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10:40 PM ET, January 8, 2008

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James Kirchick / The New Republic:
Angry White Man  —  The bigoted past of Ron Paul.  —  If you are a critic of the Bush administration, chances are that, at some point over the past six months, Ron Paul has said something that appealed to you.  Paul describes himself as a libertarian, but, since his presidential campaign took off earlier …
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Ron Paul 2008:
Press Releases › Ron Paul Statement on The New Republic Article Regarding Old Newsletters  —  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - In response to an article published by The New Republic, Ron Paul issued the following statement:  —  “The quotations in The New Republic article are not mine …
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Exclusive: Ron Paul Responds To New Republic Story  —  About an hour ago I followed Ron Paul outside the Radisson in Manchester, NH to get his response to James Kirchick's explosive New Republic piece, “Angry White Man."  The article goes through the Texas Republican's newsletters …
Daniel Koffler / Pajamas Media:
RON PAUL BIGOTRY REVOLUTION  —  A damning New Republic expose on Ron Paul shows the “libertarian” Republican candidate to be a racist, a homophobe and an anti-Semite.  Will his diehard supporters continue to defend a man who called Martin Luther King a gay pedophile?
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Ron Paul Exposed?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Audio: TNR editor pores through the archives of Ron Paul's …
Discussion: Reason Magazine and TownHall Blog
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Giuliani Sinks to Fourth in Florida  —  A new Datamar poll in Florida finds Mike Huckabee leading the Republican presidential primary race with 24% support, followed by Mitt Romney at 20%, Sen. John McCain at 18% and Rudy Giuliani now back in fourth place at 16%.  —  Two months ago, Giuliani led the GOP race.
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ABCNEWS:
Numbers Show Rudy's Attempt to Win N.H.  —  Despite claims to the contrary, Giuliani's showing tonight in N.H. comes after considerable effort.  —  Though former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has generally attributed his poor showing in New Hampshire to a campaign strategy that focuses on larger …
Think Progress:
Live New Hampshire Primary Updates  —  10:03 PM: Fox pundit Nina Easton makes this observation: “[McCain] talked a lot about the war on terror and talked about national security.  When you listen to Democratic candidates, that's not an issue that you hear a lot about."  Watch it:
You Decide 08!:   JOHN MCCAIN WINS NEW HAMPSHIRE GOP PRIMARY, CLINTON LEADS OBAMA
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Maggie Williams to Join Clinton Effort  —  Even before the polls close in New Hampshire comes word of changes at the top of the Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) presidential campaign.  —  Maggie Williams, a longtime Hillary Clinton confidante, is reportedly being brought on to coordinate the campaign's activities.
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Bill Clinton / CNN:
Bill Clinton targets media coverage of Obama  —  (CNN) - On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, former President Bill Clinton criticized the media for not pressing Barack Obama more fully on Iraq, and accused the Illinois senator of shifting his position to reflect changing attitudes on the war.
Josh Gerstein / Latest Politics:
President Clinton Sees Post-Iowa ‘Tidal Wave,’ Faults Press for Obama ‘Fairy Tale’
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Carville Memo to Clinton: ‘Come Out Fighting’
Discussion: The Fix and Taegan Goddard's …
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
New Hampshire Turnout ‘Absolutely Huge’  —  ABC News' Karen Travers Reports: New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan told ABC News that turnout among primary voters today is “absolutely huge” — and there are concerns about running out of ballots in towns like Portsmouth, Keene, Hudson and Pelham.
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
McCain Defeats Romney in N.H. Vote  —  Senator John McCain won the Republican primary in New Hampshire Tuesday night, reviving a campaign that had been given up for dead just a few months ago and further muddying a Republican contest that now has no clear leader.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Obama, McCain Supporters Confident of Big Wins
Discussion: TIME, MyDD and The Agonist
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
LOOKING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE EXIT POLLS?  —  Looking for leaked exit poll results from New Hampshire?  Sorry to disappoint, but whatever their merits, we are unlikely to see any such leaked results until moments before the polls close.  —  In past years, the network consortium that conducts …
Discussion: Open Left
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Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Partisan Turnout Driving N.H.  —  ABC News' Gary Langer Reports: Based on preliminary exit poll results from the New Hampshire primaries, Independents are turning out in substantial but customary numbers.  —  Preliminary exit poll results indicate that just over four in 10 voters …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
AFSCME, Emily's List Deny Any Role In Anti-Obama 527 Scheme  —  This is interesting.  The Huffington Post had a blockbuster scoop today reporting that top independent expenditure groups backing Hillary are thinking of creating a massive anti-Obama “527 committee” to go after the Illinois Senator.
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New York Post:
IRAN 1, USA 0  —  NAVAL ERROR IN THE GULF  —  EARLY Sunday morning, the US Navy lost its nerve and guaranteed that American sailors will die at Iranian hands in the future.  —  As three of our warships passed through the Straits of Hormuz, five small Iranian patrol craft rushed them.
 
 
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John McCain / CNN:
Early exit polls: GOP feelings on Bush administration
Discussion: Firedoglake
The Corner:
More Obamaland  —  The further you get from the big city …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
McCain Triumphs  —  After everything, this is McCain's night.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Fox News calls it for McCain; Update: NBC, CNN too
The Corner:
Obamaland  —  Some of the bigger small towns (or little big towns …
New York Times:
Details of the Nominating Process
Dante Scala / Graniteprof:
What to watch in New Hampshire tonight: the Democrats
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
 Earlier Items: 
Steven Greenhouse / The Caucus:
Unite Here Expected to Endorse Obama
Megan McArdle:
It's not fair!  —  Kriston Capps asks a simple question and gets a lot of answers.
Satyam / Think Progress:
Pentagon Official: Surge Has No More Than A '50-50′ Chance Of Success
Azi Paybarah / New York Observer:
Obama's N.Y. Fund-Raisers Turn Down V.I.P.s
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama vs. Bill on the media
Discussion: 2008Central.net
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
White House Told to Provide E-Mail Info
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
No Second Term for Former Va. Gov. Allen
Discussion: The Corner
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Huckabee vows to defy birthright citizenship