Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton's Résumé Factor: Those 8 Years as First Lady — As first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton jaw-boned the authoritarian president of Uzbekistan to leave his car and shake hands with people. She argued with the Czech prime minister about democracy.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: DO FIRST LADY YEARS COUNT?....When Hillary Clinton touts her years …
Mark Murray / MSNBC: FIRST THOUGHTS: EIGHT DAYS OUT
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report: Do Clinton's First Lady years count?
Nick Burbules / PBD: LEGAL RATIONALES — The Bush gang tries (badly) to explain …
Patrick Healy / MSNBC:
Clinton's influence as first lady questioned — Clinton appeared to learn more through osmosis than decision-making — Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted by nuns at a New Delhi orphanage run by Mother Teresa in March 1995. As first lady, Clinton was mostly involved in what diplomats call …
New York Times:
The Work Remaining — It has been nearly a year since the United States attorneys scandal broke, and much has changed. Many people at the center of the scandal have fled Washington, and new laws and rules have been put in place making it harder to use prosecutors' offices to win elections.
Discussion: Norwegianity, Washington Post and Prairie Weather
Mark Gisleson / Norwegianity: Pawlentyism in Nepal?
Paul Kane / Washington Post: Freshmen Padding Their Independence
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
In race's final days, Clinton will emphasize experience
In race's final days, Clinton will emphasize experience
Discussion: MSNBC, Washington Post and NY Daily News
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News: Don't count us out — DES MOINES - Given that he's polling …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Change our lifestyle to save Santa's home — Editor - Santa is deeply concerned with the rapid shrinking of the North Pole. For generations, he has depended on swift, reliable and environmentally friendly reindeer power. — If we do not change our lifestyle soon and seek alternative energy sources …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Fausta's blog
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters: Give Up Energy Or The Fat Man Gets It
Eco-scrooges can't give it a rest — Environmental busybodies never take a vacation. The lead letter on Christmas day at the San Francisco Chronicle echoed dim bulb Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels' recent “Stop global warming and buy CFLs or Santa will DIEDIEDIE!” threat:
Top Ten Myths about Iraq 2007 — 10. Myth: The US public no longer sees Iraq as a central issue in the 2008 presidential campaign. … 9. Myth: There have been steps toward religious and political reconciliation in Iraq in 2007. Fact: The government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Dr. Sanity and PoliGazette
Michael van der Galien / PoliGazette: Reality is a Myth — Liberal Middle East expert John Cole published …
Maggie Fox / Reuters:
Worms infect more poor Americans than thought — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roundworms may infect close to a quarter of inner city black children, tapeworms are the leading cause of seizures among U.S. Hispanics and other parasitic diseases associated with poor countries are also affecting Americans, a U.S. expert said on Tuesday.
Discussion: The Gun Toting Liberal™
Jed Babbin / Human Events:
AP Gives Thompson the '04 Treatment — The Associated Press — once the gold standard of fast and accurate reporting — changed during the Bush presidency. What was liberal bias has reshaped the wire service into one of the most politically activist media outlets. This is a cautionary tale for every Republican candidate.
Warner Todd Huston / NewsBusters.org: AP Gets a Whackin' Over Thompson Attackin'
The Talking Dog / The Moderate Voice:
Can Campaign 2008 Candidates Use Weblogs To Get Votes Or Are Blogs Now Merely Echo Chambers? — The 2004 election was a kind of prototype: candidates started realizing the relatively-young Internet's potential for raising campaign funds — and to get votes.
Discussion: All Spin Zone and Middle Earth Journal
Richard Blair / All Spin Zone: Blogging and Preaching to the Political Choir
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
While America Celebrates... Huckabee plunges. — WHEN WE PAID pundits try to provide campaign analysis, we often strain to find historical analogies. Although I'm not asking for sympathy, please understand that it's not easy. There have been only fifty-something presidential campaigns …
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton's Right-Hand Woman Scrambles for a Win in Iowa — Patti Solis Doyle Steers Campaign, Juggling — Family Role, Staff Egos — DES MOINES, Iowa — With snow and sleet pounding her hotel window, campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle dialed in to an early-morning strategy debate …
Discussion: MSNBC and Blue Crab Boulevard
Mark Murray / MSNBC: Oh-eight (D): Debating ‘experience’
New Hampshire Union Leader:
The Romney backlash: Conservatives are coming home — THERE IS A reason Mitt Romney has not received a single newspaper endorsement in New Hampshire. It's the same reason his poll numbers are dropping. He has not been able to convince the people of this state that he's the conservative he says he is.
Discussion: Political Machine
David Knowles / Political Machine: Another Paper Cut for Romney
Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
Grass-roots activists fill void within GOP — Huckabee gains amid disarray of party elites — Mike Huckabee (left), with his band and an Elvis impersonator at the Ames, Iowa, straw poll in August, picked up votes from “fair tax” and home schooling supporters. (David Lienemann/ Associated Press/ File)
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
The End of Free Trade — Here's today quiz. What do the following have in common: (a) Vladimir Putin; (b) China's currency, the renminbi; (c) the U.S.-Peru trade agreement; and (d) Hugo Ch¿vez? Answer: They all reflect the “new mercantilism." It's an ominous development affecting the world economy.