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10:55 PM ET, January 30, 2008

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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain declines one-on-one debate  —  NBC invited John McCain and Mitt Romney onto “Meet the Press” Sunday for a final debate before Super Tuesday.  Romney, now the underdog and eager for opportunities to take on the frontrunner, immediately accepted.  McCain, who appeared on the show …
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CNN:
Familiar face to be missing from GOP debate  —  SIMI VALLEY, California (CNN) — Republican presidential hopefuls will face off Wednesday night without a familiar face now that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has dropped out.  —  The remaining candidates will take the stage in a debate …
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Romney's Missed Opportunity
Discussion: The Corner and Spin Cycle
MSNBC:
Romney, McCain clash in California
Discussion: The Corner
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008  —  Based on daily polling from Jan. 27-29, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama has now cut the gap with Hillary Clinton to 6 percentage points among Democrats nationally in the Gallup Poll Daily tracking three-day average, and interviewing conducted …
New York Post:
POST ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA  —  Democrats in 22 states across America go to the polls next Tuesday to pick between two presidential prospects: Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  —  We urge them to choose Obama - an untried candidate, to be sure, but preferable to the junior senator from New York.
Associated Press:
Obama says Clinton would be a step back  —  DENVER - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency would be a step back to the past, turning her husband's image of a bridge to the future against her.  The former first lady decried the tenor of his comments in an interview with The Associated Press.
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Wizbang
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The Fact Hub:
Sen. Obama's Speech In Denver, CO Will Contain Four Misleading Attacks On Hillary In One Sentence  —  Just 24 hours after Sen. Obama asserted he has run a consistently positive campaign, he released excerpts of a speech to be delivered this morning in Denver, CO that distorts Hillary's record …
John McCain / CNN:
Sources: Schwarzenegger in talks to endorse McCain  —  SIMI VALLEY, California (CNN) — Two Republican sources familiar with the conversations tell CNN California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in discussions about endorsing John McCain's presidential bid.
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Marc Ambinder:   Schwarzenegger Will Endorse McCain
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Could Rudy have stopped McCain by campaigning harder in New Hamsphire?  Video: Rudy endorses McCain  —  A horrible thought.  Rudy gave up on the state in mid-December; as of December 12 or so, he and McCain were both pulling around 18%.  A week later Giuliani was off 4-5 points and Maverick was in the mid-20s.
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David Neiwert / Orcinus:
The Orcinus fundraiser  — by Dave  —  Fund-raisers can be something of a mixed bag — simultaneously inspiring and deflating, especially when you're like me and really don't care for certain things required of people who use them as the revenue sources for their blogs.
Discussion: Lean Left and American Street
Karl / protein wisdom:
McCain Derangement Syndrome: A reply to Roger L. Simon  —  Roger L. Simon, whose blog I usually enjoy, makes some serious errors today: … Put me in the same boat as Elder as to the woman who purportedly denied McCain was a war hero, but Simon manages to start from faulty premises and work …
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
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Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
Ralph Nader Flirts with Presidential Bid  —  With Harsh Words for Current Field, Nader Says Candidacy as Urgent as Ever  —  Ralph Nader has formed a presidential exploratory committee, and said in an interview Wednesday that he will launch another presidential bid if he's convinced …
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
The Conservative Reality: A Vote For Huckabee Is A Vote For McCain  —  Chris Cillizza reports the MSM understanding of what is happening on the GOP side —the repudiation of conservatism: … In fact, the conservative vote has been split in many directions, but now has to decide whether …
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Illegal immigrants may get rebates  —  In their bipartisan zeal to quickly cut a deal on an economic stimulus bill, GOP lawmakers overlooked something that will certainly inflame the conservative base _ illegal immigrants could receive a tax rebate check from the government.
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
U.S. Rep. Davis to Retire, Ending 14-Year Tenure in Congress  —  U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) said today he will retire from Congress at the end of the year, bringing to a close a 14-year stint in the House of Representatives during which he rose rapidly through the ranks …
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Super Tuesday Math: Far, Far From Over  —  CNN puts McCain with 97 delegates and Romney at 74.  —  Let's look at the worst case for Romney on Super Tuesday.  —  Next Tuesday the winner-take-all states that lean McCain are New York (101), Missouri (58), Arizona (53), New Jersey (52) …
The New Republic:
Why Edwards Lost: A Response to Cohn  —  Ed Kilgore, managing editor of the online magazine and political blog, The Democratic Strategist, responds to Jonathan Cohn's eulogy for the Edwards campaign:  —  With John Edwards' withdrawal from the Democratic presidential race today …
 
 
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New York Times:
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Bush asserts authority to bypass defense act
Ross Douthat:
Hope For The Hobbit  —  I'm still skeptical about the whole thing …
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