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8:00 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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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 …
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 …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Watchdog Group Disputes FBI's Claims on E-Mails  —  The watchdog group that first provided the FBI with suspicious e-mails from then-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) said yesterday that FBI and Justice Department officials are attempting to cover up their inaction in the case by making false claims about the group.
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 and TPMmuckraker
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 …
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Keith Olbermann / MSNBC:
A special comment about lying  —  Keith Olbermann on the difference between terrorists and critics  —  SPECIAL COMMENT  —  While the leadership in Congress has self-destructed over the revelations of an unmatched, and unrelieved, march through a cesspool ...
Asia Times:
Kim's message: War is coming to US soil  —  Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.  Please click here if you are interested in contributing.  —  The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced on October 3 …
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William M. Arkin / Early Warning:
Behind North Korea's Latest Nuclear Gamble
Discussion: The Agonist
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
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Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Bush signings called effort to expand power
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
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.
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
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
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Gloria Wise Executives Indicted, Air America Radio  —  BUSTED  —  Two Former Nonprofit Execs Arrested Over $$$ Diversions  —  *** Major Friday Morning Updates Below ***  —  Finally, some accountability in the Bronx, even if it isn't nearly enough.  —  After over a year …
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" …
Telegraph:
Embassy row Pc married by radical cleric  —  A Muslim police officer who asked to be excused from guarding the Israeli embassy was married by the radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, The Daily Telegraph has learned.  —  Pc Alexander Omar-Basha's father-in-law is related to Bakri …
Discussion: USS Neverdock and Harry's Place
 
 
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Russell Jenkins / Times of London:
Jack Straw calls on Muslim women to lift their veils
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Reuters:
Extremists planned mass Prague murders: paper
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Hot Air
Shaun Waterman / UPI:
Analysis: Ashcroft blasts 9-11 Commission
Discussion: Macsmind
Lewis Smith / Times of London:
Seizures of radioactive materials fuel 'dirty bomb' fears
Discussion: Tim Worstall and Hot Air
BBC:
Sudan letter draws condemnations
Associated Press:
Poll: Stabenow continues to lead Bouchard in Senate race
Discussion: The Right Angle
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Andrea Estes / Boston Globe:
Patrick says he gave money to aid convict
Political Radar:
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Associated Press:
Harvard committee recommends returning religion to curriculum
Discussion: The RBC
quinnipiac.edu:
Polling Results  —  Cuomo Tops Pirro By 19 Pts.
Associated Press:
Oops ... police hit the wrong house in porn raid
Discussion: Don Surber
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Claudia Rosett / Philadelphia Inquirer:
Guantanamo is not the problem  —  To fly into the damp Caribbean heat …