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4:55 AM ET, October 3, 2006

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Associated Press:
U.S. Senate majority leader calls for efforts to bring Taliban into Afghan government  —  QALAT, Afghanistan U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government.
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Senator Bill Frist:
America will Never Negotiate with Terrorists or Support their Entry into Afghanistan's Government  —  I'm currently overseas visiting our troops in Afghanistan, but I wanted to take a moment to address an Associated Press story titled, "Frist: Taliban Should Be in Afghan Gov't."
Discussion: NewsHog and Once Upon a Time
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Frist says U.S. can't win, should bring Taliban into Afghan government; Update: Frist backs off — somewhat; Update: Brits in secret truce with Taliban?  —  The Commissar has decided to vote Democratic this fall.  —  Why not?  What's the difference? … Yep.  That'll solve it.
Jim Krane / Associated Press:
Frist: Taliban Should Be in Afghan Gov't  —  world-news, afghanistan, bill-frist, frist  —  QALAT, AFGHANISTAN — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and urged support for efforts to bring …
Michael Smith / Times of London:
British troops in secret truce with the Taliban  —  BRITISH troops battling the Taliban are to withdraw from one of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan after agreeing a secret deal with the local people.  —  Over the past two months British soldiers have come under sustained attack defending …
Mary Katharine Ham / Townhall.com:
Frist Says We Can't Win, Should Bring Taliban Into Afghan Government …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Frist, why hast thou forsaken us?
Opinion Journal:
The GOP Record  —  The roots of Republican failures in Congress.
Discussion: Gay Patriot, QandO and The Heretik
Washington Times:
Resign, Mr. Speaker  —  The facts of the disgrace of Mark Foley, who was a Republican member of the House from a Florida district until he resigned last week, constitute a disgrace for every Republican member of Congress.  Red flags emerged in late 2005, perhaps even earlier …
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Judd / Think Progress:
Bay Buchanan: Email Hastert Calls 'Overly Friendly' Had 'Predator Stamped All Over It'  —  Prominent conservative pundit Bay Buchanan appeared on CNN this afternoon and lit into Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and the rest of the House leadership.  Buchanan said that the email that Hastert …
Opinion Journal:
Paging Mr. Hastert  —  Could a gay Congressman be quarantined?  —  Florida Republican Mark Foley's sexually explicit emails to a Congressional page certainly warranted his resignation from the House, and they may well merit prosecution.  But this being five weeks from an election …
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Hastert Denies GOP Leaders Saw Foley's Messages  —  House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said Monday no GOP House leaders saw the "vile and repulsive" sexually explicit messages former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) sent in 2003 to teenage House pages until last Friday.
The Blotter:
E-mails Show Foley Sought to Rendezvous with Page
Hotline On Call:
Foley: The Democratic Playbook
Discussion: Hyscience and Decision '08
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Foley Checks Into Clinic for Alcoholism
Discussion: Washington Post and TAPPED
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Rice Received Qaeda Warning Before 9/11  —  A review of White House records has determined that George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, did indeed brief Condoleezza Rice and other top officials on July 10, 2001 about looming threat from Al Qaeda, a State Department spokesman said on Monday evening.
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New York Times:
C.I.A. Chief Warned Rice on Al Qaeda
Discussion: The Corner and driftglass
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
The Eggman Says Kids Were "Egging the Congressman On"  —  The Republican coverup for La Cage Aux Foley has put all the tentacles of the Mighty Wurlitzer into overdrive.  Did you ever wonder how low they could go to keep themselves in power?  Wonder no more!
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Lieberman says he has been promised seniority  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman, the longtime Democratic senator from Connecticut running for re-election as an independent, says the party leadership has assured him he would keep his seniority if he returns to Congress.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Robert Novak / Chicago Sun Times:
Former President Clinton warns Dems to watch out for right-wing onslaught
Discussion: Sirotablog and LamontBlog
Markos Moulitsas / Cato Unbound:
THE CASE FOR THE LIBERTARIAN DEMOCRAT  —  It was my fealty to the notion of personal liberty that made me a Republican when I came of age in the 1980s.  It is my continued fealty to personal liberty that makes me a Democrat today.  —  The case against the libertarian Republican is so easy …
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Josh Treviño / The Remedy:   The left and the libertarians.  —  The Cato Institute today runs …
 
 
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