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3:55 AM ET, October 1, 2006

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New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Knew in Late '05 of E-Mail  —  Top House Republicans knew for months about e-mail traffic between Representative Mark Foley and a former teenage page, but kept the matter secret and allowed Mr. Foley to remain head of a Congressional caucus on children's issues, Republican lawmakers said Saturday.
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Roll Call:
Reynolds Informed Hastert of Allegations Against Foley  —  National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) issued a statement Saturday in which he said that he had informed Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) of allegations of improper contacts between then-Rep. Mark Foley …
Washington Post:
GOP Leader Rebuts Hastert on Foley  —  Reynolds: Speaker Knew of E-Mails in Spring  —  House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was notified early this year of inappropriate e-mails from former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to a 16-year-old page, a top GOP House member said yesterday …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Hastert Knew While Foley Flew  —  Well, well, well.  It appears the Republicans actually can make the Foley controversy worse.  As if it wasn't bad enough that John Boehner knew about Foley's track record of sexual harassment of his underage pages, now it turns out that Speaker Denny Hastert lied …
New York Times:
Along With Victories, G.O.P. Takes a Few Blows  —  Just hours before Congress closed down for the midterm elections on Saturday, Republican leaders threw together a ceremony to celebrate the passage of what they hoped to promote as their singular legislative accomplishment — a bill to bring terrorism suspects to trial.
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Did Hastert know last year that Foley was a pervert?  —  I hate having to defend Hastert, partly because he's a jackass and partly because it's bad form to defend anyone in any way associated with a child molestation scandal, no matter how much the facts are in their favor.
Deirdre Shesgreen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Shimkus approached Foley about early e-mails
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Times of London:
Focus: Chilling message of the 9/11 pilots  —  A video shows two of the world's most infamous terrorists joking and laughing while filming their 'death wills' at Osama Bin Laden's lair in Afghanistan.  The journalist and author Yosri Fouda explains the terrible significance of the new find
Discussion: Never Yet Melted
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Times of London obtains Mohammed Atta martyrdom video; Flashback: "Nineteen Martyrs"  —  I've always hoped we wouldn't have to suffer an Atta video.  I can stand videos of any of the other 18 — they're all basically fungible — but to be taunted from the grave by the hijacker everyone recognizes is intolerable.
Associated Press:
U.K. paper says has unseen 9/11 video  —  LONDON - A previously unseen video made by Mohammed Atta, ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, has been obtained by Britain's The Sunday Times, the newspaper reported Saturday.  —  In editions available late Saturday …
Think Progress:
Bush Officials May Have Covered Up Rice-Tenet Meeting From 9/11 Commission  —  [Our guest blogger, Peter Rundlet, was a Counsel to the 9/11 Commission.]  —  Most of the world has now seen the infamous picture of President Bush tending to his ranch on August 6, 2001, the day he received …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Washington Post:
Two Months Before 9/11, an Urgent Warning to Rice
Washington Post:
Falling on His Sword  —  Colin Powell's most significant moment turned out to be his lowest  —  ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2004, eight days after the president he served was elected to a second term, Secretary of State Colin Powell received a telephone call from the White House at his State Department office.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Mia Culpa
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Tim Golden / New York Times:
Memo Fueled Deep Rift in Administration on Detainees  —  In June 2005, two senior national security officials in the Bush administration came together to propose a sweeping new approach to the growing problems the United States was facing with the detention, interrogation and prosecution of terrorism suspects.
Discussion: Andrew Sullivan, TalkLeft and Amygdala
Erwin Chemerinsky / Washington Post:
Legislating Violations of the Constitution  —  With little public attention or even notice, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that undermines enforcement of the First Amendment's separation of church and state.  The Public Expression of Religion Act - H.R. 2679 …
Hartford Courant:
Lieberman Won't Forget  —  Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is willing to forgive but not forget Chris Dodd and others who abandoned him after he lost the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont and became a petitioning candidate.  —  In an online interview this week with PajamasMedia …
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
FAQ - Torture!  —  1) Let's get right to it.  Do you support torture?  —  Let me say what I do support: When it comes to high value targets in the war on terror, wannabe evil-doers who possess or might possess important information, I support any measures necessary to extract that information.
Discussion: Unfogged
 
 
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