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9:10 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.
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 …
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.
David Stout / New York Times:
Kerry and G.O.P. Spar Over Iraq Remarks  —  Senator John Kerry, left, spoke at a rally on Monday in support of California Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Phil Angelides.  President Bush, right, addressed supporters Tuesday afternoon while campaigning in Georgia for a Republican House candidate.
Senator Bill Frist:
Senator Kerry Owes Our Troops An Apology  —  "Education ... If you make the most of it, if you study hard, if you do your homework, if you make an effort to be smart, you can do well.  If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."  Senator John Kerry, 10/30/2006  —  While America's servicemen …
Taylor Marsh / The Huffington Post:
Kerry's Mangled Statement a Distraction —updated  —  Not pretty and caught on tape.  —  Below is what Kerry actually meant to say, which I got straight from the Kerry team, which Kerry uses all the time. … He screwed it up.  Period.  Hey, but the wingnuts don't care.  And now it's on tape!
Discussion: MyDD, Redstate, Taylor Marsh, SEIXON and TalkLeft
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
White House, Kerry Exchange Accusations  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and Sen. John Kerry traded their harshest accusations since the 2004 presidential race on Tuesday, with President Bush accusing the Democrat of troop-bashing and Kerry calling the president's men hacks who are "willing to lie."
Discussion: Andrew Sullivan
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Look- A Rabbit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Caucus
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
John Kerry Supports The Troops As Special-Education Cases (Updated!)
Kos / Daily Kos:
The John Kerry nonsense
Discussion: Reuters and Firedoglake
Hotline On Call:
Daily Troika: McCain Slams Kerry For Troops Comment
Discussion: Cold Fury and FP Passport
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.
AlterNet.org:
Breaking: Republican's Staff Assault Marine Vet [VIDEO]  —  Allen: 'Things like that happen...'  —  Former Marine and first year law student, Mike Stark was asking Republican senator George Allen some questions about the arrest records he refuses to make public and whether he had ever spit on his first wife.
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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
Discussion: TAPPED
Tristram Shandy:
Mark Halperin: "The Mary Mapes' of the world are ruining it for the rest of us, and they are the dominant majority."  —  Hugh Hewitt interviewed Mark Halperin, the Political Director of ABC News.  By any measure, Halperin's disclosures are interesting: a) "having [political] …
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David Espo / ABCNEWS:
GOP Reins in Spending in 3 House Races  —  Republicans Scale Back Spending on Competitive House Races in Three States  —  Signaling retreat, House Republicans are scaling back television advertising in three highly contested races, officials said Tuesday, including Rep. Curt Weldon's bid …
CNN:
Polls: 4 key Senate races tight  —  (CNN) — With a week to go before voters cast their midterm election ballots, four key Senate races remain statistical dead heats, and Republican Sen. Mike DeWine faces uphill sledding in his re-election battle in Ohio, according to new CNN polls released Tuesday.
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.
Discussion: The Sideshow
 
 
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