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3:36 AM ET, October 8, 2006


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Washington Post:
Foley Consuming GOP As Elections Draw Near  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rep. E. Clay Shaw Jr. (R-Fla.) was trying to talk about security Friday at bustling Port Everglades, but with planes roaring overhead and containers slamming onto trucks, nobody could hear him.
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.
John Yang / ABCNEWS:
Source Undercuts Hastert on Foley Timeline  —  House Staffer Seems to Back Earlier ABC News Source on When House Speaker's Staff Had Information  —  House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's chief of staff met with disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley to discuss the time and attention Foley …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:   Joe Liarman Strikes Again
B.A. / Connecticut Bob:
Lieberman on the Hastert question
Discussion: LamontBlog
Little Green Footballs:
Democratic Party Fauxtoshops Veteran  —  I guess The Democratic Party couldn't find a photograph of a US veteran that had the right attitude for their web site's page slamming the Bush administration for not supporting the troops enough.  —  So they found a picture of a Canadian soldier …
Michelle Malkin:
DNC supports vets ...but from which country?  —  A military guy e-mails a weekend website blooper: … My military correspondent says the uniform in the DNC photo... Canadian.  Is he right?  —  Any other military folks care to weigh in on either the uniform in the foreground …
Discussion: Riehl World View and IMAO
Florida Cracker:
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?  —  Looks like the DNC is incapable of distinguishing foreign soldiers from American ones.  Via Michelle Malkin comes this photo from their website illustrating our troops and the GOP's supposed mistreatment of them:  —  This guy looks odd.  Is he one of ours?
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minneapolis congressional candidate Fine had record expunged  —  Minneapolis congressional candidate Alan Fine was charged with domestic violence in 1995 and nine years later had his record expunged, in a case in which he and his first ex-wife give different versions of the events that led to him ending up in the Hennepin County jail.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Jeb Bush gets rude welcome  —  Police disperse angry protesters in Downtown T-station  —  Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in town for a fund-raiser for Sen. Rick Santorum, had a close encounter with a large group of anti-Republican protesters as he was making his way to the Duquesne Club, Downtown.
Associated Press:
Jeb Bush Seeks Refuge From Pa. Activists  —  PITTSBURGH — Protesters greeted Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on his way to a campaign event for a Pennsylvania senator, and he briefly took refuge in a subway station supply closet to avoid the anti-Republican demonstrators.
George E. Condon Jr / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Ex-congressman lashes out  —  In prison letter, he blames contractor for downfall, reporter for his pain  —  WASHINGTON - In a handwritten letter to the reporter who exposed his corruption, former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham portrays life in prison as an agonizing time of regret …
Onell R. Soto / San Diego Union-Tribune:   Wife admits wrongdoing but won't be prosecuted
Media Matters for America:
Echoing Drudge and Savage, Dobson and Henninger claimed Foley scandal is "sort of a joke" and a "prank[ ]" by pages … Commenting on the congressional page scandal surrounding former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) on the October 6 broadcast of Focus on the Family, James Dobson …
Digby / Hullabaloo:   Focus On The Hucksters  —  James Dobson is not just an average run of the mill preacher.
Associated Press:
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denounces what it calls 'new Danish insults' to Islam  —  CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's largest Islamic group, the Muslim Brotherhood, on Saturday denounced what it called "new Danish insults" to Islam and urged the world to boycott countries that allow offenses to all religions.
Discussion: sugiero and Little Green Footballs
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Bush Balks at Criteria for FEMA Director  —  Signing Statement Asserts Right to Ignore Parts of New Homeland Security Law  —  President Bush reserved the right to ignore key changes in Congress's overhaul of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — including a requirement to appoint someone …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Foley Case Upsets Tough Balance by Capitol Hill's Gay Republicans  —  Every month or so, 10 top staff members from Capitol Hill meet over dinner to commiserate about their uneasy experience as gay Republicans.  In a wry reference to the "K Street Project," the party's campaign to build influence along …
Julie Moult / The Sun:
Brave heroes hounded out  —  and TOM REILLY  —  MUSLIM yobs who wrecked a house to stop four brave soldiers moving in after returning from Afghanistan sparked outrage last night.  —  The house in a village near riot-torn Windsor had BRICKS thrown through windows and was DAUBED with messages of hate.
Castro Is Reported to Have Cancer  —  U.S. intelligence reports now say the Cuban leader's condition appears terminal, government officials tell TIME  —  Ever since President Fidel Castro was sidelined for what was said to be abdominal surgery last July, Cuban officials have maintained …
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Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
LIBERTARIAN DEMOCRATS?  The internet is abuzz with controversy …
Discussion: QandO and Beltway Blogroll
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
HASTERT'S BONANZA....I made a brief, snarky reference to this a couple …
Discussion: The RBC, Porkbusters and ArchPundit
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Discussion: Power Line and Crunchy Con
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