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10:35 PM ET, January 21, 2008

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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Bill Clinton jabs playing well with voters  —  So maybe Bill Clinton isn't quite so far off-message as we had assumed.  —  After two weeks of reports on the former president's temper, the former first lady's supposed inability to keep him on script, and the ostensibly dire impact on his legacy …
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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.”
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:   Clinton limits time in SC
The Politico:
The Clinton-Obama exchange  —  CNN is providing transcript, and the full transcript of their first exchange is after the jump.  —  It began with this line from Obama, on his taxing and spending plans: “What she said wasn't true."  —  MODERATOR: She says that the new programs that she proposes she essentially
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Leroy Chapman Jr / The State:
Obama: Is national media correcting inaccuracies?
CNN:
CNN readers respond angrily to ‘race or gender’ story  —  (CNN) — Within minutes of posting a story on CNN's homepage called “Gender or race: Black women voters face tough choices in South Carolina,” readers reacted quickly and angrily.  —  Many took umbrage at the story's suggestion …
Discussion: Media Blog and Althouse
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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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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.
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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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Barack Obama: “Committed Christian — Called to Bring Change”  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  Mike Huckabee has been widely criticized for his overt religious appeals to win votes.  One of the most criticized aspects of his campaign was a television ad he ran in Iowa …
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 …
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.
MarketWatch:
U.S. stock futures point to major decline on reopen  —  Markets in Europe end day in bear-market territory  —  LONDON (MarketWatch) — If futures contracts traded on a day when U.S. stocks weren't even due to open are anything near accurate, then markets will be in for a major decline on Tuesday …
Discussion: News Hounds
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 …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Sharpening Their Shivs  —  I'm sure a lot of people enjoyed this when they read it: … I know, it's great fun to think about Rahm and Teddy telling Bill to STFU.  But everybody ought to take a deep breath and remind themselves that this is also exactly the kind of thing Democrats …
Discussion: MSNBC, Say Anything and Group News Blog
 
 
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Robert Tait / Guardian:
Iran's supreme leader rebuffs Ahmadinejad
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
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Bloomberg:
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
New National Obama Ad: “Inspiring”
Discussion: Corrente
Lee Keath / Associated Press:
Sympathizers seek answers from al-Qaida
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Michelle Malkin:
SC Democrat debate: Punch, Judy, and Silky; Update: Squabbling …
The Corner:
re Cynicism  —  Well, I'm not always so cynical, Kathryn.
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Rep. Joe Wilson to endorse McCain
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Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
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Reuters:
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James Carroll / Boston Globe:
Islamofascism's ill political wind
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Confederate Yankee:
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