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10:55 PM ET, January 23, 2008

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CNN:
Bill Clinton gets upset with CNN reporter  —  (CNN) - Bill Clinton became visibly upset Wednesday over comments by a prominent South Carolina Democrat that compared the former president's actions on the trail to those of infamous Republican strategist Lee Atwater.
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The Onion:
Bill Clinton: 'Screw It, I'm Running For President'  —  CHARLESTON, SC—After spending two months accompanying his wife, Hillary, on the campaign trail, former president Bill Clinton announced Monday that he is joining the 2008 presidential race, saying he “could no longer resist the urge.”
Dick Morris / Real Clear Politics:
How Clinton Will Win the Nomination by Losing S.C.  —  Hillary Clinton will undoubtedly lose the South Carolina primary as African-Americans line up to vote for Barack Obama.  And that defeat will power her drive to the nomination.  —  The Clintons are encouraging the national media …
Discussion: Washington Post and Booker Rising
Marc Ambinder:
Bill Clinton Bitches Out The Media
CNN:
Obama backer accuses Bill Clinton of suppressing vote
Discussion: Truthdig
Warner Todd Huston / NewsBusters.org:
Bill Clinton Scolds CNN: ‘Shame on You’ for Obama Focus
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama radio: 'She'll say anything'
Discussion: The Swamp and TalkLeft
The Buzz:
St. Pete Times Poll: Bye-bye Rudy?  —  It's Mitt Romney vs. John McCain in the final stretch of Florida's crucial Republican primary.  —  A new St. Petersburg Times poll shows the former Massachusetts governor and Arizona senator neck and neck among Florida Republicans, while Rudy Giuliani's Florida-or-bust strategy has been a bust.
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Marc Ambinder:
The Best Pollster in Florida, Rob Schroth, Has New Numbers  —  And Rudy Giuliani is in third.  —  McCain: 25  —  Romney: 23  —  Giuliani: 15  —  ** The poll was conducted AFTER Fred Thompson dropped.  —  ** The sample size is 800 likely voters  —  ** Did I mention …
MiamiHerald.com:
Poll: Giuliani slips to third in Florida  —  Rudy Giuliani has hit the skids in a Florida freefall that could shatter his presidential campaign and leave a two-man Republican contest in the state between John McCain and Mitt Romney, a Miami Herald poll shows.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Spin Cycle
Ben Adler / The Politico:
Ron Paul continues to best Giuliani
Discussion: The Swamp, Hot Air and Volunteer Voters
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   McCain's sunny Wednesday
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Your Harry Reid-led Senate in action  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  Harry Reid — who has (a) done more than any other individual to ensure that Bush's demands for telecom immunity and warrantless eavesdropping powers will be met in full and (b) allowed the Republicans …
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Markos Moulitsas / The Hill:
Scare tactics  —  Stuck in traffic on Sept. 11, smoke …
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and Daily Kos
Tim Tagaris / Open Left:
FISA Debate to begin tonight
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:   Harry Reid: Democratic Leader?
Matt / Think Progress:
John Gibson Mocks ‘Weirdo’ Heath Ledger's Death: ‘He Found Out How To Quit You’  —  Opening his radio show with funeral music yesterday, Fox News host John Gibson callously mocked the death of actor Heath Ledger, calling him a “weirdo” with a “serious drug problem.”
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Advertisers Drop Savage Over Hateful Remarks, USO Hints At Suit  —  At least four major firms have pulled advertising from Michael Savage's nationally syndicated radio show following a campaign highlighting his inflammatory rhetoric.  One other company, Geico insurance, is expected to follow suit.
CNN:
Hunter endorses Huckabee  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former presidential candidate, announced Wednesday he is endorsing Mike Huckabee's White House bid.  —  “I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail,” Huckabee said in a statement.
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Romney Leads in Ill Will Among G.O.P. Candidates  —  TAMPA, Fla. — At the end of the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, when the Democrats joined the candidates on stage, Mitt Romney found himself momentarily alone as his counterparts mingled, looking around a bit stiffly for a companion.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Gore for same-sex marriage  —  Not sure what prompted this, but Al Gore has quietly released a video with a forceful endorsement of equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians.  It pushes the Democratic establishment that much closer to a position he now shares with Eliot Spitzer and some other leading Dems …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read  —  Somebody had to do it.  And hooray to the Center for Public Integrity and Fund for Independence in Journalism for doing it.  —  The groups counted and documented every Bush administration false statement made in the run up to the invasion of Iraq.  Every one.
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Times of London:
Exclusive: Hamas ‘spent months cutting through Gaza wall in secret operation’  —  James Hider of The Times at the Rafah border crossing  —  As tens of thousands of Palestinians clambered back and forth between the Gaza strip and Egypt today, details emerged of the audacious operation …
 
 
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
John Edwards on FISA
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Patrick O'Connor / The Crypt's Blogs:
Jim Walsh to retire
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush Pushes Justice Dept. Nominee
Discussion: Think Progress
White House:
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Sharon Weinberger / Danger Room:
Rummy Resurfaces, Calls for U.S. Propaganda Agency
Discussion: toohotfortnr
Redstate:
The Senate GOP Leadership Embraces the Minority
Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Economic Downturn Adds Urgency to SCHIP Veto Override
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Yglesias Award Nominee
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David Freddoso / The Corner:
Step One of McCain's Outreach to Conservatives
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This Is London:
BOOK A SPACE NOW ON OUT OF THIS WORLD TOURIST FLIGHT
Reuters:
No recession expected this year: Congressional Budget Office
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary's Predecessor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Called GOP “The Party Of Ideas,” Too
Discussion: TalkLeft and Paul Krugman
Ana Marie Cox / TIME: Swampland:
Romnibus: If A Dog Gets Out in the Woods, and No One Hears It...
Little Green Footballs:
UK Government Agency Condemns ‘Three Little Pigs’
Discussion: Hot Air and Maggie's Farm
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