1.Republicans gather in Johnson, Iowa for the Des Moines Register debate....Democrats travel to Des Moines for Thursday's debate.... Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) announces plan to use Iowa caucuses to convince Americans to "rethink Iowa," come visit here, come spend money here, and ultimately come move here. Iowa, for example, features "more nine-hole golf courses than any state in the nation."

2. Fred Thompson gets the endorsement of legendary conservative activist Morton Blackwell.........EnglishFirst group asks Huckabee six questions, including:"In 2006, Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) led an effort to eliminate mandatory multilingual ballots. Do you believe American elections should be conducted in English?".....Huckabee agrees to meet with the family of AIDS victim Ryan White....

3. Bill Richardson's campaign promises a "sharp contrast" with Democratic rivals on job creation during a Sioux City, Iowa speech tomorrow.....Poet Maya Angelou records radio ads for Hillary Clinton in South Carolina......

4. What to do on a snowy day? Break your car from ice chamber, cancel your campaign events, and, if you're Mike Huckabee, get the founder of the Minutemen Civil Defense League, Jim Gilchrist, to endorse you. And then get yourself a long-overdue haircut.

5. WhyTuesday, a pro-election reform group, will arrive at tomorrow's Des Moines Register debate in a horse-drawn carriage. Question: will the horses enjoy the frigid temperatures and the six inches of accumulated snow and slush?.... and the ONE Campaign begins $1.6M -- that's the right figure -- television ad buy focusing on AIDS and poverty......

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