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8:30 PM ET, January 11, 2008

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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Racial tensions roil Democratic race  —  A series of comments from Senator Hillary Clinton, her husband, and her supporters are spurring a racial backlash and adding a divisive edge to the presidential primary as the candidates head south to heavily African-American South Carolina.
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Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
Clinton's amazing comeback could yet crown McCain  —  A dramatic 24 hours gives Hillary a great boost, but would she beat the Republicans' resurgent veteran?  —  He was talking about moviemaking, but William Goldman's adage now officially holds true for American politics too: no-one knows anything.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: HILLARY MEETS THE PRESS
Discussion: The Corner and MyDD
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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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: McCain gets 21-point bump after victory  —  CNN Deputy Political Director  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — John McCain's victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary appears to be paying off.  —  The senator from Arizona is the front-runner in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination …
Marc Ambinder:
The Daily Five: Giuliani Loses His National Finance Chair  —  1. It's not a good sign that Giuliani's senior staff have decided to work without paychecks, and there is no way to spin it otherwise.  The amount of money that's involved is miniscule: about $50,000 per month.
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
Scarborough: ‘Pathetic Lapdog Freddie Boy, Hatchet Man for McCain’  —  See updates for Huckabee, Thompson responses to this story at bottom.  —  Scratch Joe Scarborough from the list of those praising the performance of Fred Thompson at last night's South Carolina debate hosted by Fox News.
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 …
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Mark R. Levin / National Review:
The Real McCain Record  —  There's a reason some conservatives who support John McCain are rarely willing to discuss the bulk of his record.  They want to discuss his personal story, his position on the surge, and his supposed electability.  And when questions are raised about McCain's broader record …
Discussion: Washington Post and PrestoPundit
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:   A Big Night For Huckabee
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
THE AD MS. MAGAZINE REFUSED TO RUN:  —  The message, I take it, is pretty clear — “Feminists should like the way women are treated in Israeli life,” coupled with the pretty strong implication of “... and look how favorably it compares on this score to Israel's enemies.”
Discussion: Commentary
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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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Media Matters for America:
Does Chris Matthews have a problem with women?  —  Using overtly sexist language, he has referred to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) as a “she devil” and compared her to a “strip-teaser."  He has called her “witchy” and likened her voice to “fingernails on a blackboard.”
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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.
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Jane Smiley / The Huffington Post:
Shut Up, Larry  —  When I read Lawrence O'Donnell's post calling …
Discussion: American Street
Matt / Think Progress:
Ricks: Baghdad Only Seems ‘Peaceful’ Because 2006 Was ‘Pure Hell’  —  Discussing the one-year anniversary of President Bush's call for the “surge” on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, Washington Post Pentagon reporter Thomas Ricks said that, “judged on the terms …
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.
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
Are We All Democrats Now?  —  Peace and prosperity are age-old winning campaign issues.  Reduced marginal tax rates have stood the test of time.  They are an effective economic stimulant, creating permanent incentives to work and invest and sufficient fire power to expand the economy's long-run potential to grow.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Middle-Class Capitalists
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan
 
 
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Controversial Voting Section Deps Get Demoted
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
The durability of the chain (email) gang
The Corner:
Poll Positions  —  Michigan pollster Steve Mitchell …
Discussion: Ross Douthat and Eunomia
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court to rule on campaign finance, 3 other cases
Discussion: Redstate
Satyam / Think Progress:
Bush: If I ran for President, I'd be an ‘agent of change.’
Discussion: Wonkette
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton: 'Listen'  —  Her new spot, airing in South Carolina …
Michelle Malkin:
Romney chokes up again
Discussion: The Corner
Ariel Alexovich / The Caucus:
D.L.C. Leaders Cut Edwards Out
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and TPMCafe blogs
 Earlier Items: 
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Dems offer olive branch on econ package
Discussion: The Swamp
MSNBC:
Roseanne debates candidates, slams Oprah
Erica Jong / The Huffington Post:
Who's Tired of Pink?
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL, WHO'S THE BIGGEST PANDERER OF ALL? …
Yeas & Nays:
MoveOn.org peels editor off of satirical Onion paper
CNN:
Top Giuliani staffers to go without pay
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
McCain loan could violate donor privacy
Discussion: TPMmuckraker, Redstate and Hot Air
 

 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
The Trump campaign has denied press credentials for several reporters, often after tough questions or articles; in 2016, it denied them for entire news outlets

 
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