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12:40 AM ET, January 6, 2008


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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 …
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.
Marc Ambinder:
The GOP Debate: Thoughts....  On points, Fred Thompson won the debate.  —  Every answer was thoughtful and well-crafted; his tone matched the tone of the question; he wisely refrained from interjecting in the back and forth squabbling.  He very deftly reminded viewers that he served …
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.
Robert D. Novak /
Mitt's Divided Strategy  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Desperate to save Mitt Romney's Republican presidential campaign in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, his advisers all wanted to attack Sen. John McCain but were divided about how to do it.  —  Coming out of his disappointing performance in the Iowa Caucuses …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Obama vs. Giuliani and Romney  —  Obama Opens Lead Over Giuliani and Romney  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that Senator Barack Obama has opened a ten-percentage point victory over former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 47% to 37% (crosstabs available for Premium Members).
Michelle Malkin:
Saturday night jive: The New Hampshire debates; Round One - GOP candidates  —  Update 9:16pm Eastern.  Here's the vid of McCain's knock on Romney: “You're the candidate of change."  And more vid highlights/lowlights here.  —  Caption contest!  —  Mark Hemingway at The Corner: “You hate the rich?
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Clinton: Obama has changed positions  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democratic presidential front-runner no longer, accused campaign rival Barack Obama of changing his positions on health care and “a number of issues” Saturday night in a debate three days before the New Hampshire primary.
Discussion: THE REACTION and MyDD
Rick Klein / Political Radar:
Live-Blogging From Debates By Rick Klein
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:   Romney goes after Huckabee, McCain
Jonathan Adler / The Corner:   Where'd Those Thompson Rumors Come From?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
CNN/WMUR: No bounce  —  I got an early look at the CNN/WMUR …
Discussion: The New Republic
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, and D-Day
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 …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Obama staffer says Bill O'Reilly confrontation got physical!
Discussion: TVNewser and RADAMISTO
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
O'Reilly says he called Obama's staffer an SOB!
Discussion: Daily Kos and Think Progress
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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Democratic Debate: Edwards Backs Up Obama
Discussion: MSNBC and Spin Cycle
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Clinton Criticizes Obama in NH Mailer
Discussion: Political Radar and Taylor Marsh
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Too Much Romney-Bashing  —  A quick thought on the GOP debate:  —  Mitt-bashing has been a preoccupation for this blog, and it was out in full-force tonight.  Huckabee kicked off the proceedings after Romney told him to worry about explaining his own position “and I'll explain mine.”
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
They all hate Mitt  —  It's been a dominant theme of the GOP campaign and it's hanging over this debate tonight: Mitt Romney is despised by his fellow candidates.  —  Huck, McCain and, just now, Fred have all taken shots at him tonight.  —  Mitt cited the sort of health care mandates he supports …
Discussion: The Fix and Althouse
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.
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Elizabeth Edwards To Chris Matthews And Rest Of Media: Ahem …
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