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8:20 PM ET, October 1, 2006


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The Blotter:
GOP Staff Warned Pages About Foley in 2001  —  Maddy Sauer and Anna Schecter Report:  —  A Republican staff member warned congressional pages five years ago to watch out for Congressman Mark Foley, according to a former page.  —  Matthew Loraditch, a page in the 2001-2002 class …
The Buzz:
A Note From the Editors  —  There still seems to be some confusion about the order of events related to our coverage of Rep. Mark Foley and his email exchanges with teenagers he met through the congressional page program.  Let me try to clear this up.  —  In November of last year …
John / AMERICAblog:
GOP Staff Warned Pages About Foley in 2001; Hastert calls on Attorney General to investigate his own party; More kids come forward  —  Watch this broadcast of tonight's ABC News report on the Foley scandal.  Denny Hastert is done as House speaker.  —  Hastert is through.
Nico / Think Progress:
Hume Compares Mark Foley To President Clinton  —  This morning on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume compared Mark Foley's predatory behavior towards underage pages to President Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky.  Hume said that while Foley is now "in total disgrace in his party," Clinton's …
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
FBI Opens "Preliminary Investigation" of Foley  —  Brian Ross Reports:  —  The FBI has opened a "preliminary investigation" of disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley over the sexually explicit Internet messages he sent to congressional pages, all male high school studnets under the age of 18.
Discussion: Is That Legal?
Washington Post:
The Foley Scandal  —  THE SUDDEN resignation of Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) involves more than an obviously troubled man who sent sexually suggestive e-mails to underage congressional pages.  Numerous fellow lawmakers, including Republican leaders, apparently had at least partial knowledge about Mr. Foley's disturbing conduct.
John Bresnahan / Roll Call:
Hastert, Top Aides Knew of Foley Allegations
What Did They Know And When Did They Know It?  —  THE MEDIA NEEDS …
Discussion: Althouse, Balloon Juice and MyDD
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
9/11 Panel Members Weren't Told of Meeting  —  Members of the Sept. 11 commission said today that they were alarmed that they were told nothing about a White House meeting in July 2001 at which George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, is reported to have warned Condoleezza Rice …
Discussion: MyDD
Bob Woodward / Newsweek:
It was Bush's decision.  But Rumsfeld drove the dynamic on Iraq.  How the SecDef blew it.  An exclusive excerpt.  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (left) had concerns about the 'overbearing style' of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (right), according to Woodward's book
The Woodward War  —  Another book, another political blow.  How the Bush team is handling the rain of bad news on Iraq, and what it means for Secretary Rumsfeld's future.  —  The White House had more than an inkling of what was coming.  This was Bob Woodward's third book …
Discussion: The Mahablog and LamontBlog
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
White House Lists Book's 'Five Key Myths'
Jules Crittenden / Boston Herald:
Good news in the good fight, Iraqis hate al-Qaeda, too  —  "Light at the end of the tunnel" was one of those optimistic phrases from the Vietnam War that was widely mocked, until political pressures led the U.S. to abandon Vietnam.  The light became the oncoming train of another Cold War cliche …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Belmont Club
Richard A. Clarke / New York Times:
Blinded by Hindsight  —  FIVE years after the attacks of Sept. 11 …
Mark Halperin / New York Times:
Ace of Base  —  BILL and Hillary Clinton have been known to cite a quip widely attributed to Einstein: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."  George W. Bush and Karl Rove live by an alternative dictum …
Campaign 2006: The Republicans' Secret Weapon
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Donklephant
Michelle Malkin:
Bobblehead Rage!  —  I'm going offline the rest of the day, but had to blog this.  —  From fresco rage to book rage to film rage to beauty pageant rage to Koran-dropping rage to cartoon rage to Pope rage, it's always something with the Religion of Perpetual Outrage (hat tip-Andrew Bostom via NY Daily News).
Tina Moore / NY Daily News:
Bobblehead Muhammed?  —  A ceramic bobblehead doll …
Discussion: Liberty and Justice
Eight die as Gaza factions clash  —  Eight Palestinians, including four civilians, have been killed and about 60 injured in gunfights between rival political factions in the Gaza Strip.  —  Clashes broke out as militiamen loyal to the ruling party Hamas tried to break up protests by police and civil servants against unpaid wages.
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
More Than 70 Injured in Gaza Strip Demonstrations
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Times of London:
Is there blood on his hands?  —  As Kofi Annan prepares to stand down as UN secretary-general, Adam LeBor investigates the accusations made against the world's chief defender of human rights  —  THE CASE AGAINST KOFI ANNAN  —  The bodies were still warm when Lieutenant Ron Rutten found them …
Brendan Daly /
Pelosi Letter to Ethics Committee on Cover Up of the Foley Matter  —  Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following letter sent today to House Ethics Committee Chairman Doc Hastings and Ranking Member Howard L. Berman about the Foley matter.  The text of the letter follows:
Discussion: Booman Tribune and The RBC
Matt Bai / New York Times:
The Inside Agitator  —  Not all states are equal on an election map, and Alaska is one of those less populous states — like Kansas or Idaho or Alabama — that national Democrats almost never bother to visit.  For one thing, just getting there presents a logistical ordeal …
Thomas E. Ricks / Washington Post:
U.S. Military Is Still Waiting For Iraqi Forces to 'Stand Up'  —  Security Personnel Increase, but Insurgency Is Unabated  —  The strategy in Iraq, President Bush has said often over the past year, is to stand down the U.S. military as Iraq's security forces stand up.
Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:
Gunmen kidnap 26 workers in Baghdad  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen kidnapped 26 workers from a refrigerated food factory Sunday in western Baghdad in what appeared to be a new sectarian attack, a security official said.  The kidnapped workers included Shiites and Sunnis, and they included three women …
Discussion: The Fourth Rail
George F. Will / Newsweek:
Speechless In Seattle  —  What has happened in Seattle prefigures what a national Democratic administration might try to do to stifle conservative talk radio.  —  As the comprehensive and sustained attack on Americans' freedom of political speech intensifies, this city has become a battleground.
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Florida Republicans angry at Foley's 'hypocrisy'
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Michelle Malkin:
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