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6:40 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton-Obama Phone Call Flap
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Polls Picking Up an Obama Surge?
Discussion: Truthdig and AMERICAblog
ABCNEWS:   Obama Exclusive: Barack Sits Down for First Interview Since Iowa Win
New York Times:   Retracing Steps, McCain Is Feeling Rejuvenated
Barack Moves Into Lead; McCain Holds Onto Top Spot
Discussion: Hotline On Call
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
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 …
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
McCain's Lost Weekend
Discussion: The New Republic
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 …
Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Edwards: No Conscience in Clinton Campaign  —  KEENE, N.H. - John Edwards angrily took on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at two news conferences in a row on Sunday, saying that her campaign “doesn't seem to have a conscience."  —  Mr. Edwards was responding to a comment from Jay Carson …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards: ‘Clinton campaign has no conscience’
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.
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.
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Chris Wallace / The Page:
Fox News Forum Transcript
Discussion: PoliGazette
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WHERE WE ARE  —  Here's a post, in its entirety from Ben Smith's blog at The Politico ...
Rachel Neuwirth / American Thinker:
The Arab ‘Right of Return’ to Israel
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Soccer Dad
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Voter ID Laws Are Set to Face a Crucial Test
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain dinging Bush?
Discussion: RealClearPolitics
 Earlier Items: 
Mary Katharine Ham / TownHall Blog:
Winners and Losers: Rank 'Em Up
Discussion: Redstate, Fred File and Hot Air
Robin Koerner / The Moderate Voice:
Obama Lifts Lid on Latent Global Pro-Americanism
Discussion: Watching America
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
JFK Was No Obama … Sadly, (none / 0) (#3) … so (none / 0) (#6)
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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
Discussion: Publius Endures
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Liberal Reagan?  —  That's the possibility I raise in my Sunday Times column today.