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1:40 PM ET, January 19, 2008


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Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Polls: - Dead Heat for GOP in South Carolina!  - Clinton Holds Lead in Nevada  —  • Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Polls:  — Dead Heat for GOP in South Carolina!  — Clinton Holds Lead in Nevada...  [ read on ] (1/19/08)  —  Zogby News Releases  —  Zogby News RSS Feed
Byron York / National Review:
At the Last Minute, Thompson Shines
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Edwards, Clinton Critical of Obama's Praise for GOP And Reagan  —  RENO, NEV. — John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Barack Obama's praise of the Republican Party and Ronald Reagan - an anathema for many Democrats, particularly union members considered crucial to winning Nevada's Democratic caucuses Saturday.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Waiting for Reagan  —  You fight an election with the politicians you have.
Discussion: Power Line
Washington Post:
When Attacked, Obama's Now Hitting Back
Discussion: New York Times
Roddie A. Burris / The State:
Wintry weather adds wrinkle at 11th hour  —  Independents' impact also key  —  Months of heated campaigning in South Carolina's Republican presidential primary simmer down to today's vote.  —  Some experts predict fewer voters will cast ballots today than in years past.
Washington Post:
GOP Race Is Close in S.C.  —  COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 18 — Sen. John McCain and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee dueled on the final day of campaigning before Saturday's South Carolina presidential primary, with each of the front-runners seeking to avoid a costly defeat that could set back his hopes of winning the Republi...
Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Pro-Confederate flag ads praise Huckabee, bash Romney, McCain  —  (CNN) - An independent group that supports the public display of the Confederate flag is running ads in South Carolina through Saturday's Republican primary that praise Mike Huckabee for his stand on the issue and attack …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   ZOGBY'S FINAL NUMBERS
Chicago Sun Times:
Sun-Times Exclusive: Obama surfaces in Rekzo's federal corruption case  —  Source confirmed Obama is the unnamed “political candidate” referred to in document which outlines case against Rezko  —  For the first time, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama has surfaced in the federal corrupton case …
Discussion: TIME, MSNBC and The Page
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Will Glen Johnson Get The Last Laugh?  —  Earlier this week, AP reporter Glen Johnson acted unprofessionally by essentially heckling Mitt Romney during a press conference when Romney said that he would not be beholden to lobbyists if elected President.  Even a bystander called Johnson “rude and ugly”, a moment caught on YouTube.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jessica Van Sack / Boston Herald:
More than a dozen lobbyists working to raise money for Romney … Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney, who has cast himself as a Washington outsider and blasted his opponents' ties to lobbyists, has more than a dozen federally registered lobbyists raising money for him and several others advising his campaign, records show.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   More Than A Dozen Lobbyists Closely Associated With Mitt Romney Campaign
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Romney gets testy over issue of lobbyists in his campaign
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
An Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly Calories  —  A PRECIOUS COMMODITY In Mumbai, Rajkanya Kawle, 11, held palm oil for her family's dinner.  The 250 milliliters of oil cost 16 rupees, about 41 cents.  More Photos >  —  KUANTAN, Malaysia — Rising prices for cooking oil are forcing residents …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Bill Clinton says he witnessed voter suppression  —  Bill Clinton, speaking at a Vegas YMCA last night, made more charges against Obama and claimed to have, with Chelsea, personally witnessed voter suppression by the Culinary Workers: … (The transcript was provided by one source …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Yuras Karmanau / Associated Press:
Belarus editor jailed for Islam cartoon  —  MINSK, Belarus - A Belarus court sentenced a newspaper editor Friday to three years in prison for reprinting a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked worldwide riots when it was initially published in a Danish newspaper.
Nasrallah: We have Israelis' body parts  —  Hizbullah leader appears in public for first time in more than a year to attend Shiite religious event in Lebanese capital.  In fiery speech he says his group has ‘heads’ and ‘body parts’ of Israeli soldiers, as well as ‘nearly intact cadaver’
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Facing Deportation but Clinging to Life in U.S.  —  WAUKEGAN, Ill. — She is a homeowner, a taxpayer, a friendly neighbor and an American citizen.  Yet because she is married to an illegal immigrant, these days she feels like a fugitive.  —  Whenever her Mexican husband ventures out of the house …
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes and Daily Pundit
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Joseph J. Ellis / Los Angeles Times:
‘The better angels’ side with Obama
Noah Pollak / Commentary:
Bloody Lies!  —  Joel Pollak (no relation) reports on his blog …
Discussion: Israellycool
Weekly Standard:
Conservative Populism
Discussion: The Corner
Lawmaker mistakes Bernanke for Paulson at hearing
Discussion: Cato-at-liberty and QandO
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
CIA: Hackers to Blame for Power Outages
Discussion: Wizbang
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Lawyer Reveals Secret, Toppling Death Sentence
Discussion: TalkLeft
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
There's Something About McCain
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
‘Preacher’ Huckabee says Confederate flag opponents can shove flag pole up their ass
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John Emerson / Seeing the Forest:
Commissar Goldberg  —  [Discussion of Jonah Goldberg's book, Liberal Facism ]
Discussion: Firedoglake
USA Today:
Army task force finds gaps in brain-injury care
Discussion: ParaPundit
Aalkon / Advice Goddess Blog:
Quick! Figure Out How This Target Billboard “Objectifies” Women!
Alistair Barr / MarketWatch:
Bond-insurer woes may trigger more write-downs
Discussion: American Street
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Source: Mel Martinez on McCain's Monday Miami sched. …
Pamela Leavey / The Democratic Daily:
Yes She Can!  —  Late yesterday afternoon I received an email …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Discussion: News Hounds