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9:45 PM ET, December 18, 2007

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David Yepsen / Des Moines Register:
Don't rule out surges by Edwards, Thompson  —  There's a lot of buzz about the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for Democratic caucus votes in Iowa.  And there's also a lot of talk about the fight between Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee on the Republican side.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Two Words That Strike Fear Into The GOP  —  They aren't Hillary Clinton, nor are they Ron Paul.  The two words that will haunt the early primary states are "brokered convention", and we may be heading towards it.  At Heading Right, I review the McClatchy analysis of what looks to be a Rudy Giuliani slide.
Tom Baxter / Southern Political Report:
Edwards takes lead in InsiderAdvantage Iowa poll  —  John Edwards has leapfrogged over his rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and leads the Democratic field in Iowa, according to the latest InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion poll.  In the Republican caucus race, Mike Huckabee continues to hold a narrow lead over Mitt Romney.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and MyDD
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Fred Thompson Making a Major Move in Iowa … ... That's according to Sen. Fred Thompson's Iowa Executive Director, Robert Haus, a self-proclaimed "fossil" of Iowa politics who has worked for candidates like Sen. Chuck Grassley, Bob Dole, and Steve Forbes.  —  Of course, Haus was referencing …
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
USA Today:
Poll: Electability key among Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — Democratic voters increasingly are focused on nominating the most electable presidential candidate, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama fares better than New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton against prospective Republican rivals.
Rasmussen Reports:
Missouri 2008 Presidential Election
Discussion: MyDD
Ross Douthat:
Advice For the GOP Field
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
POLL: EDWARDS LEADS IN IOWA
Discussion: Hot Air
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Reid: The American people are losing  —  If this is what winning looks like, then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants no part of it.  —  Tired of Republican crowing about winning on Iraq funding, the budget battle and the energy bill, Reid (D-Nev.) shot back on Tuesday afternoon.
Discussion: Hot Air and Blogs For Victory
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Manu Raju / The Hill:   Reid considers extending Protect America Act for one month to buy more time
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Huckabee Adviser Clarifies Remark About Homosexuality And Necrophilia: They're Both "Aberrant Behavior," But They're At "Opposite Ends Of The Spectrum"  —  By Greg Sargent - December 18, 2007, 4:57PM  —  Oh, man.  One of Mike Huckabee's chief advisers has just attempted to clarify …
Rsinderbrand / CNN Political Ticker:
Elder Bush nixes Clinton trip idea  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former President George H.W. Bush has shot down his successor Bill Clinton's idea of a diplomatic mission under a Hillary Clinton presidency that would send him and other notables abroad to assure other nations that "America is open for business and cooperation again."
Reuters:
New York Times in Iraq: "Blackwater shot our dog"  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Iraq is investigating another deadly shooting incident involving its Blackwater bodyguards — this time of the New York Times's dog.  —  Staff at the newspaper's Baghdad bureau …
MBA Announcement / Media Bloggers Association:
Newsweek and MBA create a Ruckus on Newsweek.com  —  in - MBAMajorNews - MBANewsweek - MBAPressRelease  —  MEDIA BLOGGERS ASSOCIATION JOINS WITH NEWSWEEK TO LAUNCH 'THE RUCKUS,' A NEW GROUP POLITICS BLOG  —  THE RUCKUS FEATURES GUEST BLOGGERS FROM THE LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTER-PLUS KEY PRIMARY STATES
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Kicking Up The Ruckus  —  Newsweek has launched a new feature …
Discussion: Beltway Blogroll and The Ruckus
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Eases Media Ownership Rule  —  WASHINGTON — By the narrowest of margins, the Federal Communications Commission adopted proposals by its chairman to tighten the reins on the cable television industry while loosening 32-year-old restrictions that have prevented a company from owning …
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Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Yes, Mrs. Clinton Was There, Too  —  IN THE CLINTON HELICOPTER ABOVE IOWA - Hillary Rodham Clinton finally had a friend who could sympathize with her: Even Magic Johnson was not a big enough star to steal back the attention that was showered on former President Bill Clinton at a campaign event in Des Moines this morning.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: BACK TO THE FUTURE?
Discussion: Riehl World View
Matthew Moore / Telegraph:
BBC's censorship of The Pogues: Reader fury  —  The BBC's decision to remove the word "faggot" from the classic Christmas song Fairytale of New York has roused the ire of Telegraph readers.  —  Music lovers of all political stripes and sexual orientations have posted messages …
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Nicole Martin / Telegraph:
BBC censors The Pogues' Christmas classic
Discussion: protein wisdom
Charles Paul Freund / American Spectator:
A Brutalist Bargain  —  How many dollars does it take to change a light bulb?  Well, if the defunct bulb you're replacing has been illuminating the Third Church of Christ, Scientist in downtown Washington, you could be looking at a bill of up to $8,000.  That's because unscrewing a blown bulb …
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
New Fred Thompson Video: Kill.  Protect.  Punch.  —  If Fred wants to win the election, all he has to do is put this in constant rotation in Iowa and his victory would be guaranteed...or he would actually drop into last place.  One or the other.
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Hoyer says Congress may not be able to patch AMT  —  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) hinted Tuesday that Congress may not be able to stop a big tax increase from hitting 23 million Americans.  —  Hoyer, pressed on whether Congress would resolve disputes over the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), said, "Maybe."
John Scalzi / Whatever:
The Sound of a Million Elves Celebrating  —  To my surprise, I find I'm on New Line Cinema's PR list, so let me pass on this bit of news: Peter Jackson's gonna make two films from The Hobbitt: … Why did this happen now, after many years of bitterness between Jackson and New Line over the Lord of the Rings payouts?
 
 
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National Enquirer:
NATIONAL ENQUIRER WORLD EXCLUSIVE: JOHN EDWARDS LOVE CHILD SCANDAL!
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Ron Paul on Huck's Christmas ad: When fascism comes, it'll come bearing a cross
Fareed Zakaria / Newsweek:
The Power of Personality
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Senate OKs $70B for Iraq, Afghanistan
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Gateway Pundit:
Iranians Chant "Death to America" …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Attack ad of the day.  —  Going negative on Kant.
Greg Mitchell / Pressing Matters:
Gallup: Ron Paul Falling Behind....Alan Keyes?
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Let's Be Fair  —  James Taranto has provided conservative readers …
Discussion: Opinion Journal
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Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
Once neutral, filmmaker Ken Burns picks Obama
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Coburn Pushes for Investigation of Young's Secret Earmark Edit
Winnie Hu / New York Times:
Princeton Student Admits Faking Attack
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
GOP Senator Smith Defends Lott's Segregationist Comments …
Mary Katharine Ham / TownHall Blog:
The Worst Debate in Western History, Remixed
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and IMAO.US
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Romney Attended Planned Parenthood Fundraiser in 1994
 

 
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