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7:25 PM ET, January 21, 2008

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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Huckabee: McCain-lover, Mitt-killer  —  COLUMBIA, S.C.—For people reading between the lines, Mike Huckabee's concession speech here Saturday night dropped some enticing hints that his presidential campaign now has an agenda other than getting elected president.  —  Huckabee's new role: Mitt-killer.
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Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Hillary Leaving South Carolina to Bill and Chelsea [updated]  —  A source in the Clinton campaign confirms that Hillary Clinton will be spending most of the week before the South Carolina primary in states other than South Carolina.  —  She's expected to spend Tuesday in California and Arizona, and New Mexico.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Barack Obama: “Committed Christian — Called to Bring Change”
Discussion: Eschaton, D-Day and Slog
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Lit In South Carolina Proclaims His Committed Christianity
Discussion: Slog and Macsmind
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 …
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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.”
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
Obama calls Bill Clinton untruthful
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Weekly Standard
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.
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Shushannah Walshe / FOX Embeds:
Romney: Who Let the Dogs Out?  —  Governor Romney paid tribute …
Discussion: Slog and The Caucus
siena.edu:
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
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Rudy Giuliani's precipitous fall
Discussion: Reuters and The Page
Beth Reinhard / Naked Politics:
So much for Crist endorsing McCain?
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.
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
For Clinton, Government as Economic Prod  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said that if she became president, the federal government would take a more active role in the economy to address what she called the excesses of the market and of the Bush administration.
Toby Anderson / Associated Press:
Stock Markets Plunge Worldwide
Discussion: Attytood and AMERICAblog
usmc.mil:
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 …
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John McCormick / The Swamp:
Obama campaign responds to Clinton on Florida
Discussion: The Politico and Ben Smith's Blogs
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.
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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
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Rep. Joe Wilson to endorse McCain  —  Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) will throw his support to John McCain tomorrow at a press conference in the South Carolina capitol, a source familiar with Wilson's decision confirms.  —  The move may seem odd given that the Palmetto State primary has already taken place.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
New York Post:
BILL HAS A ‘DREAM’  —  EX PREZ NODS OFF DURING MLK AWARD PRESENTATION  —  Bill Clinton showed yesterday why he made it into the book “The Art of Napping."  —  During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president was caught nodding off.
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?
 
 
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MarketWatch:
U.S. stock futures point to major decline on reopen
Discussion: News Hounds
The Daily Princetonian:
Profs. vote for Obama with wallets
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
CNN:
Oliver Stone sets his sights on Bush
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
WHY ARE THE MEDIA IGNORING MIKE HUCKABEE'S REMARKS ABOUT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG?
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Kenneth Chang / International Herald Tribune:
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 Earlier Items: 
Orlando Sentinel:
McCain, Clinton, Obama pick up endorsements from Florida newspapers
Discussion: Hot Air
The Raw Story:
New report shows archives gone on several key days in Plame investigation
Discussion: Emptywheel, Wonkette and CANNONFIRE
Randi Kaye / CNN:
Gender or race: Black women voters face tough choices in S.C.
Discussion: Vodkapundit
Reuters:
Nader to decide soon on possible presidential run
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Highly Skilled And Out Of Work
Gerald Augustinus / The Cafeteria Is Closed:
The face of the pro-life movement
Discussion: The Corner
The Atlantic Online:
Billary Is Back  —  Readers may have noticed that I have found myself slipping.