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12:55 PM ET, October 5, 2006

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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 …
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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 …
Bill Sammon / Examiner:
Cheney: GOP 'will retain control'
Discussion: Unclaimed Territory and TAPPED
Deirdre Shesgreen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Defiant Shimkus says he'll keep post
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Kos Irhabi / The Jawa Report:
What Would it Take?  —  My irritation with the current GOP leadership …
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.
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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.
Discussion: USS Neverdock
Don Michak / Journal Inquirer:
Lamont writes another check as Lieberman aides surprised on D.C. fundraiser by Bush buddies  —  Greenwich Democrat Ned Lamont on Monday invested $500,000 more in his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, bringing the cable company executive's total contribution since last winter to $6.75 million.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Connecticut Senate: Lieberman Lead Reaches Double Digits  —  Lieberman (I) 50% Lamont (D) 40%  —  Senator Joseph Lieberman (I) has increased his margin over Democrat Ned Lamont by eight points.  He now leads the antiwar candidate 50% to 40% (see crosstabs).
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.
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 …
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Voters Say Scandals Will Affect Votes  —  Voters Polled by AP Say Scandals Will Affect Whom They Choose in Midterm Elections  —  Congressional Republicans, already struggling against negative public perceptions of Congress, now face voters who say new scandals will significantly influence their vote in November.
Ali Eteraz / Eteraz:
Stand Against Women Stoned to Death You Apathetic Monsters  —  This is a call for action to do our small part in coming to the assistance of the women in Iran who have been sentenced to death by stoning.  —  1. Read the background and an explanation of the punishment for stoning to death in Islamic Law.
New York Times:
A Complex and Hidden Life Behind Foley's Public Persona  —  Mark Foley, until last week a fixture on this town's lofty social circuit, once recounted a party at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's fabled estate.  —  "Miss Germany was my date," he told a writer at Washingtonian magazine for an article about "How to Date a Congressman."
Ellen Knickmeyer / Washington Post:
British Find No Evidence Of Arms Traffic From Iran  —  Troops in Southeast Iraq Test U.S. Claim of Aid for Militias  —  ON THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER — Since late August, British commandos in the deserts of far southeastern Iraq have been testing one of the most serious charges leveled …
Discussion: NewsHog and Booman Tribune
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.
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.
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Patterico's Exclusive Interview with a Man Who Has Spoken to the Terrorists at Guantánamo (Part Four: The Treatment of the Detainees)  —  [This is Part Four of my exclusive interview with "Stashiu," an Army nurse who worked at Guantánamo, and who spoke on a regular basis …
Discussion: ShrinkWrapped and Wizbang
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.
Lou Cabron / 10 Zen Monkeys:
5 Nastiest Campaign Ads So Far  —  Will Republicans or Democrats control the Senate?  It all hangs on five tight Senate races — which means negative ads, and lots of them.  Mis-leading, meaningful, desperate, or despicable — they're on your TV, messing with your mind.
Discussion: Hit and Run and Amygdala
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
The Illinois Democrat may be more serious about '08 than you think  —  Ask Washington insiders about Sen. Barack Obama's presidential hopes, and you'll get a pat response: great idea, a cycle or three from now—or maybe this time as veep.  But they need to get out more.
 
 
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Trampling the Constitution  —  Voltaire once remarked to an adversary …
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Associated Press:
Congressman apologizes for affair in TV ad
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