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10:50 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.”
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Zogby:
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 …
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?!
Discussion: Riehl World View and 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
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.
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 …
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
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.
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Heartbreak ahead for Hillary Clinton?
Discussion: MSNBC and Los Angeles Times
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.
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.
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Jim Miklaszewski / MSNBC:
U.S. says Iran gunboats harassed warships  —  Officials describe incident as a 'significant provocative act'  —  WASHINGTON - Iranian Revolutionary Guard gunboats harassed three U.S. Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz Sunday, in what the U.S. military considers a “significant provocative act.”
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Iranian ships ‘harass’ U.S. Navy, officials say
Discussion: Hot Air and Jihad Watch
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 …
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Geoff Earle / New York Post:
HILL TRAILING AND FLAILING
Discussion: Don Surber
John McCain / MSNBC:
Jan. 6: John McCain
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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Sharona Shapiro / Pajamas Media:
WAR ON TERROR CONVERSATIONS: RUDOLPH GIULIANI [VIDEO]  —  Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani discussed his proposals for a “Surge” in Afghanistan and for energy independence in his PJM “War on Terror Conversation."  The former New York City mayor was interviewed by Claudia Rosett …
Discussion: Dr. Helen
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Pajamas Media:
WAR ON TERROR CONVERSATIONS: JOHN MCCAIN [VIDEO]
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
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 …
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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Ron Paul launches eight-state ad blitz
Discussion: The Caucus
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.
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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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Compromising Blowhards  —  So, I hear that Bush dog Democrat Dan Boren …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
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