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8:20 PM ET, January 5, 2008


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Lynn Sweet:
Fox's Bill O'Reilly in confrontation with Obama staffer at rally.  UPDATE  —  NASHUA, N.H.— Fox News host Bill O'Reilly got into a confrontation with an Obama aide after O'Reilly started screaming at him as he tried to get Barack Obama's attention following a rally here.
John Dickerson / Slate:
The O'Reilly Rumble  —  WATCHING REALITY TELEVISION AT AN OBAMA RALLY.  —  You know when a celebrity television personality like Bill O'Reilly arrives at a political event because they always have a retinue and because people turn their cameras and camera phones from the candidate to capture the famous face.
Discussion: The Caucus, D-Day and
New Hampshire Union Leader:
State GOP withdraws as FOX debate partner  —  MANCHESTER - The New Hampshire Republican Party has quit “with regret” as a co-sponsor of tomorrow night's nationally televised GOP forum on FOX News.  —  The 8 p.m. event at Saint Anselm College — the last debate before Tuesday's primary …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Jonah Goldberg and Glenn Reynolds warn of “social unraveling” if Obama loses  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  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 …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
O'Reilly says he called Obama's staffer an SOB!  —  Bill O'Reilly went on FOX News via telephone to tell his side of the story.  He got into a confrontation with an Obama staffer because his poor little camera got blocked. … Download (1515) |  Play (3732) Download (687) |  Play (1694)
Discussion: Daily Kos and Think Progress
CNN:   O'Reilly gets in confrontation with Obama staffer
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Obama aide: O'Reilly shoved me
Discussion: TVNewser
Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
Bill O'Reilly Causes a Stir at Obama Event
Discussion: Wonkette and Wilshire & Washington
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
Reported on Facebook: O'Reilly Shoves Obama Staffer
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Primary Monitor /
Monitor post-Iowa poll: McCain +6, Obama +1  —  John McCain has doubled his support since mid-December and leads Mitt Romney, 35 percent to 29 percent, according to a Concord Monitor/Research 2000 post-Iowa survey of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire.
Tight race in New Hampshire, post caucus poll shows  —  MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) — With three days to go until the New Hampshire primary, it's dead even in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  A new CNN/WMUR New Hampshire presidential primary poll conducted …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
CNN/WMUR: No bounce  —  I got an early look at the CNN/WMUR …
Discussion: The New Republic
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Romney: No more ‘my way or highway’ diplomacy
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Mead Gruver / Associated Press:
Romney Wins Wyoming Caucuses  —  CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Mitt Romney captured his first win of the Republican presidential race, gaining most of Wyoming's delegates at stake in GOP caucuses on Saturday.  —  The former Massachusetts governor won six of the first eight delegates to be selected.
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Clinton Machine Shaken by Setback  —  The scope of Barack Obama's victory in Iowa has shaken the Clinton machine down to its bolts.  Donors are panicking.  The campaign has been making a round of calls to reassure notoriously fickle “superdelegates” — elected officials and party regulars …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Pro-Hillary mail: Be very afraid  —  Hillary denounces the politics of fear, but the public workers' union AFSCME isn't being shy about reminding voters, in a mailer on her behalf, that it's a scary world.  —  “A Prime Minister is on the phone: They've lost a warhead,” says the fictional memo on the front of the mailing.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Matthew Yglesias:
The AFSCME Factor  —  Ben Smith has a Giulianiesque mailer …
Discussion: D-Day
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Clinton Greets Fox's O'Reilly  —  PENACOOK, N.H. - In a shift from her failed campaign strategy in Iowa, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton dispensed with her stump speech at her first campaign event here Saturday morning and threw open the floor for questions.  —  The first one was from a young woman …
Obama Says That His First Action as President Would be to Bring U.S. Troops Home from Iraq  —  In an 11-minute interview with hometown Chicago radio broadcaster and journalist, Roland Martin, Barack Obama revealed that his first act, if elected president would be to pull our troops out of Iraq as quickly as possible.
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
It's the secular Left vs. the Christian Left  —  Confronted by Preacher Huckabee standing astride the Iowa caucuses, smirking, “Are you feelin' Hucky, punk?”, many of my conservative pals are inclined to respond, “Shoot me now."  —  But, if that seems a little dramatic, let's try and rustle up an alternative.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Elizabeth Edwards To Chris Matthews And Rest Of Media: Ahem — John And I Are Still Here  —  One of the things I'd been wondering was whether John Edwards' slim victory over Hillary for second-place in Iowa would shift the media dynamic of the race and get people to cover it as more of a three-way contest.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Jonathan Adler / The Corner:
Where'd Those Thompson Rumors Come From?  —  On the eve of the Iowa primary, several news outlets (including the apparently anti-Fred Politico) reported that Thompson would drop out of the race following a poor showing in Iowa and endorse John McCain.  The sources were allegedly Republicans …
Michelle Malkin:
Saturday night jive: The New Hampshire debates; Update: 7:20pm Eastern Ron Paul blames America: “They don't attack us because we're free and prosperous.  It's because we invade their countries."  ; 7:51pm Eastern.  Health-care crisis is because of “war-mongering;” Romney on health care: “I like mandates”
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Jeff Poor / The Business & Media Institute:
Thomas Accuses Bloggers of ‘Deterioration’ of Journalism in Iraq War
Henry / Crooked Timber:
Huckmentum  —  A sort of follow-up to my last post …
Eleanor Clift / Newsweek:
Reviving Camelot?  —  Obama's appeal transcends race and party.
Discussion: Macsmind and QandO
The Corner:
McCain Rising  —  His events are packed: The fire marshal …
Discussion: Redstate
 Earlier Items: 
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The Change Candidate  —  I got an email today from the Romney …
The Corner:
Be Right, Candidate Men
Discussion: Ross Douthat
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama: The Movement Has Begun