THE NOTE: How the Huck's Stealing Iowa

The campaign cites books and other accounts to demonstrate that George Romney did march with King, but "Free Press archives . . . showed no record of King marching in Grosse Pointe in 1963 or of then-Gov. Romney taking part in King's historic march down Woodward Avenue in June of that year."

This comes after the Boston Phoenix's David Bernstein cast doubt on whether they ever marched together: "A spokesperson for Mitt Romney now tells the Boston Phoenix that George W. Romney and Martin Luther King Jr. marched together in June, 1963 -- although possibly not on the same day or in the same city."

Romney is Charlie Gibson's subject Thursday in the "Who Is?" series, featured on the "World News" broadcast and Webcast. Romney on his time as a missionary in France: "We lived at a hundred dollars a month, and that included housing and transportation and everything we did, food, clothing. And I learned for instance, that not everybody has a, toilet in their bathroom."

And on meeting his wife, Ann, for the first time: "I was intoxicated when I saw her, if you will. We don't drink but just looking at her was enough to knock me on my heels. But that had happened before.

There were a lot of beautiful young women in her class at high school that I was just, bowled over when I saw them. And, and yet with Ann it went on, it didn't stop. And I'm intoxicated with her to this day."

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas ties together recent remarks by Billy Shaheen, Bob Kerrey, and Bill Clinton to get at something that Hillary Clinton just may want you to know about Obama.

"Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn't tell Iowa voters that in his younger days, her chief rival for the Democratic nomination behaved badly. She never lays out incidents from Sen. Barack Obama's past that could be exploited in a general election contest; doing so might be considered an unseemly personal attack," Nicholas writes.

"But with the Iowa caucuses just two weeks away, she is sidling up to that fine line -- and, in some cases, her campaign surrogates are fleshing out what the candidate leaves unsaid."

Kerrey has apologized to Obama for bringing up his Muslim heritage -- even though he meant it in a positive way. "It was my own fault it was the wrong moment to do it and it was insulting," Kerrey tells the AP's Nedra Pickler.

Republican strategist Todd Domke sees Iowa thinning out both fields: "Only four of eight Republican candidates and three of seven Democrats will likely emerge with the credibility and capital to wage a strong campaign in New Hampshire and beyond," Domke writes in his Boston Globe column. His call for mostly likely to drop? Chris Dodd and Duncan Hunter.

The latest from everybody's favorite libertarian: $40 a day for Iowa college students who stick around over break so they can caucus. "Because the students are all volunteers and pay for their own travel, it is relatively cheep. About $70,000," campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells ABC's Z. Byron Wolf.

Tragedy strikes Rep. Dennis Kucinich's family: His youngest brother, Perry, was found dead at his Cleveland home Wednesday morning.

Karl Rove wants a new nominating system -- and don't we all. http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110011015

The kicker:

"That's $500 less that this guy has to do whatever it is that he does." -- Ron Paul spokesman Jesse Benton, on Paul's decision to keep a donation from prominent white supremacist Don Black.

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