Is John Edwards admitting he's losing ground in Iowa? Or is he trying to lower expectations? The truth is that the race in Iowa _has_ tightened, owing largely to Hillary Clinton's uptick there -- a result of, perhaps, her television advertising and some of the national bandwagon effect.

Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) wins a major South Carolina straw poll.

Tomorrow, the Hotline sponsors a straw poll on Mackinac Island, MI, where all the Republican candidates will gather .

Hillary Clinton is not a lesbian. She is a person of faith.

Fred Thompson has a West Virginia state director. Mike Allen catalogues his comedy-of-errors campaign.

Jon Stewart flummoxes Alan Greenspan by asking why, in a free country, do we need a central bank that sets monetary policy?

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