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1:30 AM ET, January 21, 2008


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Michael James / Political Radar:
EXCLUSIVE: Obama Rips Bill Clinton Slams as ‘Troubling’ and Inaccurate  —  ABC News' Michael James and Tahman Bradley Report: Sen. Barack Obama says he's ready to confront former President Bill Clinton, calling his advocacy on behalf of his wife's presidential campaign, “troubling.”
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Discussion: Donklephant and protein wisdom
Mike Huckabee / CNN:
Norris: McCain may be too old for the White House  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Chuck Norris brought his tough-guy approach to the campaign trail Sunday, taking aim at John McCain's age and suggesting the Arizona senator might not last even a single term.  —  Norris, an ardent supporter of Mike Huckabee …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: The Great Need of the Hour  —  The Scripture tells us that when Joshua and the Israelites arrived at the gates of Jericho, they could not enter.  The walls of the city were too steep for any one person to climb; too strong to be taken down with brute force.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Ebenezer Sermon  —  For the record, here are Barack Obama's …
Discussion: Crunchy Con
John McCormick / The Swamp:
At Dr. King's church, Obama calls for empathy
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The Politico
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
After His Loss in Nevada, Edwards Keeps Marching  —  ATLANTA — It looked like sweet relief for John Edwards that more than 1,700 miles separated him from the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.  —  He had left Las Vegas the day before, bouncing from Oklahoma to Missouri to Georgia …
Discussion: Political Machine
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
On Eve of King Holiday, Race Dominates Campaign  —  ATLANTA — As he stood at the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church here, addressing worshipers at the former congregation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Senator Barack Obama was doing something Sunday that he has rarely done in his months of campaigning for the presidency.
Discussion: New York Post and TalkLeft
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Oliver Stone votes for ‘Bush’ project  —  Josh Brolin to play embattled president  —  Oliver Stone has set his sights on his next directing project, “Bush,” a film focusing on the life and presidency of George W. Bush, and attached Josh Brolin to play the title role.
Discussion: LIBERTAS, alicublog and Roger L. Simon
Dick Meyer / CBS News:
Obama's Age Gap: Is It Race?  —  CBS's Dick Meyer Says Older Americans Have So Far Proven Unwilling To Vote For Barack Obama  —  (CBS) This analysis was written by Editorial Director Dick Meyer.  —  Now that Democrats have voted or caucused in three states in three different parts …
New York Times:
Pentagon Weighs Top Iraq General as Chief of NATO  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering Gen. David H. Petraeus for the top NATO command later this year, a move that would give the general, the top American commander in Iraq, a high-level post during the next administration …
Casto Ocando /
Chávez says he chews coca daily  —  Analysts said Chávez's comments before National Assembly amounted to a dangerous endorsement and might be an admission of an illegal act.  —  AIM  —  El Nuevo Herald  —  Venezuela's controversial President Hugo Chávez has revealed …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
The Independent:
Just one more year!  Good riddance to George W Bush  —  But what kind of mess will the next president inherit, exactly 12 months from today?  By Rupert Cornwell in Washington  —  Arabia is the land of illusion and desert mirages.  And as he jetted last week from kingdom to sheikdom …
Discussion: War in Context
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
War, Meet the 2008 Campaign  —  FOR the past year, I have led a double existence, dividing my time between military reporting assignments in Iraq and tracking the campaign debate in the United States.  —  I have rolled north to Baquba with a Stryker brigade that cleared the city of insurgents …
Daily Mail:
Zimbabwe bank issues $10million bill - but it won't even buy you a hamburger in Harare  —  Forget the glitzy restaurants of New York and London: only in Zimbabwe would a hamburger actually cost millions of dollars.  —  The central bank of the southern African country has a issued a 10million Zimbabwe dollar note.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Going up on Florida networks tomorrow  —  Per a source familiar with the media plan, McCain will start his Florida TV effort tomorrow with “Never Surrender” — the Iraq/POW spot he first aired in New Hampshire.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
BY MAUREEN DOWD, DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE  —  One of the highlights of my trip to Israel this past August was the helicopter tour that took us from Herzliya down the separation fence and over to Sderot.  My guide on the helicopter tour was Calev Ben-David, who is in the middle of our group …
Discussion: Jerusalem Post and The Corner
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
TAX REBATES....Bruce Bartlett takes to the pages of the Wall …
Discussion: Redstate
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Barack Says Hello As Minnesota Suddenly Matters
Discussion: Redstate
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Bush's last day  —  You may have noticed, on bumpers or t-shirts, the “1.20.09” slogan.
Discussion: D-Day
David B. Crist / New York Times:
Iran's Small Boats Are a Big Problem
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Taking liberties  —  Once again, personal choices are under attack …
Discussion: Liberal Values
Saudi prince: If Israel quits Arab land, it could join Arab world
Discussion: Spectator
Elizabeth Svoboda / Popular Science:
Anti-Counterfeiting Around the World
 Earlier Items: 
Jacqueline Klingebiel / Political Radar:
Edwards: “What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas”
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“They Like Hillary Clinton"  —  A reminder from David Brooks …
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:
Why Democrats Should Support McCain
The Corner:
Gerson on Thompson  —  Last week Michael Gerson wrote …
Michael Gerson / Newsweek:
How My Party Lost Its Way  —  What caused the unraveling of the Republican Party?
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Redstate
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Straight Talk on McCain's Chances ...