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11:00 AM ET, January 7, 2008


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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.”
Drudge Report:
TALK OF HILLARY EXIT ENGULFS CAMPAIGNS  —  Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race?  And when?!
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 …
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.
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
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  —  The polls still have John McCain comfortably ahead of Mitt Romney in the New Hampshire primary, but I don't believe them.  For one thing, McCain has just dragged himself through two of his worst debate performances ever.  For another, Mitt Romney …
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: The Reaction and American Street
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Heartbreak ahead for Hillary Clinton?  —  Obama and Edwards are making potent emotional arguments to voters.  But Clinton, still stuck in a cocoon of caution, could pay in New Hampshire.  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Only a child would have the guileless innocence to ask Hillary Clinton …
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.
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
Discussion: Don Surber
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton-Obama Phone Call Flap
Discussion: The RBC and Gateway Pundit
USA Today:
Obama up by 13 points, McCain up by 4 in USAT/Gallup Poll in N.H.
John McCain / MSNBC:
Jan. 6: John McCain
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.
Andrew Gray / Reuters:
Iranians threatened U.S. ships in Hormuz: U.S. officials  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route off the Iranian coast, during the weekend, Pentagon officials said on Monday.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The Twenty Most Annoying Liberals In The United States: The 2007 Edition  —  Honorable Mentions: ACLU, Barbra Streisand, Bill Clinton, Bill Moyers, Bill Richardson, Brian DePalma, CAIR, Chuck Schumer, Code Pink, Columbia University, David Gregory, Dennis Kucinich, Ellen DeGeneres, George Soros …
Pajamas Media:
WAR ON TERROR CONVERSATIONS: JOHN MCCAIN [VIDEO]  —  John McCain to Osama Bin Laden: “Osama, I'm going to get you.  Even if I have to follow you to the gates of hell, I'll bring you to justice."  On Vladimir Putin: “He seems to derive some kind of, in my view, almost immature pleasure in sticking his thumb in our eye.”
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Sharona Shapiro / Pajamas Media:
Discussion: Dr. Helen
Jose Antonio Vargas / The Trail:
Paul Has “No Intention” of Making Third-Party Bid  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rep. Ron Paul has no plans to run on a third party ticket, he told The Trail tonight, minutes before boarding a private jet to Los Angeles.  —  And, it turns out, being excluded from the evening's Republican forum …
Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Ron Paul launches eight-state ad blitz
Discussion: The Caucus
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.
Obama: 'A Man Who Will Restore America's Image in the World'  —  “How many politicians are capable of arousing such emotions?  How many have done it since John F. Kennedy? ...  Obama should thank Bush in his prayers.  Without him, America wouldn't be seeking a uniter - let alone a redeemer. ”
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Robert J. Caldwell / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Obama in perspective  —  Give Barack Obama his due.
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.
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