Breaking Ranks [Anne Kornblut, Washington Post]: "[Massachusetts] Governor Deval Patrick, a former Clinton administration official and only the second African-American governor in modern history, is planning to endorse Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential campaign, aides to both lawmakers said late Thursday."
French Hiss [Grant Schulte, Des Moines Register]:
"A strange 'Clinton' motif followed Gov. Mitt Romney through eastern Iowa Wednesday as he campaigned for president."
You Can Take it With You [Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times]:
"Hillary Rodham Clinton returned more than $800,000 in contributions donated to her presidential campaign that were arranged by alleged swindler Norman Hsu. But campaign officials said Tuesday they had no plans to return more than $260,000 that many of the same donors gave to her Senate political accounts."
Welcome Back [Jonathan Roos, Des Moines Register]:
"Rudy Giuliani returned Wednesday to familiar themes of his Republican presidential campaign in his first trip to Iowa in nearly two months."