Saturday, January 19, 2008

At the end of the day

Nevada primary recap -- Clinton 51%, Obama 45%, Edwards 4%. For the GOP, Mitt 51%, Paul 14%, McCain 13%, Huck and Fred tied at 8%, Rudy 4%. CNN "[T]wo out of three Nevadans who caucused chose a Democrat instead of a Republican for president." NVDems

GOP primary in SC -- McCain 33%, Huck 30%, Fred 16%, Mitt 15%, Paul 4%, Rudy 2%. The Democratic SC primary is Jan. 26. CNN

UPDATED analysis of both primaries without M$M spin from Blue Girl and Pale Rider.

In the end, GOP-wise, it's how many delegates that Mitt can get. Well said, Matt Yglesias (h/t Atrios). Same is true on the Democratic side.

Don't let elections interfere with holding Cheney to account. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) accepts no excuses. ITMFA!

Isn't bipartisanship overrated? Kevin Drum questioned it. Blue Girl likened bipartisanship with aWol to Democrats getting date raped. Gadfly called it simply bullshit and for good reasons.

More Plame -- A missing email "uber-timeline" from Emptywheel.

Violence exploded in Iraq: Trouble with Moqtada al Sadr... Iraq's national security advisor was taken hostage but later released. Police stormed a "booby-trapped mosque on the outskirts of Nasiriyah the day after its members attacked police in Nasiriyah, killing more than 100 people and injuring more than 200 in the two cities" when including Basra attacks. Suicide bombers hit police in Ramadi, killed 6, injured 13. In Tal Afar, a rocket killed 7. The "worst violence in months in Basra." McClatchy

SCOTUS yesterday: Slackers! "Last term, the Court heard argument[s] in 71 cases, the lowest total in the Court’s modern history." The current caseload so far, 70, subject to change. In-depth on types of cases, "Circuit Scorecard" at the linkie.

In other news -- The SCOTUS will hear two job discrimination cases -- "One case concerns protection for employees against retaliation for reporting the discriminatory actions of a supervisor. The other involves age discrimination suits when the employer says that it took an action like laying off a worker for legitimate reasons not related to age." NYT

Look who's whining -- Tom DeLay: "If McCain gets the nomination, I don't know what I'll do. I might have to sit this one out." Someone call the bug thug a waaahbulance! Tim Grieve from yesterday.

Krugman called out McCain's tax-talking dipshittery, the media's la-dee-dah attitude, and the Bush "tax family" con. Plus a smackdown of Bush economic policy. George must be a Chicago fan: Da bears win.

Intel Dump advised retired Gen. Tommy Franks what he could do with the $100,000 he received from a veterans charity scam.

[That's more after the jump.]