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3:55 PM ET, January 27, 2008


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Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Ted Kennedy to Endorse Obama  —  ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: Senator Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., will endorse Barack Obama's presidential bid on Monday in Washington, a source close to Kennedy tells ABC News.  —  The endorsement gives Obama a boost in the eyes of the Washington establishment …
James F. Smith / Boston Globe:
Ted Kennedy endorsing Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Edward M. Kennedy will endorse Barack Obama for president tomorrow, breaking his year-long neutrality to send a powerful signal of where the legendary Massachusetts Democrat sees the party going — and who he thinks is best to lead it.
CBS News:
Analysis: Bill Clinton's Lost Legacy  —'s Vaughn Ververs: Inflammatory Remarks Tarnish Ex-President's Reputation  —  (CBS) This analysis was written by senior political editor Vaughn Ververs.  —  The man crowned as America's first black president …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
ABOUT JESSE'S WINS IN SOUTH CAROLINA  —  Bill Clinton's reference to Jesse Jackson's wins in South Carolina pretty much speaks for itself.  But there's a further part of the story that's well worth pointing out.  TPM Reader JZ wrote in last night to point out that in 1984 and 1988 …
Grand Old Partisan:
A racist Republican rag wrote Barack Obama “rejiggers” the race  —  No, wait.  It's Time magazine.  As explained in the Urban Dictionary, “jig” is a derogatory word used to insult African-Americans.  —  The headline has since been changed, but Grand Old Partisan saved the original version …
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST and Gateway Pundit
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Ted Kennedy expected to endorse Obama  —  (CNN) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is expecting Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy to endorse Barack Obama for president.  —  A Clinton campaign source tells CNN's Suzanne Malveaux the campaign was told “that Ted Kennedy is endorsing Obama and expecting it.”
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Liberal Fascism  —  Proving yet again that the Right continues …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Tonight in South Carolina
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
My Vote  —  Over a year ago and many times since, I wrote that I could give no endorsement, because I had honestly not made up my mind about which candidate to support.  I also told the CapQ community that if I did make a decision, I would announce it as soon as I made it so that they knew where I stood.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Low Blow  —  For the most part, the Republican primary campaign has seen tough but honest debate over the issues, as opposed to the racially inflammatory hardball being played between the Democrats.  The GOP candidates have done their best to keep negativity to a minimum — or at least they did until now.
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: McCain, Romney Locked in Florida  —  Huckabee passes Giuliani to capture third place  —  UTICA, New York - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has drawn even with Arizona Sen. John McCain in the Republican presidential nomination fight in Florida …
Liz Cheney to back Romney  —  (CNN) — Liz Cheney, Vice President Cheney's daughter, plans to endorse Mitt Romney for president, three Republican sources familiar with the discussions tell CNN.  —  One of the sources says she will also serve as a senior adviser on foreign policy.
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Huckabee attacks Romney, defends McCain
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
McCainabee  —  Barak Obama is not the only candidate running against a two-some.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
McCain says America's security comes first
Discussion: The Politico
Laura Donnelly / Telegraph:
Don't treat the old and unhealthy, say doctors  —  Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.  —  Fertility treatment and …
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
FISA: Wiretapping Without A Warrant.  It Could Be You Next.  —  Via no-frills marilyn.  —  So much for that “innocent Americans aren't being wiretapped” talking point.  A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist was not only wiretapped while doing his job in following-up on some sources …
Discussion: protein wisdom and CREDO Action
Jeff Stein / CQ Politics:
Collateral Damage: Surveillance Aimed at Terrorists Can Easily Go Awry
Discussion: ThreatsWatch
Detained extremists planned attack wave  —  A GROUP of alleged Islamist extremists were planning a wave of suicide attacks across Europe before they were detained in Barcelona last weekend.  —  The group intended to carry out three attacks in Spain and one each in Portugal, France and Germany …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
New York Times:
Pakistan Shuns C.I.A. Buildup Sought by U.S.
Discussion: American Street and toohotfortnr
Boston Globe:
What font says 'Change'?  —  Type designers decode the presidential candidates  —  TYPOGRAPHY CAN subtly or boldly define a company, product, or person.  Whether it is Best Buy's big, bold, screaming signs or the sweet, elegant script on a wine label, the type talks to us, the reader.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Parag Khanna / New York Times:
Waving Goodbye to Hegemony  —  Turn on the TV today, and you could be forgiven for thinking it's 1999.  Democrats and Republicans are bickering about where and how to intervene, whether to do it alone or with allies and what kind of world America should lead.
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Robert Gavin / Boston Globe:
As Bain slashed jobs, Romney stayed to side
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Reed Hundt / The Coffee House:
The Clintons, Atwater, Rove, and the Future
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David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
GAZA AND EGYPT: Sixty years ago, when Egypt occupied Gaza …
Discussion: Michael J. Totten
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Immigration & McCain  —  This would suggest McCain hasn't learned …
Ben Evans / Associated Press:
Independents will be key in crucial Super Tuesday contests
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Steven E. Landsburg / Washington Post:
Why the Stimulus Shouldn't Stimulate You  —  As a general rule …
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
First, they came for Piglet  —  My favorite headline of the year …
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
THEY SAVED THE ARM  —  Further news from the recovery front shortly.
Discussion: The Impolitic
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
3 US workers face investigation over Obama e-mail