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12:10 PM ET, January 14, 2008


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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Camp's Memo on Clintons' Politicizing Race  —  Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign has prepared a detailed memo listing various instances in which it perceived Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign to have deliberately played the race card in the Democratic primary.  [See the full memo here.]
Josh Gerstein / Latest Politics:
President Clinton Does More Damage Control on Black Radio  —  In an interview Monday, President Clinton mounted a less-than-vigorous defense of comments a prominent supporter of Senator Clinton's presidential bid, Robert Johnson, made which many interpreted as a reference to Senator Obama's admission …
J. Patrick Coolican / Las Vegas Sun:
Obama goes gloves off, head-on  —  He discusses how race has flared up in the campaign, a suit over voting on the Strip  —  In a Sun interview Sunday, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama addressed the suddenly front-and-center issue of race in his fight with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Discussion: The New Republic
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Questions Nevada Caucus Lawsuit
Discussion: MSNBC and Election Law
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
McCain Faces Payback From Old GOP Foes  —  Over the past decade, Sen. John McCain has annoyed, aggravated and nearly destroyed some of the most powerful members of Washington's Republican establishment, creating a list of antagonists including anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist and the vehement Gun Owners of America.
Hugh Hewitt / TownHall Blog:
John McCain and the GOP
Discussion: TIME
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Florida A Four-Way Tie: Rasmussen
Discussion: Riehl World View
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
McCain & the Israeli/Palestinian Dispute
Discussion: Israel Matzav
William Kristol / New York Times:
The Democrats' Fairy Tale  —  “Give me a break.  This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."  Thus spoke Bill Clinton last Monday night, exasperated by Barack Obama's claim that he — unlike Hillary Clinton — had been consistently right (or wrong, depending on your point of view) on the Iraq war.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Responding to Recession  —  Suddenly, the economic consensus seems to be that the implosion of the housing market will indeed push the U.S. economy into a recession, and that it's quite possible that we're already in one.  As a result, over the next few weeks we'll be hearing a lot about plans for economic stimulus.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and BartBlog
New York Times:
The Pork King Keeps His Crown  —  The new earmark disclosure rules put into effect by Congress confirm the pre-eminence of Representative John Murtha at procuring eye-popping chunks of pork for contractors he helped put in business in Johnstown, Pa. The Pennsylvania Democrat …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Redstate
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: McCain Clings to Slim Lead in Michigan  —  Utica, New York - Arizona Sen. John McCain holds a slim lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney heading into the Republican primary election in Michigan, a new Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll shows.
The Hill:
Time for Chris Matthews to Apologize  —  In this day of hypercritical coverage of candidates, members of the media should also be held accountable.  —  Today, candidates are held responsible for every word they utter, while talking heads get a free pass.  —  That's not fair.
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
David Kopel / The Volokh Conspiracy:
AMICUS BRIEFS FOR PETITIONER IN D.C. V. HELLER:  —  On Friday, 20 amicus briefs were filed in support of the District of Columbia government, in the case challenging the District's ban on handguns and on functional firearms.  The briefs are here.  —  Most notably, the Solicitor General asked …
Discussion: SayUncle
Joseph Goldstein / New York Sun:   Cuomo Stands Alone on 2nd Amendment
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
In Defending War Vote, Clintons Contradict Record  —  WASHINGTON — Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have repeatedly invoked the name of Senator Chuck Hagel, a longtime critic of the Iraq war, as they defend Mrs. Clinton's 2002 vote to authorize the war.  —  In interviews and at a recent campaign event …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and BitsBlog
Marc Kaufman / Washington Post:
Escalating Ice Loss Found in Antarctica  —  Sheets Melting in an Area Once Thought to Be Unaffected by Global Warming  —  Climatic changes appear to be destabilizing vast ice sheets of western Antarctica that had previously seemed relatively protected from global warming, researchers reported yesterday …
Aaron Siegel / Latest Headlines:
Financial advisers' No. 1 worry: A Democrat in the White House  —  Nothing worries financial advisers more than the prospect of a Democrat's being elected president in November, according to a quarterly poll by Brinker Capital Inc.  —  The fourth-quarter edition of the Brinker Barometer …
Discussion: Wizbang, TigerHawk and Don Surber
Matthew Yglesias:
Clinton Attacks on Iraq  —  To add to what Ezra Klein says about the new round of Iraq-related attacks Hillary Clinton is making on Barack Obama, my issue here is that I don't understand what point her campaign is trying to make.  Has Obama been less of a consistent, strong anti-war leader than I would have liked?
New York Post:
HILLARY, BARACK RAP & ROCK  —  PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Barack Obama claims to run a clean campaign, but someone in his camp took a swipe at Hillary Clinton through the candidate's theme song.  —  As Obama and his wife, Michelle, strolled triumphantly into his victory party in Des Moines, Iowa …
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What Corruption Looks Like  —  Last week, Al Wynn did a fundraiser …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Anjeanette Damon / Inside Nevada Politics:
New Poll: Democratic race in Nevada a dead heat
Discussion: The Fix
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