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11:55 PM ET, January 4, 2008


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Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Andy Olmsted  —  Andrew Olmsted, who also posted here as G'Kar, was killed yesterday in Iraq.  Andy gave me a post to publish in the event of his death; the last revisions to it were made in July.  —  Andy was a wonderful person: decent, honorable, generous, principled, courageous, sweet, and very funny.
Andrew Olmsted:
Final Post  —  “I am leaving this message for you because it appears I must leave sooner than I intended.  I would have preferred to say this in person, but since I cannot, let me say it here."  —  G'Kar, Babylon 5  —  “Only the dead have seen the end of war."  —  Plato*
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Bill Clinton takes a swipe at media  —  Bill Clinton voiced his abiding anger at the media's coverage of him and his wife in Durham, N.H., today, and suggested that media bias will force Clinton to go negative on Barack Obama.  —  He also expressed his frustration that his wife is perceived …
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Clinton reaches for the right argument  —  Former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton listen to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rally this morning in Nashua, N.H.  —  By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff  —  NASHUA, N.H. — The 9/11 card.  The legacy card.  The trial-by-fire card.
Dan Balz / The Trail:
Will N.H. Be Obama Territory, Too?  —  NASHUA, N.H. — There was a sense of urgency in Hillary Clinton's voice when she opened her first post-Iowa rally in an airplane hangar early Friday morning — and a look of concern on the face of the man who introduced her, former President Bill Clinton.
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Both Clintons' legacy may rest on N.H.  —  People always state the obvious: That Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is not the politician her husband is.  —  They tend to overlook the less obvious: She has never been forced to be that kind of politician.  —  Until now.
Discussion: The Fix
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Analysis: Clinton goes for young voters
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and Wonkette
Atrios / Eschaton:
Trust Me  —  In all my dealings with Obama people, as well as the man himself, there's always been this sense that they're constantly telling people, “Trust us.  We've thought this through.  We know what we're doing.  It'll work.  Yes we understand that you're uncomfortable with this …
Charles Peters / Washington Post:
Judge Him by His Laws  —  People who complain that Barack Obama lacks experience must be unaware of his legislative achievements.  One reason these accomplishments are unfamiliar is that the media have not devoted enough attention to Obama's bills and the effort required to pass them …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
CAJOLERY....Washington Monthly founder Charlie Peters …
Discussion: ArchPundit and TalkLeft
Jay Newton-Small / TIME: Swampland:
Hillary Booed at NH Democratic Party Dinner  —  If the New Hampshire Democratic Party's 100 Club dinner is any bell weather - Barack Obama will handily win here.  When Obama, the dinner's last speaker, took the stage the crowd surged forward chanting “O-bam-a” and “Fired Up, Ready to Go!”
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
Democratic Voters to Nutroots: Take a Long Virtual Walk Off a Short Virtual Pier
Discussion: JunkYardBlog
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Turnout Thoughts  —  I am still gathering my thoughts on Obama's win.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE FEVER SWAMP....Former Dan Quayle speechwriter Lisa Schiffren is.....what?  To be admired for laying her psyche so bare in public?  To be pitied for having the psyche she apparently has?  I'm not sure.  But here she is today at The Corner: … As long as we're laying our cards on the table …
The Corner:
Admit it  —  Let's say last night really did indicate …
Discussion: Cogitamus
The Corner:
Obama: Ecstasy & Agony  —  This is just a late Friday night prediction.  But after reading this regrettable excess from Ezra Klein as well as all of the more reasonable but nonetheless hopeful, proud, idealistic and sincere sentiments of pride and well-wishing for Obama as the first serious …
Discussion: Daily Pundit and No Left Turns
The Corner:
Heavens Above  —  The American Prospect's Ezra Klein:
Discussion: Hot Air, protein wisdom and Sadly, No!
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices to Decide if Rape of a Child Merits Death  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Constitution allows the death penalty for the rape of a child.  —  The justices acted only three days before a scheduled argument in another important death penalty case …
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:   Court to rule on death penalty for child rape
Brad / Sadly, No!:
Feel the Love  —  Remember those heady days after the 2004 presidential elections when liberals were chided as coastal elites who were being punished by the electorate for mocking the heartland and its treasured traditional values?  Remember when those folksy Christian Midwesterners …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Worthless chatter  —  I love when this happens.  It's a reminder that the political prattle that spews forth from group-think media stars without end and which consumes our political dialogue for a full year is based on absolutely nothing.  Also, most predictive “analysis” …
Economics Blog:
Economists React: ‘Looking for a Bunker to Hide in’  —  Economists and others weigh in on the weaker-than-expected gain in payrolls and the rise in the unemployment rate.  —  The sharp jump in the unemployment rate — from 4.7% to 5.0% — may be the most alarming feature of this report.
LowerManhattanite / Group News Blog:
Pride and Palpitations  —  Obama Iowa Victory photo via CBS News  —  (Special thanks to Hubris Sonic for his stellar blow-by-blow coverage last night)  —  Oh, let's see.  —  It was around eleven p.m. last night when we did “the TV switch” here at “Stately LM Manor".
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Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
Inside the Ring
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dnA / Too Sense:
The View From Harlem  —  I went to a pro-Obama gathering …
Discussion: bastard.logic
The Corner:
Helping Huck  —  I am informed that Dick Morris and Newt Gingrich …
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
A Sudden Concern About the Economy
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Ready, Set, New Hampshire Debate!
Diaa Hadid / Associated Press:
Al-Qaida uses women as suicide attackers
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Wizbang
Richard Brookhiser / National Review:
One Night in Iowa  —  In the wake of Thursday night's Iowa …
Discussion: Sadly, No! and No Left Turns
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Waxman ‘invites’ baseball player testimony
Discussion: Associated Press and The Swamp
 Earlier Items: 
The Corner:
Subject: Huckabee  —  Hi, Mr. Lowry:  —  Regarding SC and FL …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Romney drops tough immigration mail in N.H.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Exit Polls: Democrats Crush Republicans Across the Board
Associated Press:
Fundraiser Hsu headed to prison
Discussion: Don Surber, Redstate and Macsmind
Steve Kornacki / New York Observer:
Obama Makes a Clinton-Campaign Joke
Richard Sisk / NY Daily News:
Giuliani stays positive despite weak campaign