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11:00 PM ET, October 17, 2006

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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 …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
As Talk Radio Wavers, Bush Moves to Firm Up Support  —  On an overcast Friday morning last month, White House aides ushered an influential group of conservative radio hosts into the Oval Office for a private audience with the president.  —  For an hour and a half, Mr. Bush discussed his case …
Discussion: Macsmind and Freedom Folks
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 …
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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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.
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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 …
Paul Bass / New Haven Independent:
Shays: Lieberman's Election "More Important"  —  U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman said at a New Haven campaign stop Tuesday that he does, after all, want to see the Democrats retake control of the U.S. House of Representatives — then was joined by a Republican congressman who praised him as a …
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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 …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
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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Jeff Stein / New York Times:
Can You Tell a Sunni From a Shiite?  —  FOR the past several months, I've been wrapping up lengthy interviews with Washington counterterrorism officials with a fundamental question: "Do you know the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite?"  —  A "gotcha" question?  Perhaps.
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
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 …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Expunged Criminal Records Live to Tell Tales  —  In 41 states, people accused or convicted of crimes have the legal right to rewrite history.  They can have their criminal records expunged, and in theory that means that all traces of their encounters with the justice system will disappear.
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: Daily Pundit
Amanda / Think Progress:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Says That Being In Baghdad Is 'Like Being In Manhattan'  —  On Feb. 9, 2006, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) spoke at the Merrick Jewish Center in Merrick, NY.  King told his constituents that "the situation [in Iraq] is more stable than you think."
Tom Curry / MSNBC:
Steele tries to defy history in Maryland contest  —  No Republican has won a Senate seat in the state in 26 years  —  Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele is trying to pull off an upset victory against Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Ben Cardin.  —  UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -  —  Will Michael Steele be the next Barack Obama?
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Iraq's Christians Flee as Extremist Threat Worsens  —  BAGHDAD, Oct. 16 — The blackened shells of five cars still sit in front of the Church of the Virgin Mary here, stark reminders of a bomb blast that killed two people after a recent Sunday Mass.  —  In the northern city of Mosul …
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 …
 
 
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Mark Martin / San Francisco Chronicle:
Núñez slams governor on emission law
Discussion: The Corner
Redstate:
Democrat Blackmails United States Senator
Dafydd / Big Lizards:
CAN the Polls All Be "Screwy?" Of Course They Can
Discussion: Power Line
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Lamont Hypocrisy Watch: Blogger Desperation Edition
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
WAR MADE NEW  —  Max Boot is a Power Line reader and …
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Lexington Green / Chicago Boyz:
Old, Old News  —  Glenn Reynolds quotes Roger Simon who notes that …
Discussion: Barone Blog and The New Editor
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
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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
Ben Smith / The Daily Politics:
Her Cross to Bear
CNN:
Poll: Foley scandal ranks low among election issues
USA Today:
Relatives have 'inside track' in lobbying for tax dollars
Reuters:
Hamas official: Is violence Palestinian "disease?"