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6:15 PM ET, October 31, 2006

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johnkerry.com:
Statement of John Kerry Responding to Republican Distortions, Pathetic Tony Snow Diversions and Distractions  —  Washington - Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Kerry responds to right-wing chickenhawk "nut-jobs"; Update: Source says comments were a joke gone wrong  —  We have ourselves a meltdown. … There's more.  The nutroots will eat this up with a spoon, of course, but you almost have to pity the poor bastards at the DNC.
CNN:
GOP, Kerry launch war of words over Iraq comment … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republicans unleashed a firestorm of criticism Tuesday against Sen. John Kerry after the Vietnam veteran told college students they'd "get stuck in Iraq" if they didn't work hard in school.
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
JOHN KERRY — a gift that keeps on giving.  Unfortunately, it's a gift for the Republicans. . . .  Kerry's suggestion that the troops in Iraq are dumb failures is not only reprehensible, but false on the facts.  In other words, a typical Kerry performance, just in time for the elections.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
John Kerry Supports The Troops As Special-Education Cases  —  John Kerry has never hidden his contempt for the armed forces very well, not even when he served as an officer in the Navy.  Yesterday the mask slipped a little bit, as John Ziegler at KFI notes on his website, and Allahpundit mirrors at Hot Air.
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
White House Spokesman Slams Kerry Remark  —  The White House accused Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday of troop-bashing, seizing on a comment the Democrat made to California students that those unable to navigate the country's education system "get stuck in Iraq."  —  "Senator Kerry not only owes …
Michelle Malkin:
John Kerry said what?!  —  ***10/31 7:35am updated with more reax...  ...909am update San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports on the Angelides campaign event at Pasadena City College where Kerry trashed the troops..."Kerry then told the students that if they were able to navigate the education system …
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Look- A Rabbit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Gateway Pundit:
Democratic Leader John F. Kerry Trashes the Military (Again)
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Sister Toldjah
Senator Bill Frist:
Senator Kerry Owes Our Troops An Apology
Discussion: Riehl World View
WVIR-TV:
Incident at Allen Campaign Stop in Charlottesville  —  Senator George Allen, (R) made a campaign stop in Charlottesville Tuesday morning and it was met with controversy.  —  As Senator Allen was exiting a ballroom, coming to talk to the media, a protestor started yelling and asking, "Why did you spit on your first wife?".
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John / AMERICAblog:
BREAKING: Virginia GOP Senator George Allen staffers tackle/assault man asking Allen question at event  —  UPDATE: AP now has the story.  CNN showed the video.  —  UPDATE: The man assaulted is Mike Stark, a first year law student at the University of Virginia.
Sinan Salaheddin / Associated Press:
U.S. obeys order to abandon checkpoints  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. troops on Tuesday abandoned checkpoints around the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City on orders from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the latest in a series of moves by the Iraqi leader to assert his authority with the U.S. administration.
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USA Today:
Abstinence message goes beyond teens  —  The federal government's "no sex without marriage" message isn't just for kids anymore.  —  Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs, which include millions of dollars in federal money …
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Will / Attytood:
No sex, please: You're 20-somethings  —  As the GOP asked recently, what are the stakes in the Nov. 7 election?  Well, one complaint you hear a lot about the current Republican regime is that they want to regulate what people do in the bedroom.  Sometimes that sounds like political hyberbole …
Discussion: TAPPED
Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
ABC News' Mark Halperin on The Way To Win.  —  The Hugh Hewitt Show  —  HH: In this election season, a bold new bestseller is on stands everywhere, The Way To Win: Taking The White House In 2008, authored by Mark Halperin, the political director of ABC News, John F. Harris …
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Tristram Shandy:
Mark Halperin: "The Mary Mapes' of the world are ruining it for …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Media Matters for America:
ABC memo reveals Air America advertiser blacklist  —  An internal ABC Radio Networks memo obtained by Media Matters for America, originally from a listener to The Peter B. Collins Show, indicates that nearly 100 ABC advertisers insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates.
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
RANGEL & VEEP IN ALL-OUT WAR  —  REP. RIPS 'S.O.B.' AFTER TAX ASSAULT  —  Rep. Charles Rangel yesterday blasted Dick Cheney as a "son of a bitch" after the vice president said the Harlem lawmaker would raise taxes and destroy the economy if Democrats take control of the House.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The Caucus
Bruce Bartlett / Townhall.com:
A vote for Gridlock  —  As we move into the campaign homestretch, Republicans and their talk radio friends are doing everything they can to browbeat every last right-leaning voter into pulling the Republican lever one more time.  Failure to do so, they tell us over and over again …
 
 
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Marty Toohey / Austin American-Statesman:
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BBC:
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President George W. Bush / Fox News:
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Heavy coverage at midterm favors Democrats, study says
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
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Libby Copeland / Washington Post:
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CNN:
Polls: 4 key Senate races tight
Michael Barone / Opinion Journal:
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