shows — and gets — the love  —  All day long the cable talkers had their Clinton drama story line down: When Hillary Clinton pointedly asked her Obama-resistant admirers Tuesday night, “Were you in it just for me?” she was also talking to her husband.
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Jason Roberson / Dallas Morning News:
Texas still leads nation in rate of uninsured residents  —  jroberson@dallasnews.com  —  Texas once again led the nation with the highest percentage of residents without health insurance, a U.S. Census Bureau report showed Tuesday, although the same study also reports a slight dip last year …
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TexasTom / Daily Kos:
McCain Advisor: There are no uninsured Americans
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and Lean Left
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
MSNBC prez defends convention team  —  DENVER — Amid a spate of awkward on-air conflicts among MNSBC anchors at this week's Democratic convention, some staff members say there are sharp internal disputes at the cable network over whether its opinion and personality-driven political coverage has crossed the line.
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
'Let's Wrap Him Up': Olbermann Tries To Get Rid of Republican Murphy
Discussion: TalkLeft, Wizbang and Olbermann Watch
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
JOHN KERRY — WOW!  —  Most of the nets aren't showing it.  But John Kerry's giving a really good speech on the foreign policy front.  Knocking McCain for standing on an aircraft three months after 9/11 and calling out ‘next stop Baghdad.’ He's going through the list of McCain's foreign policy goofs …
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Karl Rove / Weekly Standard:
Biden's Exaggerations  —  Inflating Obama's record will not resolve doubts.  —  THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION exposed the central defect of Senator Barack Obama's candidacy: the absence of compelling evidence he is up to the job of president.  The exposé comes courtesy …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: A new McCain spokesman for Obama's unreadiness  —  John McCain went to the vault from the Democratic primaries and found a treasure trove of comments from Democrats on the unreadiness of Barack Obama to lead the nation.  It includes the comments we've seen before from Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Master Has Arrived  —  In the time-honored tradition of the notebook dump, some thoughts and observations on the Democratic convention so far:  —  As for Bill Clinton's speech, halfway through I thought: The Master has arrived.  Crazy Bill, the red-faced Rageaholic, was somewhere else.
Discussion: PSoTD and Chicago Boyz
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
The Optimism of Fools  —  Following my sour take on the forthcoming election, and my follow-up posting that practically all my emailers agree with me, a dissenting reader chid me thus, under the subject line “Why you aren't getting disagreeable emails”: … This gladdens my heart, because it tells me I am doing my job.
Matt / Think Progress:
Fox: Bush might not speak at RNC on Monday because of Gustav.  —  President Bush is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention on Monday, but with Tropical Storm Gustav expected to hit Gulf coast, the White House is beginning to hint that President Bush might not speak that day.
Discussion: Guardian and MoJoBlog
 
 
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