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12:05 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
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: alicublog, LIBERTAS 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 …
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
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 …
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:
Why Democrats Should Support McCain  —  So after eight years of waiting, my main man — Senator Johnny Mac — finally won a primary in the very state that, in 2000, helped set the course for the so-called Bush presidency.  —  Good for John.  Unfortunately, I fear the most challenging days …
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
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
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“They Like Hillary Clinton”  —  A reminder from David Brooks about how the leading figures in the Bush administration see the former first lady.  She's a person they'd like to see continue their legacy.
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.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Bush's last day  —  You may have noticed, on bumpers or t-shirts, the “1.20.09” slogan.  It denotes, of course, Inauguration Day for Bush's successor.  —  With that, I just thought I'd mention that after seven painful years, the Bush presidency will end exactly one year from today.
Discussion: D-Day
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.
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
HOW THE DELEGATES ARE APPORTIONED  —  HOW THE DELEGATES ARE APPORTIONED  —  New York Sen. Hillary Clinton won Nevada on Saturday — or did she?  —  Clinton got nearly 51 percent of the delegates apportioned by Saturday's Democratic precinct caucuses, to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's 45 percent.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TalkLeft
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Barack Says Hello As Minnesota Suddenly Matters
Discussion: Redstate
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 …
Saudi prince: If Israel quits Arab land, it could join Arab world
Discussion: Spectator
Elizabeth Svoboda / Popular Science:
Anti-Counterfeiting Around the World
Jacqueline Klingebiel / Political Radar:
Edwards: “What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas”
 Earlier Items: 
The Corner:
Gerson on Thompson  —  Last week Michael Gerson wrote …
The Corner:
McCain Agonistes  —  Ever since I wrote a favorable column …
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 ...
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Ronald Reagan Is Still Dead
Las Vegas Sun:
How Clinton hit pay dirt