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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Signs Bill Setting Detainee Rules  —  President Bush signed legislation today that created new rules for prosecuting and interrogating terror suspects, a move that Mr. Bush said would enable the Central Intelligence Agency to resume a once-secret program to question the most dangerous terrorists.
Discussion: Hot Air and Unqualified Offerings
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
Discussion: Freedom Folks and Macsmind
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Giant-Killer Lamont Stumbles  —  Democrat Will Need Republican Help to Unseat Lieberman  —  Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) met here Monday for their first general election debate, and the insurgent candidate did not get one direct question …
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
The Left Hates Gays?  —  Apparently, the Left hates gays and believes that private sexual preferences belong on the front page.  BlogActive, a site known for outing closeted gays in politics, now claims that Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) has engaged in homosexual activity in the bathrooms of Union Station.
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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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Opposition to G.O.P. Rises in Ohio, Poll Says  —  The bellwether state of Ohio appears to have become hostile terrain for Republicans this year, with voters there overwhelmingly saying Democrats are more likely to help create jobs and concluding by a wide margin that Republicans in the state …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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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 …
Tim Grieve / Salon: War Room:
Rick Santorum and the "Eye of Mordor"  —  In an interview with the editorial board of the Bucks County Courier Times, embattled Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has equated the war in Iraq with J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."  According to the paper, Santorum said that the United States …
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
Associated Press:
Ready to rumble  —  Tyson serious about fighting women on 'World Tour'  —  STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mike Tyson said fans should not expect much of a fight when he steps back into the ring.  —  But the 40-year-old former heavyweight champ promised an entertaining show Friday night when he launches the …
Discussion: Feministe, Vox Popoli and The News Blog
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
noaanews.noaa.gov:
U.S. HAS COOLER SEPTEMBER AFTER NEAR RECORD WARM SUMMER, GLOBAL SEPTEMBER TEMPERATURE FOURTH WARMEST ON RECORD  —  September 2006 was cooler than average for the continental U.S., providing relief from the second-warmest summer on record, according to scientists at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center …
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 …
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?
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.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Look Out for Party Switchers  —  The morning after the 1994 election, while Democrats were licking their wounds, they got kicked again when Sen. Richard Shelby announced that he was switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.  Shortly after Shelby's switch, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell jumped to the GOP side too.
Hotline On Call:
DNC Takes Out Loan For DSCC  —  The DSCC's optimism about winning the Senate is apparently contagious as the DNC is going to pony up an extra $5-10M for the Senate committee, according to sources familiar with the previously reported arrangement between the two campaign orgs.
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Oliver Willis
 
 
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