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2:45 PM ET, October 8, 2006


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Walter F. Roche Jr. / Los Angeles Times:
Ex-Page Tells of Foley Liaison  —  The young man says the then-congressman eyed males in the program.  He says he was 21 when he and the Florida Republican had sex.  —  A former House page says he had sex with then-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) after receiving explicit e-mails …
Karen Tumulty / Time:
End of the Revolution  —  Sex, lies and power games are just the latest symptoms of a Republican party adrift from its ideals  —  Every revolution begins with the power of an idea and ends when clinging to power is the only idea left.  The epitaph for the movement that started when Newt Gingrich …
Robert J. McCarthy / Buffalo News:
Reynolds is badly trailing Davis, poll shows  —  Incumbent Republican's connection to Foley sex scandal has given his opponent a lead of 48% to 33%  —  Democrat Jack Davis has opened a significant lead over Republican incumbent Thomas M. Reynolds in a congressional contest fueled …
Discussion: MyDD and Pajamas Media
Poll shows Reynolds lags behind Davis after connection to Foley scandal  —  BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Rep. Thomas Reynolds is trailing behind his Democratic opponent after he was connected to the scandal involving former GOP Rep. Mark Foley of Florida, according to a poll released Saturday.
Evan Thomas / Newsweek:
A Secret Life  —  Mark Foley's explicit e-mails could bring down the GOP.  His story, and the fallout.  —  In uptight, colorless Washington, Congressman Mark Foley, 52, Republican of Florida, was a bon vivant.  He loved parties and making jokes; he did a wicked Bill Clinton imitation; he loved to talk about sex.
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Page scandal makes America look silly  —  I'm a foreigner, so I might not be up to speed on how things work around here.  But, insofar as I understand it after the last week, American politics is divided between: teenage pages; guys who are hot for teenage pages; guys who are enablers for guys …
New York Times:   Former Foley Aide Expecting to Testify Before House Panel
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
U.S. Casualties in Iraq Rise Sharply  —  Growing American Role in Staving Off Civil War Leads to Most Wounded Since 2004  —  The number of U.S troops wounded in Iraq has surged to its highest monthly level in nearly two years as American GIs fight block-by-block in Baghdad to try to check …
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
America ponders cutting Iraq in three  —  AN independent commission set up by Congress with the approval of President George W Bush may recommend carving up Iraq into three highly autonomous regions, according to well informed sources.  —  The Iraq Study Group, co-chaired by James Baker …
Los Angeles Times:
Deaths Across Iraq Show It Is a Nation of Many Wars, With U.S. in the Middle
Discussion: Security Watchtower and NO QUARTER
Murder in Moscow: The shooting of Anna Politkovskaya  —  A discarded Makarov, pistol of choice for Russian hitmen, and four shells were found next to her body.  Evidence that points to the assassination of the journalist who hounded Putin and was about to expose the Chechen PM
C. J. Chivers / New York Times:   Journalist Critical of Chechen War Is Shot Dead
Economist:   A suspicious death in Russia
Henry Meyer / Associated Press:   Slain Moscow writer was covering torture
Reuters:   U.S. "shocked", Kremlin silent as journalist killed
Brian Lockhart / Stamford Advocate:
Poll shows close Senate race in area  —  U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman leads Democrat Ned Lamont 42 percent to 39 percent among likely 4th Congressional District voters, according to a poll conducted for The Advocate and Greenwich Time.  —  The poll shows Lieberman garnering significant Republican support …
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 …
Good Lt / The Jawa Report:
More Democrat Fauxtography (Updated - Scroll Down)
Taylor Marsh / The Huffington Post:
John Kerry Fights for Patrick Murphy  —  The post first appear at the Patriot Project  —  If it's election season it must be time for swiftboating.  And that's exactly what happened on Friday, when Mike Fitzpatrick decided to hold a press conference and attack the military service of Patrick Murphy.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Democratic Daily
Byron Calame / New York Times:
Hazarding Personal Opinions in Public Can Be Hazardous for Journalists  —  A FOUR-MONTH-OLD speech by Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times's much-honored Supreme Court reporter for 28 years, has suddenly raised anew two thorny questions related to the paper's ethics guideline covering …
Discussion: Althouse and The Corner
Los Angeles Times:
Taxes Take Center Stage in Gov. Debate  —  Schwarzenegger depicts his foe as a big spender.  Angelides compares his rival to Bush, Hastert.  —  SACRAMENTO — Trailing badly in polls, Democrat Phil Angelides on Saturday used the first and only debate of the governor's race …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Times of London:
Fury as St Andrews honours Hezbollah backer  —  STUDENT leaders are organising a mass protest over St Andrews University's decision to award an honorary degree to a former Iranian president who praised Hezbollah.  —  Muhammad Khatami is to be made an honorary doctor of laws by Sir Menzies Campbell …
Karen E. Crummy / Denver Post:
Poll: Ritter in lead across state  —  50% of voters back Dem in governor's race; 35% say Beauprez  —  Democrat Bill Ritter leads Republican Bob Beauprez for governor by 15 percentage points, according to a new poll.  —  Ritter is beating Beauprez in every region of the state …
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David Johnston / New York Times:
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