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12:05 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.
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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 …
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.
Sean Lengell / Washington Times:
Senate passes energy bill without oil tax increase  —  Senate Democrats yesterday bowed to Republicans and stripped a proposed tax increase for oil companies from a broad energy bill, clearing the way for passage of the measure that includes the first increase in vehicle gas-mileage standards in 32 years.
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Plan B For Pelosi And Reid
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.
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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Matthew Yglesias:
Class Warfare  —  Here's a chart based on Paul Krugman's writeup …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Avi Zenilman / The Politico:   Conservatives accuse Rudy of fuzzy math
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: kfsreprint@hearstsc.com, or phone 800-708-7311, ext 246).  —  The ghost of Howard Dean haunts the pundit class.
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 …
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USA Today:
Giuliani shifts tactics, goes on offensive
Discussion: The Fix and MSNBC
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.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Apologies From the Heart (of Darkness?)  —  It must be the season of apologies in presidential politics.  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized personally to Senator Barack Obama on Thursday for a top adviser's public suggestion that Republicans would go after Mr. Obama for his youthful drug use.
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Washington Post:
Clinton Apologizes To Obama Over Aide's Drug Remark
Discussion: Althouse
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
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.
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 …
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.
Houston Chronicle:
Paul foots bill for Huckabee critics' trips  —  LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Two former Republican legislators from Mike Huckabee 's home state are in Iowa this week criticizing Huckabee's record on immigration and taxes on trips paid for by Ron Paul, one of Huckabee's Republican presidential rivals.
 
 
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New York Post:
SO, WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY AT THE ATLANTIC?
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Rebecca Smithers / Guardian:
Britons 'drink more than we thought'
Discussion: Slog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama's 'surprises'?  —  Clinton didn't mention specifics …
Discussion: The New Republic
Scott Shane / New York Times:
House Passes Restrictions on Interrogation Methods
HillaryClinton.com:
The Every County Counts Tour
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Al Qaeda Releases New Recording
Marc Ambinder:
Rudy and The Undocumented Multitudes
Washington Post:
Poll Shows More Optimism on War
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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The Corner:
Omar the Actor  —  In conservative circles, I take a lot …
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Lives Are Growing Harder, Hispanics Say in Survey
Kevin Merida / Washington Post:
The Ghost of a Father
Discussion: Obama HQ and The Reaction
Peter Sayer / New York Times:
Amazon Ordered to End Free Delivery on Books in France
Discussion: Samizdata.net, QandO and EconLog
The Huffington Post:
Protecting Hillary: Bill Clinton Severs Business Ties With Billionaire Buddy Burkle
Reuters:
Vuitton-clad Venezuela minister spouts socialism