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1:45 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 …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
The Media And The 2008 Election: The Perfect Storm Of Clinton Hate  —  Regarding the Media coverage of this primary season it now seems clear that there is a new rule that objectivity and appearances thereof are out the window.  Certainly at NBC this is true.
Caroline Kennedy / New York Times:
A President Like My Father  —  OVER the years, I've been deeply moved by the people who've told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president.  This sense is even more profound today.  That is why I am supporting …
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.
Discussion: Lynn Sweet, The Page, MyDD and QandO
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 …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Booman Tribune
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Winning Large  —  Congratulations to Senator Obama!  He has won South Carolina in a landslide and with 24% of white voters to boot.  I think that should put to rest the idea that he has somehow become the “black” candidate and can't compete.  The Democrats aren't going to win South Carolina in the general —
Discussion: Eschaton, The Reaction and PSoTD
Mark Mooney / Political Punch:
Bubba: Obama Is Just Like Jesse Jackson
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Obama's Win Reshapes the Race
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Anne E. Kornblut / The Trail:
For Bill Clinton, Echoes of Jackson in Obama Win
Democrats: The Party of the Klan?
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
We Shall Overcome—the Clintons
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.
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
McCainabee  —  Barak Obama is not the only candidate running against a two-some.  I think it's pretty clear now that the McCain-Huckabee campaigns are working pretty closely against Romney.  And I continue to suspect that Huckabee is playing the role of spoiler for McCain in hopes of getting …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Huckabee attacks Romney, defends McCain  —  Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, polling a distant fourth in the upcoming Florida primaries, continued to attack former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, while offering implicit support for his other rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in his appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
McCain says America's security comes first  —  Tampa, Fla. - Shortly after criticizing Mitt Romney for his stance on Iraq during an appearance on Meet the Press, Sen. John McCain said he would not let go of the national security issue even if voters say they are currently more worried about the economy.
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
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
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.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
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Steven E. Landsburg / Washington Post:
Why the Stimulus Shouldn't Stimulate You  —  As a general rule …
Detained extremists planned attack wave
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Mark Steyn / National Review:
First They Came for Piglet  —  My favorite headline of the year …
 Earlier Items: 
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
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Andrew A. Samwick / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Vox Baby and Economist's View
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
White Men  —  One very important exit poll result …
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THEIR SPIN  —  Just off the AP wire ...  I guess they're really broken up about it.