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11:05 AM ET, January 11, 2008


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Human Events:
HUMAN EVENTS Endorses Fred Thompson  —  The 2008 presidential election is the most unusual and most important in many years.  It's been more than five decades since such a race didn't feature an incumbent President or Vice President.  Since World War II, America has not had a presidential election …
New York Times:
Exchanges in Latest Debate Highlight a New Dynamic in the Republican Field  —  Fred D. Thompson tried to salvage his faltering presidential campaign at a debate Thursday night with a barrage of sharp attacks on the “liberal” policies of Mike Huckabee, the fellow Southerner whom he clearly sees as a rival in the South Carolina primary.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The South Carolina Debate  —  For me, the big news was that Fred Thompson is alive.  He came out swinging against Huckabee in ways that frankly surprised me.  Funny at times, acerbic at others, he seemed much more comfortable as a campaigner.  I also have to say that on national security …
Discussion: Hot Air, Crunchy Con, Althouse and Eunomia
The Corner:
Paul the Peter
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Fred Thompson — And The Morning After ...
Discussion: Macsmind
The Campaign Spot:
Some Heavy-Duty Horse Race Speculation...
The Campaign Spot:
Tonight, Fred Reminded Me of Roy Hobbs.
Kos / Daily Kos:
Let's have some fun in Michigan  —  In 1972, Republican voters in Michigan decided to make a little mischief, crossing over to vote in the open Democratic primary and voting for segregationist Democrat George Wallace, seriously embarrassing the state's Democrats.
Bob /
Who's stalking whom?
Discussion: The Corner and Hot Air
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Fred Thompson, Riled
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
LAS VEGAS STOP: Clinton pitch hits home  —  Democratic hopeful goes door to door  —  People in the Las Vegas neighborhood saw all the cameras and trucks and buses and police on the streets Thursday, and they began to trickle out of their houses to find out what was going on.
Michael James / Political Radar:
Clinton Bashes the Process Ahead of Nev. Caucuses  —  ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: With the Nevada caucuses approaching on Jan. 19, Sen. Hillary Clinton reflected upon her defeat in the Iowa caucuses at an appearance in Las Vegas' District 11, a lower-income and predominately Hispanic part of town …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Spin Cycle
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Kucinich Wants What?  —  Maybe Dennis Kucinich just wants to confirm that anyone in New Hampshire would be silly enough to vote for him.  The Democratic presidential also-ran has filed a formal request for a recount in the Granite State primary, based on — I'm not kidding — “allegations and rumors":
Top Giuliani staffers to go without pay  —  MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) — CNN has learned that top staff members of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign were asked to work without pay for the month of January, and perhaps longer, so that campaign resources could be focused on the Florida Republican presidential primary.
Discussion: The Politico
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Giuliani staffers forgo paychecks
Discussion: National Review and MSNBC
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Musharraf: Don't Tread On Me  —  Plenty of presidential candidates in both parties have talked about how they plan to chase al-Qaeda to the gates of Hell, apparently placing that squarely in Pakistan.  Pervez Musharraf, who runs the joint, has an answer for those who propose sending American troops into Pakistan — fuggedaboutit:
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Associated Press:   Pakistan Warns US Not to Enter Northwest
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
Bringing Obama Back to Earth  —  WASHINGTON — Was it the tears in the New Hampshire coffee shop?  Whenever there is a political upset, everyone looks for the unscripted incident, the I-paid-for-this-microphone moment that can account for it.  Hillary Clinton's improbable victory in New Hampshire …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Comeback Continent  —  Today I'd like to talk about a much-derided contender making a surprising comeback, a comeback that calls into question much of the conventional wisdom of American politics.  No, I'm not talking about a politician.  I'm talking about an economy — specifically …
Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
Edwards and Organ Transplants  —  Campaigning in the primaries, former Sen. John Edwards is leveraging the tragic story of Nataline Sarkisyan — the 17-year-old California woman who recently died awaiting a liver transplant — to press his political attack on insurance companies and argue for European-style, single-payer health care.
Grand Rapids /
Press editorial board endorses Romney  —  Note: This is an editorial running in Friday's edition of The Grand Rapids Press.  —  Many issues will confront the nation in the next four years, from the ongoing threat of terrorism to the need to find a sensible immigration policy.
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Boston Globe
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Hamza Hendawi / Associated Press:
Massive US Air Attack South of Baghdad
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Times
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
McCain loan could violate donor privacy
SteveK / TVNewser:
Olbermann Talks Office Politics, Other Politics
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Young Feminists Split: Does Gender Matter?
Matt Welch / Reason Magazine:
“Old News"? “Rehashed for Over a Decade"?
Jim Carlton / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Courts Hispanics For Crucial Super Tuesday
Discussion: MSNBC
Sliming Obama  —  Dueling chain e-mails claim he's a radical Muslim …
 Earlier Items: 
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Who's Crying Now?  —  One way to see what happened Tuesday …
Free exchange:
The miseducation of Amélie and Klaus
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Andrew Cohen / CBS News:
Doing The Tapegate Dance
Steven E. Landsburg / Slate:
Huckabee's Tax Plan Is Brilliant
Discussion: Angry Bear, The Plank and The RBC
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Our Clinton Problem - And Mine
USA Today:
Strict immigration law rattles Okla. businesses

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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Last week, LinkedIn began letting advertisers pay to amplify posts from some users through Thought Leader ads, as it enters the market of influencer marketing

New York Times:
Uri Berliner's essay about NPR reignited criticism of the outlet on social media, especially by conservatives, and spurred vehement pushback from some staffers

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A look at the internal upheaval at the NYT around sensitive subjects and management's push to emphasize neutrality and independence, including through probes

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