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10:20 PM ET, January 13, 2008


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Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
BET Founder Slams Obama in South Carolina  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, who is campaigning today in South Carolina with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, just raised the specter of Barack Obama's past drug use.
Gateway Pundit:
It Has Begun... Hillary Takes Credit For Surge She Opposed!!  —  CAUTION: DON'T READ THIS WITH WHILE EATING...  It has begun... Democrats are now taking credit for the surge... A surge they all opposed!  —  Hillary takes credit for the sucess in Iraq on Meet the Press.
Zzaki / Political Radar:
Clinton Surrogate Makes Veiled Reference to Obama's Drug Use  —  ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: Speaking in Columbia, S.C., BET founder Bob Johnson was introducing Clinton and made a veiled swipe at Barack Obama's past drug use.  The last surrogate to talk about Obama and drugs …
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Clinton backer appears to raise Obama's drug use  —  (CNN) - BET founder and prominent Hillary Clinton supporter Bob Johnson said Sunday he is ‘insulted’ with the Obama campaign's latest criticisms of Clinton, and appeared to take aim at the Illinois senator for his admitted drug use as a young man.
New York Times:
Clinton and Obama Spar Over Remark About Dr. King  —  Escalating their fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama engaged in a war of words on Sunday over Mrs. Clinton's recent remark about the role that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. played …
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Clinton, Obama Clash Over Race Issue
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama Slams Clinton's ‘Meet’ Appearance
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama: Clinton rewrites history
Discussion: TalkLeft
Phillip Elliott / Associated Press:
Clinton blames Obama camp over remark
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.”
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
New York Times:
G.O.P. Voters, in Big Shift, Favor McCain Over His Rivals  —  WASHINGTON — Republican voters have sharply altered their views of the party's presidential candidates following the early contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, with Senator John McCain, once widely written off …
Discussion: Hot Air and Cliff Schecter
Camilla Tominey / Daily Express:
PLOT TO KILL QUEEN FOILED  —  AL Qaeda terrorists posing as TV crews planned to blow up the Queen by smuggling explosives into last year's Commonwealth summit.  —  Two huge outside broadcast vans belonging to the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation were seized after a tip-off from intelligence agents.
Robert Bryce / Washington Post:
ARTS & LIVING CITY GUIDE  — > Opinions > Outlook  —  Myths About Breaking Our Foreign Oil Habit … In a speech last year, former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr. had some advice for American motorists: “The next time you pull into a gas station to fill your car with gas …
Discussion: Redstate
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.
Tom Hilton / If I Ran the Zoo:
Not-Much Shorter Jonah: “Tom Wolfe Likes It!”
Discussion: Orcinus and Sadly, No!
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Who Spun The Hormuz Incident?  (Update - The Full Video)  —  By now, anyone following the changing story of the almost-clash between three US Navy capital ships and five Iranian speedboats in the Gulf has read the Navy Times report that says the mysterious threatening voice on the Pentagon's audio tape …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Another Sign Edwards Will Throw Support to Obama  —  South Carolina may be the end for John Edwards if he comes in third.  It seems, once again, he's displaying his preference for Obama over Hillary.  At a campaign event at a predominantly black Baptist church today Edwards said : … and,
Discussion: protein wisdom and PoliGazette
Satyam / Think Progress:
Snow Shrugs Off Post-War Failures: ‘Everybody Gets It Wrong At The Beginning Of A War’  —  Yesterday, former White House spokesperson Tony Snow was interviewed on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.  —  Maher discussed how woefully unprepared the Bush administration was for post-invasion Iraq.
Discussion: Bill Maher
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
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The Race for the American Mind
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