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2:20 AM ET, October 7, 2006

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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.
Discussion: MyDD
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
DID DEMOCRATS COVER UP FOLEY MISDEEDS?  —  Various Democrats are accusing Republicans of covering up Congressman Mark Foley's boy problem, a charge for which there is no evidence.  One wonders, though, whether that is exactly what the Democratic Party did.  —  How did the email …
USA Today:
Republicans on panel have ties to Hastert  —  WASHINGTON — Both Republicans on the House ethics subcommittee investigating the Mark Foley scandal have financial ties to Speaker Dennis Hastert, whose handling of the former congressman's lurid Internet messages to House pages is under scrutiny.
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Cannon: Teens "egging on" Foley in online sex scandal  —  WASHINGTON - Rep. Chris Cannon today attempted to clarify public comments he made last night seeming to blame teen-age congressional pages in the unfolding scandal with disgraced ex-Rep. Mark Foley.  —  "These kids are actually precocious kids …
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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
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
New LA TIMES publisher is a Right Wing Hatchet man with ties to Judge Roberts and Ken Starr  —  Last night David Hiller, from the Chicago Tribune came into town to replace Jeffrey Johnson because he "publicly opposed a corporate demand for a stringent cost-cutting plan last month," In other words he was fired.
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Michael A. Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:   Personable Newspaper Executive Ultimately a 'Business Guy'
Nikki Finke / Deadline Hollywood Daily:
LA TIMES COVER-UP? …
Discussion: LA Observed
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google in Talks To Buy YouTube For $1.6 Billion  —  Deal Could Put Search Giant  —  In Top Spot for Online Video;  —  A Front Door for Web Visits  —  The latest prize in the great Internet land grab, online-video company YouTube Inc., could soon be snapped up by Google Inc.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Mathew Gross
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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":
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Olbermann's Special Comments  —  The traditional media has been slow to come to grips with the American public's distrust and dislike of President Bush — sentiments clearly reflected in opinion polls dating back well over a year.  —  Almost alone among the network newscasters, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is channeling that sensibility.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Staffer Cites Earlier Role by Hastert's Office  —  House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's chief of staff confronted then-Rep. Mark Foley about his inappropriate social contact with male pages well before the speaker said aides in his office took any action, a current congressional staff member …
Josh Hirschland / media.www.columbiaspectator.com:
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.
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 …
Stuart Rothenberg / Real Clear Politics:
A True Blowout is Now Possible  —  After looking at the news for the past 10 days or so, I have to wonder how Democrats can possibly fail in their efforts to take both the House and the Senate.  —  The national atmospherics don't merely favor Democrats; they set the stage for a blowout of cosmic proportions next month.
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.
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, Sensible Mom and EconLog
Roll Call:
Scandal Takes Toll on Reynolds Poll Numbers  —  National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.), who was considered a safe bet for re-election just a few weeks ago, was trailing his Democratic challenger in the first public polls released since the scandal surrounding former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) broke out.
 
 
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