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6:55 AM ET, September 6, 2012


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Dylan Byers / Politico:
DNC's Wasserman Schultz, Gaspard cancel interviews amid platform debacle  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic National Committee chiefs Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Gaspard cancelled interviews with local media outlets tonight, amid controversy surrounding the party's decision to reintroduce “God” and “Jerusalem” to the platform.
Chaos As Democrats Try To Put Jerusalem, God Back In Platform  —  Three votes and boos as convention chairman LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pushes through platform amendment after criticism.  —  Source:  —  The Democratic National Convention dissolved into unexpected procedural …
Just in: Democrats update platform with Jerusalem, God reference  —  (CNN) - Democrats voted to update their party's platform Wednesday evening at their convention to include a reference to Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, as well as the insertion of the word “God,” …
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama intervened on God, Jerusalem platform language  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Obama ordered his staff to have the Democratic Party's platform language changed to include God and affirm Jerusalem as the proper capital of Israel, a campaign source said Wednesday.
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Romney: DNC a ‘celebration of failure’
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
After three votes, Dems put Jerusalem, God back into party platform
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
How to Understand the DNC's Jerusalem Imbroglio
Discussion: The Daily Dish and The Daily Beast
DNC Chair On Why God/Jerusalem Were Overlooked: The Platform Is Many Pages Long
Discussion: Hot Air and BuzzFeed
Nikki Haley / CNN:
TRENDING: Haley a Nazi? Democrat not backing down from analogy
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Democrats Cave on Platform, Make Changes on God, Jerusalem
Discussion: American Power and ThinkProgress
David Brody / The Brody File:
DNC Almighty Nightmare In Charlotte: Now Dems Put God And Jerusalem Language Back Into The Platform
Discussion: Power Line
Ann Romney challenges women to ‘wake up’
Washington Wire:
Text of Bill Clinton's Address to the Democratic Convention … Here is the text of President Bill Clinton's speech to the Democratic National Convention as prepared for delivery and released by the convention's press office:  —  We're here to nominate a President, and I've got one in mind.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Bill Clinton's long, long speech about the meanie Republicans  —  Bill Clinton, don't get me wrong, was the best speaker Wednesday night.  But that is largely because the rest of the evening was atrocious.  Clinton was hoarse, and he seemed to holler for no reason at all.
New York Times:
Transcript of Bill Clinton's Speech to the Democratic National Convention  —  The following is the full text of former President Bill Clinton's speech on Wednesday from the Democratic National Convention.  —  PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Sustained cheers, applause.)
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Secret Service Eyes Romney Tax Return Blackmail Attempt  —  About 7 p.m. last Thursday, members of the Williamson County Democratic Party returned to their offices in Franklin, Tenn., for a meeting, and found a padded manila envelope that had been dropped through the mail slot.
Ken Whitehouse / Nashville City Paper:
Anonymous group allegedly hacked Romney tax records via Franklin firm
Discussion: Washington Wire, Wonkette and Gawker
Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
Bob Woodward Book: Debt Deal Collapse Led to ‘Pure Fury’ From President Obama  —  An explosive mix of dysfunction, miscommunication, and misunderstandings inside and outside the White House led to the collapse of a historic spending and debt deal that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner …
Discussion: Politico
Miranda Green / The Daily Beast:
Speed Read: Juiciest Bits From Bob Woodward's Book ‘Price of Politics’  —  How exactly did the nation's debt crisis play out behind closed doors?  From Obama ‘chomping on Nicorette’ to Biden as the GOP ‘whisperer’ and Ryan's anger at the president, the highlights of Bob Woodward's The Price of Politics, out Sept. 11.
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Monica Lewinsky's Former Rabbi To Deliver Benediction After Bill Clinton Speaks At DNC  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This could get awkward.  —  Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles' Sinai Temple, where Monica Lewinsky and her family were congregation members …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Republicans push to pre-empt Bill Clinton
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and Daily Kos
Roll Call:
Roll Call - The Newspaper of Capitol Hill Since 1955 At the Races  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will make a surprise appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday evening, Roll Call has confirmed.  —  She will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance …
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
‘Best weather of the entire week’: Local meteorologist puzzled by Obama speech move
David Hill / Washington Times:
Sununu: Democrats moved convention indoors because of poor attendance
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
WJC: Hillary 'says she won't' run again  —  In another snippet from Bill Clinton's interview with NBC's Brian Williams, he was asked about whether Hillary Clinton will run again in 2016: … Clinton went on to talk about the needs of the nation, ranging from immigration to energy.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Clinton on Obama: 'We haven't been close friends' but he knows I support him
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney campaign tells Obama to ‘rein in his supporters’ on Nazi comments  —  Mitt Romney's campaign issued a statement Wednesday demanding Democratic officials “cease and desist from comparing those with whom they disagree to Nazis” after the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party compared …
Discussion: Politico and Jammie Wearing Fools
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Paul Ryan, Mountaineer  —  UPDATE: Please see official response from the Romney campaign, below.  —  My mailbox has been blowing up with speculation on why Paul Ryan would have invented such an impressive “personal best” time for the marathon, and whether the invention will matter.
Verdict is in: Obama levels more personal attacks  —  A crabby, negative campaign that has been more about misleading and marginal controversies than the major challenges facing the country?  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney can both claim parenthood of this ugly child.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Amazon shows new Kindle Fire and backlit ‘Paperwhite’ Kindle readers in TV ad  —  We're expecting quite a few things out of tomorrow's Amazon event, and the company just helped heighten expectations a little bit more with a new commercial.  The brief spot aired during tonight's Giants and Cowboys game …
Discussion: Gizmodo and AllThingsD
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Tens Of Thousands Of Feminists Call On CNN To Fire Sexist Contributor  —  This afternoon, in just over one hour, 23,000 people signed a petition asking CNN to fire contributor Erick Erickson.  —  His offense?  He referred to the Democrats' packed list of female speakers at their convention in Charlotte …
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Alexander Bolton / Ballot Box:
Elizabeth Warren casts 2012 as battle against ‘rigged’ economy
Discussion: Politico
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
At Convention, Democrats Make Anti-Romney Case
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:
Judge OKs Arizona's show-me-your-papers law
Discussion: The Raw Story
Frank J. Fleming /
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Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Weekly Standard