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10:50 AM ET, January 11, 2012

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Zeke Miller / Politics:
Ron Paul To Everyone But Mitt: Drop Out  —  Campaign says unite behind Ron Paul to defeat Romney.  —  (Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)  —  MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Rep. Ron Paul's campaign called on the rest of the Republican field to drop out of the race and unite behind him in order to defeat Mitt Romney.
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The Politico:
Mitt Romney vs. the dead-enders  —  HOOKSETT, N.H. - Any remotely sympathetic observer would have to say that Mitt Romney easily cleared the bar on what he needed to do in the New Hampshire primary, and in the process took a big step toward the Republican presidential nomination.
Discussion: CNN, The Mahablog and Taylor Marsh
Mary Lu Carnevale / Washington Wire:
Obama Scores Easy Win; Rivals Pick Up 18% of N.H. Vote  —  While few noticed, President Barack Obama cruised to an easy victory in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, though a baker's dozen of others on the ballot and write-in candidates garnered about 18% of the vote.
Associated Press:
Romney wins in NH, cements front-runner position  —  CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, adding to a first-place finish in last week's Iowa caucuses and establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination.
Joshua Green / Bloomberg:
Attack Film Depicts Romney as ‘Ruthless’ Rich  —  Mitt Romney is depicted as a financier “more ruthless than Wall Street” and a son of privilege responsible for laying off thousands of workers in a 28-minute film set to be released tomorrow in South Carolina bankrolled by supporters of Newt Gingrich.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Romney raises impressive $24M in fourth quarter  —  Mitt Romney followed up an easy victory in the New Hampshire primary by announcing he raised $24 million in the last three months of 2012, further establishing himself as the candidate to defeat in the GOP race.
Discussion: Hot Air
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Romney Looks Strong in South Carolina and Beyond  —  The conventional wisdom holds that South Carolina is likely to be the toughest test yet for Mitt Romney's campaign.  But I'm not so sure that's true.  From my vantage point, Mr. Romney's position there looks fairly robust.
Michelle Malkin:
Romney and McCain: The GOP Frenemies' Club  —  Michael Corleone said to “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”  But what, pray tell, do we do with our frenemies?  This is the awful, election-year quandary of movement conservatives.  And everything you need to know about our heartache can be summed up in one image:
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Santorum gambles, and loses, in NH
Washington Post:
Conservative activists scramble to stop Mitt Romney
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Romney Wins G.O.P. Primary in New Hampshire
Felicia Sonmez / Reuters:
Mitt Romney's New Hampshire primary speech (TEXT)
The Politico:
Mitt Romney's victory speech
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Romney wins New Hampshire
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Romney cruises to victory in New Hampshire primary
Discussion: Marbury, Firedoglake and Mediaite
New York Times:
Blaming U.S. and Israel, Iran Reports Killing of Nuclear Scientist  —  LONDON — At a time of growing tension over its nuclear program and mounting belligerence toward the West, Iran reported on Wednesday that an Iranian nuclear scientist died in what was termed a “terrorist bomb blast” …
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Fars News Agency:
Nuclear Scientist Killed in Terrorist Blast in Tehran  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist was killed in a terrorist bomb blast in a Northern neighborhood in Tehran on Wednesday morning.  —  The magnetic bomb which was planted by an unknown motorcyclist under …
Gordon Corera / BBC:
Iran car explosion ‘kills nuclear scientist’ in Tehran  —  BBC's Mohsen Asgari: “It seems a motor cyclist pasted a bomb to his car which he was in with two other passengers  —  A university lecturer and nuclear scientist has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran, reports say.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
National Satisfaction Up Slightly at Start of 2012, to 18%  —  Percentage satisfied is lower than in January of other presidential election years  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Eighteen percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States today, a slight improvement …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Pat Buchanan Blames ‘Militant Gay Rights Groups,’ ‘People Of Color’ For Pending MSNBC Termination  —  Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan attacked gay rights and civil rights organizations for pressuring MSNBC network president Phil Griffin to fire him after the release of his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower.
Byron Tau / The Politico:
Michelle Obama denies White House tensions  —  First Lady Michelle Obama took issue with reporter Jodi Kantor's characterization of East Wing-West Wing tensions in her latest book “The Obamas.”  —  “I never read these books.  There are so many books that have my picture on the cover …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
In Greece, fears that austerity is killing the economy  —  ATHENS — Deeply indebted and nearly bankrupt, this Mediterranean nation was forced to adopt tough austerity measures to slash its deficit and secure an international bailout.  But as the Greek economy slides into free fall …
 
 
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Ron Paul New Hampshire primary night speech (TEXT)
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Obama's power grab at the Pentagon
Washington Post:
Public ire one goal of Iran sanctions, U.S. official says
Wall Street Journal:
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Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
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Esther Addley / Guardian:
Muslim men accused of hate crime over anti-gay leaflet
Discussion: The Jawa Report and The Raw Story
Democracy in America:
Whose side are you on, Jon Huntsman?
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Rush Limbaugh:
Gingrich Goes Perot on Romney
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