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8:10 PM ET, October 14, 2006

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Washington Post:
U.S. Detects Signs of Radiation Consistent With Test  —  Initial environmental samples collected by a U.S. military aircraft detected signs of radiation over the Sea of Japan, possibly confirming North Korea's nuclear test, intelligence officials said yesterday.
Discussion: The Glittering Eye and The Agonist
BBC:
UN vote backs N Korea sanctions
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William Foreman / Associated Press:
U.N. seeks to put Kim Jong Il on diet
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Edith M. Lederer / Associated Press:
China, Russia may delay U.N. resolution
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U.N. Adopts Resolution Against N. Korea
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
A GOP PRE-MORTEM: So is it over for the GOP majorities in Congress?  It's still too early to say, I guess, but when even John Hinderaker is sounding extremely gloomy that's certainly the way to bet.  —  So I want to stress, for the edification of any Republican leaders who might pay attention …
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Sea Of Blue?  —  We're a little more than three weeks out from the midterm elections, and a sense of pessimism can be sensed from the Right.  It's expressed best, although briefly, by Power Line, which takes a look at the polling reports at Real Clear Politics and sees a "sea of blue".
Discussion: Big Lizards
Dafydd / Big Lizards:   Sprint to the Finish  —  Power Line is pessimistic about the election …
Associated Press:
First openly gay person elected to Congress dies  —  Former Mass. Rep. Gerry Studds had a blood clot in his lung, husband says  —  BOSTON - Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress, died early Saturday at Boston Medical Center, several days after he collapsed …
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Jay Lindsay / Associated Press:
Studds, 1st openly gay congressman, dies  —  BOSTON - Former Rep. Gerry Studds, who became the first openly gay member of Congress when his homosexuality was exposed during a teenage page sex scandal, died early Saturday.  He was 69.  —  Studds died at Boston Medical Center several days …
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.
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
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
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:   25 Days Out: The Cleveland Advantage
Sheldon Drobny / The Huffington Post:
Air America's Future  —  Below are the people who decided to put Air America Radio into Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Act.  —  Rob Glaser-Chairman of Piquant, LLC D/B/A Air America Radio.  —  Tracy Klestadt-New York Bankrupcy Attorney who has received nearly $200,000 in fees in the last month.
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Ezra Klein:
Why Air America Failed
Discussion: TalkLeft, Marc Cooper and TigerHawk
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Macsmind
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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
 
 
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