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2:40 PM ET, January 11, 2008

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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.
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Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:   A Big Night For Huckabee
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The grave Iranian threat to world peace
Discussion: The Stump and Middle Earth Journal
New York Times:
Exchanges in Latest Debate Highlight a New Dynamic in the Republican Field
Rebecca Sinderbrand / CNN:
Huckabee sows seeds to steal Michigan from Romney
Discussion: Hot Air and Riehl World View
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Fred Thompson — And The Morning After ...
Discussion: Macsmind
Matthew Yglesias:   Democrats for Romney  —  Given that there's no Democratic primary …
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.
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Michael James / Political Radar:
Clinton Bashes the Process Ahead of Nev. Caucuses
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Spin Cycle
Reuters:
Snow falls on Baghdad for first time in memory  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Snow fell on Baghdad on Friday for the first time in memory, and delighted residents declared it an omen of peace.  —  “It is the first time we've seen snow in Baghdad,” said 60-year-old Hassan Zahar.  “We've seen sleet before, but never snow.
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Christopher Chester / Associated Press:
Snow day in the sands of Baghdad  —  BAGHDAD - The flakes melted quickly.  But the smiles, wonder and excited story-swapping went on throughout the day: It snowed in Baghdad.  —  The morning flurry Friday was the first in memory in the heart of the Iraqi capital.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
CNN:
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.
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CNN:
Giuliani pledges largest tax cut in U.S. history  —  (CNN) — Rudy Giuliani has launched a new ad in which the Republican presidential candidate pledges that his first priority as president will be a proposal for the largest tax cut in U.S. history ­ one which would dwarf successful cuts …
Discussion: Firedoglake and MSNBC
The Corner:
Paul the Peter  —  Andrew Sullivan: … [Me] Just so.  Furthermore, I doubt Paul has ever been any different.  I had a most interesting email yesterday from a friend in Texas.  My friend's father was a slightly-cranky far-rightist who'd corresponded with Paul in the early 1980s.
Discussion: The Daily Dish, Vox Popoli and Hot Air
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Lawrence O'Donnell / The Huffington Post:
John Edwards is a loser.  He has won exactly two elections in his life and lost 31.  Only one of his wins and all of his losses were in presidential primaries and caucuses.  He remains perfectly positioned to continue to lose with a Kucinich-like consistency.  Nothing but egomania keeps Edwards in the race now.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE AD MS. DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE  —  The American Jewish Congress submitted this understated advertisement about the status of women in Israel to Ms. Magazine.  Underneath the attractive photographs of Israel's foreign minister (Tzipi Livni), Supreme Court president (Dorit Beinish) …
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Meryl Yourish / Yourish.com:
Ms. Magazine refuses to publish ad about Israel's most powerful women
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama Lands Arizona Gov.'s Endorsement  —  UPDATE, 11:45 am: The Post's Dan Balz and Shailagh Murray scored an interview with Napolitano in which she confirmed her endorsement.  “I think we need fresh voices and fresh messages of unity and coming together,” Napolitano told the duo.
Discussion: Open Left
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The Trail:   Napolitano Cites Need For ‘Fresh Voices’ in Obama Pick
Alex Koppelman / Salon:
“We're all fascists now”  —  Jonah Goldberg is not a popular man among liberals.  The son of Lucianne Goldberg, the literary agent who played a pivotal role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he already had that as a strike against him when he began his career as a conservative political commentator in the late 1990s.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Detainees barred from challenging torture, abuse  —  Ruling in a case of four Britons who formerly were detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the D.C. Circuit Court decided Friday that the prisoners have no right to sue top Pentagon officials and military officers for allegedly torturing …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Aron Heller / Associated Press:
Bush: US should have bombed Auschwitz  —  JERUSALEM - President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial's chairman said.
Discussion: Wonkette and BuzzFlash.org
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.
 
 
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The Fraud of Voter ID Laws
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Massive US Air Attack South of Baghdad
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Who's Crying Now?  —  One way to see what happened Tuesday …
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
Bringing Obama Back to Earth
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The Comeback Continent
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Civil Rights Tone Prompts Talk of an Endorsement
 

 
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