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10:05 AM ET, October 6, 2006

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Fox News:
HASTERT SAYS HE DID NOTHING WRONG IN FOLEY PAGE SCANDAL  —  WASHINGTON — House Speaker Dennis Hastert defiantly declared Thursday that he'd done nothing wrong relating to the growing Capitol Hill page scandal, and vowed to run again for speaker after the GOP wins back the House in next month's election.
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ABCNEWS:
Hastert Begins Damage Control  —  House Speaker Reportedly Tells Conservative Activist That Majority Leader Boehner Isnt Telling the Truth  —  House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., took responsibility for the congressional page scandal Thursday, and made an effort at damage control …
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.
Los Angeles Times:
Hastert Must Go  —  His leadership of the House was already bad enough …
Discussion: TAPPED
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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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 …
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
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.
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
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Maynard / Tammy Bruce:
THUGS SHUT DOWN MINUTEMAN SPEECH AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
David Espo / Associated Press:
Pelosi says she would drain GOP 'swamp'  —  WASHINGTON - Franklin Roosevelt had his first hundred days.  —  House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is thinking 100 hours, time enough, she says, to begin to "drain the swamp" after more than a decade of Republican rule.
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" …
Andrea Estes / Boston Globe:
Patrick says he gave money to aid convict  —  Donation helped pay for DNA test  —  Deval L. Patrick, who a week ago said his ``sole involvement" in the campaign to free a convicted rapist was a letter he wrote more than a decade ago, acknowledged last night that he made a financial contribution …
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.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Anti-U.S. Attack Videos Spread on the Internet  —  Videos showing insurgent attacks against American troops in Iraq, long available in Baghdad shops and on Jihadist Web sites, have steadily migrated in recent months to popular Internet video-sharing sites, including YouTube and Google Video.
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
Senator Says U.S. Should Rethink Iraq Strategy  —  The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned Thursday that the situation in Iraq was "drifting sideways" and said that the United States should consider a "change of course" if violence did not diminish soon.
Discussion: TalkLeft and MyDD
 
 
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