10:36 AM, January 16th, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, Jan. 16th

  1. Huntsman to Drop Out of Race: Huntsman told his aides late Sunday that he would drop his bid for President and endorse Mitt Romney.
  2. Italy Cruise Rescue Halted in Rough Seas: Search put on hold this morning. The captain of the ship has been arrested. At least 6 people are dead, and 16 missing. 
  3. Donors Rewarded Santorum’s Earmarks: A Romney group is escalating attacks on Santorum over wasteful spending. 
  4. Obamas Attend MLK Service: President Obama attended a service for the birthday of Martin luther King, Jr. Sunday (his actual birthday). In New York, Occupy Wall Street protesters held their own star-studded vigil.
  5. Pakistan Premier Accused of ContemptThe standoff between Pakistan’s civilian government, the military and the judiciary just got even tenser. The Supreme Court issued a contempt of court notice to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani today, which would be the first steps in removing him from power. 

Photo: Yolanda King, 3, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s granddaughter, and her mother, Arndrea King, visited his new memorial in Washington. (JACQUELYN MARTIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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4:41 PM, January 10th, 2012
[Jon Sr.] would love nothing more than his son to become president of the United States. He will roll the dice, but he won’t keep rolling it. The house credit line is not unlimited.
An anonymous strategist and friend of the Huntsman family tells McKay Coppins (former Newsbeastie, now at Buzzfeed) about the Huntsman family dynamic, specifically with regard to ”the delicate issue of intra-family contributions.”
9:51 AM, January 8th, 2012

Our live-chatters say Huntsman has the best chance of beating Obama this fall. (Last night they also said they trusted him the most on foreign policy). What do you think? If you’re watching the debate this morning, come join our live-chat!

5:08 PM, January 5th, 2012

New Hampshire may be Jon Huntsman’s— the Republican who Democrats once feared— last chance to prove he’s not a dud

Jim Cole / AP Photos

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