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5:40 PM ET, January 29, 2008


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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Clinton, Obama steal Bush's final show  —  All eyes were on Democratic presidential frontrunners Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) Monday night as spectators and pundits followed their every move during President Bush's final State of the Union address.
John Milburn / Associated Press:
Obama wins backing of Kansas governor
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Accused Of Gay Baiting In Anti-Romney Attack  —  On the eve of the Florida Republican primary, Sen. John McCain launched a robo-call campaign attacking his rival Mitt Romney that some gay rights groups say amounts to gay baiting.  —  The call, which comes at the end of a hotly contested election …
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Final Morning of Florida Polls
Discussion: Donklephant and PoliGazette
Marc Ambinder:
Romney's Major Florida Advantage
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Crist endorsement is surprising, risky
Discussion: TIME and Riehl World View
New Hampshire Union Leader:
Hillary's word: It's worth nothing  —  COURTING VOTERS in Iowa and New Hampshire, last August Sen. Hillary Clinton signed a pledge not to “campaign or participate” in the Michigan or Florida Democratic primaries.  She participated in both primaries and is campaigning in Florida.
Marc Ambinder:
Tonight: Clinton Parties In Florida  —  Note: polls close in Florida at 7...and 8.  This event begins at 7.  —  Will this really help her?  She is going to be overshadowed tonight by the GOP contest.  This is would be like the New England Patiots celebrating a pre-season victory.  Weird.
Robert Perez / Orlando Sentinel:
Area voters in Florida Primary are reporting problems at polls  —  One voter was told by poll workers there was no Democratic primary today  —  On Florida Primary day, voters are reporting problems across Central Florida from Daytona Beach to Hunter's Creek.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Norwegianity and Wonkette
Anne Applebaum / Slate:
Where Did All Those Gorgeous Russians Come From?  —  THE SAME PLACE AS THE UNGLAMOROUS ASSEMBLY-LINE WORKERS.  —  There was a particular historical moment, round about 1995 or so, when anyone entering a well-appointed drawing room, dining room, or restaurant in London was sure to encounter a beautiful Russian woman.
Washington Post / The Trail:
Richardson's Choice  —  SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Bill Richardson's phone has been ringing off the hook.  Sen. Hillary Clinton called Sunday night.  That was followed by a call from former president Bill Clinton, then a call from Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who's supporting Clinton.
Confederate Yankee:
Media Still Trying to Martyr Obama  —  We've covered this ground before.  For reasons they will not openly disclose, media worldwide are hooked on the possibility that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama will be assassinated.  —  As noted by Mark Finkelstein this morning on Newsbusters …
Cernig / The Newshoggers:   Sick Of The “American Idol” Presidential Race
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
More Florida spin  —  The Clinton campaign convened a conference call this afternoon to keep pushing its line on how much Florida matters.  —  We'll be able to judge their success with this spin, my colleague David Kuhn points out, in terms of whether the television networks pay much attention to Hillary's numbers tonight in Florida.
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Did Obama Hand the Clintons a Talking Point?
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Paul Krugman:
An Iraq recession?  —  One thing I get asked fairly often is whether the Iraq war is responsible for our economic difficulties.  The answer (with slight qualifications) is no.  —  Just to be clear: I yield to nobody in my outrage over the way we were lied into a disastrous, unnecessary war.
Andrew Roth / Club for Growth:
Members Who Have Sworn Off Earmarks  —  Shortly after joining Congress in 2000, Rep. Jeff Flake swore off earmarks forever.  Others have followed.  GOP Leader John Boehner was arguably the first among current House members.  He shunned earmarks way back in 1990 (who said accepting earmarks was necessary for getting re-elected?).
Ari Berman / The Nation:
THE DERSHOWITZ/BERMAN PRIMARY...  Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of Ted Kennedy today.  Hillary Clinton got Alan Dershowitz and Paul Berman in the pages of The New Republic.  —  Need I say more?  —  Dershowitz has devoted his life in recent years to discrediting the careers …
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
‘Pell Grants for Kids’ = Vouchers  —  In 2001, when the White House decided it would work with congressional Dems on No Child Left Behind legislation, Dems made one thing perfectly clear: no vouchers.  Plenty of ideas were on the table, but there was simply no way Dems would support …
Pam / Pam's House Blend:
The fantasy of a ‘post-racial’ election  —  I am so sick of hearing “post-racial” bleated in the MSM over and over, seemingly in a desperate attempt to see Barack Obama's successes so far in garnering diverse support as a sign that somehow, voters are looking beyond race.
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Robert Kagan on the McCain/Romney Surge Controversy  —  Robert Kagan, a McCain advisor, writes in response to this post:
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Commentary
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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Obama: I didn't snub Clinton
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Steven Rattner / Wall Street Journal:
Let's Get Real About the Economy
Amanda / Think Progress:
Bush Issues Signing Statement On Defense Act, Waiving Ban On Permanent Bases In Iraq
Randyj / The Page:
Image of Ted Kennedy With Obama to Appear in Campaign Spanish Language TV Ad
Evan Perez / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Probes 14 Companies In Subprime Investigation
Discussion: Eschaton and Calculated Risk
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
House passes econ package; Senate up next
Discussion: New York Times
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
SOTU  —  I tried not to watch it and failed.  It felt phoned in.
Discussion: protein wisdom
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Mark Krikorian / The Corner:
Obama as Reagan  —  Rod fears that a President Obama …
Sarah Lai Stirland / Threat Level:
Obama Raises More Than $4 million Online Over the Weekend
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Lawyers for Gitmo detainees endorse Obama
Bruce Bawer / Pajamas Media:
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE GAYS  —  PJM Oslo: Once an oasis of tolerance …
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
DISAPPOINTING SEBELIUS.  —  The Internet Gods chose last night …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Markos Calls Us Out
James Glanz / New York Times:
An American Builder's Failures in Iraq Are Found to Have Been More Widespread