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What if You Held a Debate and (almost) Nobody Showed Up?

It's Junkie Day here at TOTN, in a political sense. And there's plenty to talk about. Democrats debate tonight at Dartmouth... Republicans (those who agreed to show up, anyway) face off at Morgan State University tomorrow night. But, it's the five candidates who aren't coming that are getting all the attention this week. None of the top contenders plan to be there... No McCain, Giuliani, Romney. And no Thompson or Tancredo, either. Is this a Republican snub of black voters? Or just a scheduling conflict? We'll talk with Armstrong Williams about it. Larry Craig is back in court today, trying to take back that guilty plea... and trying to save what's left of his career in the senate. Ken Rudin will be here to answer all your questions (just don't bring up the Yankees loss).