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5:50 PM ET, October 6, 2006

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Josh White / Washington Post:
Warner Downbeat After Iraq Trip  —  U.S. at Risk of Losing Bid to Control Baghdad, Senator Says  —  The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday offered a stark assessment of the situation in Iraq after a trip there this week, saying that parts of the country have taken …
Associated Press:
House Ethics Panel to Subpoena Documents  —  WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee on Thursday launched an investigation of a congressional page sex scandal that has imperiled Republican election prospects, approving dozens of subpoenas for documents and testimony.
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House Ethics Committee Holds a News Conference
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Hindrocket / Power Line:   DID DEMOCRATS COVER UP FOLEY MISDEEDS?
Eric Boehlert / The Huffington Post:
Oops, I Thought Matt Drudge Was the "Walter Cronkite of His Era"  —  Famous for doing the GOP's bidding by launching smear offensives against Democrats (see the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth), Matt Drudge this week became completely unglued over the widening Mark Foley scandal …
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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.
Donna De La Cruz / Associated Press:
Kean calls for Hastert's resignation  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Tom Kean Jr. on Friday called for House Speaker Dennis Hastert to resign over the congressional page cybersex scandal, making him the first major candidate in his party to do so.
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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.
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Bush cites authority to bypass FEMA law  —  Signing statement is employed again  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush this week asserted that he has the executive authority to disobey a new law in which Congress has set minimum qualifications for future heads of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
In Border Fence's Path, Congressional Roadblocks  —  No sooner did Congress authorize construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexico border last week than lawmakers rushed to approve separate legislation that ensures it will never be built, at least not as advertised, according to Republican lawmakers and immigration experts.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Monologues dialogues.  —  David Brooks's column yesterday began this way (TimesSelect link): … Today, we get the letters to the editor.  Gotta defend the iconic monologues, you know.  The first letter says Brooks "misses a key point, and that is power":
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
White House aide to Rove resigns  —  WASHINGTON - A key aide to presidential political strategist Karl Rove resigned Friday after a congressional report listed hundreds of contacts between disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the White House.  —  Susan Ralston, special assistant to President Bush …
TMLutas / Flit:
The Losing Momentum Fallacy  —  I've been writing about how the US and Al Queda are fighting on a meta-battlefield of serialization and parallelization since at least 2003.  The US is fundamentally trying to slow things down, occasionally biting where it chooses, chewing …
USA Today:
Race for Senate control tightens  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats are within striking distance of winning control of the Senate in the Nov. 7 elections, USA TODAY/Gallup Polls in six key states show as the campaigns head into their final month.  —  The number of Republican-held seats …
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 …
WCBS-TV:
Charge: Charity Funds Diverted To Air America  —  Authorities Say Money Meant For Boys And Girls Club Went To Liberal Radio Network 'Air America'  —  (CBS/AP/DOI) NEW YORK Two former executives at a government-funded youth organization whose finances were scrutinized after it diverted money …
Marc Ambinder / National Journal:
A Calamity For Gay Republicans  —  Less than 24 hours after Rep. Mark Foley resigned in disgrace, some 50 gay Republicans gathered at a friend's house in Virginia.  They were in a brittle mood.  Foley — one of their own, in terms of sexual orientation and party ID — had, by his misconduct …
 
 
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PLUS, I DON'T LIKE OPERA.  I think Peter Beinart's TRB this week deserves a response.
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No Bush Left Behind
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