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8:45 PM ET, October 6, 2006

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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 …
Roy / alicublog:
LITERALLY.  David Brooks says, oh yeah, you liberals …
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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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Hastert Vows to Overcome Scandal
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
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.
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.
Eliana Johnson / New York Sun:
Columbia Faces New Challenges By GOP Group  —  The Columbia College Republicans are at it again.  On the heels of an event they hosted Wednesday, during which the founder of a group that patrols America's borders was attacked and forced offstage by angry protesters, the group is slated to host …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
John Robertson / Scotsman:
'Boy snatched off street, set alight and murdered for being white'  — Evidence given in Kriss Donald murder trial  — One of accused apparently sought revenge for previous assault  — Kriss Donald may have been targetted simply due to being white  —  Story in full
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.
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.
 
 
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