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9:35 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.
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.
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby New Hampshire Tracking Poll: Big “Mo-bama” Grabs Dems in Granite State; McCain Regains Lead Over Romney in GOP Battle  —  UTICA, New York - Democrat Barack Obama's dramatic post-Iowa momentum has come to full bloom in the Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby New Hampshire daily tracking poll …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Obama rockets past Clinton in New Hampshire  —  MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama rocketed to a 10-point lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire one day before their showdown in the state's presidential primary, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Monday.
Discussion: American Street
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.
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
McCain's Lost Weekend
Discussion: Ross Douthat and The New Republic
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
Discussion: Don Surber
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton-Obama Phone Call Flap
Discussion: The RBC and Gateway Pundit
New York Times:   Retracing Steps, McCain Is Feeling Rejuvenated
Washington Post:
McCain Asserts That He Could Beat Obama in Nov.
Discussion: New York Times
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
Is There Something Happening Here?  —  Something rather odd …
Discussion: UNCoRRELATED and Hot Air
The Politico:
Hillary advisers fear N.H. loss
ABCNEWS:   Obama Exclusive: Barack Sits Down for First Interview Since Iowa Win
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.
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.
Hugh Hewitt /
Romney Rising  —  Whoa.  Did you see the Luntz focus group …
Mary Katharine Ham / TownHall Blog:
Winners and Losers: Rank 'Em Up
Discussion: Redstate, Fred File 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:
Robert Shrum / NY Daily News:
Sen. Clinton's massive mistake - and the final chance to fix it  —  Be Our Guest  —  If (although I strongly suspect the right word is “when") Hillary Clinton loses tomorrow's New Hampshire primary, there will be a few proto-obituaries for her campaign and many more stories about how it will be “shaken up” or “relaunched.”
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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 …
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.
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.
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