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10:35 AM ET, October 7, 2006

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Andrew Taylor / ABCNEWS:
Foley Scandal Investigations Heating Up
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In House Races, More G.O.P. Seats Seen at Risk  —  Tim Mahoney, left, is the Democrat running for former Representative Mark Foley's seat in Florida.  Republicans chose Joe Negron to take Mr. Foley's place, but he faces an uphill battle.  —  At least five more Republican Congressional seats …
Discussion: TIME and Hotline On Call
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 …
Mark Preston / CNN:   First campaign ad featuring Foley hits the airwaves
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? …
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 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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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
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Lamont's Lull  —  In a record week, futures in Ned Lamont continued to plummet in the political market.  Big board polls put the Connecticut Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate falling sharply behind incumbent independent Joseph Lieberman.  Most legit polls that insiders and serious observers look …
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Melissa Bailey / New Haven Independent:
Lieberman Grilled at SCSU
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.
Discussion: Angry Bear, SCSUScholars and Cafe Hayek
Washington Post:
Rove Aide Linked To Abramoff Resigns  —  A top aide to White House strategist Karl Rove resigned yesterday after disclosures that she accepted gifts from and passed information to now-convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, becoming the first official in the West Wing to lose a job in the influence-peddling scandal.
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Steve Holland / Reuters:
Rove aide resigns in fallout over Abramoff report
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Jane Galt / Asymmetrical Information:
Why libertarians and Democrats will have to agree to disagree  —  And now I will alienate a large chunk of my readership by announcing that aside from the New York State races for governor and attorney general, I will probably vote the straight Democratic ticket come November 7th.
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Mark Thoma / Economist's View:   Can Democrats and Libertarians Find Common Ground?
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."
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.
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Newspapers 2.0  —  Here's a remarkable and comprehensive report (by Krestia DeGeorge in City) on the current fracas going on at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.  Key point: … (Or hell, into Google, or Technorati.) … As Tim Rutten reports (and I pointed to yesterday) …
Discussion: RConversation and Romenesko
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Release of Iraq Report Sought  —  Democratic Rep. Jane Harman says the White House is suppressing a new intelligence document that gives a 'grim' view of the war.  —  WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee accused the Bush administration Thursday of suppressing …
Discussion: The Agonist and Daily Kos
 
 
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