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6:25 PM ET, January 22, 2008

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Marc Ambinder:
Thompson Decides To Drop Out  —  Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson has told several Republicans that he has decided to drop out of the presidential race and will make public his intentions by close of business.  —  Thompson does not plan to endorse any rivals for now, even though one of his best friends is Sen. John McCain.
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Associated Press:
Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race  —  NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.  —  “Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States.
The Campaign Spot:
Fred Out of Thursday's Debate; Doesn't Plan on Endorsing  —  I spoke to one of my Thompson sources.  —  He's still with his ailing mother.  “He's just being a good son."  —  He has not spoken to any other campaign or any other candidates, nor does he intend to at this time.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Fred dropping out; Update: Confirmed; Update: What went wrong?  Update: The man who stopped Huckmentum  —  Ambinder says so and Carl Cameron is reporting it on Fox now.  Stand by for updates.  —  Update: Cameron says it could come tonight or tomorrow.  He's already informed his campaign headquarters, in person.
Fred Thompson / You Decide 08!:
THOMPSON DROPS OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE  —  Fred Thompson dropped his presidential bid Tuesday, after the former Tennessee senator and actor finished third in the South Carolina primary and was unable to score a victory in any of the early primaries or caucuses.
Satyam / Think Progress:
Thompson drops out.  —  Fox News reports that former Tennesee …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Booman Tribune
Bill Sammon / Examiner:
Fred Thompson quits; may position himself for VP bid
Discussion: Wizbang
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
D'AMATO DUMPS FRED FOR MCCAIN
The Politico:
Fred Thompson quits GOP race
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   With Thompson Out, Who Benefits Most?
Deacon / Power Line:
FRED THOMPSON WITHDRAWS
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Sewell Chan / City Room:
Heath Ledger, Actor, Is Found Dead at 28  —  The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan, according to the New York City police.  Signs pointed to a suicide or an accidental overdose, police sources said.  Mr. Ledger was 28.
The State:
Obama most likely Democrat to unify America  —  THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY in South Carolina this year offers voters an unusual choice.  Earlier votes have winnowed out the most experienced candidates, leaving a field with fewer accomplishments and differences on policy, but including two candidates …
John Edwards / CNN:
Clinton, Edwards hold private post-debate meeting  —  MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) — What were they talking about?  —  Hillary Clinton and John Edwards met privately backstage following a very contentious Democratic presidential debate in this coastal city, sources with both campaigns confirm to CNN.
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Bill Schneider's take on last night's Democratic debate:
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Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
What's Gotten Into Bill?  —  Six months ago, Bill Clinton seemed to be settling comfortably into roles befitting a silver-maned former president: statesman, philanthropist, philosopher-king.  Now he has put all that high-mindedness on hold — maybe it was never such a great fit, after all …
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Fareed Zakaria / Newsweek:
We're Fighting the Wrong War  —  'What remains is a negative objective, stopping the war from spilling over, within Iraq but also outside it.'  —  Pity the U.S. presidential candidates.  They had their positions on Iraq all worked out by last summer and have repeated them consistently ever since.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Daily Dish
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Michelle Malkin:
Mystery in Brooklyn: Bomb factory at Columbia University professor's home  —  The NY Daily News reports today on a disturbing discovery at a Columbia University instructor's home: … Clatts cannot be located.  Who is he? … The NYTimes reports on a bizarre twist in the case …
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Fred Exits  —  He's a good and talented man, but I'm still mystified at why he got into the race in the first place.  For the most part, he was a very unhappy warrior out on the campaign trail and seemed to have little appetite for the normal give and take and indignities of campaigning.
The Smoking Gun:
Hey Kids, Shoot Your Favorite Candidate!  —  Clinton, Obama pace gunners in “Presidential Paintball” online game  —  For the aspiring young assassin, a popular online games site offers kids the opportunity to assume the identity of a leading presidential contender and then shoot …
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Hot Air
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
OBAMA vs. CLINTON....AGAIN....It's possible — likely, even — that everyone is tired of conversations about whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton would be more effective if they win the presidency.  That's doubly true since it's essentially unknowable at this point.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Israel Eyes Thinking Machines to Fight ‘Doomsday’ Missile Strikes (Updated)  —  Israel has been hit in recent years by thousands and thousands of rockets, mortar shells, and missiles.  And that could be just a preview of the onslaught Iran may one day unleash.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Boing Boing
 
 
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