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4:50 AM ET, January 28, 2008


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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Hillary Clinton To Vote “No” On Cloture Tomorrow UPDATE: Barack Obama Will Be There Too  —  According to the Clinton campaign, Hillary Clinton will be in the Senate tomorrow to vote “no” on cloture on the Intel version of the FISA bill.  The vote is scheduled to take place at 4:30 pm tomorrow.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
After Obama Victory, Clinton's Camp Seeks Gentler Role for Ex-President  —  Democrats inside and outside the Clinton campaign on Sunday debated and in some cases bemoaned the degree to which former President Bill Clinton's criticism of Senator Barack Obama last week had inflicted lasting damage on his wife's presidential candidacy.
Discussion: Needlenose
New York Times:
Kennedy Chooses Obama, Spurning Bill Clinton Plea  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Senator Edward M. Kennedy was set to endorse Senator Barack Obama for president on Monday as part of an effort to lend Kennedy charisma and connections to Mr. Obama as he heads into a 22-state showdown with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Discussion: American Street, The Page and Truthdig
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
In Open Nomination, ‘Superdelegates’ May Hold Key to Victory  —  WASHINGTON — Not all Democratic presidential convention delegates are awarded like door prizes in the primaries and caucuses being so fiercely contested around the country.  —  National party rules give special status …
Discussion: 2008 Democratic …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Team Obama Is Courting Everybody But the Press  —  GREENVILLE, S.C. — When reporters filed onto Barack Obama's press plane after his acrimonious debate with Hillary Rodham Clinton last week, one thing was noticeably missing amid the wine and snacks on the Boeing 737.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Directorblue / Doug Ross:   Hillary Clinton by the Numbers
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
A Margin That Will Be Hard To Marginalize
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Tonight in South Carolina
Discussion: Liberal Values
Reed Hundt / The Coffee House:
The Clintons, Atwater, Rove, and the Future
Discussion: Donklephant and The RBC
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 …
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
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
McCain's Dishonest Attack  —  As I've said before, McCain deserves a large part of the credit for the surge—he pushed to have it implemented both in his public advocacy and his behind-the-scenes lobbying of the Bush administration, and he has been its foremost defender.
USA Today:
Rudy: Demise rumors are ‘premature’  —  ORLANDO — Rudy Giuliani has a message for those who doubt his floundering presidential campaign can survive.  —  “The rumors of my demise are premature,” Giuliani told USA TODAY, paraphrasing Mark Twain's famous line.
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Gains, But Still Lags In Big States  —  Barack Obama's overwhelming weekend victory in South Carolina's Democratic primary gives him new momentum in the run-up to the near-national nominating contest a week from tomorrow, known as Super Tuesday.  —  But Mr. Obama heads into the 22-state showdown as the underdog.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Taylor Marsh
Jay Cost / HorseRaceBlog:
Demography and the Democratic Race
Discussion: Democratic Strategist and Slog
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Warns: “There Will Be Other Wars”  —  The presidential candidate who sang “Bomb bomb Iran” is already looking towards the war after the war in Iraq.  —  Sen. John McCain told a crowd of supporters on Sunday, “It's a tough war we're in.  It's not going to be over right away.
Denver Post:
Obama, Clinton split Colo. voters  —  Mitt Romney enjoys a dominant, 19-point lead over John McCain among Republicans likely to attend Colorado caucuses Feb. 5, with Mike Huckabee trailing and Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani barely registering a nod, according to a Denver Post poll.
Bryan / Hot Air:
Video: McCain asked about Juan Hernandez at Florida campaign event  —  The straight-talking senator was asked about his Hispanic Outreach Director, Dr. Juan Hernandez, at a campaign event in Florida Sunday.  Here's video of his reaction. … Dr. Hernandez is on the record …
Seattle Times:
Obama for the Democrats  —  After seven years of George Bush's failed presidency, after five years of unnecessary war in Iraq, America is ready to write a new narrative.  All candidates favor the now-bromidic slogan: change.  Only one candidate truly embraces the yearnings this word represents.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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