WASHINGTON (CNN) - With the Christmas holiday over, the field of White House contenders is back on the campaign trail with roughly a week to go until Iowa's January 3 caucuses.
In the latest Best Political Podcast, Mary Snow reports on former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's efforts to keep his campaign on track in New Hampshire in the face of recent criticism from two Granite State newspapers.
Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider takes a look at two wild card candidates who could potentially derail each party's front-runners in the first two early primary states.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took a break from shaking hands and kissing babies to go hunting in Iowa Wednesday. Dana Bash was there for the excursion and reports on Huckabee's hunt for votes in the Hawkeye State.
Finally, CNN Contributor Bill Bennett, Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger, and CNN Correspondent Jessica Yellin discuss the Democratic race in Iowa.
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You guys think you are the "best"?
Look at what is being said on MSNBC:
KUDOS to FIRST READ and MSNBC. SHAME to CNN and TICKER.
T'is the season of expression of well wishes. It is in that spirit that I write the following:
Many of us who write on this forum have our own favorite candidates and we have celebrated when our candidates receieved positive coverage and whined when the coverage was not so positive or when we thought it was unfair. We have our biases and all of us can't be happy all the time.
The reason why I like FIRST READ is they have been open to our criticism and I don't ever remember when they censored my comments even when I was too critical. In fact, at times when we wrote a legitimate complaint in accuracy of reporting they have written an " *UPDATE*" or at times changed titles of stories at our urging when we thought the title was misleading.
Unlike MSNBC, CNN's blog runs poorly researched stories as facts and worse they recycle them day after day by changing their time under the story to make it appear like a fresh story or by giving a story a different title on a different day even though the content is the same. I find it that very distasteful and disrespectful.
In a free market system success is based on competing with producing a better quality product and in my view FIRST READ is crushing its competition(Political Ticker) and I say KUDOS!!
I think CNN has long ways to go to even get to close to being the "best".