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12:20 AM ET, October 18, 2006

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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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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Signs Bill Setting Detainee Rules
Discussion: Hot Air and Unqualified Offerings
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
Discussion: Freedom Folks and Macsmind
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Giant-Killer Lamont Stumbles  —  Democrat Will Need Republican Help to Unseat Lieberman  —  Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) met here Monday for their first general election debate, and the insurgent candidate did not get one direct question …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Associated Press:
Ready to rumble  —  Tyson serious about fighting women on 'World Tour'  —  STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mike Tyson said fans should not expect much of a fight when he steps back into the ring.  —  But the 40-year-old former heavyweight champ promised an entertaining show Friday night when he launches the …
Discussion: Feministe, Vox Popoli and The News Blog
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 …
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 …
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?
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
Confederate Yankee:
Bushitler Signs Pro-Torture Bill, Opens Concentration Camps in Pasadena  —  President Bush signed important pro-torture legislation into law today according to top liberal blogs, opening the floodgates of totalitarianism and completing America's rapid descent from a land of unrivaled prosperity …
 
 
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Ynetnews:
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CNN:
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Michael Luo / New York Times:
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Reuters:
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