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2:30 AM ET, October 18, 2006

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Jill Kuraitis / newwest.net:
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig Denies Allegations of Same-Sex Affairs  —  Mike Rogers, who calls himself "the nation's leading gay activist blogger" has just finished a nationally-broadcast interview on the Ed Schultz Radio Show in which he alleges that Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig has engaged in same-sex sexual activity.
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Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Lefty Blogger Outs Senator As Gay  —  Outing specialist Mike Rogers has "outed" Senator Larry Craig as a closet homosexual.  —  And he promises more to come.  —  The Democrats want to make this an election about gay sex.  —  And people say the Republicans deserve to lose?
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
The Left Hates Gays?  —  Apparently, the Left hates gays and believes that private sexual preferences belong on the front page.  BlogActive, a site known for outing closeted gays in politics, now claims that Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) has engaged in homosexual activity in the bathrooms of Union Station.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
White House:
President Bush Signs Military Commissions Act of 2006  —  Fact Sheet: The Military Commissions Act of 2006  —  THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House on an historic day.  It is a rare occasion when a President can sign a bill he knows will save American lives.  I have that privilege this morning.
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Think Progress:
Cheney: 'General Overall Situation' In Iraq Is Going 'Remarkably Well'  —  Rush Limbaugh interviewed Vice President Cheney on his show today.  At one point, Limbaugh asked Cheney to respond to growing frustration over U.S. efforts in Iraq.  —  Cheney acknowledged there is a …
New York Times:
Opposition to G.O.P. Rises in Ohio, Poll Says  —  The bellwether state of Ohio appears to have become hostile terrain for Republicans this year, with voters there overwhelmingly saying Democrats are more likely to help create jobs and concluding by a wide margin that Republicans in the state …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Bush Meets To Keep Talk Radio Hosts In Line  —  You have to ask yourself: who ever would have thought 30 years ago that talk radio would evolve into where three hour "shows" would essentially become propaganda strips for political parties — and if the hosts wavered from the party line …
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Kenneth Lay's Conviction Erased From Record  —  Ruling Worries Employees and Investors Who Lost Billions  —  A federal judge in Houston this afternoon wiped away the fraud and conspiracy conviction of Kenneth L. Lay, the Enron Corp. founder who died of heart disease in July …
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Lieberman likes Bolton for UN job  —  Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman yesterday endorsed controversial Bush appointee John Bolton for a permanent slot at the United Nations - putting him at odds once again with Democrats, including his Senate colleague Chris Dodd.
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Nissan Ratzlav-Katz / Arutz Sheva:
Reuters Cameraman Remanded for Inciting Rock Attacks  —  On Tuesday, a Reuters cameraman was remanded to prison until trial for his part in rock-throwing attacks on security forces in Bil'in, where the separation fence is a constant target of protesters.  —  The cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat …
Opinion Journal:
The Sheik's Apprentice  —  A lawyer who passed messages to terrorists gets off light.  —  It was a case of radical chic and the radical sheik.  Yesterday in New York, Lynne Stewart, a self-styled "civil rights" attorney whose past clients include the Black Panthers and Weather Underground …
Discussion: Wide Awakes Radio
Agence France Presse:
US full of Internet addicts: study  —  The United States could be rife with Internet addicts as clinically ill as alcoholics, an unprecedented study released suggested.  —  Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Silicon Valley said their telephone survey indicated …
Discussion: Gay Patriot and Daily Pundit
Reuters:
Hamas official: Is violence Palestinian "disease?"  —  GAZA (Reuters) - A senior figure in Hamas, the Islamist group that heads the Palestinian government, published an article on Tuesday condemning internal violence and questioning whether it had become a "Palestinian disease."
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DNC Takes Out Loan For DSCC  —  The DSCC's optimism about winning the Senate is apparently contagious as the DNC is going to pony up an extra $5-10M for the Senate committee, according to sources familiar with the previously reported arrangement between the two campaign orgs.
Middle East Times:
Militia leader's arrest sets up test for Iraq PM  —  BAGHDAD — The Shiite movement loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Al Sadr threatened Tuesday to hold demonstrations in Baghdad, in a new test to the authority of Iraq's beleaguered government.  —  Sadr's party reacted with fury to the alleged arrest …
New York Times:
N. Korea May Be Preparing for 2nd Nuclear Test  —  North Korea may be preparing for a second nuclear test, South Korean and Japanese officials said today, as the Communist state threatened "merciless blows" against any country imposing the sanctions just adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
THREE HUNDRED MILLION  —  "America's population is on track to hit 300 million this morning, and it's causing a stir among environmentalists," reports Maine's Sun Journal.  "Organizations such as the Shelburne-based Population Media Center are marking the 300 million milestone with renewed warnings …
Stephen Brown / Reuters:
UPDATE 1-Italian PM: Muslims should not "hide" behind veil  —Text+(Inserts full quote, paragraph 4)  —  Prime Minister Romano Prodi said on Tuesday that Muslim immigrant women should not be completely "hidden" behind full veils if they want to integrate and become part of Italy's future.
Discussion: Hot Air, Kesher Talk and JOSHUAPUNDIT
 
 
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Anthony Wells / polling Report:
Deaths in Iraq  —  Given its potential to attract hordes …
Mike Newcomb / Zogby:
Air America Co-Founders Start New Liberal Talk Network Mike Malloy …
Jane Galt / Asymmetrical Information:
Full disclosure . . .  . . . I have used the words "full disclosure" in a post before.
Discussion: Political Animal
Mark Martin / San Francisco Chronicle:
Núñez slams governor on emission law
Discussion: The Corner
69.0.204.168:
Lamont Hypocrisy Watch: Blogger Desperation Edition
Media Matters for America:
Mehlman Caught with Hand in Abramoff Cookie Jar
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
OH, PLEASE: All politicians use hand sanitizer all the time.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Ynetnews:
New J'lem Mufti endorses suicide bombers
Discussion: A Blog For All and Jihad Watch
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Attacking Sheehan: Melanie Morgan's Obsession
noaanews.noaa.gov:
U.S. HAS COOLER SEPTEMBER AFTER NEAR RECORD WARM SUMMER …
Steven K. Paulson / Associated Press:
Colo. opens probe on Beauprez attack ad
Amanda / Think Progress:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Says That Being In Baghdad …
Tom Curry / MSNBC:
Steele tries to defy history in Maryland contest
Denis MacShane / Telegraph:
Our failure to confront radical Islam is there for all to see
USA Today:
Relatives have 'inside track' in lobbying for tax dollars