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John H. Cushman Jr / New York Times:
Web Site Assembles U.S. Prewar Claims  —  WASHINGTON — Students of how the Bush administration led the nation into the Iraq war can now go online to browse a comprehensive database of top officials' statements before the invasion, connecting the dots between hundreds of claims …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Will the Democratic presidential candidates adhere to their rhetoric?  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  Time's Massimo Calabresi predicts the likely outcome of the imminent FISA and telecom immunity fight, to begin this week or next: … Here we have a perfect expression …
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Washington Post:   Bush, Lawmakers Are Close to Deal on Stimulus Package
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Democrats Try to Delay Eavesdropping Vote
Discussion: The Politico
Sewell Chan / City Room:
The Death of Heath Ledger  —  The actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday 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.  [Now online: Comprehensive coverage prepared for Wednesday editions of The Times.]
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CNN:
Actor Heath Ledger dies at 28  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower Manhattan apartment, the New York Police Department said.  —  The Academy Award nominated actor was 28.  —  “Pills were found in the vicinity of the bed,” police spokesman Paul Browne told CNN.
Washington Post:
Clinton Now Looking Beyond S.C.  —  Focus on 4 Delegate-Rich States Is Considered Risky  —  The next Democratic presidential nominating contest will take place in South Carolina on Saturday, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has already turned her full attention to places such as this …
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Clinton Education  —  One of our favorite Bill Clinton anecdotes involves a confrontation he had with Bob Dole in the Oval Office after the 1996 election.  Mr. Dole protested Mr. Clinton's attack ads claiming the Republican wanted to harm Medicare, but the President merely smiled …
Jill Zuckman / Baltimore Sun:
McCain picks up $1 million in New York cash  —  Fort Walton Beach, Fla. - Armed with a contingent of high profile veterans and former prisoners of war, Sen. John McCain hammered home his core message of keeping the nation safe from terrorism as he wooed voters in this heavily military region …
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Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:   New York Is All McCain's, for a Night
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Schwarzkopf to endorse McCain  —  Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the heavily decorated Gulf War commander, will endorse Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday, a Republican source said.  —  McCain is stumping in Florida and Schwarzkopf is in Colorado.  But the general is likely to appear on the campaign trail with McCain soon.
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Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
‘Stormin’ Norman' Schwarzkopf goes for McCain  —  Orlando, Fla. - One of Florida's most famous military men, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, has put his weight behind Sen. John McCain's bid for the presidency today.  —  “Stormin' Norman” Schwarzkopf, a retired four-star general who was commander …
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
The blog swarm Chris Matthews never saw coming  —  “I get it."  — Chris Matthews, January 17  —  When Chris Matthews' long-winded monologue at the opening of the January 17 Hardball program eventually touched down with an apology to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
With Thompson Out, Who Benefits Most?  —  The decision by former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson to end his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination removes a conservative voice from the field even as the remaining Republican candidates crisscross Florida in search of votes in advance of the state's Jan. 29 primary.
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RealClearMarkets:
Might Google Buy the New York Times?  —  The choice for the family would be basically this: double your money or double down on “young Arthur,” as the NYT's Chairman and CEO is sometimes called.  In the back of their minds, the prospect of doubling down on “young Arthur” …
Discussion: The Sideshow and City Room
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Philip Giraldi / The American Conservative:
Found in Translation  —  FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds spills her secrets.  —  Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will.  The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington's highest levels …
FactCheck.org:
Clinton-Obama Slugfest  —  Who lands a clean punch?  Edwards was there, too.  —  In one of the liveliest debates of the 2008 presidential campaign, the three top Democrats slugged it out in Myrtle Beach, S.C. We noted some low blows:  — Clinton falsely accused Obama of saying he …
Jennifer Rubin / American Spectator:
Wow[UPDATE: Not A Big Wow] - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 @ 11:10:28 PM  —  McCain, according to this, leads in California 41% to 17% for Romney, Rudy at 13% and Huckabee at 10%.  What?!  Yeah, I read it a few times to make sure I had it right.  (SurveyUSA by the way was very accurate on SC.)
MSNBC:
Gazans destroy wall, flee to Egypt  —  Gunmen destroyed most of 7-mile wall along Gaza amid Israeli blockade  —  RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Tens of thousands of Palestinians poured from the Gaza Strip into Egypt Wednesday after masked gunmen with explosives destroyed most of the seven-mile wall dividing the border town of Rafah.
Jo Mannies / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Gov. Blunt won't seek second term  —  Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican, just announced that he's not running for re-election this fall.  —  In a statement that shocked political leaders, in both parties, Blunt released a TV address “announcing that having achieved virtually everything …
 
 
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Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
The GOP's Security Gap
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Joseph E. Stiglitz / New York Times:
How to Stop the Downturn  —  AMERICA'S economy is headed for a major slowdown.
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No Questions On Global Warming Asked At CNN's Coal Industry …
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Amir Shah / Associated Press:
Afghan Journalist Sentenced to Death
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Economic stimulus....  The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing …
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A Message to Florida Fredheads
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Ari Melber / The Nation:
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Peter Y. Hong / Los Angeles Times:
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Dissent of the Day: Bill's role
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Fredheads, It's Time to Support Mitt
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Report: Rudy Dropping In Florida Despite Sinking Big Money Into The State
Gabor Steingart / Spiegel Online:
The End of the Obama Revolution
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Amanda / Think Progress:
Petraeus: I Need Another Six Months To Determine Whether 'We've …