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1:45 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 …
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.
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: Pajamas Media
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.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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
Greg Sargent /   NY-26: BREAKING: New Poll Shows Reynolds 15 Points Behind
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 …
C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
Journalist Critical of Chechen War Is Shot Dead  —  Anna Politkovskaya, the veteran Russian journalist and author who made her name as a searing critic of the Kremlin and its policies in Chechnya, was found dead on Saturday in her apartment building, shot in the head with a pistol, the authorities and her colleagues said.
Economist:   A suspicious death in Russia
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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Giraldus Cambrensis / Western Resistance:
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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.
David Johnston / New York Times:
Report on Possible Abuses by Former Member of Intelligence Panel Is Held Up