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9:30 AM ET, October 6, 2006

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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 …
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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.
Fox News:
INTERNAL POLL SUGGESTS HASTERT COULD DEVASTATE GOP
Dan / Riehl World View:
Hastert Must Not Resign
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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Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
Latest Republican Strategy — Blame the Victims
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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 ...
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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 …
TigerHawk:
Interdicting speech at Columbia  —  Eliana Johnson reports in the New York Sun that leftists are interdicting speech at Columbia: … The Columbia Spectator has considerably more coverage here, including this video of the protests that made it impossible for Jim Gilchrist to speak:  —  Commentary
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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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   North Korea: War Is Coming To American Soil
Richard Holbrooke / Washington Post:
Apple Of the Times  —  R.W. "Johnny" Apple, who died Wednesday at age 71, was the best political reporter of his era.  He was also the best food writer, the best wine writer, the best travel writer and the best architecture critic, and he could have been the best garden and sports writer if he had wanted to be.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Julia Reed / Newsweek:   Renaissance Man  —  Johnny Apple made his career covering politics …
Eric Black / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Wetterling ad overstates facts  —  The TV spot by the Sixth District candidate is wrong in stating that members of Congress admitted to a coverup - none has.  —  Patty Wetterling's latest TV ad, in which she calls for "the immediate expulsion of any congressman involved in a crime or coverup" …
Alan Cooperman / Washington Post:
GOP's Hold on Evangelicals Weakening  —  Party's Showing in Midterm Elections May Be Hurt as Polls Indicate Support Dropping in Base  —  ANOKA, Minn. — Lynn Sunde, an evangelical Christian, is considering what for her is a radical step.  Come November, she may vote for a Democrat for Congress.
Discussion: DonkeyRising
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.
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 …
Discussion: Shot In The Dark
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: Pollster and Donklephant
Washington Post:
Blowing the Easy Ones  —  THE BUSH administration has pushed aggressively for expanded surveillance powers, military commissions and rough interrogation techniques.  When it comes to fighting the war on terrorism, just about anything goes.  Except, that is, those routine steps …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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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California Court Upholds State's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
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Gay Patriot:
Human Rights Campaign Involved in Gay GOP Witchhunt
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
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Lewis Smith / Times of London:
Seizures of radioactive materials fuel 'dirty bomb' fears
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