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6:30 PM ET, January 17, 2008


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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Huckabee Directly Equates Homosexuality With Bestiality  —  At some point you'd think Mike Huckabee's views would be seen as so controversial that there's no way he could possibly be a contender for the nomination of one of America's two main political parties.  —  Especially now.
Huckabee Going Off the Rails  —  Mike Huckabee joins Mitt Romney on my personal list of candidates for whom I would not vote even if the only alternative is Hillary Clinton (in which case I'll just sit home and complain).  Why?  —  1. From ImmigrationProfBlog:
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Huckabee vows to send all illegal aliens home  —  TIGERVILLE, S.C. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee yesterday continued to move to the right on immigration during this year's presidential campaign, signing a pledge to enforce immigration laws and to make all illegal aliens go home.
Mike Huckabee: ‘The Lord Truly Gave Me Wisdom’  —  One of the comments you've made that's getting a lot of discussion in the press is the point you made in the last day or so that we might need to amend the Constitution to have it apply more to God's standards.  Do you want to elaborate on that?
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Discussion: Wonkette and BitsBlog
Scott Conroy / CBS News:
Heated Exchange At Romney Press Conference  —  From CBS News' Scott Conroy:  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — There was an ice storm in South Carolina this morning, but it was even colder inside a Staples store where a Mitt Romney press conference suddenly went sour.  —  Romney was in the middle …
Judge OKs casino caucuses in Nevada  —  LAS VEGAS (CNN) — The Democratic Party can go ahead with a plan to let casino workers take part in Saturday's Nevada caucuses in “at-large” precincts set up in their workplaces, a federal judge ruled Thursday.  —  The state teacher's union went …
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Judge Rules In Favor Of Vegas Strip Caucus Sites
Discussion: Too Sense
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
McCain Parries a Reprise of 2000 Smear Tactics  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Volunteers making telephone calls for Senator John McCain in South Carolina last weekend noticed something odd: Four people contacted said in remarkably similar language that they opposed Mr. McCain for president …
Huckabee: Outsiders not welcome in Confederate flag decisions
Discussion: The Trail
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: McCain Still Leads in South Carolina
Discussion: Reuters and Don Surber
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Even at Home, Backers Worry About Giuliani  —  For months, the Republican establishment in New York and New Jersey marched nearly in lock step behind Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former hometown mayor they were confident would become their party's nominee for president.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   REALITY KICKS PARODY'S SORRY ASS
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
No Need to Write Rudy Off Yet
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Rasmussen Reports:
New Jersey Republican Presidential Primary
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Power Line
Aaron Lewis / CBS News:
Edwards Jabs Obama and Clinton  —  From CBS News' Aaron Lewis:  —  HENDERSON, NEV. — John Edwards ripped Barack Obama for praising the way Ronald Reagan brought about change when he was President of the United States.  —  “When you think about what Ronald Reagan did to the American people …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Stewart to Jonah: 'I don't know what you're saying.'  —  Jonah Goldberg appeared on the Daily Show last night to tout his new book, “Liberal Fascism."  Jon Stewart spent 18 minutes disputing the premise of Goldberg's book (which was condensed down into a six-minute clip) …
Editor and Publisher:
Jon Stewart Goes After Jonah Goldberg and ‘Fascism’  —  NEW YORK Columnist Jonah Goldberg stopped by Comedy Central's “Daily Show” on Wednesday night to tout his provocative new book, “Liberal Fascism."  Jon Stewart clearly didn't buy the premise, asking at one point in exasperation …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
John C. Ensslin / Rocky Mountain News:
Joke leaves 'em gasping  —  Obama quip stuns Citizen of the West banquet crowd  —  A Greeley businessman apologized Wednesday after a joke about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama fell flat during the National Western Stock Show's annual Citizen of the West banquet.
John McCain / Newsweek:
When Ross Perot Calls...  The former presidential candidate blasts John McCain, and gets an education about Barack Obama's religion.  —  The phone rang and it was Ross Perot, who hasn't given an interview in years.  Perot, who won 19 percent of the vote in the 1992 presidential election …
Jon Ralston / Las vegas sun Blogs:
RJ says Romney, Clinton leading  —  The RJ, ever-fearful that the Internet-illiterate newspaper will be scooped on its own information by someone who knows about new media, put out its results early of its poll that will be released Friday.  The RJ indicates in an email to subscribers shows …
Discussion: Las Vegas Gleaner
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Just What Types of Change Do Americans Want?  —  PRINCETON, NJ — One of the most frequently heard mantras on the presidential campaign trail this year has been the call for “change."  Several of the leading presidential candidates have adopted “change” as a campaign theme and have rushed …
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Brian Ross / Associated Press:
Gen. Tommy Franks Paid $100,000 To Endorse ‘F’ Veterans Charity
Washington Post:
No Ifs, Ands or Butts: Hitchens Calls It Quits
Canada puts U.S. on torture watch list: CTV
Associated Press:
Those under 30 see hurdles to voting
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Judge May Question C.I.A. Agents About Tapes
Discussion: Emptywheel and TPMmuckraker
Matt / Think Progress:
John Gibson Celebrates Increase In ‘Anglo’ …
Discussion: Guanabee
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Reagan Hagiography  —  Rick Perlstein's piece on Reagan should be required reading.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Is that Hillary Clinton Talking? Or Grover Norquist?
 Earlier Items: 
Michelle Malkin:
The statistical proof of liberal intolerance
Frank James / Chicago Tribune:
Bernanke's got a sense of humor, and needs it
Clinton supporter apologizes for Obama comments
George Will / Real Clear Politics:
Misstep in a Liberal Minefield
Discussion: Cold Fury
Gareth Porter / Asia Times:
How the Pentagon planted a false story
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Résumé Gap  —  A Democratic Field Without an Executive