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6:15 PM ET, January 27, 2008


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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.
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 …
Marc Ambinder:
Sebelius Plans To Endorse Obama  —  Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) will deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union on Monday.  —  And then Tuesday or Wednesday, she plans to endorse Barack Obama, numerous Democratic sources said.  —  The sources said that Sebelius decided …
Discussion: Left in the West and Spin Cycle
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
OFF THE BUS....I haven't been impressed with very much of the chatter about Barack Obama's primary victory last night.  Hillary didn't give a concession speech?  Give me a break.  Who cares?  Turnout was up?  Yes, but it's been an exciting and money-filled campaign and turnout has been up everywhere.
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Liberal Fascism  —  Proving yet again that the Right continues to not fire on all cylinders, Right bloggers Protein Wisdom's Dan Collins and Darleen's Place seem to miss the tongue in cheek nature of my “rules” and the actual point of my post “The Media and The 2008 Election: The Perfect Storm of Clinton Hate.
Discussion: protein wisdom
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.”
The Politico:   Ted Kennedy embraces Obama
Reed Hundt / The Coffee House:
The Clintons, Atwater, Rove, and the Future
Discussion: The RBC
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:   Tonight in South Carolina
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.
Liz Cheney to back Romney
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Josh Kraushaar / The Crypt's Blogs:
Huckabee attacks Romney, defends McCain
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
McCainabee  —  Barak Obama is not the only candidate running against a two-some.
Discussion: The Swamp and Riehl World View
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 …
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 …
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 …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
I Rally In Defense Of Bill Clinton
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 …
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.
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
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Atrios / Eschaton:
Brokered  —  Yes all political junkies dream of the brokered convention.
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers:
Prison dependency  —  One of the big reasons it's so difficult …
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Stories That Speak for Themselves
Robert Gavin / Boston Globe:
As Bain slashed jobs, Romney stayed to side
Discussion: Commentary and AMERICAblog
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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Tim B. / Tim Blair:
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Discussion: The Impolitic
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
3 US workers face investigation over Obama e-mail