THE NOTE: Last GOP Debate Means Last Chances

And Clinton was the latest to enjoy in Warren Buffett's affections (and fundraising capabilities), but the battle is one for the Oracle of Omaha. "Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are vying for the affections of legendary investor Warren Buffett, as the economy eclipses Iraq as a key election issue," Amy Chozick and Monica Langley write in The Wall Street Journal.

Also in the news:

Giuliani rewrites some of his mayoral history. Rudy Giuliani says he wanted to deport all 400,000 illegal immigrants from New York City when he was mayor, but ended up welcoming most of those who were 'causing me no trouble,' " the Washington Examiner's Bill Sammon writes in an excerpt from his new book. Rudy: "If they could, I would have turned all the people over. It would have helped me. I would have had a smaller population. I would have had fewer problems."

Flashback to 1994, courtesy of Politifact.com: "If you come here and you work hard and you happen to be in an undocumented status, you're one of the people who we want in this city."

Did Giuliani lose one of his high-profile endorsements? Maybe for a split second. This is Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas: "The issue becomes very, very clear to me from the standpoint of who I want to support. And it is Mike Huckabee. And then it goes to the next level, which is who do we have who is the most electable of our candidates, and I think without a doubt it's Rudy Giuliani."

In the same vein as the ABC/Washington Post poll, the Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman sees Iraq fading as an issue in New Hampshire, with candidates seldom getting questions on the subject anymore. "Not long ago it was the issue that dominated every campaign event and speech," Zuckman writes. "Now the war in Iraq has dramatically receded as a campaign topic, giving way to preoccupations closer to home -- the price of heating oil, the collapse of the real estate market and the high cost of health care."

President Bush sat down for a revealing interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz. "I doubt I'd be standing here if I hadn't quit drinking whiskey, and beer and wine and all that," Bush said. "I had too much to drink one night, and the next day I didn't have any. . . . I wasn't a knee-walking drunk. . . . It's a difficult thing to do, which is to kick an addiction."

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is missing his campaign's "tea party" in Boston, but his supporters are still out to shatter fundraising records this weekend, ABC's Z. Byron Wolf reports.

Moveon.Org is back with a new ad for The New York Times, set to run in the next week. It's a comic strip that has Bush and Karl Rove plotting an attack on Iran to help GOP prospects in 2008. The ad reads: "The Bush legacy: Waging war for political gain."

And the ONE campaign is "encouraging people to ask the presidential candidates what they would do about the world's poorest people in $1.8 million worth of television ads to be shown in the weeks before the nation's first presidential contests," per the AP's Ann Sanner.

Republicans held onto both House seats filled by special elections on Tuesday. The Hill's Aaron Blake: "State Rep. Bob Latta (R) held off a challenge in Ohio's 5th district, defeating Democrat Robin Weirauch 57-43 with 100 percent of precincts reporting. State Del. Rob Wittman (R) won a less contentious race in Virginia's 1st district, 61-37 according to full results posted by the state board of elections."

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