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10:25 AM ET, October 17, 2006


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Washington Post:
Families Flee Iraqi River Towns On 4th Day of Sectarian Warfare  —  Families fled in search of safety Monday as open warfare raged for a fourth day between Shiite militias and armed Sunni men in Tigris River towns north of Baghdad.  Militias allied with Iraq's Shiite-led government held sway in Balad city …
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Iraqis Ask Why U.S. Forces Didn't Intervene in Balad  —  American military units joined with Iraqi forces on Monday in maintaining a fragile peace between Sunni and Shiite communities in Balad, a rural town north of the capital where an explosion of sectarian violence over the weekend left dozens dead.
Discussion: Kiko's House
Oliver Poole / Telegraph:
Fanatics lay claim to separate Sunni state
Discussion: Daimnation!
New York Times:
North Korean Fuel Identified as Plutonium  —  American intelligence agencies have concluded that North Korea's test explosion last week was powered by plutonium that North Korea harvested from its small nuclear reactor, according to officials who have reviewed the results of atmospheric sampling since the blast.
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Lawyer, Facing 30 Years, Gets 28 Months, to Dismay of U.S.  —  Lynne F. Stewart, the radical defense lawyer, was sentenced yesterday to two years and four months in prison on charges that she smuggled messages from an imprisoned terrorist client to his violent followers in Egypt.
Discussion: the talking dog and A Blog For All
Fausta / Fausta's blog:
Venezuela at the UN Security Council - today's vote  —  Today's final tally: Guatemala 110; Venezuela 77  —  Updated with current results.  Please scroll down  —  In today's WSJ (subscription) Chavez's U.N. Gambit  —  The world's club of dictators is backing Chávez's bid for a Security Council seat
Washington Post:
In Close House Races, GOP Incumbents Hold Advantage in Funds  —  Despite a rush of campaign donations to Democrats earlier this year, Republican incumbents in highly competitive races in the House have a substantial cash advantage going into the final weeks before the midterm elections.
Washington Post:
Homes Raided In Rep. Weldon Influence Probe  —  FBI Looks at Business Run By Daughter, Political Ally  —  Federal agents raided the homes of Rep. Curt Weldon's daughter and one of his closest political supporters yesterday as part of an investigation into whether the veteran Republican congressman used …
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Ex-FDA chief to plead guilty  —  WASHINGTON — Former FDA chief Lester Crawford has agreed to plead guilty to charges of failing to disclose a financial interest in PepsiCo Inc. and other firms regulated by his agency, his lawyer said Monday.  —  The Justice Department accused the former head …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
How Dare You Attack Me, And By The Way, Here Are A Couple More Disclosures  —  Harry Reid went on offense yesterday ... of a sort.  Claiming that his failure to properly disclose his partnership with Jay Brown — an attorney with ties to a zoning-commission bribery case and reported links …
John Solo / Associated Press:
Reid Decides to Amend Ethics Reports
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
U.S. Faces Obstacles To Freeing Detainees  —  BERLIN — British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett last week issued the latest European demand to close down the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The existence of the prison is "unacceptable" and fuels Islamic radicalism around the world …
Discussion: Op For and Ankle Biting Pundits
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.
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Cheney Hits Heartland, and He Can Feel the Love  —  Grace Mosier lives with her mom and dad, goes to birthday parties, takes ballet classes and is just like a lot of other 6-year-old girls.  Except that she happens to be obsessed with Dick Cheney.  —  "I really, really like him," says Grace …
Discussion: The Peking Duck and JustOneMinute
Newt Gingrich /
In a Free Society, Campaigns Matter: The GOP Must Give Voters a Clear Choice  —  The elite media are giddy with anti-Republican euphoria.  Their coverage has not been this biased against Republicans in three decades.  —  The Democrats are excited and convinced they will win a big victory.
David Fricke / Rolling Stone:
Patti Smith, Flea Bid Farewell to Iconic Punk Club  —  The legendary NYC rock club gets a worthy send-off courtesy of its most famed progeny  —  At the end of a three-and-a-half hour show, on the last night of music at the New York club CBGB, Patti Smith read a list of the fallen …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Heretik
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
The Failure Of Local Media On The Ellison-Fine Race  —  Over the weekend, we had an opportunity to interview Rochelle Olson from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, who wrote a rather amazing article about the Republican candidate for Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, Alan Fine, a little over a week ago.
Gideon Alon / Haaretz:
Peretz: French UNIFIL say will fire at IAF overflights  —  Commanders of the French contingent of the United Nations force in Lebanon have warned that they might have to open fire if Israel Air Force warplanes continue their overflights in Lebanon, Defense Minister Amir Peretz told …
Syed Saleem Shahzad / Asia Times:
Al-Qaeda scare jolts Pakistan into action  —  KARACHI - The level of tolerance between the government of President General Pervez Musharraf and Islamists elements, whether they are part of the establishment or outside it, has reached a point of no return, a development with vast implications for the US-led "war on terror".
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Some Democrats Send a More Conservative Immigration Message
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
Will the Supreme Court shackle new tribunal law?
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Obama's Foursquare Politics, With a Dab of Dijon
Justin Webb / The Reporters:
Giving up?  —  I have not seen this list - full disclosure …
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Hastings leads way in page investigation
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
Amateur 'video bloggers' under threat from EU broadcast rules
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Chris L. Jenkins / Washington Post:
53% of Voters Say They Back Va. Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Bush to sign law on terror suspects
 Earlier Items: 
The American Thinker:
Five months ago, the Internet's top search engine Google was accused …
Andrew / Statistical Modeling …:
Estimating Iraq deaths using survey sampling
Poll: Support for Iraq war at all-time low
Discussion: Think Progress and Daily Kos
San Francisco Chronicle:
MATIER AND ROSS  —  Has the mayor's new girlfriend, who is only 20, been drinking?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Schlesinger steals the show at Lieberman-Lamont debate?
Frances Harrison / BBC:
Iran leader in Bush 'Satan' claim
RedState Radio: Tony Snow Enters The Blogosphere
Congressman Weldon outs alleged leaker

From Mediagazer:

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The US Senate passes the TikTok divestment bill by a margin of 79-18; the legislation now heads to President Biden, who has committed to sign it into law

Chris Morris / Fortune:
Taylor Swift's new album smashed streaming records; Spotify says it had 300M+ streams on launch day and became 2024's most-streamed album within just 12 hours

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify Q1: revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% to 615M, vs. 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% to 239M, and a €168M operating income; SPOT closes up 11.41%

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