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8:40 AM ET, January 7, 2008

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William Kristol / New York Times:
President Mike Huckabee?  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.  —  Thank you, Senator Obama.  You've defeated Senator Clinton in Iowa.  It looks as if you're about to beat her in New Hampshire.  There will be no Clinton Restoration.  A nation turns its grateful eyes to you.
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Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
In New Hampshire, Bill Clinton Finds Less Spark  —  DURHAM, N.H. — Is this what it would have been like had Elvis been reduced to playing Reno?  —  Former President Bill Clinton has been drawing sleepy and sometimes smallish crowds at big venues in the state that revived his presidential campaign in 1992.
CNN:
Poll: Obama jumps ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire  —  MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) — With two days to go until the New Hampshire primary, a new CNN/WMUR poll out Sunday afternoon suggests that Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois has opened up a double digit advantage over New York …
USA Today:
Obama up by 13 points, McCain up by 4 in USAT/Gallup Poll in N.H.  —  Sen. Barack Obama has opened up a 13 percentage point lead over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the battle for votes in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll conducted in the state from Friday through this afternoon.
Washington Times:
Clinton recruits out-of-staters to pack rally  —  Reporters who walked into this Nashua high school today were immediately struck by the crowd — there are visibly more people here for Sen. Hillary Clinton than were here for Sen. Barack Obama yesterday in the same location.
John Whitesides / Reuters:   Obama rockets past Clinton in New Hampshire
The Politico:
Hillary advisers fear N.H. loss
Washington Post:   McCain Asserts That He Could Beat Obama in Nov.
New York Times:   Retracing Steps, McCain Is Feeling Rejuvenated
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton-Obama Phone Call Flap
Discussion: The RBC
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Polls Picking Up an Obama Surge?
ABCNEWS:   Obama Exclusive: Barack Sits Down for First Interview Since Iowa Win
WMUR:
Barack Moves Into Lead; McCain Holds Onto Top Spot
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
GOP DEBATE WRAP-UP  —  First, I think you have to say that tonight's Republican debate didn't hold a candle to yesterday's in terms of entertainment firepower.  That said, all jokes aside, Mitt Romney did much, much better than he did last night.  It didn't take much of course.
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The Politico:
Romney dials down expectations hard  —  Mitt Romney, a dominant favorite in New Hampshire just weeks ago, said Sunday that a “close second” to Arizona Sen. John McCain would be a significant feat on Tuesday.  —  The almost frantic downsizing of expectations for the former Massachusetts governor came …
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
McCain's Lost Weekend
Discussion: The New Republic
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Romney Rising  —  Whoa.  Did you see the Luntz focus group …
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
Is There Something Happening Here?  —  Something rather odd …
Discussion: UNCoRRELATED and Hot Air
Michelle Malkin:
Sunday night roundtable: The Fox News/GOP debate  —  9:35pm Eastern.  Wow.  Frank Luntz's focus group was just asked about Romney.  Only a few raised their hands to say they supported him before the debate.  Almost all raised their hands to say they were supporting him afterward.  Look:
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CNN:
Musharraf: Bhutto to blame for own death  —  RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (CNN) — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination was her own fault, the country's president, Pervez Musharraf, said in an interview that aired Sunday on U.S. television.
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Can you win on dull?  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Two candidates, one room, two days and two worlds apart.  —  That was Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the Nashua High School North gymnasium Saturday and Sunday.  —  And the difference between the two candidates was never more apparent.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Monday Morning Clacker / GreenMountainPolitics1:
Bad Romney Staffer!  Bad!  Bad!  Bad!  —  Absolutely hilarious.  —  GMP1 thinks that the girl in the video is a Romney staffer.  —  Anyway, what Romney staffer (or volunteer or supporter) pulls a stunt like this in front of at least two video cameras (the one recording the footage …
Tim Golden / New York Times:
Defying U.S. Plan, Prison Expands in Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — As the Bush administration struggles for a way to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a similar effort to scale down a larger and more secretive American detention center in Afghanistan has been troubled by political …
Discussion: FP Passport and Prairie Weather
Chris Wallace / The Page:
Fox News Forum Transcript  —  REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES PARTICIPATE IN A  —  SPEAKERS: FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS.  —  FORMER MAYOR RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI, R-NEW YORK CITY  —  FORMER GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE, R-ARK. FORMER SEN. FRED THOMPSON, R-TENN.  —  WALLACE: One of the five men sitting at this table tonight will
Discussion: PoliGazette
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Video of O'Reilly calling Obama staffer an “SOB” and “low class”  —  Poor O'Reilly, he wasn't able to do what his big ego wanted to and he got all upset .  Here's some of BillO's meltdown with an Obama staffer in NH.  It's probably after most of the ruckus that occurred between the two was over.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
From Hype to Fear  —  The unemployment report on Friday was brutally bad.  Unemployment rose in December, while job creation was minimal — and it's highly likely, for technical reasons, that the job number will be revised down, showing an actual decline in employment.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
 
 
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Winners and Losers: Rank 'Em Up
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Obama Lifts Lid on Latent Global Pro-Americanism
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