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12:05 PM ET, August 28, 2008

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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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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A SCRAPPY KID FROM SCRANTON.... The political world has certain …
Washington Post:
Democrats Nominate Obama
Discussion: New York Times and MSNBC
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE BIG DOG... Looking back at the contentious Democratic …
Discussion: Slate and The New Republic
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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New York Times:
McCain Has Made His Pick and Is Set to Tell on Friday  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain has decided on his running mate, two Republican strategists in contact with Mr. McCain's campaign said Wednesday.  He is expected to reveal his choice at a rally at a basketball arena in Dayton, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Friday.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Retribution sought for Lieberman
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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.
chicagotribune.com:
Obama's e-mail about WGN-AM  —  Text of the e-mail the Obama campaign sent to supporters:  —  In the next few hours, we have a crucial opportunity to fight one of the most cynical and offensive smears ever launched against Barack.  —  Tonight, WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz …
Discussion: The Corner and Stop The ACLU
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Stanley on Milt Rosenberg Show
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.
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 Times:
Democrats Work to Minimize Stadium Setting's Political Risks  —  DENVER — When Senator Barack Obama announced in early July that he would give his nomination address in an outdoor stadium in front of 75,000 people, he wowed members of both parties who saw it as an inspired stroke of campaign image making.
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
For a New Political Age, a Self-Made Man
Discussion: Commentary and Althouse
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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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
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
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Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
Economy rebounds in 2Q, mostly spurred by exports  —  WASHINGTON - The economy shifted to a higher gear in the spring, growing at its fastest pace in nearly a year as foreign buyers snapped up U.S. exports and tax rebates spurred shoppers at home.  —  The Commerce Department reported Thursday …
Discussion: Power Line
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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 …
Discussion: The Corner, Macsmind and Althouse
Walter Alarkon / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Biden Fumbles Military Terms  —  Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden might be the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but for at least a split second Wednesday, he got confused about some very simple military terminology.  —  Speaking at the Democratic National Convention …
Discussion: Macsmind, Hot Air and QandO
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.
Lynn Hulsey / Dayton Daily News:
McCain rally tickets still available  —  DAYTON — Tickets are still available for Sen. John McCain's Friday, Aug. 29, rally at Wright State University's Nutter Center in Fairborn.  —  McCain and his wife Cindy will appear at the event, dubbed the “Road to the Convention Rally.”
 
 
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TEMPLE OF DEM ON MT. O-LYMPUS
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Mike Murphy / Swampland:
Mount Olympus...  Just heard Obama Manager David Plouffe's view …
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Charlie Wilson's Peace
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George Will / Real Clear Politics:
The Devils in His Details
Jason Roberson / Dallas Morning News:
Texas still leads nation in rate of uninsured residents
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Enough Already  —  Biden's doing a great job, just as I expected.
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Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Obama in Never-Before-Aired ‘Nightline’ …
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