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12:30 PM ET, December 14, 2007


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CNN Political Ticker:
S.C. poll: Huckabee bolts to top of GOP; Obama cuts into Clinton lead  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee surged to the top among Republican presidential candidates in South Carolina, while Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead over Sen. Barack Obama among Democrats narrowed since July in that state, according to a new poll.
Sarah Liebowitz / Concord Monitor:
Obama edges Clinton in poll  —  Romney well ahead in 'Monitor' survey  —  December 14.  —  Barack Obama has come from behind to turn the Democratic presidential race in New Hampshire into a toss-up, according to a new Monitor opinion poll.  The results - which show Obama with a one-point edge …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Florida Republican Primary  —  Florida: Huckabee 27% Romney 23% Giuliani 19%  —  Mitt Romney's strategy for winning the Republican nomination was to win the early states and build momentum.  Rudy Giuliani's plan was to accept defeats in the early states and come back strong …
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Huckacide  —  Editor's note: This column is available exclusively through King Features Syndicate.  For permission to reprint or excerpt this copyrighted material, please contact:, or phone 800-708-7311, ext 246).  —  The ghost of Howard Dean haunts the pundit class.
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
The Pulpit and the Potemkin Village  —  Would Reagan survive in today's GOP?  And is Mrs. Clinton in for a fall this winter?  —  What is happening in Iowa is no longer boring but big, and may prove huge.  —  The Republican race looks—at the moment—to be determined primarily by one thing, the question of religious faith.
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Plan B For Pelosi And Reid  —  Congressional Democrats need a Plan B.  —  Republicans chortle as they block Democratic initiatives — and accuse the majority of being unable to govern.  Rank-and-filers are furious that their leaders can't end the Iraq war.  President Bush sits back and vetoes at will.
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Instead of Plum Appointments, Maybe a Lump of Coal
Discussion: New York Times and AMERICAblog
Paul Krugman:
Bush boom bah  —  You know you're a serious wonk when you wait eagerly each year for the arrival of the CBO's "Historical Effective Federal Tax Rates."  But it's much more than a tax report — it's the single best estimate we have of trends in income and income inequality.  The tables (Excel file) are here.
Avi Zenilman / The Politico:   Conservatives accuse Rudy of fuzzy math
Matthew Yglesias:
Class Warfare  —  Here's a chart based on Paul Krugman's writeup …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CNN Political Ticker:
Veteran GOP strategist signs on with Huckabee  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A veteran Republican strategist considered by many the architect of Ronald Reagan's 1984 landslide election victory is set to take the helm of Mike Huckabee's surging presidential bid, CNN has learned.
From The Blotter / The Blotter:
Al Qaeda Releases New Recording  —  From The Blotter:  —  A new al Qaeda communique featuring Al-Qaeda's number-two man was released on the internet Friday morning.  —  References to last month's peace conference in Annapolis indicate the recording is recent.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Atlas Shrugs
Michelle Malkin:
New Al Qaeda tape released for the holidays
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
New York SEIU locals to endorse Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton will pick up the backing of two giant regional SEIU locals based in New York, the health-care workers' union 1199 and a big building-service workers union, Local 32BJ, a labor source says.  —  Their backing wasn't automatic …
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Why Isn't Gore Running?  —  The White House is the place to battle global warming.  —  There he was again on the world stage—in Oslo this time—celebrating his Nobel Peace Prize with singer Melissa Etheridge and actress Uma Thurman, the Hollywood hottie who called him "adorable" …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
The Corner:
Omar the Actor  —  In conservative circles, I take a lot of ribbing for the fact that I used to work for The New York Times.  But during the years I was at the paper, my editors held us to a very high standard.  Apparently, things have changed.  —  The most recent example is the Times quoting …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Rove, Bolten Found in Contempt of Congress  —  Senate Committee Cites Top Bush Advisers in Probe of U.S. Attorney Firings  —  A Senate panel found former presidential adviser Karl Rove and current White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten in contempt of Congress yesterday for refusing …
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Code Huckabee  —  Is the thought of Mike Huckabee as president just vaguely scary?  Or have we learned enough about the man that we should be hair-on-fire alarmed at the prospect, still pretty remote, that he could actually win?  —  True, none of his opponents for the Republican nomination inspires much confidence.
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Siegelman Update  —  For those of you who missed last night's segment on MSNBC with Dan Abrams, here it is.  As Abrams said, the prosecutors have had a pass on their completely outrageous conduct for far too long, and now it's time for the mainstream media to keep on top of them and expose …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Voting Chief Tanner Resigns  —  Today, John Tanner resigned from his position effective immediately as chief of the Civil Rights Division's voting section.  His resignation email, with the subject line "Moving On" was sent out at approximately 11 AM to voting section staff.  It's reproduced below.
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Matthew Yglesias:
Advisors  —  It seems that the powers that be have decreed …
New York Post:
Discussion: CBS News, FishBowlDC and Romenesko
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama's 'surprises'?  —  Clinton didn't mention specifics …
Discussion: The New Republic
Marc Ambinder:
Rudy and The Undocumented Multitudes
Washington Post:
Poll Shows More Optimism on War
Discussion: and Don Surber
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Lives Are Growing Harder, Hispanics Say in Survey
USA Today:
Giuliani shifts tactics, goes on offensive
Discussion: The Fix and MSNBC
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Merida / Washington Post:
The Ghost of a Father
Peter Sayer / New York Times:
Amazon Ordered to End Free Delivery on Books in France
Discussion:, QandO and EconLog
Houston Chronicle:
Paul foots bill for Huckabee critics' trips
The Huffington Post:
Protecting Hillary: Bill Clinton Severs Business Ties With Billionaire Buddy Burkle
Vuitton-clad Venezuela minister spouts socialism
Stephen Grey / The Blotter:
Exclusive: Eyewitness Account of Huge Taliban Defeat