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9:55 PM ET, January 14, 2008

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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Obama Damps Down Racial Controversy  —  ABC News' David Wright, Andy Fies, and Sunlen Miller Report: Sen. Barack Obama told ABC News Monday there is nothing in Sen. Hillary Clinton's record that would give him any cause for concern about her in terms of racial politics.
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Matt Bai / The Caucus:
The Clintons and History  —  WASHINGTON — There's an old joke people here in the capital like to tell about Charles E. Schumer, the New York senator, and over the years I'm sure it's been used to describe other politicians, as well: The most dangerous place to stand in Washington …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama, putting out the fire  —  Carrie Budoff Brown has some key quotes from an Obama avail this afternoon in Reno, where he tried to put to rest the racially-charged name-calling. … His surrogates and a spokeswoman have, it's worth noting, participated in the recent round of criticism of the Clintons …
CNN:
Bill Clinton compiles ‘list’ of Obama attacks  —  (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign came out swinging Monday against the latest complaints from her rival, with former President Clinton announcing he has “a list of 80 attacks on Hillary” by Senator Barack Obama's campaign.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Tries to Stop the ‘Silliness’  —  (Photo: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times)  —  RENO, Nev. - As he campaigned in northern Nevada on Monday, Senator Barack Obama said he was concerned that a heated discussion of racial issues in the presidential campaign could divide the Democratic Party.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson / The Huffington Post:
Obama Needs a History Lesson about Hillary and King
Discussion: PoliGazette and Too Sense
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama camp slams Clintons over drugs talk
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Michael Duffy / Time:
Race Spells Trouble for the Dems
Discussion: Lance Mannion
Anjeanette Damon / Inside Nevada Politics:
New Poll: Democratic race in Nevada a dead heat  —  A new poll by the Reno Gazette-Journal shows a neck-and-neck three-way race among Democrats for Saturday's caucus.  On the Republican side, U.S. Sen. John McCain has taken his first lead in Nevada of the election season, and Mitt Romney …
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David Mark / The Politico:
Clinton holds solid lead in California  —  The poll of 384 likely Democratic primary voters, conducted by telephone Jan. 11-13, shows the New York senator at 47 percent, comfortably ahead of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's 31 percent and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards' 10 percent.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Bothersome Intel on Iran  —  In public, President Bush has been careful to reassure Israel and other allies that he still sees Iran as a threat, while not disavowing his administration's recent National Intelligence Estimate.  That NIE, made public Dec. 3, embarrassed the administration …
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Peter Robinson / The Corner:
Fred Thompson: Liftoff?  —  All eyes are naturally enough on the Michigan primary tomorrow—all eyes, that is, except mine, Jonathan Adler's, and those belonging to readers of this happy Corner who have been wondering, along with Jonathan and me, when the polls down in South Carolina …
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Flopping Aces
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Sean Hackbarth / Fred File:
Fred Thompson Surges in South Carolina
Brian Eckhouse / Las Vegas Sun:
Most Republicans: There's a Nevada caucus?
Discussion: Donklephant
Michelle Malkin:
McCain booed in Michigan...twice; Update: Video added  —  Update: Here's the vid of the booing at the Americans for Prosperity Summit event...  Mr. Shamnesty-Short Fuse almost walked off the stage during a campaign event with the AFL-CIO in Michigan.  Audience members didn't like his soft-on-illegal immigration blather.
Discussion: Hot Air and Riehl World View
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Pete Winn / CNSNews:
Michigan Crowd Boos McCain on Illegal Immigration
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and PunditGuy
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Judge To NBC: You Can't Control Your Own Content  —  A solution in search of a problem found a judge in search of some understanding of the concept of private property and free speech.  Both converged in Las Vegas through the efforts of Dennis Kucinich to force his way into the NBC Democratic debate.
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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Breaking News: Kucinich sues NBC over Nevada debate
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, MyDD and TVNewser
Spengler / Asia Times:
Indiana Jones meets the Da Vinci Code  —  Islam watchers blogged all weekend about news that a secret archive of ancient Islamic texts had surfaced after 60 years of suppression.  Andrew Higgins' Wall Street Journal report that the photographic record of Koranic manuscripts …
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Andrew Higgins / Wall Street Journal:   Missing for a half century, a cache of photos spurs sensitive research …
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The Case Against Hillary Clinton  —  WHY ON EARTH WOULD WE CHOOSE TO PUT THE CLINTON FAMILY DRAMA AT THE CENTER OF OUR POLITICS AGAIN.  —  Seeing the name Hillary in a headline last week—a headline about a life that had involved real achievement—I felt a mouse stirring in the attic of my memory.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   The Nightmare For Financial Advisers
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Precinct Captain's Mailer Urges Republicans To Switch Parties To Stop Hillary  —  An Obama precinct captain in Nevada has circulated a flyer that urges Republicans (and independents) to become Democrats just for a day in order to stop Hillary.  —  The flyer is likely to be controversial …
Discussion: Salon, TalkLeft and Corrente
 
 
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