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4:40 AM ET, January 7, 2008


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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 …
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.
The Politico:
Hillary advisers fear N.H. loss  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Hillary Clinton's strategists, desperate for a win in New Hampshire, have decided against unleashing attack ads against Sen. Barack Obama before Tuesday's primary, Democratic sources said.  —  The senator's aides concluded …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
In New Hampshire, Bill Clinton Is Finding 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.
USA Today:
Poll: Obama, McCain leap ahead in N.H.  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Amid frenetic last-minute campaigning, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds the onetime front-runners in New Hampshire lagging as Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain have surged to leads before Tuesday's primary.
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
Is There Something Happening Here?  —  Something rather odd is happening in New Hampshire, and for once it has nothing to do with my Nashua based in-laws.  While bearing in mind that what follows may be a Romney guy struggling to keep hope alive...  Rasmussen's polls show the race tightening.
Discussion: UNCoRRELATED and Hot Air
Hugh Hewitt /
Romney Rising  —  Whoa.  Did you see the Luntz focus group of undecided voters: an overwhelming surge to Romney.  This was the first well-managed debate and Romney had the best of all of his debate showings.  —  Oliver Wendall Holmes once famously remarked about FDR that the president had a A …
Washington Post:
McCain Asserts That He Could Beat Obama in Nov.  —  Senator Says He Will Not Retreat From a Campaign in Which Change Is the Focus  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asserted today that he could win a generational-focused November election campaign against Sen. Barack Obama …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Polls Picking Up an Obama Surge?
Discussion: Truthdig and AMERICAblog
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton-Obama Phone Call Flap
Discussion: The Huffington Post
The Politico:   Romney dials down expectations hard
New York Times:   Retracing Steps, McCain Is Feeling Rejuvenated
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:
Bryan / Hot Air:
Videos: Mitt and Mike go a couple of rounds Update: Fred's speech …
Discussion: PrestoPundit and Stop The ACLU
The Corner:
Huck & McCain  —  Huckabee, after three ducks, now suggests …
Discussion: Say Anything
Edwards vows to stay in race to convention  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Democrat John Edwards said Sunday he will stay in the presidential race through the party's convention in late August, even if he fails to win any of the early presidential primary states.  —  “This is the call of my life …
ABCNEWS:   Obama Exclusive: Barack Sits Down for First Interview Since Iowa Win
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 …
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.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WHERE WE ARE  —  Here's a post, in its entirety from Ben Smith's blog at The Politico ...  The rip at Mark Penn at the end is fun.  But that's not why I'm reprinting it.  At the top we have spin lines from each of the campaigns coming off Saturday night's debate.
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
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Henry Olsen / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP's Time for Choosing  —  Mike Huckabee's stunning victory …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
McCain-Huckabee: The Obvious Ticket
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Liberal Reagan?  —  That's the possibility I raise in my Sunday Times column today.
Mark Blumenthal /
Discussion: MyDD and
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards: ‘Clinton campaign has no conscience’
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain camp claims smear