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5:45 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.
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Obama aide: O'Reilly shoved me  —  From NBC's Mark Hudspeth  —  NASHUA, N.H. — An aide to Barack Obama said talk-show host Bill O'Reilly shoved him several times at the rope line after a campaign event today.  —  Marvin Nicholson, Obama's trip director, said the commentator …
Discussion: TVNewser
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama: The Movement Has Begun  —  NASHUA, N.H. — The line snaked for at least a half mile from the entrance of Nashua North High School.  The first people in it had arrived at 7:30 a.m. — two-and-a-half hours before Barack Obama was scheduled to start speaking.
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
Reported on Facebook: O'Reilly Shoves Obama Staffer
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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 …
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.
Michael Medved /
Stop Lying About Huckabee and Evangelicals!  —  Predictably enough, most media commentators have totally misinterpreted the nature of Mike Huckabee's big win in the Iowa GOP caucuses.  Conventional wisdom says that he swept to victory based on overwhelming support from Evangelicals, but conventional wisdom is flat-out wrong.
Michelle Malkin:
What about Wyoming?  “Where real America is."  Update And the first delegate goes to...  The first GOP presidential delegate goes to...Romney: “Mitt Romney won the first delegate elected to the Republican National Convention Saturday when Albany County chose Tammy Johnson as its representative …
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 …
Atrios / Eschaton:   Negro Uprising  —  Aside from the racism, the real issue …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
MISCELLANEOUS OBAMA BLOGGING....This is more a conversation starter than anything else, but I thought there were two especially interesting aspects of Barack Obama's victory in Iowa on Thursday.  Here they are:  — Obama won (or tied) among all income groups and among union households.
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics
Marc Ambinder:
Some Clintonology  —  A hoarse, happy, Barack Obama blew …
Discussion: Deadline USA
Matthew Yglesias:
Clinton: Obama's Too Liberal
New York Times:
Officials Say Iraqi Soldier Killed 2 U.S. Soldiers  —  BAGHDAD — Two American soldiers killed last month during an operation in the northern city of Mosul appear to have been deliberately shot to death by an Iraqi soldier on patrol with them, senior Iraqi officers said on Saturday.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Elena Becatoros / Associated Press:
Iraqi soldier accused of killing US GIs
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Speaks Truth To Power, Bill O'Reilly, A Fire Marshal, And A Huge Crowd  —  The surreal moments that preceded Hillary Clinton's town hall here might have been avoided if her campaign anticipated a turnout befitting a candidate on the rise.  —  500 people RSVPd for the event at the Merrimack High School here.
Discussion: CBS News, The Field and Taylor Marsh
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Clinton Greets Fox's O'Reilly
Discussion: CBS News and Wilshire & Washington
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 …
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.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Is Bill Clinton About To Sandbag Hillary Clinton's Campaign?  —  It is often been said that former President Bill Clinton is Senator Hillary Clinton's closest, best and most astute political advisor.  If that's the case and a recent statement he reportedly made is any indication, she should consider firing him and getting a new one.
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