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7:00 AM ET, January 22, 2012

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Michael O'Brien / msnbc.com:
Gingrich wins SC GOP primary, beating Romney  —  Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina Republican primary, capping off a remarkable comeback for his presidential bid that reshapes the trajectory of the battle for the GOP nomination as the race now heads to Florida and beyond.
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Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Newt Gingrich Wins.  What It Means.  —  “The base is revolting because they swept the GOP back into relevance in Washington just under two years ago and they have been thanked with contempt ever since.”  —  No candidate has won the GOP nomination for President without winning South Carolina since Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
South Carolina primary exit polls: 2/3rds say debates mattered  —  Nearly two out of three South Carolina Republican primary voters say the recent Republican presidential debates played an important factor in their decision, according to early CBS News exit polls - a good sign for Newt Gingrich …
McKay Coppins / Politics:
Romney Aide: Newt Win Will Help Mitt  —  “When we go up against Newt, it helps us in the general election,” says the aide.  It's all about the Gestalt.  —  (Getty Images / EMMANUEL DUNAND)  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina — A senior Romney campaign official told BuzzFeed Saturday …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Ron Paul looks ahead, says GOP contest will be ‘a long, hard slog’  —  Ron Paul made clear he had no plans to drop out of the presidential race despite placing fourth in the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday.  —  In a speech where the Texas congressman touched …
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Fox News:
Gingrich wins South Carolina primary, Fox News projects  —  Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina Republican primary, Fox News projects, further scrambling an already volatile presidential race which has produced three different winners in three states as the candidates head next to Florida.
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina primary, CBS News projects  —  Newt Gingrich has defeated Mitt Romney in the South Carolina Republican primary, CBS News is projecting from analysis based on exit polls and early vote totals.  Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are battling for third place.
McKay Coppins / Politics:
BYU Students Bus In To South Carolina To Rally For Romney  —  The campaign has been buzzing about growing energy at recent events.  But it turns out, many of the candidate's most energetic fans are actually in from Provo, Virginia, or D.C.  —  (Reuters / JIM YOUNG)
Mj Lee / The Politico:
On Newt Gingrich S.C. primary win, Karl Rove says thank John King  —  After Newt Gingrich was declared the winner of the South Carolina primary Saturday night, Karl Rove suggested that the candidate has CNN's John King to thank for his victory in the Palmetto State.
Howard Fineman / The Huffington Post:
Republican Convention Has ‘50-50’ Chance Of Being Open: Former GOP Chair
Discussion: CNN
Mj Lee / The Politico:   Huck: Mitt too defensive
Washington Post:
In South Carolina, a sharply tightened race
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
New Romney surrogate says Gingrich could cost GOP Congress
Eric Hysen / Politics & Elections Blog:
What South Carolinians want to know about Romney and Gingrich
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Santorum releases Florida campaign schedule just after SC polls close
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Abby Rapoport / American Prospect:
No One Cares About the Affair  —  Former House Speaker Newt …
Discussion: Eschaton
New York Magazine:
Heilemann: USS Gingrich Now Boarding in South Carolina
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Aya Batrawy / Associated Press:
Egypt's Islamists win 75 percent of parliament  —  CAIRO (AP) - Final results on Saturday showed that Islamist parties won nearly three-quarters of the seats in parliament in Egypt's first elections since the ouster of authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak, according to election officials and political groups.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Muslim Brotherhood Wins 47% of Egypt Assembly Seats
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Not Just A Democrat Dirty Trick, But A Crime  —  A few years ago, as part of its strategy of facilitating voter fraud as a means of winning close elections, the Democratic Party undertook a campaign to secure as many Secretary of State offices in swing states as possible.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
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Iowa Department of Public Safety:
Man Charged with Identity Theft after Falsely Implicating Secretary of State in Illegal Activity
Discussion: National Review
Kevin Hall / The Iowa Republican:
Former Obama Staffer Busted for Stealing Iowa Secretary of State's Identity
Mark Silva / Bloomberg:
Jeb Bush Refrains From Endorsing Anyone  —  Jeb Bush, the popular former Florida governor, said he will “stay neutral” in the Republican presidential primary while warning his party's candidates to leave the “circular firing squad” of their primary debates behind and start appealing to a broader audience of voters.
New York Times:
The iEconomy: Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class  —  When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley's top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president.  —  But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke, President Obama interrupted …
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Irony Of American History  —  I'd like to think that the Confederate Flag in the back was photo-shopped.  At any rate, what's amazing is the frame here—It's not the firing on federal property that inaugurated the War, it's Bull Run, or some such.  It's as if I punch you in the face …
 
 
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