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3:30 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 …
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 and Israel Matzav
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.
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Faces Obstacles in Holding North Carolina
Discussion: Politico
Washington Wire:
Text of Biden's Remarks to the Democratic Convention
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Biden to Democrats: 'We're on a mission'
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:   Romney cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)
David Foster / 2012 Democratic National Convention:   David Foster  —  Former employee at a Company controlled by Romney's Bain Capital
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.
Bill Clinton / CNN:
On Facebook, Clinton's speech more popular than NFL kickoff game
Transcript: President Obama's DNC Speech  —  Below are President Obama's remarks, as prepared for delivery, formally accepting the Democratic presidential nomination at his party's convention Thursday night:  —  Michelle, I love you.  The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am.
Transcript: President Obama's Convention Speech
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Spectator
Elyse Siegel / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama Speech Text: Read The President's Democratic Convention Remarks
Discussion: Althouse
Joe Biden DNC speech (text. video)  —  Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm here to tell you, bravery resides in the heart of Barack Obama.  And time and time again, I witnessed him summon it.  This man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and steel in his spine.
Politico:   Joe Biden DNC speech (text. video)
Joe Biden DNC speech (text. video)
Discussion: Fox News Insider
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.
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 …
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama gives his regrets to stadium fans
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
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
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: GOP money vs. Dem grass roots?  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness.  And that one side's negative ads are branded a dastardly tactic by the other, even as both do it.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Entitlement Trouble
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
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 …
Washington Post:
DNC 2012: Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention (Full transcript)
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Dean Scream Revisited  —  I've been watching the Democratic convention with the sound turned off, following Paul's live blog and participating in Power Line Live.  And drinking wine.  What a great way to endure four hours of Democratic Party propaganda!
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
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 …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Composite acceptance speech  —  I just tuned in to hear Chains Biden tell the already debunked story about Obama's mother fighting with the insurance company, and relating how that story reflects what makes Barack tick and who he is.  What a perfect start to the night.  —  A presidency built on myth and composite truth.
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Sara Bibel / TVbytheNumbers:
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