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3:45 PM ET, January 13, 2008


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The Politico:
Hillary Clinton attacks Barack Obama  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said on NBC's “Meet the Press” today that the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was “deliberately distorting” remarks she had made about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama Slams Clinton's ‘Meet’ Appearance  —  Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) dismissed an appearance made by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) on “Meet the Press” this morning as “political point scoring,” condemning his main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination for seeking to recast the events of the last several years.
Discussion: Firedoglake and TalkLeft
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Durbin warns Bill Clinton  —  Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the second-ranking party leader in the Senate, says President Bill Clinton's comments about Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) are getting “too personal” and called on the former president to refrain from attacking Obama's integrity.
Sen. Hillary Clinton / MSNBC:
‘Meet the Press’ transcript for Jan. 13, 2008  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Obama wins Iowa.  —  (Videotape):  —  SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): Thank you, Iowa.  —  MR. RUSSERT: Clinton wins New Hampshire.  —  (Videotape):  —  SEN. HILLARY CLINTON (D-NY) …
The Fact Hub:
On Meet the Press, Hillary Examines Sen. Obama On Iraq  —  Sen. Obama's campaign is based on a clear premise: he gave a speech on the Iraq war in 2002 and has unequivocally opposed the war every year since.  On Meet the Press, Hillary raised questions about Sen. Obama's record on Iraq:
Phillip Elliott / Associated Press:
Clinton blames Obama camp over remark  —  RENO, NEV. - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday faulted chief rival Barack Obama's campaign for twisting her comments about slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.  —  Clinton was questioned by reporters …
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
BET Founder Slams Obama in South Carolina
Discussion: Political Radar
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Clinton justifies war vote, hits Obama
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Deirdre Shesgreen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
McCaskill endorses Obama
Discussion: The Swamp, Obsidian Wings and PSoTD
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
Deplorable Campaigning  —  Mike Huckabee: “Many of us who have been Republicans out of conviction . . . the social conservatives,” he told reporters, “were welcomed in the party as long as we sort of kept our place, but Lord help us if we ever stood forward and said we would actually like to lead the party.”
Washington Post:
Huckabee: Evangelical Christians Now Have a Chance to Lead GOP  —  Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee touted his candidacy Saturday as a chance for evangelical Christians to lead the Republican Party rather than just support its candidates.  —  “I don't presume that you automatically support …
Jim Davenport / Associated Press:
Thompson keeps up Huckabee criticism
Discussion: Fred File and Riehl World View
Caitlin Flanagan / New York Times:
Sex and the Teenage Girl  —  THE movie “Juno” is a fairy tale about a pregnant teenager who decides to have her baby, place it for adoption and then get on with her life.  For the most part, the tone of the movie is comedic and jolly, but there is a moment when Juno tells her father about her condition …
Jonah Goldberg / Washington Post:
Cloudy Fortunes for Conservatism  —  Well, this wasn't the plan.  —  As pretty much everyone has noticed, the Republican race hasn't exactly followed any of the scripts laid out for it.  Mitt Romney has been hacked apart like the Black Knight in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
The Corner:
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Noxious Fruits of Hate Speech laws  —  (updated below)  —  I've written several times before about the oppressive, dangerous hate speech laws which are common — increasingly so — in both Canada and Europe, whereby the Government is empowered to punish as criminals citizens …
Discussion: National Post and Ezra Levant
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Discussion: The Corner, QandO and AMERICAN DIGEST
Ross Douthat:
Liberal Fascism And Its Critics  —  Here is some free advice for liberals who don't care much for Jonah Goldberg or his (bestselling) new volume: Either confine yourself to dismissive snark, of the sort perfected by my colleague Matt, or buckle down and actually read the damn thing.
Discussion: The Impolitic and Liberal Fascism
Steven Thomma /
Romney leads McCain in Michigan, poll shows  —  Mitt Romney leads John McCain days before a potentially pivotal Republican primary in Michigan, according to a new McClatchy-MSNBC poll.  —  The rise of the economy as an issue and Romney's new strength after two losses underscored how volatile …
Discussion: Redstate
Andante Higgins / CBS News:
McCain Cheered - and Jeered - in Michigan
Discussion: Macsmind and UNCoRRELATED
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
So We Thought.  But Then Again . . .  HARRY S TRUMAN once said he wanted to talk to a one-armed economist, “so that the guy could never make a statement and then say: ‘on the other hand.’ ” Yet economic knowledge continues to progress in unexpected ways.  Here are a few of the things we learned in the last 12 months:
George F. Will / Washington Post:
A GOP Numbers Crunch  —  The first year of the 2008 campaign — think about that — has clearly established that the Republican Party's prospects are cloudy.  In the first two major contests, Mike Huckabee has finished first and third, John McCain fourth and first, Mitt Romney second twice.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THOSE ENDORSEMENTS ...  Endorsements don't usually count for much.  But if they're big enough and come at critical moments they can count for a lot.  And this string of endorsements Obama has picked up since his narrow defeat in New Hampshire four days ago is, I believe, a major story that has not gotten the attention it deserves.
Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
WE WERE RIDING NORTH TO CHICAGO ON ROUTE 65, WE HAD PLAYED THE FIRST SHOW ON A TOUR OF 45:  —  ZOMG.  Via Noah Shachtman, the greatest development of the war so far: the Army has put out a contract for a rock band to play for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  —  R—Professional Celebrity Rock Music Band via kwout
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Army Seeks “Professional Celebrity Rock Music Band”
Discussion: Boing Boing
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John Farmer / New York Times:
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Haven't We Heard This Voice Before?  —  SHE had me at “Well, that hurts my feelings.”
Discussion: The Heretik
Washington Post:
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Mark Krikorian / The Corner:
Unwarranted Pinocchios  —  Michael Dobbs, in his “fact checker” …
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