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11:25 AM ET, October 5, 2006


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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Longtime Republican was source of e-mails  —  The source who in July gave news media Rep. Mark Foley's (R-Fla.) suspect e-mails to a former House page says the documents came to him from a House GOP aide.  —  That aide has been a registered Republican since becoming eligible to vote …
Washington Post:
Ex-Aide To Foley Cites '03 Warnings  —  Former Staffer Says He Alerted Hastert's Office  —  A longtime chief of staff to disgraced former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) approached House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's office three years ago, repeatedly imploring senior Republicans …
Chicago Tribune:
Hastert dodges Foley heat, denies report of repeated warnings  —  WASHINGTON — A defiant House Speaker Dennis Hastert fought Wednesday to hold on to his leadership post while fractures appeared among his lieutenants and a former senior aide to Mark Foley said he repeatedly had warned Hastert's top aide …
New York Times:
Early Warning on Foley Cited by Former Aide  —  A former Congressional aide said Wednesday that Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's office knew about reports of "inappropriate behavior" by Representative Mark Foley far earlier than Mr. Hastert's office has acknowledged.
Alan K. Ota /
Hastert Tells Conservative He'll Resign If It Helps GOP  —  House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., told a leading conservative Wednesday that he would resign as the top congressional leader if it would help the Republican Party stave off defeat in November.
Associated Press:
Reynolds deflects questions about aide's role  —  AMHERST - U.S. Rep. Thomas Reynolds Tuesday denied knowing what his top aide might have done on behalf of a disgraced lawmaker in the days before he resigned following revelations of sexually explicit messages sent to underage male pages.
Washington Post:
Lawmaker's Intentions Appear Clear In Exchanges
Ray Long / Chicago Tribune:
Lawmaker defends page program
Bill Sammon / Examiner:
Cheney: GOP 'will retain control'
Discussion: TAPPED
Steve / DonkeyRising:
Dems Advance As GOP Slouches Toward Reality
Discussion: Daily Kos
Eliana Johnson / New York Sun:
At Columbia, Students Attack Minuteman Founder  —  Students stormed the stage at Columbia University's Roone auditorium yesterday, knocking over chairs and tables and attacking Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the border between America and Mexico.
Michelle Malkin:
Mob rule at Columbia University  —  Minutemen Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist spoke at Columbia University tonight.  He tried to speak, that is.  During his remarks, a mob of students stormed the stage and sabotaged the event.  Every Columbia U. alum should be assailing the administration.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE ZOO IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS  —  Last night the Columbia University College Republicans hosted what was to be a speech by Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minuteman Project.  Within moments of Gilchrist taking the podium, however, the event was disrupted by left-wing students mounting a coordinated attack on the stage.
David Rennie / Telegraph:
Muslims are waging civil war against us, claims police union  —  Radical Muslims in France's housing estates are waging an undeclared "intifada" against the police, with violent clashes injuring an average of 14 officers each day.  —  As the interior ministry said that nearly 2,500 officers …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE, Jihad Watch and The Corner
Drudge Report:
ABC ONLINE GLITCH LEADS TO IDENTITY OF FOLEY ACCUSER FEATURED IM EXCHANGE WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD  —  A posting on ABCNEWS.COM of an unredacted instant message sessions between Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page has exposed the identity of the now 21 year-old accuser.
Daily Oklahoman:
Istook aide may be victim in page scandal
Discussion: Macsmind
Judd / Think Progress:
Pajamas Media, Instapundit Facilitate Outing Of Foley Victim  —  An obscure right-wing blogger, Wild Bill, has outed one of Mark Foley's victims, a former Congressional page.  It is a despicable act.  Wild Bill however, gets almost no traffic, so the damage done to the victim's life could have been minimal.
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Foley Was Sexually Abused as a Youth, His Lawyer Says  —  In another day of revelations about former Representative Mark Foley, his lawyer said Tuesday that as a teenager, Mr. Foley had been molested by a clergyman and had "kept the shame to himself" until now.
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Military Hones a New Strategy on Insurgency  —  The United States Army and Marines are finishing work on a new counterinsurgency doctrine that draws on the hard-learned lessons from Iraq and makes the welfare and protection of civilians a bedrock element of military strategy.
This Is London:
MUSLIM PC WINS RIGHT NOT TO PROTECT ISRAELI EMBASSY  —  A Muslim police officer has been excused from guarding London's Israeli Embassy after he objected to the duty on 'moral grounds'.  —  PC Alexander Omar Basha - a member of the Metropolitan Police's Diplomatic Protection Group …
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Waterboarding Historically Controversial  —  In 1947, the U.S. Called It a War Crime; in 1968, It Reportedly Caused an Investigation  —  Key senators say Congress has outlawed one of the most notorious detainee interrogation techniques — "waterboarding," in which a prisoner feels near drowning.
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Patterns Emerge  —  Reading the comment boards here, it seems some people (especially liberal people) have either short or selective memories when it comes to Paul Wellstone's funeral.  Here's what happened: A man who was liked and respected by all, including his ideological opponents, died tragically in a plane crash.
Discussion: Power Line and Balloon Juice
Donald Sensing / One Hand Clapping:
Trampling the Constitution  —  Voltaire once remarked to an adversary, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it."  Those words could never pass the lips of the city officials of my town of Franklin, Tenn. They seem to believe in crushing our right to say anything they don't approve of.
Discussion: Redstate
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Associated Press:
Congressman apologizes for affair in TV ad
Discussion: TAPPED
Jon Kamman / Arizona Republic:
Party to reduce Pederson backing
Discussion: The Caucus
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
'Just a Comma' Becomes Part of Iraq Debate
New York Times:
A Complex and Hidden Life Behind Foley's Public Persona
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