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12:25 PM ET, December 29, 2007

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Robert Novak / Real Clear Politics:
Huckabee Slipping  —  WASHINGTON — While public polls show Mike Huckabee leading Mitt Romney in Iowa, a new survey of an oversized sample shows Huckabee slipping and no longer ahead of Romney.  —  A private corporate interest commissioned a phone bank survey of 15,000 Iowans …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Power Line
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Washington Post:
Romney Eyes Huckabee Lead  —  Onetime Favorite Launches 11th-Hour Attacks  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched a fresh attack Friday on rival Mike Huckabee, raising the stakes in the tense two-person contest in Iowa that could prove critical to both candidates' hopes of winning the GOP nomination.
Washington Post:
The Pakistan Test  —  Some presidential candidates show they can respond quickly to a foreign policy crisis.  Some flunk or foul.  —  THE ASSASSINATION of Benazir Bhutto presented U.S. presidential candidates with a test: Could they respond cogently and clearly to a sudden foreign policy crisis?
Discussion: TalkLeft, Ben Smith's Blogs and CNN
Marc Hansen / Des Moines Register:
McCain could be comeback codger
Discussion: The Caucus
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
McCain to Romney: ‘Try to relax, Mitt’
Jesus H Christ / The Huffington Post:
Bill Kristol To Become New York Times Columnist In 2008  —  The Huffington Post has learned that, in a move bound to create controversy, the New York Times is set to announce that Bill Kristol will become a weekly columnist in 2008.  Kristol, a prominent neo-conservative who recently departed …
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Kristol gets an unearned promotion  —  Recently cast off from Time magazine, presumably for writing shallow, predictable tripe, the Weekly Standard's William Kristol is getting a promotion of sorts. … If the report is accurate, and Kristol is joining the Times' roster …
CNN:
Bhutto exhumation okay, Pakistan official says  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — The Pakistani government has no problem with officials from Benazir Bhutto's political party exhuming the slain opposition leader's body if they see a need to do so, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Saturday.
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
What Gore, Clinton and Democrats Can Learn from Benazir Bhutto
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Invisible Blogger  —  The sidewalks of Harlem's main thoroughfares are wide and inviting, and in the 1960s the kids playing “boxball” shared the asphalt squares with some of the greatest orators in creation.  The most famous spot for speechifying was the “Speakers' Corner” …
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Jesse Wendel / Group News Blog:
NY Times Magazine: Steven Gilliard Jr.  —  Steve Gilliard.  —  NY Times Magazine photo courtesy of the Gilliard family.  —  Our Friend & Mentor, Steve Gilliard  —  God, I miss Gilly.  —  Every day, every week.  —  There's a tendency to put the dead up on pedestals.  It isn't like that.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Remarks on Pakistan Are Tailing Huckabee  —  In discussing the volatile situation in Pakistan, Mike Huckabee has made several erroneous or misleading statements at a time when he has been under increasing scrutiny from fellow presidential candidates for a lack of fluency in foreign policy issues.
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Gen. Clark on Obama's Attack on Hillary
Michelle Malkin:
Impeachment Watch: Extreme BDS in Vermont  —  Frustrated by the failure of the Dem leadership to carry through with impeachment, some Bush-haters in Brattleboro, Vermont want to subject President Bush and VP Cheney to arrest if they set foot in their town.  Consider it sort of a do-it-yourself impeachment alternative:
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New York Times:
In Surprise Step, Bush Is Vetoing a Military Bill  —  CRAWFORD, Tex. — For months President Bush harangued Democrats in Congress for not moving quickly enough to support the troops and for bogging down military bills with unrelated issues.  —  And then on Friday, with no warning …
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Bill Minor / Clarion-Ledger:
Has Barbour set stage for ‘lifetime job’ for GOP Senate seat?  —  At the height of the holidays, Gov. Haley Barbour merrily trampled years of precedents and legal stops to hand the Mississippi Republican Party a shiny Christmas gift labeled “U.S. Senate Seat for Life.”
Discussion: Hattiesburg American
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Greg Giroux / CQ Politics:
Lott's Mississippi Senate Successor Gets Named on Monday
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Associated Press:
Girl won Hannah Montana tickets with fake essay  —  GARLAND, Texas (AP) — An essay that won a 6-year-old girl four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert began with the powerful line: “My daddy died this year in Iraq."  —  While gripping, it was not true — and now the girl may lose her tickets …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Blogs of War
Sabrina Eaton / OPENERS:
Kucinich backers mad over Pizza Hut ad  —  A new Pizza Hut ad (see YouTube video above) that uses slices of presidential debate commentary to tout a cut-rate pizza deal has angered backers of Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich.  —  “Are people seeing lower prices now?” …
Discussion: Rox Populi and Cliff Schecter
David Harsanyi / Reason:
The Amateurs' Hour  —  Is the Internet destroying our culture, or is it just annoying our snobs?  —  The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture, by Andrew Keen, New York: Currency, 228 pages, $22.95  —  Andrew Keen's website claims, without a hint of humility …
Discussion: Michael J. Totten
 
 
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Michael Kamber / New York Times:
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Discussion: IraqPundit and American Street
Military.com:
Britain Drops ‘War on Terror’ Label
Janny Scott / New York Times:
A Biracial Candidate Walks His Own Fine Line
Discussion: TalkLeft and MSNBC
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
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Chase Martyn / Iowa Independent:
Obama Tops Final Democratic Power Rankings, Edwards and Clinton Tie for Second
Discussion: MyDD and Daily Kos
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
China Lets Currency Appreciate a Bit Faster
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Dodd: Clinton was sitting on the sidelines
Discussion: Eschaton
ABCNEWS:
John Edwards: Obama 'Living in Never-Never Land'?
Discussion: Hot Air and TalkLeft
 

 
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