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11:25 PM ET, January 15, 2012

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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Huntsman Says He's Quitting G.O.P. Race  —  CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jon M. Huntsman Jr. informed his advisers on Sunday that he intends to drop out of the Republican presidential race, ending his candidacy a week before he had hoped to revive his campaign in the South Carolina primary.
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Sources: Huntsman to drop out of 2012 race tomorrow, endorse Romney  —  Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who was seen by Democrats months ago as the potential biggest threat to President Obama in a general election, is dropping out of the race tomorrow and will endorse Mitt Romney, a campaign official confirms to POLITICO.
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ABCNEWS:
Huntsman to Drop Out of GOP Race; Will Endorse Romney  —  Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race on Monday, a campaign spokesman told ABC News.  —  A source close to the Huntsman campaign said the former ambassador to China and Utah Governor was “proud of the race that he ran” …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Huntsman to exit, back Romney  —  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Jon Huntsman will drop out of the GOP presidential race Monday morning and endorse Mitt Romney, POLITICO has confirmed.  —  Huntsman will endorse Romney in a speech at 11 a.m. Monday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
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The State:
Huntsman could bring us back together  —  AFTER MONTHS of flirting with candidates who considered inexperience an asset, obstinance and vitriol a virtue and extremism — even flakiness — a job requirement, Republican voters seem to be settling down.  Increasingly, they are rallying around …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Colbert Super PAC Goes Negative On Romney In First South Carolina Ad  —  Brands him “Mitt the Ripper” for “corporations are people” line.  —  The Super PAC formerly run by Stephen Colbert, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has released its first ad to air in South Carolina this week.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Gingrich faces tough questions at SC campaign event with black church
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
SuperPAC Satire: Colbert Tells ABC About Faux Run
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Politico
New York Times:
Conservative Religious Leaders, Seeking Unity, Vote to Back Santorum
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Republican Sponsor Of Bill To Require Drug Testing For Georgia Welfare Recipients Arrested For DUI  —  A Georgia Republican who wants all welfare reciepients subject to drug tests failed one himself after he ran a red light on Friday morning.  The Atlanta Journal Constiution has the story on State Rep. Kip Smith (R):
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Christopher Seward / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
State Rep. Kip Smith charged with DUI in Buckhead
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Washington Examiner:
Barone: Obama's 1-man rule thumbs nose at Founders  —  Of course President Obama is not concentrating on campaigning, White House press spokesmen assured us — as the president headed off to Chicago for three fundraisers and a drop-in at his campaign headquarters, two days …
Discussion: Doug Ross
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich appeal for slots on Virginia ballot  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lawyers filed a motion with a federal appeals court Sunday, seeking to win him a place on the Republican presidential primary ballot in Virginia even though his campaign failed to gather the 10,000 signatures required by state law.
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Syria, in Deep Crisis, May Be Slipping Out of Control  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — The failure of an Arab League mission to stanch violence in Syria, an international community with little leverage and a government as defiant as its opposition is in disarray have left Syria descending into a protracted …
Discussion: American Prospect and Truthdig
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Perry: Obama administration over-reacting to Marine controversy  —  (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that Marines videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan made a “dumb” mistake, but should not face criminal prosecution.  —  In an interview Sunday on CNN's …
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Nycsouthpaw / BuzzFeed:
Huffington Post Twitter Feed Got Hacked  —  The widely followed Twitter account @HuffingtonPost has been posting homophobic and strange messages Sunday afternoon.  One tweet attributes the hacking to the “New York Post.”
 
 
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