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5:00 PM ET, January 31, 2008

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Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
Bill: “We Just Have to Slow Down Our Economy” to Fight Global Warming  —  Former President Bill Clinton was in Denver, Colorado, stumping for his wife yesterday.  —  In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming …
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Brad / Sadly, No!:
Depressingly stupid goddamn journalism  —  Dear Dr. Atrios.  I have a good Wanker of the Day nominee for you.  His name is Jake Tapper and he's (tragically) a senior national correspondent at ABC.  He's also apparently illiterate.  Check it: … Or perhaps you should actually read …
Iain Murray / The Corner:   Re: Slowdown  —  Jonah, that video is actually (and again …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008  —  Based on daily polling from Jan. 28-30, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Initial indications show support for John McCain is increasing following his win in the Florida presidential primary and the subsequent withdrawal of Rudy Giuliani, who endorsed McCain.
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Romney Spokesperson Confirms it: Mitt Hasn't Bought Any TV Ad Time In Any Feb. 5th State  —  With five days to go until Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney's spokesperson is confirming that the Romney campaign has bought exactly zero TV ad time in any of the states that vote on Feb. 5.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Memo: McCain “De Facto” Nominee After Feb. 5  —  In an internal memo for Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) presidential bid, campaign manager Rick Davis argued that his candidate stands in extremely strong position to rack up a decisive delegate victory over former governor Mitt Romney (Mass.) …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
A Matchup Starts to Take Shape
nj.nationaljournal.com:
Obama: Most Liberal Senator In 2007  —  Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings.  The insurgent presidential candidate shifted further to the left last year in the run-up to the primaries …
Washington Wire:
Pelosi Allies Give Obama a Boost in California  —  Susan Davis reports from Los Angeles on the presidential race.  —  While congressional leaders generally don't make endorsements in presidential primaries, the addition of California Rep. Anna Eshoo to the list of lawmakers backing …
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Come On MSNBC, What About GOTV?
Discussion: MSNBC and The Huffington Post
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Republicans Battle for Votes and Money in California
Discussion: Truthdig
ABCNEWS:
Clinton Remained Silent As Wal-Mart Fought Unions  —  Tapes Reviewed by ABC News Show Clinton As a Loyal Company Woman  —  In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world's largest retailer waged a major campaign …
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Is McCain a Conservative?  —  As John McCain neared his momentous primary election victory in Florida after a ferocious campaign questioning his conservative credentials, right-wingers buzzed over word that he had privately suggested that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was too conservative.
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Mark R. Levin / National Review:
Rally for Romney  —  I have spent nearly four decades in the conservative movement — from precinct worker to the Reagan White House.  I campaigned for Reagan in 1976 and 1980.  I served in several top positions during the Reagan administration, including chief of staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese.
CNN:
Sources: Al Qaeda's No. 3 man killed  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A senior al Qaeda terrorist active in operational planning and training has been killed in Pakistan, a knowledgeable Western official and an unnamed military source said Thursday.  —  The official identified the terrorist as Abu Laith al-Libi …
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Airport found legitimate in troop treatment  —  The Oakland International Airport did not break any laws or regulations when it denied 200 Marines and soldiers access to the passenger terminal during a layover last year from Iraq to the troops' home base in Hawaii, the Transportation Department says.
Jen Haberkorn / Washington Times:
Obama: Decriminalize pot  —  Last fall during a nationally televised presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama hesitantly raised his hand and joined with most of his Democratic rivals to declare that he opposed decriminalizing marijuana.  (Play video)  —  But as a candidate for the U.S. Senate …
Martin Peretz / The New Republic:
Can Friends of Israel—and Jews—Trust Obama?  —  In a word, Yes.  —  Florida, of course, is a different story, but back in Iowa there was no need for Barack Obama or any other candidate to worry about the Jewish vote.  There are 7,000 Jews in the entire state, including 100 Hassidim …
 
 
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Michelle Malkin:
Annoying platitude of the day  —  So, Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed John McCain.
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Steve Forbes to McCain
Discussion: The Corner
Rudy Giuliani / CNN:
McCain, Giuliani headed to Tonight Show
Robert / Watchman's Words:
Five Stages of Voting in the Republican Primary
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
Democrats Out of the Desert  —  For the better part of a year …
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Washington Wire:
Volcker Joins List of Obama Backers
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Another Point on Bill
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Todd Beeton / MyDD:
The Democratic Majority IS The American Majority
Discussion: Eschaton and Open Left
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Mailer Hits Clinton On War Vote
Discussion: The Page
Spiegel Online:
Mexico Furious over German ‘Finger in Butt’ Hit
New York Times:
Tainted Drugs Linked to Maker of Abortion Pill
Doug Oakley / Contra Costa Times:
Berkeley council tells Marines to leave
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Clinton's LBJ Comments Infuriated Ted Kennedy