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5:05 PM ET, January 10, 2008


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Camille Paglia / Salon:
Hillary without tears  —  Why it's time to close the book on the Clintons — and herald the Obamas!  Plus: Iran war hawks, Russian drag queens and the genius of Zeppelin.  —  As her husband has dragged his numerous female play objects before her and has humiliated her on the public stage year after year …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
John Kerry to endorse Obama  —  Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), the Democratic Party's 2004 presidential nominee, will endorse Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president in South Carolina today, Democratic sources told Politico.  —  Kerry is flying to South Carolina for an event to be held shortly …
Karen Brooks / Dallas Morning News:
Bloggers form theory New Hampshire vote was rigged  —  Posts question polls' inaccuracy, point to documentary on fraud  —  —  AUSTIN - The results weren't even in when the blogosphere started to hum with a theory that sharply divided Democrats online …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Kerry's Endorsement of Obama: Assessing the Impact
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
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.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Open Left
The Politico:
Dept. of word choice  —  A prominent New York Clinton supporter, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, on Iowa and New Hampshire: … UPDATE: Though the report I link refers specifically to New Hampshire, Cuomo called to play the tape of the interview, in which he says nice things about Obama …
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
BLOGBURST FOR FRED: MAN THE OARS AND START PULLING  —  Fred Thompson's campaign is once again at a critical juncture and again I am showing my support for the candidate of my choice by organizing a Blogburst in hopes that we can raise the funds necessary for Fred's campaign to be competitive.
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Skipping SC?  —  Let's say, Romney doesn't win Michigan.  That might be it for him.  But what if he finishes a very strong second to McCain?  That won't give Romney any real momentum into South Carolina presumably.  But would it make sense for him to take a page from his rivals and skip a state …
Wall Street Journal:
The Surge Worked  —  It was exactly one year ago tonight, in a televised address to the nation, that President George W. Bush announced his fateful decision to change course in Iraq, and to send five additional U.S. combat brigades there as part of a new counterinsurgency strategy and under the command of a new general, David Petraeus.
James Risen / New York Times:
2005 Use of Gas by Blackwater Leaves Questions  —  WASHINGTON — The helicopter was hovering over a Baghdad checkpoint into the Green Zone, one typically crowded with cars, Iraqi civilians and United States military personnel.  —  Suddenly, on that May day in 2005, the copter dropped CS gas …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Fred Thompson Blogger Call  —  Fred Thompson held his first extensive blogger conference this afternoon, and he emphasized his individualism and his authenticity as his greatest assets in the race.  He's touring South Carolina and seeing a lot of support — and also a lot more people …
Discussion: Power Line and The Sundries Shack
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:   Thompson Blogger Call
Dallas Morning News:
Lewisville cab driver had been investigated for previous abuse  —  Sarah Said's final phone call rang into the Irving police dispatcher about 7:30 p.m. on New Year's Day: “I'm dying, I'm dying, I'm dying ..."  —  About an hour later, a man walked up to an orange cab parked at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving.
Michelle Malkin:
“My dad found out abt mina and is goin to kill us.”
Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
FBI Wiretaps Dropped Due to Unpaid Bills  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Telephone companies cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau's repeated failures to pay phone bills on time, according to a Justice Department audit released Thursday.
Race At A Glance Total Primary Votes: Romney  —  McCain  —  Huckabee  —  Giuliani  —  Thompson  —  Iowa  —  29,494  —  15,559  —  40,841  —  4,097  —  15,904  —  New Hampshire  —  75,202  —  88,447  —  26,760  —  20,387  —  2,884  —  Total  —  104,696  —  104,006
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 …
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Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
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Charlie Cain / Detroit News:
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Dave Barry / Seattle Times:
The only change to fear is fear of change itself
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Elizabeth Benjamin / New York Daily News Blogs:
Unity08 To Jump On Bloomberg Bandwagon?
Wall Street Journal:
Yale and the Terrorist  —  John Yoo can be forgiven …
Discussion: The Debate Link
Rebecca Traister / Salon:
The witch ain't dead, and Chris Matthews is a ding-dong
Lee Speigel / Political Punch:
Romney's Fishy Delegate Claim

From Techmeme:

David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian crypto exchange WazirX has “temporarily” paused trading activities days after it suspended customer withdrawals after losing ~$230M in a security breach

Steven Levy / Wired:
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