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12:25 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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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Economist:
A suspicious death in Russia  —  Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist, was shot dead on Saturday October 7th, aged 48  —  SHE was brave beyond belief, Anna Politkovskaya, reporting a gruesome war and a creeping dictatorship with a sharp pen and steel nerves.
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Independent:
Murder in Moscow: The shooting of Anna Politkovskaya
Discussion: Liberty and Justice
Henry Meyer / Associated Press:   Slain Moscow writer was covering torture
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 …
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Denis Horgan / Colin McEnroe:
The Strange Race  —  Nobody needed a poll to know that Ned Lamont …
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 …
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Conflicting Accounts Leave Plot Holes in Foley Saga  —  House Ethics Committee and FBI Will Try to Sort Out Who Knew What — and When  —  Despite countless hours of TV coverage and reams of newspaper reporting on the House's handling of the Mark Foley page scandal, numerous fundamental …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Flopping Aces
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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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Anthony Shadid / Washington Post:
Inside Hezbollah, Big Miscalculations  —  Militia Leaders Caught Off Guard By Scope of Israel's Response in War  —  BEIRUT — The meeting on July 12 was tense, tinged with desperation.  A few hours earlier, in a brazen raid, Hezbollah guerrillas had infiltrated across the heavily fortified border and captured two Israeli soldiers.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Jonathan Wynne-Jones / Telegraph:
Drive for multi-faith Britain deepens rifts, says Church  —  The Church of England has launched an astonishing attack on the Government's drive to turn Britain into a multi-faith society.  —  In a wide-ranging condemnation of policy, it says that the attempt to make minority "faith" …
 
 
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Robert Dallek / Washington Post:
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Richard Engel / MSNBC:
Soldiers question when Iraqis will take the lead
Mark Sundeen / New York Times:
The Big-Sky Dem  —  It's fun being governor of Montana.
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James Poniewozik / Time:
What Hath Fox Wrought?
Discussion: Hot Air and NewsBusters.org
David Johnston / New York Times:
Report on Possible Abuses by Former Member of Intelligence Panel Is Held Up
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Dallas Morning News:
Rod Dreher: Amish faith shines, even in tragic darkness
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
The Boring Fabulist  —  "State of Denial" amazes me.