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9:00 AM ET, February 1, 2008


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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Quick Sum Up  —  Some very quick thoughts.  The debate was a surprisingly substantive discussion of a number of issues that actually resonate in people's lives.  Which means it wasn't really anything like a political debate.  I thought both candidates had a good debate.
Marc Ambinder:
First Thoughts: The Dem Debate  —  I was tempted to call this encounter a draw but I am mindful that there are no zero sum debates in presidential politics.  —  And twenty minutes of Iraq happened.  And so I'll give Obama the edge.  Clinton was forced, for about 20 minutes, to recapitulate her vote on Iraq, over and over again.
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
C&L's John Amato Joins Keith Olbermann For Post Debate Analysis  —  Following tonight's Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles, Crooks and Liars' John Amato joined Keith Olbermann, Arianna Huffington and TPM's Josh Marshall on a special edition of Countdown to talk about the debate from the blogosphere's perspective.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Washington Post:
Head to Head, Clinton, Obama Shelve Rancor  —  Democrats Point to Differences — Especially With Republicans  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama set aside personal hostilities here Thursday night but sharply disagreed on who has the better combination of leadership and experience …
Senator Hillary Clinton / New York Times:
Democratic Debate in Los Angeles  —  The following is a transcript of the Democratic debate in Los Angeles, as provided by Federal News Service.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  SENATOR BARACK OBAMA  —  MODERATORS:  —  WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR  —  LOCATION: KODAK THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Coulter: If McCain's the nominee, I'll campaign for Hillary  —  The ne plus ultra of conservatives crapping away Iraq in a fit of spite at Maverick: “I think she would be stronger on the war on terrorism.”  Madness.  —  Blowback
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Self-Funding In An Age Of BCRA  —  Late last night, Mitt Romney's campaign released its fourth-quarter funding figures, and as everyone expected, Romney significantly self-funded.  He raised $9 million, which stacks up well against the other Republicans, but added twice as much into the kitty from his own pocket.
Discussion: The Politico
Tapscott's Copy Desk:
Here's the problem with McCain (Remember Alcibiades?)  —  If there is any justice in the world, Sen. John McCain's hopes of winning the 2008 Republican presidential nomination will suffer a body blow when people are reminded of a well-sourced story published last year by The Hill describing …
Transcript of Thursday's Democratic presidential debate  —  This is the transcript from Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama sponsored by CNN, The Los Angles Times and Politico.  —  LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — WOLF BLITZER, CNN: Let's begin with Senator Obama.
More CNN debates on the horizon  —  LOS ANGELES (CNN) - CNN announced Thursday that it will partner with the Ohio Democratic Party and the Ohio Republican Party for back-to-back presidential debates at the end of February.  —  With the race for each party nomination likely to extend beyond …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
One on One in Debate, Democrats Set Aim at G.O.P.  —  LOS ANGELES — Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama met for debate here Thursday, sitting side by side and sharing a night of smiles, friendly eye-catching and gentle banter.  Cordial as the encounter was …
Times of London:
Obama bagman is sent to jail over $3.5m payment by British tycoon  —  James Bone in New York, Dominic Kennedy in London  —  An undeclared $3.5 million (£1.8 million) payment from a corrupt Iraqi-British businessman has landed Barack Obama's former fundraiser behind bars.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown Special Comment: On FISA and Telecom Immunity  —  Keith Olbermann's Special Comment tonight on Countdown was yet another scathing rebuke of President Bush and his lies about the pending FISA legislation and fear tactics during his final State of the Union address earlier this week.
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Hamid Ahmed / Associated Press:
At least 64 dead in Baghdad market bombs
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Edwards Effect  —  So John Edwards has dropped out of the race for the presidency.
Clinton, Obama point out differences without finger-pointing
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Rebellion and an Awkward Embrace
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Obama Won  —  It was, I think, his best debate in the campaign so far.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
John Tierney / TierneyLab:
Polar Bears and Seer Suckers
Cat / Brits at their Best:
Sun's low magnetic activity may portend an ice age
Financial Times:
Last year's model: stricken US homeowners confound predictions
Discussion: Calculated Risk
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Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Foreign Policy Prisms
Discussion: The Corner
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
The Non-Debate  —  If one studies carefully the Clintama answers …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
As McCain Wins, Critics on Right Look Again
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
McCain & The Corner
Discussion: Daily Pundit
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
I'm at the Debate  —  I just got here and it's wild outside.
Mike Tackett / The Swamp:
Hastert knocks McCain as ‘allied with Democrats’
Christopher Hayes / The Nation:
The Choice  —  It's gotten to that time in the primary contest …