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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
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MITT ROMNEY WINS NEVADA GOP CAUCUSES, SCORING BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES  —  Mitt Romney won the Nevada Republican caucuses Saturday, scoring dramatic back-to-back victories in the race for the nomination.  —  Early returns showed him taking 43 percent in the state, followed by John McCain with 16 percent …
McCain looking to extend South Carolina poll hours  —  CONWAY, South Carolina (CNN) - A top backer for John McCain's presidential bid tells CNN the Arizona senator's campaign is seeking a court order to extend voting in Horry County by one hour, after learning voting machines in this eastern part …
Discussion: The Corner
Low turnout reported in South Carolina  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) — Three hours into voting, the South Carolina State Election Commission reports that turnout has been low “across the board” for today's Republican primary here.  —  “All the reports I've received from various counties …
Discussion: PoliGazette
Associated Press:
Mormons key for Romney in Nevada  —  Women and older voters helped Hillary Clinton while blacks overwhelmingly backed Barack Obama in initial preference for Nevada's Democratic presidential caucuses Saturday, a preliminary survey found.  In the state's Republican caucuses …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
ZOGBY'S FINAL NUMBERS  —  John Zogby has his final numbers out for South Carolina.  And things are looking really good for Mike Huckabee.  As I noted last night, John McCain has been leading all the polls since New Hampshire.  But the final few days have shown a swing back toward Huckabee.
New York Times:
Romney Coasts to Victory in Nevada Caucus
Discussion: The New Republic and Slog
The Campaign Spot:
A Jarring Statistic in Romney's Nevada Victory
Discussion: MSNBC, Eunomia and Commentary
Clinton, Romney projected winners in Nevada
Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Pro-Confederate flag ads praise Huckabee, bash Romney, McCain
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Heretik
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Bill claims 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 with a recording of the event, and confirmed by another.)
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Thompson Surge Arrives?  —  It may have, where it counts, in South Carolina.  Via Campaign Spot, the American Research Group poll taken over the last two days has Fred Thompson powering out of the doldrums and into the 20s, good enough for a clean third-place spot:
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Fred gets wistful, hints at departure  —  Fred Thompson made it clear at a midday campaign stop that he won't continue in the race without a strong showing out of South Carolina tonight.  —  “We'll see how we have to do, we'll see what the results are,” Thompson said, when questioned …
Discussion: Boston Globe
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
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
More Than A Dozen Lobbyists Closely Associated With Mitt Romney Campaign
Discussion: The Heretik
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Robocall trashes ‘Barack Hussein Obama’  —  The Obama campaign has released a recording (mp3) it says came from a Nevadan's answering machine of an anonymous robocall that criticizes Obama for taking money from special interests while repeating, four times, his rarely used middle name: “Hussein.”
Discussion: MoJoBlog
The Corner:
Battleground MSM  —  The mainstream media is now the key to the battle against Canada's so-called human rights commissions.  Despite the sensation on the blogosphere, the Ezra Levant inquisition is being ignored by big media in Canada, and here.  Also, there have been almost …
Joseph J. Ellis / Los Angeles Times:
‘The better angels’ side with Obama  —  The candidate's appeal to a more unified electorate rings historically true.  —  Alively debate has developed in these pages and in the blogosphere about the viability of Barack Obama's politics of hope.  Critics of Obama's promise to bring us together …
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