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8:10 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 …
New York Times:
Obama, in Democratic Convention Speech, Asks for More Time  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Obama on Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term, making a forceful argument that he had rescued the economy from disaster and ushered in a recovery that would be imperiled by a return to Republican stewardship.
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
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Faces Obstacles in Holding North Carolina
Discussion: Politico
Biden to Democrats: 'We're on a mission'
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Bill Clinton / CNN:
On Facebook, Clinton's speech more popular than NFL kickoff game
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Romney cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)
Discussion: Washington Wire, FishbowlDC and CNN
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama: ‘Our problems can be solved’
Discussion: CNN
David Foster / 2012 Democratic National Convention:   David Foster  —  Former employee at a Company controlled by Romney's Bain Capital
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)
Washington Wire:
Text of Biden's Remarks to the Democratic Convention
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Joe Biden DNC speech (text. video)
Discussion: Fox News Insider
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 …
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 … PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you.  (Sustained cheers, applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  —  AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you.  —  AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years!
Elyse Siegel / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama Speech Text: Read The President's Democratic Convention Remarks
Discussion: Althouse
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.
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
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!
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.
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
Alexander Burns / Politico:
The Romney swing-state blitz, revealed  —  We reported Thursday that Mitt Romney was about to embark on a major general-election TV offensive, marking his first major use of the post-convention dollars his campaign has been dying to spend.  Now, Team Romney is putting out word …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Campaigns hit the reset button  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Obama and Romney campaigns will renew their pushes to secure the handful of swing states that will help decide the 2012 election on Friday.  —  After two weeks of conventions, the campaigns return to the gritty retail politics that …
Discussion: CNN
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.
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
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama Campaign Won't Join Clinton In Hailing Recovery
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Sara Bibel / TVbytheNumbers:
Note: Due to the live nature of the Democratic National Convention …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Entitlement Trouble
Avi Ashkenazi / Al-Monitor:
NYPD Opens Branch in Israel