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5:35 PM ET, December 21, 2007

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The Campaign Spot:
Rush Limbaugh's First Shots at Huckabee  —  So everybody and their brother is listening to Rush today, wondering if he'll take a shot at Huckabee after an unnamed Huckabee aide in DC criticized Limbaugh...  The first comment, moments into the show: “You want to whine like Mike Huckabee's whining …
Discussion: Riehl World View and PoliGazette
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Bringing A Water Pistol To A Firefight  —  The title has the most apt analogy, because while going after Rush Limbaugh makes sense for the Democratic presidential candidates, “bringing a knife to a gunfight” doesn't begin to describe the foolishness of a Republican candidate trying the same strategy.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Rush goes nuclear on Huckabee?  Update: Audio added  —  Bryan's headline yesterday said it all.  Geraghty has a list of choice quotes from today's tirade — “McCain's starting to look better to than this guy, and that's saying something” jumps out — but the partial transcript suggests …
Discussion: Macsmind and TIME
Michelle Malkin:
Mike Huckabee: The anti-Limbaugh candidate
RushLimbaugh.com:
Huckabee Forces Attack El Rushbo
Discussion: The Corner
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Romney never saw father on King march  —  Defends figurative words; evidence contradicts story  —  Mitt Romney acknowledged yesterday that he never saw his father march with Martin Luther King Jr. as he asserted in a nationally televised speech this month, and historical evidence shows …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
It Gets Better  —  Here's the latest on Mitt and MLK.  Thirty years ago, Romney's version of the story was even more figurative:
Dawson Bell / Detroit Free Press:
Romney sticks to belief in King, dad
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Re: Romney's Explanation
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Romney Learns That ‘Facts Are Stubborn Things’
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes
USA Today:
Poll: Obama makes gains, is even with Clinton in N.H.  —  PELHAM, N.H. — Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are locked in a dead heat among New Hampshire voters in a statewide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, underscoring the volatility of the race less than three weeks before the nation's first primary.
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USA Today:
USA TODAY / Gallup poll  —  Results are based on interviews with 477 New Hampshire residents deemed most likely to vote in the Republican primary .  The results for Section II are based on interviews with 510 New Hampshire residents deemed most likely to vote in the Democratic primary.
Zogby:
Zogby Poll: Obama Leads Top Republicans  —  Telephone survey shows fellow Democrats Hillary Clinton and John Edwards would defeat some GOPers, lose to others  —  UTICA, New York - Illinois Sen. Barack Obama would defeat all five of the top Republicans in prospective general election contests …
Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
Leap of Faith  —  Mike Huckabee and Little Rock ethics.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   Mitt burning up Iowa phone lines
Byron York / The Corner:
Why Isn't Anyone Paying Attention to This?  —  This was not exactly bannered across the front page of the New York Times yesterday.  As a matter of fact, I don't think I saw it in my paper at all.  But on the Times' website, dated December 20, there is this headline: “Giuliani's Office Shifted Money Around?
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Steve Chaggaris / CBS News:
Huckabee: Gitmo Is “Too Nice”  —  From CBS News' Joy Lin and Mary Hood:  —  DAVENPORT, IA - Asked about Guantanamo, Mike Huckabee said he had visited the facility and said it was “disappointing” that military personnel were eating meals that averaged $1.60 while the detainees were eating Halal meals that cost over $4 each.
Discussion: Wonkette and Riehl World View
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Matt / Think Progress:
Huckabee: ‘If Anything,’ We Treat Inmates At Guantanamo Bay ‘Too Nice’
Tucker Carlson / The New Republic:
Pimp My Ride  —  On the road with Ron Paul's merry band of misfits and his hooker fan club.  —  The first thing I learned from driving around Nevada with Ron Paul for a couple of days: People really hate the Federal Reserve.  This became clear midway through a speech Paul was giving …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Obama Camp Registers Anti-Clinton Web Sites  —  Campaign Plays Semantics Over Whether Sites Are Personal Attacks  —  Though Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has pledged to keep criticisms of his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, focused on the issues, ABC News has learned that his campaign secretly registered …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama runs tight campaign ship
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
The “Theory of Change” Primary  —  Perhaps we are being too literal in believing that “hope” and bipartisanship are things that Obama naively believes are present and possible, when in fact they are a tactic, a method of subverting and breaking the unified conservative power structure.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Blindly Into the Bubble  —  When announcing Japan's surrender in 1945, Emperor Hirohito famously explained his decision as follows: “The war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage."  —  There was a definite Hirohito feel to the explanation Ben Bernanke …
 
 
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Discussion: SCSUScholars
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