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6:10 PM ET, January 21, 2008


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Aaron Gould Sheinin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta mayor takes political shot at Bill Clinton  —  During the MLK service, Franklin addresses Clinton's reference to Barack Obama's rise as a 'fairy tale'  —  With former President Bill Clinton standing not 20 feet in front of her, Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin took what appeared …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Adviser Wolfson: Obama's Claim That Bill Is Fibbing Is A “Right Wing Talking Point”  —  This is getting interesting.  In an interview with me a couple of minutes ago, senior Hillary adviser Howard Wolfson claimed that Obama's assertion this morning that Bill Clinton is fibbing about his campaign is a “right wing talking point.”
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama faces off against both Clintons
The Corner:
Re: Tomasky on Clinton
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
Obama calls Bill Clinton untruthful
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Barack Obama: “Committed Christian — Called to Bring Change”
Discussion: Eschaton, Slog and D-Day
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Lit In South Carolina Proclaims His Committed Christianity
Discussion: Slog and Macsmind
Rudy Falls Behind McCain; Hillary Still Has 2-to-1 Lead  —  Spitzer Favorable Rating Edges Positive; Sees Gain in Job Performance  —  Voters Overwhelmingly Support Property Tax Cap and S-CHIP Expansion;  —  Also Support Higher Education Endowment with Lottery Sale or Lease
Marist Poll:
NYS Poll: February 5th Presidential Primaries  —  All references must be sourced WNBC/Marist Poll  —  This WNBC/Marist Poll of New York State reports:  —  Republican Presidential Primary 2008  —  · Senator John McCain leads among Republicans in New York State …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Hold Fast and Weekly Standard
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rudy Giuliani's precipitous fall
Discussion: Reuters and The Page
Beth Reinhard / Naked Politics:
So much for Crist endorsing McCain?
Discussion: Jonathan Martin's Blogs and TIME
New York Times:
Stocks Plunge in Europe and Asia on U.S. Recession Fear  —  PARIS — Global stock markets plunged on Monday as fears spread that the turmoil in United States mortgage markets is spreading.  Indexes in Europe fell as much as 7 percent after a huge selloff in Asia.
Toby Anderson / Associated Press:
Stock Markets Plunge Worldwide
Discussion: Attytood and AMERICAblog
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Obama Addresses Homophobia, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia Among Black Americans  —  In a speech today at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.served as pastor, Barack Obama talked about the existence of institutional racism, the sensationalizing of race “by the media” …
Scott Conroy / CBS News:
“Who Let The Dogs Out?"  Mitt Romney Wants To Know  —  From CBS News' Scott Conroy:  —  JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — Mitt Romney was greeted warmly by a largely African-American crowd at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade in Jacksonville.  He shook hands with several dozen parade-goers and even hugged a few of them.
Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:
Romney: Who Let the Dogs Out?  —  Governor Romney paid tribute …
Discussion: The Caucus
Scarlett Johansson boosts morale in Kuwait  —  If anyone has wondered what can make a battle hardened Marine act like a love-struck high-schooler, the answer is simple—a meet and greet with Scarlett Johansson.  —  The 23-year-old bombshell met with nearly 600 service members at Camp Buehring …
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers  —  Saudi Arabia is to lift its ban on women drivers in an attempt to stem a rising suffragette-style movement in the deeply conservative state.  —  Government officials have confirmed the landmark decision and plan to issue a decree by the end of the year.
John Burgess / Crossroads Arabia:
Saudi Women Gain Permission to Drive
Confederate Yankee:
The Scott Thomas Beauchamp “ Shock Troops” Military Investigation, Statements 13-24  —  Documents released by the Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base Florida, in relation to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests files for documents relating …
Discussion: QandO
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WHAT THE GROWN-UPS SAY  —  Seriously, why should John Edwards drop out of the race?  I think his chances of winning the nomination at this point are quite slim.  And I could understand if he wanted to drop out.  But is there some reason he should?  Is he under some obligation?
Kenneth Chang / International Herald Tribune:
Antarctic volcanoes identified as a possible culprit in glacier melting  —  Another factor might be contributing to the thinning of some of the Antarctica's glaciers: volcanoes.  —  In an article published Sunday on the Web site of the journal Nature Geoscience, Hugh Corr and David Vaughan …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Highly Skilled And Out Of Work  —  Long-Term Joblessness Spreads in Middle Class  —  An unusually large share of workers have been out a job for more than six months even as overall unemployment has remained low, a little-noted weakness in the labor market that analysts said threatens …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and PoliGazette
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