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1:10 PM ET, January 5, 2008


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New York Times:
A Campaign Retools to Seek Second Clinton Comeback  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in career-threatening scrapes before, but never quite like the one they face in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, when nothing less than their would-be dynasty will be on the line.
Washington Post:
Clinton's Supporters Question Her Strategy  —  After an unexpectedly thorough defeat in Iowa, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton faced a barrage of second-guessing Friday from supporters worried that her campaign strategy could cost her the Democratic nomination.  —  In a flurry of conference calls throughout …
Discussion: New York Times and Betsy's Page
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Hillary Clinton leans on ‘relic’ Bill  —  WASHINGTON - In a presidential race where the Democratic candidates are competing as agents of change, Hillary Rodham Clinton's most reliable campaign prop is something of a political relic — her husband.  —  The former president was at her side …
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
TRB Calls the Democratic Race!
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Matthew Yglesias
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Bill Clinton takes a swipe at media
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!”
Matthew Yglesias:
Clinton: Obama's Too Liberal  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign seems determined to convince Barack Obama's detractors in the blogosphere that he is so a liberal after all: … Progressive record?  Heaven forbid!  I thought he didn't have experience.  —  The Tom Edsall article I got …
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle# Washington D.C. Newspapers:
Our View: Wyoming GOP caucuses futile  —  On Saturday, a few Republicans from across Wyoming will converge at local county caucuses to pick delegates to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., in September.  —  Party leaders in the state believed by moving their caucuses …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Huckabee Moves to New Hampshire, With Tweaks to His Message  —  HENNIKER, N.H. — Fresh from his victory in the Iowa caucuses, Mike Huckabee has to be considered a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination.  But that has not sobered up his distinctive Bible Belt-meets-Borscht Belt act on the stump.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, MSNBC and PoliGazette
Robert D. Novak /   Mitt's Divided Strategy
Michael Medved /
Stop Lying About Huckabee and Evangelicals!
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Jonah Goldberg and Glenn Reynolds warn of “social unraveling” if Obama loses  —  (updated below)  —  Over at National Review, Jonah Goldberg has a “theory” about what might help Obama win in the general election.  After noting that Obama will be “the first serious mainstream black contender …
New Hampshire Union Leader:
Suffolk/7 Saturday poll: A post-Iowa bounce for Obama?  —  BOSTON - A new Suffolk University two-day tracking poll shows Barack Obama cutting into Hillary Clinton's lead in New Hampshire.  Mitt Romney still holds a slim edge over John McCain.  —  The first half of the survey was done on Thursday …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WTF?  —  Okay, I could come up with a few good snarky lines on this one.  But I'll settle for someone just explaining to me what the hell Mike Huckabee's talking about.  —  TPMer Eric Kleefeld and I were chatting this evening about whether everyone's underestimating Huckabee's chances in this race.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The African-American Awakening  —  There's a great piece in the NYT today on it.  It's what Obama himself predicted privately and publicly in the fall: that his mixed showing among black voters was a function of their disbelief that white voters would ever back a black man for president.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Diane Cardwell / New York Times:
Daring to Believe, Blacks Savor Obama Victory  —  For Sadou Brown in a Los Angeles suburb, the decisive victory of Senator Barack Obama in Iowa was a moment to show his 14-year-old son what is possible.  —  For Mike Duncan in Maryland, it was a sign that Americans were moving beyond rigid thinking about race.
Campaigns & Elections, politics …:
He's Absurdly Likeable.  A Favorite of the Faithful.  But, Does Mike Huckabee Have a Prayer?  —  Pick an issue - any issue - being debated in the United States of America as we approach the 2008 elections, and Mike Huckabee can find a way to tell you that it won't matter until we collectively slim down.
Joseph A. Palermo / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama, RFK, and Blackwater  —  Forty years ago, in 1968, when Robert F. Kennedy started his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, he made a point to travel to what today would be considered “red” states.  Five days after he announced his candidacy, he visited Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.
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