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12:50 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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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.
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
Jim Krane / Associated Press:
Frist: Taliban should be in Afghan gov't  —  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 "people who call themselves Taliban" and their allies into the government.
Commissar / politburo diktat 2.0:
WHY I AM VOTING DEMOCRATIC IN 2006  —  I have decided to vote Democratic this fall.  —  I am a conservative and a Republican party member.  I believe in small government, free markets, strong defense, etc., but Bush's snafu in Iraq is just too much.  It overwhelms those issues which for 30 years have made me vote GOP.
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Frist: Give the Taliban Part of the Afghan Government; The War Is Unwinnable  —  That's it for me.  —  Goodbye GOP.  —  Perhaps we should make peace with Zawahiri as well?  Let's negotiate, and see what terms we can get as good dhimmis.  —  The hell with the lot of them.  —  (Photoshop courtesy of Slublog.)
Mary Katharine Ham / Townhall.com:
Frist Says We Can't Win, Should Bring Taliban Into Afghan Government (Update: Frist Says He Was Taken Out of Context)  —  Give me "angry estrogen" over the GOP excuse for testosterone any day. … Well, by all means, invite them into the process, then.  Perhaps we should send self-addressed …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ and Slublog
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Frist, why hast thou forsaken us?
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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The Blotter:
E-mails Show Foley Sought to Rendezvous with Page  —  Brian Ross and Maddy Sauer Report:  —  In addition to explicit sexual language, former Congressman Mark Foley's Internet messages also include repeated efforts to get the underage recipient to rendezvous with him at night.
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 …
CNN:   Hastert: GOP leaders knew nothing of alleged sex IMs
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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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
The Eggman Says Kids Are "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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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Matt Drudge blames the kids for Predatorgate: They are 16 and 17 year old beasts  —  (Update below) Here comes Matt "The Eggman" Drudge to (Mr. Predatorgate) Mark Foley's defense.  He uses that age old "attack the messenger" conservative technique-only in a creepier way.
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: Blue Crab Boulevard
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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
Mark Scolforo / Associated Press:
6 Said Killed in Amish School Shooting  —  The county coroner says at least six people were killed in a shooting at a one-room Amish schoolhouse, where state police said earlier a gunman killed "a number" of people Monday in Pennsylvania's bucolic Lancaster County.
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John Holusha / New York Times:   Students Killed by Gunman at Amish Schoolhouse
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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