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4:26 AM ET, October 6, 2006

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The Blotter:
Three More Former Pages Accuse Foley of Online Sexual Approaches  —  Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz & Maddy Sauer Report:  —  Three more former congressional pages have come forward to reveal what they call "sexual approaches" over the Internet from former Congressman Mark Foley.
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Drudge Report:
CLAIM: FILTHY FOLEY ONLINE MESSAGES WERE PAGE PRANK GONE AWRY  —  According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands …
Fox News:
INTERNAL POLL SUGGESTS HASTERT COULD DEVASTATE GOP  —  WASHINGTON — House Republican candidates will suffer massive losses if House Speaker Dennis Hastert remains speaker until Election Day, according to internal polling data from a prominent GOP pollster, FOX News has learned.
Tony Karon / Time:
TIME Poll: The Foley Sex Scandal Has Hurt G.O.P. Election Prospects  —  Two-thirds of those aware of the scandal believe Republican leaders attempted a cover-up, according to a new survey  —  Two-thirds of Americans aware of the congressional-page sex scandal believe Republican leaders tried …
Collin Bishop / WGRZ-TV:
DAVIS SLIPS INTO LEAD OVER REYNOLDS  —  A new scientific telephone survey that was commissioned by 2 On Your Side shows Democratic challenger Jack Davis with a small lead over Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds.  —  The poll conducted by the company SurveyUSA asked the opinion of 482 likely voters …
CNN:
Page's family: Leave our 'hero' son alone  —  (CNN) — The family of a Louisiana teenager who reported "sick" e-mails from former Rep. Mark Foley called their son a hero Thursday and said they want reporters to go away.  —  Foley resigned last week after Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Gateway Pundit
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Watchdog Group Disputes FBI's Claims on E-Mails
Dan / Riehl World View:
Hastert Must Not Resign
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed Driscoll.com
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Ethics And Policy In Election-Year Chat
Discussion: Classical Values
David Sirota / The Huffington Post:
Lieberman Continues Attacking Critics of Sexual Predator Cover Up  —  So let's see...a congressman gets exposed as a child sexual predator, having Internet sex with underage pages between House votes.  A fellow Republican congressman exposes evidence that the Speaker of the House was informed …
Discussion: Firedoglake and LamontBlog
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Pew Research Center:
Iraq Looms Large in Nationalized Election  —  Congressional Race Unchanged After Foley's Resignation  —  Summary of Findings  —  Iraq has become the central issue of the midterm elections.  There is more dismay about how the U.S. military effort in Iraq is going than at any point since the war began more than three years ago.
Discussion: MyDD, Pollster and Donklephant
Little Green Footballs:
Moronic Convergence: Last Gasp of the Socialist Geezers  —  It's a Michael Moore remake of Todd Browning's Freaks, in the World Can't Wait Day of Mass Resistance.  El Marco was there and has a photo gallery at Flickr: Last Gasp NYC Oct. 5, 2006.  —  "Mass Resistance," in this case, being defined as: about a thousand people.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Olbermann's Special Comment: It is not the Democrats whose inaction in the face of the enemy you fear  —  Keith hits another one out of the park.  —  Olbermann: And lastly tonight, a Special Comment, about — lying.  While the leadership in Congress has self-destructed over the revelations of an unmatched …
Discussion: The Peking Duck and Discourse.net
Politics Central:
"FAIR AND BALANCING" — FOX NEWS IS 10  —  Catherine Seipp looks back on the first 10 years of FOX, years that reshaped the cable news business: I remember once I was at a media party here in L.A., and some guy from the lefty KPFK radio station, overhearing me mention the words "Fox News" …
Ellen Si / Associated Press:
Dow Hits 3rd Straight Record Close  —  NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street rose modestly Thursday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight record high close as investors welcomed upbeat retail sales and jobless claims figures.  —  The Dow closed at 11,866.69, surpassing the record of 11,850.61 set Wednesday.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Washington Post:
Hastert Holds a Media Availability  —  SPEAKER: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DENNIS HASTERT (R-IL),  —  HASTERT: Well, thank you very much for everybody showing up today.  —  I'm sorry — you know, when you talk about the page issue and what's happened in the Congress, I'm deeply sorry that this has happened.
Leslie Miller / Associated Press:
Bush says he can edit security reports  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush, again defying Congress, says he has the power to edit the Homeland Security Department's reports about whether it obeys privacy rules while handling background checks, ID cards and watchlists.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Chris Francescani / ABCNEWS:
'Shoot Me First,' Amish Girl Said to Ask  —  Friend of the Victims' Families Says Girl Tried to Divert Killer From Classmates; Killer Allegedly Said, 'Pray for Me'  —  ABC Law & Justice Unit  —  The oldest of the five Amish girls shot dead in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse is said to have stepped forward …
Discussion: Fox News, Hot Air and RightWinged.com
Matthew Currier Burden / Philadelphia Inquirer:
Book Review |  A military Web log telling stories straight from the front  —  The Blog of War  —  Front-Line Dispatches From Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan  —  Simon & Schuster.  291 pp.  $15  —  Reviewed by Mark Yost  —  If you're tired of negative media reporting coming out of Iraq …
 
 
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Keith Olbermann / MSNBC:
A special comment about lying
Associated Press:
Poll: Stabenow continues to lead Bouchard in Senate race
Discussion: The Right Angle
Andrea Estes / Boston Globe:
Patrick says he gave money to aid convict
Political Radar:
Ford Uses Foley to Deflect NRSC's Playboy Attack
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Voter Registration Deadlines
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C&L Video Contest: Blue America needs you!
William M. Arkin / Early Warning:
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Discussion: The Agonist
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Harvard committee recommends returning religion to curriculum
Discussion: The RBC
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Daily Show: GOP Quickly Abandoning the Sinking S.S. Hastert
Discussion: Firedoglake and The BRAD BLOG
quinnipiac.edu:
Polling Results  —  Cuomo Tops Pirro By 19 Pts.
Associated Press:
Oops ... police hit the wrong house in porn raid
Discussion: Don Surber
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Bush signings called effort to expand power
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Results in key Senate races - Reuters poll
Discussion: Left in the West