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1:55 AM ET, January 16, 2008


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The Campaign Spot:
And The First Exit Polls in Michigan Say...  I'm surprised no one else has put this up yet.  I'm hearing the first round of exit polls have Romney 35, McCain 29, Huckabee 15, Ron Paul 10, Giuliani 4.  This doesn't count absentee ballots.  —  If this holds, the networks will be able to announce shortly after 9 p.m. eastern time...
Discussion: Hot Air, Wizbang and Booman Tribune
Exit polling: Democrats pick McCain over Romney  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Despite urging from some activists like Markos Moulitsas that Michigan Democrats vote for Mitt Romney over John McCain, CNN exit polling indicates the Arizona Republican won the liberal vote.
How Romney won: Economy, evangelicals, local ties  —  (CNN) — Mitt Romney's victory over John McCain can be credited to three factors, CNN exit polling indicates.  —  A majority of Michigan voters named the economy as the most pressing issue — and those voters overwhelming chose …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Hard Mittmentum  —  NRO's Jim Geraghty posts what are supposed to be the first exit polls out of Michigan.  Romney 35%, McCain 29%, Huck 15%, Paul 10%, Giuliani 4%.  —  We've independently heard the same numbers; but we were not able to confirm them.  —  (ed.note: Actually …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
Gordon Trowbridge / Detroit News:
Romney wins Michigan primary, blasts GOP race wide open  —  Mitt Romney won a crucial victory in Tuesday's Michigan Republican presidential primary, defeating John McCain and Mike Huckabee with a message of optimism for the state's ailing economy.  —  With 95 percent of precincts counted …
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Romney Beats McCain in Michigan Vote
Hugh Hewitt /
Discussion: TIME, Punditry and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
No G.O.P. Anchor in Sight
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Live Coverage Of The Michigan Primary
Sean Hackbarth / Fred File:
Bill Lacy on the Results of the Michigan Primary
Discussion: alicublog and
You Decide 08!:
Deacon / Power Line:
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Potentially troubling news for Clinton in Michigan ‘win’  —  (CNN) — Hillary Clinton faced a grim statistic in Michigan tonight, despite her primary “win” there: results revealed that she may have reason to worry about her grasp on the African-American vote.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
EXITS  —  According to the Fox exit polls, in the Democratic primary tonight, Clinton took 25% of the African-American vote and “uncommitted” is getting 69% of the African-American vote.  Now remember, Hillary is only major candidate on the ballot.  The others, and even Hillary to a degree …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Blacklash?  —  So far, in Michigan, the African-American vote …
Discussion: Salon
Brian Stelter / The Caucus:
NBC Wins Battle Over Debate  —  The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that MSNBC is not required to include candidate Dennis Kucinich in its scheduled Democratic presidential debate.  —  The decision, which came one hour before the debate was scheduled to begin in Las Vegas …
New York Times:
Obama and Clinton Seek a Softer Tone in Democratic Presidential Debate  —  LAS VEGAS — A Democratic presidential debate unfolded with an exchange of pleasantries and acts of contrition among rivals on Tuesday as Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama promised to dispel a rancorous feud …
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Clintons rushed to reach Clyburn on race controversy
Discussion: The Swamp, MyDD and Don Surber
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
HUCK, THE CONSTITUTION AND 'GOD'S STANDARDS'  —  From NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy  —  WARREN, Mich. — Huckabee's closing argument to voters here this evening featured a few new stories and two prolonged sections on illegal immigration and Christian values.
The Raw Story:
The Corner:
Re: God's Government
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Banned at The DoJ  —  We here at TPM get hundreds of emails each day, ranging from reader emails to press releases.  And it took me a while to notice that on October 10th of last year, the Justice Department stopped sending us their releases.  We had been on their list for well more than a year.
Matthew Yglesias / Washington Monthly:
The Unbearable Inanity of Tim Russert  —  On May 27, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson appeared on Meet the Press hoping, no doubt, to get a question about Iraq policy.  Richardson was advocating the complete withdrawal of all U.S. forces, an important policy distinction …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Nevada  —  9.10 pm: Did Robert L. Johnson actually say he was “out of bounds” in bringing up Obama's past drug use?  That's what Clinton just said.  Did she just make that up?  —  (Update: if you read Johnson's press release, you can see that Clinton was lying to maintain good relations with Johnson.
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Mitt's Win in Michigan
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The Corner:
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Detroit Free Press:
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