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10:00 PM ET, September 22, 2006

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William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush 'Taken Aback' by Musharraf Comment  —  President Bush said today he was surprised by reports that a former top State Department official threatened heavy U.S. bombing of Pakistan if it did not cooperate with the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks …
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CNN:
Bush 'taken aback' about alleged threat to Pakistan … WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush on Friday said he was "taken aback" by a report that a U.S. official threatened the United States would attack Pakistan if it did not help immediately after 9/11.  —  Bush made the remarks …
Haaretz:
Nasrallah: No army in the world can disarm Hezbollah  —  By Haaretz Service and News Agencies  —  In his first public appearance since the start of his group's war with Israel, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that "no army in the world" would be able to disarm his group …
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Hussein Dakroub / Associated Press:
Nasrallah says Hezbollah won't disarm
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Yara Bayoumy / Reuters:
Nasrallah says no army can disarm Hizbollah
Discussion: Power Line and A Blog For All
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Post:
Probe Finds Jackson Urged Favoritism in HUD Contracts  —  An inspector general's report charges that top U.S. housing official Alphonso Jackson urged staff members to favor friends of President Bush when awarding Department of Housing and Urban Development contracts.
Discussion: Air America Radio
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Ezra Klein / TAPPED:
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN INEPT.  Bloggers are in an understandable uproar over a Roll Call article in which a hodgepodge of nameless Democratic aides reveal that the leadership is readying to party like it's 2002 and refocus the election on economic issues.  I'm a bit skeptical.
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The Anchoress:
Chavez clearly listened to Dems and Air America  —  So, Hugo Chavez is is still at it. … Hmmmmm....sounds awfully familiar, that tripe.  Bush is "an alcoholic?"  That sounds like Martin Sheen (a "good Catholic" with enough 12-step exposure to know better than to take another man's inventory) …
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Andrew Miga / Associated Press:
Top Republican Aids Lieberman Fundraiser  —  WASHINGTON — A prominent Republican who chairs I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's legal defense fund co-hosted a fundraiser Wednesday for Sen. Joe Lieberman, who is running for re-election as an independent after losing the Democratic primary.
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Democratic Daily
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Lindsay Beyerstein / Firedoglake:
Lieberman's Fundraiser Ran the Abu Ghraib of Rehab
Discussion: Majikthise and Jesus' General
Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
War price on U.S. lives equal to 9/11  —  WASHINGTON - Now the death toll is 9/11 times two.  U.S. military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan now match those of the most devastating terrorist attack in America's history, the trigger for what came next.  Add casualties from chasing terrorists elsewhere …
Media Matters for America:
Bill O'Reilly's enemies list, available in hardback for $26  —  "My goal," Bill O'Reilly writes in the introduction to his latest book, Culture Warrior, which is published by Random House's Broadway Books imprint and will go on sale September 25, "is to expose and defeat people who have the power to do you great harm.
Discussion: News Hounds
Media Matters for America:
AZ Republic, FactCheck.org lobbed misleading claims in attempt to debunk Vote Vets ad criticizing Allen … In recent days, both The Arizona Republic editorial page and the website FactCheck.org have attacked as "deceitful" and "just plain wrong" a television advertisement …
Margaret Talev / Mercury News:
Bush, senators reach agreement on detainee interrogation legislation  —  WASHINGTON - The White House and dissident Republican senators reached an agreement Thursday that would allow the CIA's controversial terrorist interrogation program to continue and trials of suspected Islamic terrorists …
Josh White / Washington Post:
Hijackers Were Not Identified Before 9/11, Investigation Says  —  The Defense Department's inspector general has concluded that a top secret intelligence-gathering program did not identify Mohamed Atta or any other hijacker before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, determining that there is no evidence …
USA Today:
Navy retires F-14, the coolest of cold warriors  —  VIRGINIA BEACH — Today the Navy holsters the F-14 Tomcat, the top gun in its Cold War arsenal and one of the most recognizable warplanes in history.  —  Maintenance costs for the F-14 have soared, and its replacement, the F/A-18 Super Hornet …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and WILLisms.com
Daily Mail:
Streisand shows what not to wear  —  You would think that by the age of 64, most women would be self-conscious enough to ensure their choice of evening wear does not expose parts of the body which have...well dropped below standards.  —  But no one seems to have shared this with legendary …
Discussion: Gawker and Tammy Bruce
Marc Santora / New York Times:
A Scholar Is Alive, Actually, and Hungry for Debate  —  At a news conference after his spirited address to the United Nations on Wednesday, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela expressed one regret: not having met that icon of the American left, the linguist Noam Chomsky, before his death.
Agence France Presse:
Pakistanis protest, cleric says Pope should be crucified  —  ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Hundreds of Pakistani Islamists held street protests to condemn Pope Benedict XVI for remarks they regard as anti-Islamic, with one leader saying the pontiff should be crucified.  —  Demonstrators Friday poured …
Diaa Hadid / Associated Press:
Palestinian PM won't recognize Israel  —  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas said Friday he will not head a government that recognizes Israel, striking a potential blow to President Mahmoud Abbas' attempts to create a national unity government.
worldmag.com:
Political survivor  —  POLITICS: George Allen had a rocky road to the Senate; now a suddenly difficult reelection race could stand in the way of an expected presidential bid |  Joel Belz  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — When George F. Allen ambled off the floor of the U.S. Senate a couple of Friday mornings ago …
Ed Lasky / The American Thinker:
The Democratic Party and Jews  —  The Democratic Party has been a congenial political home for many American Jews since the era of FDR.  The party welcomed them into its ranks (along with many blacks and urban dwellers) and its programs comported well with many values Jews cherish.
 
 
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Little Green Footballs:
Palestinians: The Pope is a Jew
Discussion: Hyscience
Associated Press:
Norwegian police foil plot to behead Israeli ambassador
Muslihoon:
Helping Isaac Schrödinger  —  September 22nd, 2006 at 4:31 pm …
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Al Manar Live Feed From Atlanta GA
Michelle Malkin:
Indonesian Christians executed; girls to be stoned in Iran
George Will / Real Clear Politics:
Speaking Back to Islamists
Discussion: Dinocrat and Democracy Project
Patrick Cockburn / Independent:
New terror that stalks Iraq's republic of fear
huffingtonpost.com:
Critical Massing: The Press Critic's Press Critic On Iraq …
Discussion: Media Blog and NewsBusters.org
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Michael Yon:
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Opinion Journal:
U.N. Charades  —  After the Shiite bomb, a nuke for Sunni Egypt?
Ynetnews:
Israel: Foreign reporters' vehicles may be used terrorists
Robert F. Kennedy Jr / Rolling Stone:
Will The Next Election Be Hacked?
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