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4:00 PM ET, October 14, 2006

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CNN:
Security Council unanimously OKs N. Korea sanctions … UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — The U.N. Security Council on Saturday voted unanimously to impose sanctions against North Korea in response to the country's claimed nuclear test.  —  The 15-0 vote for Resolution 1718 sent a "clear and strong message" …
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Edith M. Lederer / Associated Press:
China, Russia may delay U.N. resolution  —  UNITED NATIONS - Despite winning key concessions, Russia and China raised new objections that could delay a vote Saturday on a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing punishing sanctions on North Korea for its claimed nuclear test.
BBC:
UN vote backs N Korea sanctions  —  The UN Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea over its claimed nuclear test.  —  Resolution 1718 imposes weapons and financial sanctions but is not backed by the threat of military force.
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE
Washington Post:
U.S. Detects Signs of Radiation Consistent With Test
Discussion: The Agonist and The Glittering Eye
Associated Press:   U.N. Adopts Resolution Against N. Korea
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   UN Security Council Agrees On Sanctions
William Bender / Delaware County Times:
Report: FBI probing Weldon's aid to daughter  —  A glossy Democratic mailer has been circulating the district all week about how U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon allegedly used his political influence to steer lucrative contracts to his daughter.  Today, McClatchy Newspapers is expected to publish …
Discussion: Eschaton
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Associated Press:
FBI probing Rep. Weldon, his daughter  —  WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., used his influence to secure lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, two people familiar with the inquiry said Saturday.  —  The inquiry focuses on lobbying contracts worth $1 million …
Discussion: The Stakeholder
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Democratic Faces That Could Launch Thousands of Votes  —  With a Parade of Attractive Candidates, the Party May Benefit From the Politics of Beauty  —  AUBURN, N.Y. — Maybe Democratic candidate Michael Arcuri is running strong in this Republican House district because he pledges to expand health coverage …
cookpolitical.com:
Charlie Cook's National Overview  —  Category 5 Hurricane Heads for House GOP  —  Let's get the disclaimer out of the way: there are 25 days between now and the November 7 election and things could well change, making what follows obsolete.  —  That said, this is without question …
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Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
BLUE AMERICA: To The Finish Line  —  No special Blue America guest candidate this weekend.  We're getting down to the nitty-gritty and I wanted to have a different kind of discussion today.  —  If you're a regular here, you know about our song and our customized versions and videos.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
How Bad Will It Be?  —  The GOP debacle to come.  —  REPUBLICANS and conservatives, brace yourselves!  Strategists and consultants of both parties now believe the House is lost and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi will become speaker.  At best, Republicans will cling to control of the Senate by a single seat, two at most.
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
A VOICE OF SANITY  —  That's Donald Lambro, who surveys …
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Patrick Ishmael / The News Buckit:
Foley should have been a Democrat in 1983...  Just yesterday, Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH) said in an interview that voters should not forget that Foley was not the first, or worst, of Congress's page predators. … What a difference a day makes.  Today, Studds died.
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Jay Lindsay / Associated Press:
Studds, 1st openly gay congressman, dies
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Chicago Tribune:
Ethics panel holds talks with Reid  —  Senate leader seeks to detail investment  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said this week that he is in discussions with the Senate ethics committee to determine whether he should amend his financial disclosure forms to include details …
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Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
NO GREATER LOVE  —  Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor, center, sent this photo home from Iraq days before he died. … ("To An Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Houseman)  —  Garden Grove, California is a "stiller town" today.  The city of 166,000 lost one of its favorite sons on September 29 …
Investor's Business Daily:
GOP Firing Back?  —  Campaign: As Democrats refuse to let up on former Rep. Mark Foley, some Republicans are returning fire.  But they'll have to do a lot more fighting back if they want to win on Election Day.  —  Time and again Democrats prove themselves to be ferocious street fighters, especially in campaign season.
Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
Gay Marriage Losing Punch as Ballot Issue  —  The debate over same-sex marriage was a black-or-white proposition two years ago when voters in 11 states barred gay couples from marrying.  —  But this year shades of gray are everywhere, as eight more states consider similar ballot measures.
Phoenix New Times:
Noam's Nimrods  —  Come closer, bird-brains.  This wicked whippoorwill wants to whisper the name of the radical, blame-America blowhard who partly inspired the controversial list of 54 factoids and quotes cut into the humongo steel Funyun down at Wesley Bolin Plaza, a Funyun otherwise known as AZ's 9/11 Memorial.
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Tim McGirk / Time:
New Calls by Hamas Militants to Target the U.S.  —  Washington's efforts to isolate and topple the Islamist government is amplifying calls from its more extreme element to abandon its reluctance to directly attack U.S. interests  —  Commanders of the military wing of Hamas …
White House:
Press Briefing by Tony Snow  —  White House Conference Center Briefing Room  —  MR. SNOW: One brief announcement and then questions.  The announcement, the President and Mrs. Bush will welcome Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden to the White House on October 23, 2006.
Discussion: Bring it On! and Think Progress
 
 
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Taxman!  —  The GOP is swimming in a sewer: Foley …
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James Wolcott:
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Michael Grabell / Dallas Morning News:
Holy Land group's co-founder sentenced
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