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12:55 PM 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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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Tale of Two Ads  —  The real choice this November. … —TV ad on behalf of Patty Wetterling,  —  Democratic candidate in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District … —TV ad on behalf of Nancy Johnson,  —  Republican candidate for reelection in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District
Andrew Taylor / ABCNEWS:
Foley Scandal Investigations Heating Up  —  Probe of Foley E-Mail Scandal Advances; GOP Senate Hopeful Calls for Hastert to Resign  —  House Speaker Dennis Hastert is getting backup from President Bush and other Republican luminaries, while one of the party's Senate candidates calls …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Mark Preston / CNN:   First campaign ad featuring Foley hits the airwaves
Real Clear Politics:
Special Report Roundtable - October 5
Discussion: Unclaimed Territory and Power Line
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, Hullabaloo and Hotline On Call
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Marcus Mabry / Newsweek:
How low can the Republicans go?  —  Americans are divided over whether Hastert should resign  —  Come hell or high water-ran the conventional wisdom-Republicans could rely on two issues to win elections: the war on terror and values.  Then came Mark Foley.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
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.
Kwang-Tae Kim / Associated Press:
Warning Shots Fired Near Korean Border  —  SEOUL, South Korea — Gunfire rang out Saturday along the heavily armed no man's land separating the divided Koreas, as regional tensions mounted in anticipation of communist North Korea's plan to test its first atomic bomb.
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Evelyn Leopold / Reuters:
U.N. warns North Korea against nuclear weapon test  —  UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday urged North Korea not to carry out a planned nuclear-weapon test and warned Pyongyang of unspecified consequences if it did.  —  The warning, in a formal statement adopted unanimously …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   DMZ Tensions Escalate
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Warner's Iraq Remarks Surprise White House  —  The White House, caught off guard by a leading Republican senator who said the situation in Iraq was "drifting sideways," responded cautiously on Friday, with a spokeswoman for President Bush stopping short of saying outright that Mr. Bush disagreed with the assessment.
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Anne E. Kornblut / New York Times:
White House Aide With Ties to Abramoff Resigns
Discussion: MyDD and Daily Kos
Washington Post:
Rove Aide Linked To Abramoff Resigns
Gateway Pundit:
Busted!  Harold Ford Jr. - Life Imitates Lawyer  —  Democrat Harold Ford Jr. is found guilty!  —  Ford Impersonates a lawyer on CNN with Wolf Blitzer  —  (20 seconds)  —  Harold Ford Jr. says, "I'm a lawyer.  You would expect all of those who are interviewed to be truthful and candid and forthcoming."
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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Michael Davis / tfponline.com:
Ford called self a lawyer but did not pass bar exam  —  Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Harold Ford Jr. referred to himself as a lawyer earlier this week, but the congressman has not passed the bar exam.  —  Michael Powell, senior adviser to the Ford campaign, said U.S. Rep. Ford took the Tennessee bar exam in February 1997 and failed.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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.
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Dr. Sanity:
THE NEW RELIGIOUS SOCIALISTS
Discussion: One Cosmos and USS Neverdock
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 …
David Folkenflik / npr.org:
Foley Story Wasn't Reported, Until It Was  —  · Months ago, several major media outlets learned about troubling e-mails Rep. Mark Foley had sent to former pages — but they didn't feel they had enough information to go public with the story.  Brian Ross of ABC News got the same information …
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Wild Bill / Passionate America:
Stephen Jones Demands I pull the Jordan Edmund Story
Syed Saleem Shahzad / Asia Times:
Taliban put Pakistan on notice  —  KARACHI - With trouble on the battlefield, US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has recommended, for the first time since September 11, 2001, the need to bring the Taliban into the Afghan government.  At the same time, Pakistan is secretly playing its own game …
Discussion: The Fourth Rail and Flopping Aces
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Associated Press:
2 ROCKETS DEFUSED AT PAKISTAN PARLIAMENT
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
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.
Reuters:
Danish TV shows cartoons mocking Prophet Mohammad  —Text+COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish state TV on Friday aired amateur video footage showing young members of the anti-immigrant Danish Peoples' party engaged in a competition to draw humiliating cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Discussion: sugiero and Hot Air
 
 
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