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10:50 PM ET, January 28, 2012

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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
NBC, Tom Brokaw ask Romney to take down ad made with news footage  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Mitt Romney may have hoped that by featuring former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw in his new campaign ad, he could lend to his attacks on Newt Gingrich the credence of one of the country's most eminent journalists.
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
NBC asks Mitt to remove Brokaw ad  —  Via POLITICO's Reid Epstein, NBC News and Tom Brokaw are loudly objecting to the Mitt Romney campaign's use of footage from the 1990s in an ad blasting Newt Gingrich over his House ethics charges.  —  Brokaw, whose statement noted he was speaking on his behalf …
Jeremy W. Peters / The Caucus:
NBC News Asks Romney Campaign to Remove Ad  —  4:29 p.m. |  Updated TAMPA, Fla. - NBC News is asking that the Romney campaign remove from its ads any references to material from the network in response to a new commercial that consists almost entirely of old footage of its former news anchor …
The Shark Tank:
Breaking News- Herman Cain To Endorse Newt Gingrich for President  —  The Shark Tank has learned from a source close to the Newt Gingrich Campaign that Herman Cain will be endorsing Newt Gingrich for President at tonight's Palm Beach County REC Lincoln Day Dinner.
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
Herman Cain endorses Gingrich  —  (CNN) - Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich Saturday at an event in West Palm Beach, Florida.  —  “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States,” …
Discussion: Reuters and The Political Carnival
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney up in Florida  —  PPP finds the same thing in its newest Florida poll that all surveys of the state have found in the last few days: strong movement away from Newt Gingrich and toward Mitt Romney.  Romney now leads with 40% to 32% for Gingrich, 15% for Rick Santorum, and 9% for Ron Paul.
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Obama hosts the Bushes at White House  —  Former President George H. W. Bush and his son Jeb made an unannounced visit to the White House on Friday, meeting in the Oval Office with President Obama.  —  The White House released a photo of the meeting via Twitter Friday evening, with the elder Bush shown sitting in a wheelchair.
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Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
White House to host LGBT conferences across country
Karl Smith / Modeled Behavior:
Fannie, Freddie and Chewbacca  —  Center-left intellectuals in America apparently have a serious problem comprehending the concept of Bulls**t.  —  The entire econ world has borne witness to Paul Krugman tearing out his hair over Zombie Lies.  Now, Mark Zandi devotes some several thousands words …
Discussion: Brad DeLong and Political Mojo
New York Times:
The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath  —  MIAMI — Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney's campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner.  —  In a call last Sunday morning …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
L.L. Bean heiress backs Paul  —  Freeport, Maine (CNN) - Linda Bean, an heiress to famed Maine outfitter L.L. Bean, came out in support of Ron Paul on Saturday as the candidate made a campaign swing through the state.  —  Bean, who is a part owner of her family's company and sits on its board …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Joe Biden Admits He Advised President Obama Not To Carry Out Bin Laden Raid  —  Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a conference of House Democrats in Maryland today, and in discussing the SEAL Team raid that successfully took out Osama bin Laden, he admitted that he advised President Obama …
Gilbert Kreijger / Reuters:
Dutch plan ban on Muslim face veils next year  —  (Reuters) - The Dutch minority government plans to ban Muslim face veils such as burqas and other forms of clothing that cover the face from next year.  —  The ban would make the Netherlands, where 1 million out of 17 million people are Muslim …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
 
 
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Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
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Sun journalists arrested in corruption investigation
Conal Urquhart / Guardian:
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
Obama bashes congressional obstruction in weekly address
Discussion: The Politico and ThinkProgress
The Politico:
Dems bash, bank secret cash
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