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7:27 PM ET, January 23, 2008

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St. Pete Times Poll: Bye-bye Rudy?  —  It's Mitt Romney vs. John McCain in the final stretch of Florida's crucial Republican primary.  —  A new St. Petersburg Times poll shows the former Massachusetts governor and Arizona senator neck and neck among Florida Republicans, while Rudy Giuliani's Florida-or-bust strategy has been a bust.
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Ben Adler / The Politico:
Ron Paul continues to best Giuliani  —  Ron Paul, the Texas congressman frequently dismissed as a long shot candidate with no real chance at winning the Republican presidential nomination, has won nearly twice as many total votes to date as Rudy Giuliani, a candidate still widely viewed as a strong contender.
Discussion: The Swamp, Volunteer Voters and Hot Air
Shaun McKinnon / Arizona Republic:
Poll: Clinton and McCain well ahead in Arizona
Discussion: The Caucus
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain's sunny Wednesday
Discussion: Weekly Standard
CNN:
Bill Clinton gets upset with CNN reporter  —  (CNN) - Bill Clinton became visibly upset Wednesday over comments by a prominent South Carolina Democrat that compared the former president's actions on the trail to those of infamous Republican strategist Lee Atwater.
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The Onion:
Bill Clinton: 'Screw It, I'm Running For President'  —  CHARLESTON, SC—After spending two months accompanying his wife, Hillary, on the campaign trail, former president Bill Clinton announced Monday that he is joining the 2008 presidential race, saying he “could no longer resist the urge.”
Dick Morris / Real Clear Politics:
How Clinton Will Win the Nomination by Losing S.C.  —  Hillary Clinton will undoubtedly lose the South Carolina primary as African-Americans line up to vote for Barack Obama.  And that defeat will power her drive to the nomination.  —  The Clintons are encouraging the national media …
Discussion: Booker Rising
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 …
Marc Ambinder:   Bill Clinton Bitches Out The Media
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Your Harry Reid-led Senate in action  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  Harry Reid — who has (a) done more than any other individual to ensure that Bush's demands for telecom immunity and warrantless eavesdropping powers will be met in full and (b) allowed the Republicans …
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Markos Moulitsas / The Hill:
Scare tactics  —  Stuck in traffic on Sept. 11, smoke …
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and Daily Kos
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
“Legendary” GOP Strategist Launches Hillary Namecalling Effort  —  A couple of days ago, a group called Citizens United Not Timid filed papers with the IRS as a “527” organization.  Then we saw that Roger Stone had signed on as the group's “assistant treasurer."  Uh oh.
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Matt Labash / Weekly Standard:   Making Political Trouble
Times of London:
Exclusive: Hamas ‘spent months cutting through Gaza wall in secret operation’  —  James Hider of The Times at the Rafah border crossing  —  As tens of thousands of Palestinians clambered back and forth between the Gaza strip and Egypt today, details emerged of the audacious operation …
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New York Times:
Palestinians Topple Gaza Wall and Cross to Egypt  —  RAFAH, Egypt — Thousands of Palestinians streamed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on Wednesday after a fence at the Rafah border crossing was toppled, going on a buying spree of fuel, medicine, soap, cigarettes and many other supplies …
CNN:
Hunter endorses Huckabee  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former presidential candidate, announced Wednesday he is endorsing Mike Huckabee's White House bid.  —  “I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail,” Huckabee said in a statement.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
ABC News Badly Mischaracterizes Obama's Alleged “Testy Exchange” With Reporter  —  Okay, this is really a bad one.  Late yesterday, ABC News posted a story called: “Is Bill Clinton getting in Obama's head?"  —  The piece reported that Obama had had a “testy exchange” with New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny …
Matt / Think Progress:
John Gibson Mocks ‘Weirdo’ Heath Ledger's Death: ‘He Found Out How To Quit You’  —  Opening his radio show with funeral music yesterday, Fox News host John Gibson callously mocked the death of actor Heath Ledger, calling him a “weirdo” with a “serious drug problem.”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Gore for same-sex marriage  —  Not sure what prompted this, but Al Gore has quietly released a video with a forceful endorsement of equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians.  It pushes the Democratic establishment that much closer to a position he now shares with Eliot Spitzer and some other leading Dems …
Discussion: The Opinionator, Wonkette and D-Day
Redstate:
The Senate GOP Leadership Embraces the Minority  —  The Senate GOP has been having its retreat.  This is the first retreat since Lamar Alexander (R-TN) was named Chairman of the Conference.  In this position, Alexander is charged with developing the GOP agenda and controlling the message.
Discussion: Tapscott's Copy Desk
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:   GOP split on kicking its spending habit
Reuters:
No recession expected this year: Congressional Budget Office  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The slowing U.S. economy is unlikely to sink into an election-year recession and an economic rebound could begin as early as next year as housing and financial market turmoil fades, the Congressional Budget Office forecast on Wednesday.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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Richard Cowan / Reuters:   U.S. war costs in Iraq up: report
Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Economic Downturn Adds Urgency to SCHIP Veto Override  —  UPDATE: House Republicans have again narrowly sustained President Bush's veto, with a vote of 260 in favor of passage and 152 against, despite the veto-proof margin in the Senate.  —  The House is currently debating the override …
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Veto of Children's Health Plan Stands
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and Daily Kos
Ana Marie Cox / TIME: Swampland:
Romnibus: If A Dog Gets Out in the Woods, and No One Hears It...  Number three question on the Romnibus today — after “When's lunch?” and “Where's the power strip?":  “Why isn't that video of Romney jive-talking at an MLK parade getting more play?  Shouldn't it be a 'macaca moment'?”
 
 
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Sharon Weinberger / Danger Room:
Rummy Resurfaces, Calls for U.S. Propaganda Agency
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The Campaign Spot:
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Yglesias Award Nominee
Discussion: The Corner
David Freddoso / The Corner:
Step One of McCain's Outreach to Conservatives
Discussion: Commentary and Power Line
This Is London:
BOOK A SPACE NOW ON OUT OF THIS WORLD TOURIST FLIGHT
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La. GOP releases unofficial delegate results
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Top Dems stall Miers, Bolten contempt vote
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary's Predecessor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Called GOP “The Party Of Ideas,” Too
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 Earlier Items: 
Little Green Footballs:
UK Government Agency Condemns ‘Three Little Pigs’
Discussion: Hot Air and Maggie's Farm
Think Progress:
FLASHBACK: Economists Predicted That A Prolonged U.S. Presence …
Discussion: pol.moveon.org and Reuters
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
New Negative Hillary Ad In South Carolina Hits Obama For Calling GOP …
Wall Street Journal:
In South, Democrats' Tactics May Change Political Game
Michael Medved / Townhall.com:
Six Big Lies About John McCain
Discussion: The Corner
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama's Rezko problem; it's about judgment
Amy D. Goldstein / American Thinker:
Why they Hate Mitt Romney
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Worries That the Good Times Were Mostly a Mirage