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1:05 AM ET, January 11, 2008


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Bryan / Hot Air:
Debate Highlights: Fred takes Huck to the woodshed; Update: Fred on “virgins"; Update: Stalking horse?  —  Who wants some piping hot Fred?  Here he is taking Mike Huckabee to task for his campaign manager suggesting that the Reagan coalition is dead.  Fred then goes on to hammer Huckabee's liberal tendencies.
Deacon / Power Line:
FRED THOMPSON'S CALL TO ARMS IN SOUTH CAROLINA  —  Fred Thompson talked to bloggers today.  Thompson made it clear that he's “drawing a line in South Carolina” — in other words, staking his candidacy on winning the primary there.  He hopes to accomplish this by advancing his claim …
New York Times:
Exchanges in Latest Debate Highlight a New Dynamic in the Republican Field
Discussion: The Politico
Hugh Hewitt / TownHall Blog:   Tonight's Debate  —  UPDATE: John McCain with Sean Hannity immediately …
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
Associated Press:
Poll: McCain Ahead in South Carolina
Discussion: Donklephant
Rick Karlin / Albany Times Union:
And Cuomo Too  —  I suppose there could be lots of tea leaf reading in this one, but now its AG Andrew Cuomo on Talk 1300, minutes after the governor came on.  Cuomo, to be fair, has been on the radio show a few times, if memory serves me, but his take on Hillary's win in NH …
Pam / Pam's House Blend:
Andrew Cuomo on Obama: 'You Can't Shuck And Jive' at a press conf  —  Oh no he didn't.  (TPM): … You see folks, this is what I'm talking about.  This whole “post-racial” nonsense is a simple fantasy or delusion uttered by people who think race isn't a problem anymore.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Bangs Head Against Wall...How Stupid Can They Be...
Ray Lilley / Associated Press:
Edmund Hillary, first atop Everest, dies  —  WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Sir Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest to win renown as one of the 20th century's greatest adventurers, has died, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Friday.  He was 88.
Karen Hughes / Time:
Sir Edmund Hillary: Top of the World
Discussion: Tim Blair
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Ned Lamont Endorses Obama  —  On the same day that Barack Obama scored the endorsement of John Kerry, he's set to get the support of a decidedly non-establishment Democrat: Ned Lamont.  —  Lamont has revealed on his Web site that he'll be backing the Illiniois Senator.
Brian Todd / CNN:
Ron Paul literature ranted against blacks, gays  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A series of newsletters in the name of GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul contain several racist remarks — including one that says order was restored to Los Angeles after the 1992 riots when blacks went “to pick up their welfare checks.”
U.S.: Voices on Recording May Not Have Been From Iranian Speedboats  —  Chilling Threat Could Have Come From the Shore or Another Ship, Navy Says  —  Just two days after the U.S. Navy released the eerie video of Iranian speedboats swarming around American warships, which featured a chilling threat …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Civil Rights Tone Prompts Talk of an Endorsement  —  WASHINGTON — Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, said he was rethinking his neutral stance in his state's presidential primary out of disappointment at comments by Bill …
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Business Wire:
Kucinich Asks for New Hampshire Recount in the Interest of Election Integrity  —  DETROIT—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, the most outspoken advocate in the Presidential field and in Congress for election integrity, paper-ballot elections …
Stephen Frothingham / Associated Press:
Kucinich Seeks NH Dem Vote Recount
The Corner:
Fred Thompson, Riled  —  Just got off the line with someone close to the Thompson campaign—and, more to the point, to Thompson himself.  His reading of what took place tonight?  Fred Thompson was riled.  —  “Nothing ever upset Fred Thompson more than the story [on the day of the Iowa caucuses] …
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Live Blogging the G.O.P. Debate  —  Preaching to the Choir Katon Dawson, chairman of the S.C. Republican party, looks inappropriately cheerful as he welcomes the audience.  And yow,we're suddenly in the midst of a musical opening!  First time we've had the national anthem open a debate.  —  Welcome!
Discussion: Eschaton and
Atrios / Eschaton:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO  —  The dream is dead!  Well, dormant anyway.  Unity08
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Judges: Anti-Clinton Film Is Advertising … WASHINGTON (AP) - The early reviews are in, and three federal judges appeared in agreement Wednesday that a movie lambasting Hillary Clinton seemed an awful lot like a 90-minute campaign advertisement.  —  Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group …
USA Today:
Strict immigration law rattles Okla. businesses  —  PARK HILL, Okla. — Autumn had arrived in eastern Oklahoma, and workers at the sprawling Greenleaf Nursery were prepping for deadly frosts.  They needed to ship plants, erect greenhouses and bunch trees together to protect them against the cold.
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New York Times:
Calls Grow for Bloomberg to Make Up His Mind
The Campaign Spot:
Tonight, Fred Reminded Me of Roy Hobbs.
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The Corner:
Barack the Builder  —  A ton of mail over the vital question …
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Anti-Huck 527's Brutal Ad Stars Mother of One of Dumond's Murder Victims
 Earlier Items: 
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The Politico's Loud Mea Culpa
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County GOP nervous about fallout from e-mail scandal
The Corner:
Campaign Thoughts
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh: It's gotta be those out of state buses
Jay Newton-Small / TIME: Swampland:
Pelosi for Obama?  —  An interesting endorsement for Obama today.
Matthew Yglesias:
The Cult of the Commander  —  There's an awful lot to object …
Michael Graham / The Natural Truth:
Chris Matthews To New England: “Hello, Bigots!”