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12:00 AM ET, September 7, 2012


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Steve Holland / Reuters:
No sign of convention bounce for Obama: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - So far, U.S. President Barack Obama has not received much of a bounce yet in popular support from the Democratic National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.  —  The latest daily tracking poll found …
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
'Ask Osama bin Laden if he's better off than he was four years ago'  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will seek to boost President Obama's national security credentials in a primetime speech Thursday night that will depict the president as an unflappable commander …
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Joe Biden / CNN:
Biden to Democrats: 'We're on a mission'  —  (CNN) - In his remarks to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday evening, Vice President Joe Biden said he had come to “take you inside the White House to see the President as I see him every day.”  —  His remarks, as prepared for delivery:
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Washington Wire:   Text of Biden's Remarks to the Democratic Convention
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Faces Obstacles in Holding North Carolina
Discussion: Politico
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama: ‘Our problems can be solved’
Discussion: CNN
James Rosen / Fox News:
Romney campaign to ‘carpet bomb’ airwaves after Obama nomination speech  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Senior Romney-Ryan campaign officials tell Fox News the campaign will launch an enormous media offensive on Friday, the day after President Obama accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for a second term.
Daniel Larison / The American Conservative:
The Clinton Speech and the “Campaign of Ideas”  —  Scott Galupo identifies the main strength of Bill Clinton's convention speech: … It was, and it was all the more devastating because Romney and Ryan made no concerted effort to make the case for their ticket and their agenda last week.
Keith Ellison / CNN:
Ellison reacts to Jerusalem reference in party platform  —  Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, one of only two Muslim-Americans in Congress, reacted Thursday to the controversy over his party's newly-updated platform that references Jerusalem as being the capital of Israel.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Bill Clinton / CNN:
On Facebook, Clinton's speech more popular than NFL kickoff game
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Boston's response to Clinton as of midnight...(Updated)
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama Campaign Won't Join Clinton In Hailing Recovery
Discussion: Riehl World News
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Romney, Ryan Double Down On False Welfare Attack Clinton Decried
Pema Levy / Talking Points Memo:
Disillusioned Obama Supporter In Romney Ad Is Actually GOP Staffer  —  Republicans debuted a new ad Thursday in which a frustrated former Obama supporter expresses her disappointment with the president.  The only problem: The woman in the video is actually an RNC staffer.
Steelworker Featured at DNC Didn't Work for Bain  —  The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday featured three speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.”  —  They each told compelling stories about jobs lost, allegedly because of the actions of Bain under Romney's leadership.
David Foster / 2012 Democratic National Convention:
David Foster  —  Former employee at a Company controlled by Romney's Bain Capital
Discussion: The Right Sphere
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:   Romney cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Intelligence Committee Chair Describes Explosive Confrontation Between Netanyahu and American Ambassador  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro allegedly argued over the Obama's administration's Iran policy.  —  (Reuters)
News/Talk 760 WJR:
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Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Dashiell Bennett / The Atlantic Wire:
What Bill Clinton Wrote vs. What Bill Clinton Said  —  If you were following any journalists on Twitter last night, one of the most remarked upon aspects of Bill Clinton's nomination speech was how liberally he deviated from the prepared text.  What was handed out to the media was four pages …
US Department of State:
MR. VENTRELL: Okay.  Jill?  —  QUESTION: Yes?  —  MR. VENTRELL: Jill or Jo.  —  QUESTION: Go ahead, Jill.  —  QUESTION: Please.  —  QUESTION: Well, I really did want to find out about the sighting of Vladimir Putin in the skies over the Yamal Peninsula.  (Laughter.)
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
State Dept. Again Refuses to Name Capital of Israel!
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
Reporters Using ‘Fake Names’ to Buy Obama Campaign Merchandise at the DNC  —  The Obama campaign merchandise table inside one of the media areas at the DNC.  The press stand is visible on the left side of the photo.  —  CHARLOTTE, NC — Members of the media have apparently been using …
Eric Kleefeld / Talking Points Memo:
Romney, GOP Groups Pull Ads From Michigan and Pennsylvania  —  Republicans signaled this week that they might have given up hope in two important swing states.  —  TPM Slideshow: Romney Takes The Stage At The RNC  —  The Romney campaign and conservative groups like Crossroads GPS …
LGBT Groups Distance Themselves From Barney Frank's “Uncle Tom” Charge  —  “I am ... inclined to think that they're called the Log Cabin club because their role model is Uncle Tom,” out gay Rep. Barney Frank said.  LGBT organizations distance themselves from the remarks.  —  Source:
Log Cabin Republicans:
Barney Frank Divides, Distracts & Deceives at DNC
Benny Johnson /
DEATH THREAT FROM DNC DELEGATE: ‘MITT ROMNEY... I WOULD LIKE TO KILL HIM!’  —  During the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, TheBlaze took to Time Warner Cable Arena to speak with delegates about the most pressing issues of our time.
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Secret Service Looks Into DNC Delegate Who Said She'd ‘Like To Kill’ Romney
Discussion: Taking Note
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Jennifer Granholm Brings The House Down Defending Auto Rescue  —  CHARLOTTE — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm delivered a spectacularly theatrical, spectacularly loud attack on Mitt Romney for not standing by Detroit to support the auto rescue.  —  “He loves our cars so much, they have their own elevator,” she said.
Discussion: The Mahablog
Brooks Jackson /
Our Clinton Nightmare  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former President Bill Clinton's stem-winding nomination speech was a fact-checker's nightmare: lots of effort required to run down his many statistics and factual claims, producing little for us to write about.  —  Republicans will find plenty of Clinton's scorching opinions objectionable.
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Bartlett suggests federal student loans are unconstitutional, invokes Holocaust  —  Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) suggested Wednesday federally-issued student loans were unconstitutional.  He also said disregarding the Constitution could lead down a “slippery slope” and cited the Holocaust …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Entitlement Trouble  —  Digby noticed it.  I noticed.  Maybe you noticed it, too: the one time Bill Clinton didn't get rousing applause from the Democratic Convention audience last night was when he made a favorable reference to the Simpson-Bowles Commission.
Elyse Siegel / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama Speech Text: Read The President's Democratic Convention Remarks … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barack Obama , Democratic Convention, Democratic Convention, Democratic Convention, Barack Obama , Barack Obama , Video, Barack Obama Speech, DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION 2012 …
Discussion: Althouse
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Allie Grasgreen / Inside Higher Ed:
Honor code may not be enough to solve academic integrity issues at Harvard
Discussion: Althouse
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Obama: the real radical
Discussion: Power Line and GayPatriot
Dave Levinthal / Politico:
GSA official scolded for party plans
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Sara Bibel / TVbytheNumbers:
Note: Due to the live nature of the Democratic National Convention …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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A Classified CIA Mea Culpa on Iraq
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why Bill Clinton's Speeches Succeed
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Wire