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February 1, 2008— -- Democratic Debate:

ABC News' David Wright: "Clinton, Obama Avoid Fireworks in Hollywood"LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny and Patrick Healy: "One on One in Debate, Democrats Set Aim at G.O.P."LINK

Los Angeles Times' Cathleen Decker and Maria L. La Ganga: "Clinton, Obama gently debate Iraq in Hollywood"LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "No staying above the fray in California"LINK

Republicans: McCain:

ABC News: "McCain Gains Big Support in Final Four Match Up"LINK

New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: "As McCain Wins, Critics on Right Look Again"LINK

Washington Post's Matthew Mosk and Sarah Cohen: "With Crucial Loan, McCain Put His Bid Back in the Black"LINK

Los Angeles Times' Tina Daunt: "With McCain, Hollywood loves a comeback tale"LINK

New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Lieberman: McCain's Ascent Could Ground Bloomberg"LINK

New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Sen. John McCain wins Arnold Schwarzenegger's endorsement"LINK

Republicans: Romney:

Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes: "Romney's Comeback Plan Trumpets His Conservatism"LINK

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Scott Martelle: "Romney launches Super Tuesday ad barrage"LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Romney memo says media 'ready to anoint' McCain"LINK

Boston Herald's Jessica Van Sack: "Romney prez stake at $35M and counting"LINK

Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Eric Lipton: "Giuliani Will Return Diminished, but Not Finished, Associates Say"LINK

Republicans: Huckabee:

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Huckabee says there is 'no way' he will drop out"LINK


ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Republican Discontent: Conservatives Dislike McCain, Mistrust Romney"LINK

Salon's Juan Cole: "Blowback from the GOP's holy war"LINK

Newsweek's Brooks Jackson: "Some Facts Don't Fly"LINK

Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye and Raymond Hhernandez "Former President Shows Calmer Face in Campaign"LINK

Bloomberg's Aliza Marcus and Avram Goldstein: "Penalties for Uninsured Backed by Clinton, Not Obama"LINK

Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Obama Raises $32 Million in January"LINK

Los Angeles Times' Maria L. La Ganga: "Barack Obama addresses black-Latino 'divide'"LINK

Salon's Edward McClelland: "How close were Barack Obama and Tony Rezko?"LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Obama sets fundraising record: $32M in one month"LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama touts war opposition"LINK

Newsweek's Brian Braiker: "'Super' Obama Girl Takes Flight"LINK


Politico's Roger Simon: "Obama beats Hillary over head with Iraq"LINK

Wall Street Journal's June Kronholz: "Will Democrats Have to Cut A Deal for Nomination?"LINK

Bloomberg's Lorraine Woellert and Heidi Przybyla: "Clinton, Obama Push Economic Plans as Campaign Colors"LINK

Super Tuesday:

New York Times' Monica Davey: "Bellwether State Fervently Seeks Choice Who Can Win in the Fall"LINK

Boston Globe's Alan Wirzbicki: "Democrats drive for delegates"LINK

Christian Science Monitor's Amanda Paulson: "How early voting may swing Super Tuesday results"LINK

The Nation's Ari Berman: "Not So Superdelegates"LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "No time to rest in sprint to Super Tuesday"LINK


Associated Press: "Bloomberg: Not a candidate and I'll 'stay that way'"LINK


ABC News/Washington Post: "Super Bowl vs. Super Tuesday Spells Plenty of Thrills for All"LINK