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8:25 AM ET, January 24, 2008

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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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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama radio: 'She'll say anything'  —  Obama's out with his own harsh South Carolina spot, trying to turn her attacks on him into a character issue, with a dose of the issues: … 60 Obama Radio Script “Anything Radio"  —  Barack: I'm Barack Obama, running for President and I approve this message.
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Hill defends Bill on stump  —  WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton, defending her husband's increasingly vocal role in her presidential effort, sidestepped questions about whether Bill Clinton's suggestion that Barack Obama had put a “hit job” on him was language befitting a former president.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Bill Clinton Accuses Obama Camp of Stirring Race Issue  —  KINGSTREE, S.C. — Former President Bill Clinton defended himself Wednesday against accusations that he and his wife had injected the issue of race into the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina, and he accused Senator Barack Obama …
Anne E. Kornblut / The Trail:
Bill Clinton Unloads on Press
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Bill Clinton: Race, gender key in S.C.
Discussion: The RBC and Blue Crab Boulevard
Marc Ambinder:
Bill Clinton Bitches Out The Media
Discussion: Trailhead and Spin Cycle
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
HRC Taking a Pass on S.C.?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, MyDD, Power Line and CBN.com
The Buzz:
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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MiamiHerald.com:
Poll: Giuliani slips to third in Florida  —  Rudy Giuliani has hit the skids in a Florida freefall that could shatter his presidential campaign and leave a two-man Republican contest in the state between John McCain and Mitt Romney, a Miami Herald poll shows.
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Times poll finds Clinton holding on to lead
Agence France Presse:   McCain wins Louisiana caucus: preliminary results
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:   Let the sunshine in  —  If the other GOP candidates don't stop McCain now, they never will
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Romney Leads in Ill Will Among G.O.P. Candidates  —  TAMPA, Fla. — At the end of the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, when the Democrats joined the candidates on stage, Mitt Romney found himself momentarily alone as his counterparts mingled, looking around a bit stiffly for a companion.
Azi Paybarah / New York Observer:
Source at Fund-Raiser: Edwards Calls McCain ‘Crazy’ and Says Hillary Thinks There's More on Rezko  —  Before John Edwards let David Letterman mess up his hair on the Late Show last night, the former Senator was at a private fund-raiser in midtown Manhattan, also attended by Kevin Bacon …
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.”
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
John Edwards on FISA  —  John Edwards: … Well...yes.  And that includes candidates, you know, leaving the campaign trail to do their jobs.  Which Obama and Clinton can — and should — do.  South Carolina is an hour and a half plane ride away.  —  Get thee to DC and filibuster, Senators.
Bob Owens / Pajamas Media:
STUDY ON BUSH'S IRAQ DECEPTION AND LIES: FULL OF DECEPTION AND LIES  —  The headline-grabbing report released by two non-profits, Iraq: The War Card—Orchestrated Deception on the Path to War charged that the Bush administration issued “hundreds of false statements” on Iraq.
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
RNC chairman provides numbers, strategy to defeat top Democrats  —  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Mike Duncan believes Republicans can beat either of the two top Democrats racing for their party's nomination.  —  For Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), Duncan says it comes down to trust.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
‘Hamas staged some of the blackouts’  —  On at least two occasions this week, Hamas staged scenes of darkness as part of its campaign to end the political and economic sanctions against the Gaza Strip, Palestinian journalists said Wednesday.  —  In the first case, journalists who were invited …
C.J. / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Franken didn't exactly leave 'em laughing in Northfield  —  Franken apparently had more fun than senior history major Peter Fritz.  —  Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Al Franken didn't exactly leave 'em laughing in Northfield.  —  Earlier this month Franken was at Carleton College …
TVNZ:
Venezuelan troops seize food  —  Venezuela's top food company has accused troops of illegally seizing more than 500 tonnes of food from its trucks as part of President Hugo Chavez's campaign to stem shortages.  —  The leftist Chavez this week created a state food distributor and loosened …
Discussion: The Belmont Club
David Rogers / The Politico:
Bush budget won't fully fund Iraq war  —  The White House confirmed Wednesday that its new budget next month will not request a full year's funding for the war in Iraq, leaving the next president and Congress to confront major cost questions soon after taking office in 2009.
Discussion: Truthdig
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Richard Cowan / Reuters:
U.S. war costs in Iraq up: report
Discussion: Firedoglake and Kiko's House
 
 
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The Campaign Spot:
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Patrick O'Connor / The Crypt's Blogs:
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 Earlier Items: 
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FISA Debate to begin tonight
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Bush Pushes Justice Dept. Nominee
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
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Sharon Weinberger / Danger Room:
Rummy Resurfaces, Calls for U.S. Propaganda Agency
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CNN:
Hunter endorses Huckabee