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9:40 PM ET, November 3, 2006

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Catherine Tsai / ABCNEWS:
Evangelist Admits Meth, Massage, No Sex  —  National Evangelical Leader, Gay Marriage Opponent, Admits to Meth and Massage but Not Gay Sex  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Nov 3, 2006 (AP)— Evangelist Ted Haggard admitted Friday that he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute …
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David Montero / Rocky Mountain News:
Haggard's sex accuser fails polygraph  —  A former male prostitute who accused Colorado Springs pastor Ted Haggard of engaging in gay sex over the course of three years failed a polygraph test administered Friday morning in Denver.  —  The polygrapher, John Kresnik, said the results …
MSNBC:
Accused pastor admits he bought meth  —  But Haggard claims he never used drug that he bought from gay escort … COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rev. Ted Haggard admitted Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute who claims he was paid for drug-fueled trysts …
Harper's:
Soldiers of Christ  —  Inside America's most powerful megachurch with Pastor Ted Haggard  —  Originally from May 2005.  By Jeff Sharlet.  —  Sources  —  Jesus, 1871  —  They are drawn as if by magnetic forces; they speak of Colorado Springs, home to the greatest concentration …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
We Need His Kind  —  In praise of Rick Santorum.  —  It has been hard not to experience the election as a brute-force clash between two armies struggling over terrain their soldiers have come to see, inevitably—they are at war, they are exhausted—as the location of the battle, but not its purpose.
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Morning Call:
BREAKING NEWS: Crash on I-78 closes highway in Berks
Discussion: SantorumBlog
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
Unemployment Drops to Five-Year Low  —  Data Fuels Debate Over Direction of the Economy  —  Unemployment dropped to its lowest level in five years last month as U.S. employers added 92,000 new jobs, a sign of continued strength in the economy even as overall growth began to slow.
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Martin Kady II / CQ.com:
Ney Says He'll Resign From House  —  Rep. Bob Ney, facing certain expulsion from the House after being convicted of two felonies in relation to the Jack Abramoff scandal, said on Friday he will resign by the end of the day.  —  Ney, who pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to making false statements …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The BRAD BLOG
Media Matters for America:
Where is Nancy Pelosi?  A 'How To' Guide for Advancing Conservative Misinformation  —  HOW A BOGUS CLAIM FROM A GOP ORGANIZATION ENDED UP ON MSNBC  —  Washington, DC — The Republican noise machine is at it again.  In a last-ditch effort to distract voters, Republicans are playing pickup game of "Where is Nancy Pelosi?"
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Reuters:
Judgment day looms for Saddam  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three years after he gave himself up to American soldiers without firing a shot, Saddam Hussein may be condemned to hang on Sunday if an Iraqi court finds him guilty of crimes against humanity.  —  The final act of Saddam's year-old first trial …
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Opinion Journal:
The Acorn Indictments  —  A union-backed outfit faces charges of election fraud.  —  So, less than a week before the midterm elections, four workers from Acorn, the liberal activist group that has registered millions of voters, have been indicted by a federal grand jury …
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Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Democrats Predict Voter ID Problems
Richard Beeston / Times of London:
Six Arab states join rush to go nuclear  —  Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, UAE and Saudi Arabia seek atom technology  —  THE SPECTRE of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Washington Post:
On the Religious Right, an Alliance Torn Asunder  —  Both are Christian conservatives, and they were once stalwart allies, but Dick Armey and James Dobson are going after each other tooth and claw.  —  Armey, the former Texas congressman and House majority leader, argued in the Outlook section …
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
U.S. speeds attack plans for North Korea  —  The Pentagon has stepped up planning for attacks against North Korea's nuclear program and is bolstering nuclear forces in Asia, said defense officials familiar with the highly secret process.  —  The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity …
Discussion: QandO and TPMCafe blogs
Houston Chronicle:
Signs link Dems to terror and illegal immigrants  —  GOP Fort Bend official says they are just repeating party's position  —  Fort Bend County Democrats are irate about campaign signs linking Democrats to illegal immigrants and terrorists, but the Republican county commissioner who paid …
Discussion: Unfogged and Right Thinking Girl
Arizona Republic:
McCain is star of Proposition 107 TV commercials  —  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a likely 2008 presidential aspirant, is starring in two new television spots for Proposition 107, a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ensure that same-sex marriages or civil unions are never legal …
Maddy Sauer Reports / The Blotter:
RNC Accepts Money From Army Porn Movie Distributor  —  Despite running an attack ad accusing a Democratic senatorial candidate of accepting money from "porn movie producers," the Republican National Committee itself has accepted several donations over the past few years from the president …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
A Duel, but Not Decisive  —  According to the pollsters, pundits and pols — Democratic and nervous Republican — a great anti-Republican wave is a-coming.  Well, let's assume major Democratic gains: 20 to 25 House seats and four to six Senate seats.  The House goes Democratic for the first time in 12 years.
 
 
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