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9:55 PM ET, October 6, 2006

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Washington Post:
House Ethics Committee Holds a News Conference  —  SPEAKER: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE RICHARD "DOC" HASTINGS (R-WA),  —  HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT  —  U.S. REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD L. BERMAN (D-CA),  —  HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT  —  U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JUDY BIGGERT (R-IL)
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and TAPPED
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Daniel Henninger / Opinion Journal:
Without Restraint  —  Tides of confusion have washed up Mark Foley.  —  Is this Mark Foley thing really happening?  —  I woke up early the other morning after a bad dream about Muslims routinely blowing up and torturing other innocent Muslims.  You know the world has turned upside …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
DID DEMOCRATS COVER UP FOLEY MISDEEDS?
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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":
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David Corn:
From a List to a GOP Civil War?  —  Copies of The List (see below) have been sent by gay politicos to a variety of social conservative groups that look to the Republican Party to make their religious right dreams come true.  The recipients include the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family …
The Anchoress:
Outting myself...and whoever else wants outing!  —  WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS THE WORDS CUNNILINGUS AND FELLATIO.  IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THE WORDS CUNNILINGUS OR FELLATIO YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS POST.  ALSO IF YOU GET A CASE OF THE VAPORS BY THE SHOCKING IDEA OF MARRIED SEX, DO NOT READ THIS POST.
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 …
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Steve Holland / Reuters:
Rove aide resigns in fallout over Abramoff report
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
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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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Bleu America's John Laesch on Hastert: " He says he listens …
Discussion: Firedoglake and DownWithTyranny!
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.
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
THE PARTISAN STRAITJACKET....David Ignatius: … That's not going to go down well in the blogosphere.  And yet, I don't think this is the sort of instinctive centrism that marks, say, David Broder.  It's more about temperament.  —  And tactics.  If Democrats win in November …
David Kopel / The Volokh Conspiracy:
MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE FOR KIDS, NOT CRIMINALS: In a new podcast for the Independence Institute's iVoices.org, I offer a shorter version of an argument I made in detail in a cover story of The Weekly Standard: the only realistic gun control policy which would stop school shootings …
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.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Angels and Intelligence Estimates  —  Lost between the Foley tsunami and the Woodward hurricane is the storm that began the great Republican collapse of 2006.  It was only a few weeks ago that the Republicans were clawing their way back to contention for the November elections …
Mark Thoma / Economist's View:
Can Democrats and Libertarians Find Common Ground?  —  I pretty much hate rules and restrictions on what I can do.  Because of that, there is no sense in which I would describe myself as someone who likes government intervention.  But unlike many libertarians, taxation and the size of government are not my main concern.
Josh Hirschland / Columbia Daily Spectator:
Investigation to Look at Facebook  —  University Says Social Networking Site 'Not Exempt'  —  Columbia will review information and images posted on students' Facebook profiles as part of its investigation into Wednesday night's Minutemen brawl, a University spokesman confirmed Thursday evening.
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 …
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Job Growth Slows, Unemployment Rate Dips  —  Bush to Speak About Jobs and the Economy  —  The U.S. economy created far fewer jobs in September than anticipated, but revised job figures for previous months showed a surprisingly substantial uptick over what was previously reported.
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and EconLog
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.
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Conspiracy Theories Abound as Oil Prices Fluctuate  —  In mid-May with gasoline prices at $2.95 a gallon and rising, 15 percent of Americans listed high fuel prices as their top concern, outstripping terrorism.  And much of the public seemed ready to vent its wrath on President Bush and the Republican-led Congress.
This Is London:
RACE CLASHES HIT WINDSOR  —  Extra police are being drafted into the Windsor area today after three nights of violent clashes between white and Asian youths.  —  Gangs have fought battles in the streets using baseball bats and pitchforks.  A Muslim-run dairy which wants to build a mosque was petrol bombed.
 
 
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Scandal Takes Toll on Reynolds Poll Numbers
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Ezra Klein / TAPPED:
PLUS, I DON'T LIKE OPERA.  I think Peter Beinart's TRB this week deserves a response.
Business Week:
No Bush Left Behind
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Wonkette
Josh White / Washington Post:
Warner Downbeat After Iraq Trip
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
HARVARD LAW FACULTY VOTES TO REVAMP 1L CURRICULUM: Given …
Marc Ambinder / National Journal:
A Calamity For Gay Republicans
John Robertson / Scotsman:
'Boy snatched off street, set alight and murdered for being white'
TMLutas / Flit:
The Losing Momentum Fallacy
USA Today:
Race for Senate control tightens