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9:00 AM ET, October 7, 2006

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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 …
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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 …
CNN:
GOP prods Dems over Foley scandal  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Faced with fending off the backlash from the Mark Foley scandal, House Republicans took the offensive Friday, asking Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats to testify about whether they engaged in partisan trickery …
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'  —  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 …
Nikki Finke / Deadline Hollywood Daily:
LA TIMES COVER-UP?  New Publisher Was Rumsfeld Friend & Part Of Controversial Reagan Administration U.S. Immigration Policy Calling For 'Concentration Camps'  —  There is no bigger 'hot button' issue than the U.S. immigration policy, especially in California.
Discussion: LA Observed
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.
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:   How the Democrats Can Step Up  —  It's too late for the Democrats …
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
THE PARTISAN STRAITJACKET....David Ignatius:
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Oliver Willis
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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Michelle Malkin:
Fighting jihad at YouTube  —  If you've had an anti-jihad video pulled from YouTube, feel free to sport the badge on your site (thanks to AllahPundit).  —  I like the Jawa Report's take on a new YouTube logo, too (credit Ragnar).  Welcome to AllahTube:  —  That one's very appropriate …
Associated Press:
2 ROCKETS DEFUSED AT PAKISTAN PARLIAMENT  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Two rockets rigged with mobile phones and primed to fire toward Pakistan's parliament were discovered by a construction worker Thursday and safely defused by bomb disposal experts, a security official said.
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Syed Saleem Shahzad / Asia Times:
Taliban put Pakistan on notice
Discussion: The Fourth Rail
Ahmed Rashid / Telegraph:
Nato's top brass accuse Pakistan over Taliban aid
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE and Flopping Aces
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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Andrew Taylor / ABCNEWS:
Foley Scandal Investigations Heating Up
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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 …
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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
Melissa Bailey / New Haven Independent:
Lieberman Grilled at SCSU  —  A crowd of Southern Connecticut State University students welcomed Senator Joe Lieberman's higher education plans at a campaign stop Friday, then threw him tough questions on the war, torture and Democratic loyalty.  Lieberman responded with a few new answers …
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Lamont's Lull  —  In a record week, futures in Ned Lamont continued …
Discussion: Democrats.com
Calculated Risk:
September Employment Report  —  The BLS reports: U.S. nonfarm payrolls climbed by 51,000 in September, after a revised 188,000 gain in August, and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.6% in September from 4.7% in August.  —  Click on graph for larger image.  —  Here is the cumulative nonfarm job growth for Bush's 2nd term.
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.
Ana Marie Cox / Wired News:
Start the Revolution Without Him … "I AM WISE TO YOUR SNARKY WAYS."  Superstar blogger Markos Moulitsas won't let me near his house.  Instead, he meets me at a Berkeley coffee shop.  "When the Newsweek guy was there, he saw some workmen putting in my new plasma television and said something about it in the article."
Jim Stratton / Orlando Sentinel:
Nelson doesn't act like Christian, Harris says  —  The senator's GOP opponent says his votes go against the faith's principles.  —  Six weeks after urging voters to elect only "tried and true" Christians, Senate candidate Katherine Harris is questioning her opponent's faith by saying he …
Discussion: Wonkette
 
 
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Reuters:
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