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12:00 AM ET, October 7, 2006

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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 …
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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 …
Washington Post:
House Ethics Committee Holds a News Conference
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and TAPPED
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
Michael A. Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
Personable Newspaper Executive Ultimately a 'Business Guy'  —  David Hiller is known for his way with people.  But observers expect him to make the bottom line his priority as publisher of The Times.  —  The occasion was the annual advertising department awards ceremony at the Chicago Tribune …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
New LA TIMES publisher is a Right Wing Hatchet man with ties …
Discussion: LA Observed
Nikki Finke / Deadline Hollywood Daily:
LA TIMES COVER-UP? …
Discussion: LA Observed
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
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":
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 …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Kos
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 …
Deacon / Power Line:
EUGENE ROBINSON GOES DEEP  —  The Washington Post has several bad op-ed columnists, but Eugene Robinson is in a league by himself.  In a column by E.J. Dionne or Harold Meyerson, the reader usually finds at least one piece of pertinent evidence.  And the critic usually finds one layer …
Discussion: Washington Post, The Corner and TBogg
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Budget Deficit Drops to $250 Billion  —  The federal budget estimate for the fiscal year just completed dropped to $250 billion, congressional estimators said Friday, as the economy continues to fuel impressive tax revenues.  —  The Congressional Budget Office's latest estimate …
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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Jim Stratton / Orlando Sentinel:
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The Anchoress:
Outting myself...and whoever else wants outing!
Democracyinalbany / MyDD:
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David S. Hirschman / Editor and Publisher:
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Roll Call:
Scandal Takes Toll on Reynolds Poll Numbers
Ahmed Rashid / Telegraph:
Nato's top brass accuse Pakistan over Taliban aid
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Ezra Klein / TAPPED:
PLUS, I DON'T LIKE OPERA.  I think Peter Beinart's TRB this week deserves a response.
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Conspiracy Theories Abound as Oil Prices Fluctuate
Josh White / Washington Post:
Warner Downbeat After Iraq Trip
David Kopel / The Volokh Conspiracy:
MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE FOR KIDS, NOT CRIMINALS: In a new podcast …
John Robertson / Scotsman:
'Boy snatched off street, set alight and murdered for being white'
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Bush cites authority to bypass FEMA law