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9:40 PM ET, October 17, 2006

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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Bush Meets To Keep Talk Radio Hosts In Line  —  You have to ask yourself: who ever would have thought 30 years ago that talk radio would evolve into where three hour "shows" would essentially become propaganda strips for political parties — and if the hosts wavered from the party line …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
As Talk Radio Wavers, Bush Moves to Firm Up Support  —  On an overcast Friday morning last month, White House aides ushered an influential group of conservative radio hosts into the Oval Office for a private audience with the president.  —  For an hour and a half, Mr. Bush discussed his case …
Discussion: Macsmind and Freedom Folks
White House:
President Bush Signs Military Commissions Act of 2006  —  Fact Sheet: The Military Commissions Act of 2006  —  THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House on an historic day.  It is a rare occasion when a President can sign a bill he knows will save American lives.  I have that privilege this morning.
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Rights against torture— without remedies
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Paul Bass / New Haven Independent:
Shays: Lieberman's Election "More Important"  —  U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman said at a New Haven campaign stop Tuesday that he does, after all, want to see the Democrats retake control of the U.S. House of Representatives — then was joined by a Republican congressman who praised him as a …
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Think Progress:
Cheney: 'General Overall Situation' In Iraq Is Going 'Remarkably Well'  —  Rush Limbaugh interviewed Vice President Cheney on his show today.  At one point, Limbaugh asked Cheney to respond to growing frustration over U.S. efforts in Iraq.  —  Cheney acknowledged there is a …
Discussion: Rox Populi
Nissan Ratzlav-Katz / Arutz Sheva:
Reuters Cameraman Remanded for Inciting Rock Attacks  —  On Tuesday, a Reuters cameraman was remanded to prison until trial for his part in rock-throwing attacks on security forces in Bil'in, where the separation fence is a constant target of protesters.  —  The cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat …
New York Times:
N. Korea May Be Preparing for 2nd Nuclear Test  —  North Korea may be preparing for a second nuclear test, South Korean and Japanese officials said today, as the Communist state threatened "merciless blows" against any country imposing the sanctions just adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Michael Luo / New York Times:
Iraqis Ask Why U.S. Forces Didn't Intervene in Balad  —  American military units joined with Iraqi forces on Monday in maintaining a fragile peace between Sunni and Shiite communities in Balad, a rural town north of the capital where an explosion of sectarian violence over the weekend left dozens dead.
Jeff Stein / New York Times:
Can You Tell a Sunni From a Shiite?  —  FOR the past several months, I've been wrapping up lengthy interviews with Washington counterterrorism officials with a fundamental question: "Do you know the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite?"  —  A "gotcha" question?  Perhaps.
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Kenneth Lay's Conviction Erased From Record  —  Ruling Worries Employees and Investors Who Lost Billions  —  A federal judge in Houston this afternoon wiped away the fraud and conspiracy conviction of Kenneth L. Lay, the Enron Corp. founder who died of heart disease in July …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Iraq's Christians Flee as Extremist Threat Worsens  —  BAGHDAD, Oct. 16 — The blackened shells of five cars still sit in front of the Church of the Virgin Mary here, stark reminders of a bomb blast that killed two people after a recent Sunday Mass.  —  In the northern city of Mosul …
Amanda / Think Progress:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Says That Being In Baghdad Is 'Like Being In Manhattan'  —  On Feb. 9, 2006, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) spoke at the Merrick Jewish Center in Merrick, NY.  King told his constituents that "the situation [in Iraq] is more stable than you think."
Tom Curry / MSNBC:
Steele tries to defy history in Maryland contest  —  No Republican has won a Senate seat in the state in 26 years  —  Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele is trying to pull off an upset victory against Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Ben Cardin.  —  UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -  —  Will Michael Steele be the next Barack Obama?
Opinion Journal:
The Sheik's Apprentice  —  A lawyer who passed messages to terrorists gets off light.  —  It was a case of radical chic and the radical sheik.  Yesterday in New York, Lynne Stewart, a self-styled "civil rights" attorney whose past clients include the Black Panthers and Weather Underground …
Discussion: Wide Awakes Radio
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
How Dare You Attack Me, And By The Way, Here Are A Couple More Disclosures  —  Harry Reid went on offense yesterday ... of a sort.  Claiming that his failure to properly disclose his partnership with Jay Brown — an attorney with ties to a zoning-commission bribery case and reported links …
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
U.S. Faces Obstacles To Freeing Detainees  —  BERLIN — British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett last week issued the latest European demand to close down the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The existence of the prison is "unacceptable" and fuels Islamic radicalism around the world …
Middle East Times:
Militia leader's arrest sets up test for Iraq PM  —  BAGHDAD — The Shiite movement loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Al Sadr threatened Tuesday to hold demonstrations in Baghdad, in a new test to the authority of Iraq's beleaguered government.  —  Sadr's party reacted with fury to the alleged arrest …
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
THREE HUNDRED MILLION  —  "America's population is on track to hit 300 million this morning, and it's causing a stir among environmentalists," reports Maine's Sun Journal.  "Organizations such as the Shelburne-based Population Media Center are marking the 300 million milestone with renewed warnings …
Agence France Presse:
US full of Internet addicts: study  —  The United States could be rife with Internet addicts as clinically ill as alcoholics, an unprecedented study released suggested.  —  Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Silicon Valley said their telephone survey indicated …
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Reuters:
Hamas official: Is violence Palestinian "disease?"  —  GAZA (Reuters) - A senior figure in Hamas, the Islamist group that heads the Palestinian government, published an article on Tuesday condemning internal violence and questioning whether it had become a "Palestinian disease."
 
 
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New York Times:
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Tim Grieve / Salon: War Room:
Rick Santorum and the "Eye of Mordor"
Ynetnews:
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U.S. HAS COOLER SEPTEMBER AFTER NEAR RECORD WARM SUMMER …
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Ben Smith / The Daily Politics:
Her Cross to Bear
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Denis MacShane / Telegraph:
Our failure to confront radical Islam is there for all to see
CNN:
Poll: Foley scandal ranks low among election issues
USA Today:
Relatives have 'inside track' in lobbying for tax dollars
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
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Associated Press:
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Expunged Criminal Records Live to Tell Tales
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Rice's 'Mother-in-Law' Comment Raises Conservative Hackles
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