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3:00 AM ET, October 19, 2006

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Ed O'Keefe / ABCNEWS:
Bush Accepts Iraq-Vietnam Comparison  —  George Stephanopoulos Interviews President Bush on Iraq, the Midterms and His Legacy  —  President Bush said in a one-on-one interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that a newspaper column comparing the current fighting in Iraq to the 1968 Tet offensive …
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TigerHawk:
George W. Bush's "admission" and the Tet analogy  —  The President has apparently made news by "accepting" the Iraq-Vietnam comparison.  Drudge has linked, and lefty blog Think Progress is making a big deal of it.  Here is what President Bush said: … Here's what Think Progress said he said:
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Debate Train to Crazy Town  —  You know you're in an incredible political environment when you're at an event where egomaniac Ralph Nader is wandering around, and not only is no one paying attention to him, but Ralph Nader himself doesn't even expect anyone to pay attention to him.
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Pachacutec / Firedoglake:
Hot From the Debate: "Time to Go, Joe!"  —  Hot gossip from today's debate: Alan Schlesinger pwned Loser Joe again.  Hard.  Drew blood.  Stephen Colbert, please have him on your show.  I asked you once nicely.  Don't make me get nasty!  —  Joe kept going over his alotted time …
Matt Stoller / MyDD:   Debate Clip  —  This is a poor quality clip from the debate.
Andrew Miga / theday.com:
Lamont Blames Lieberman, Bush For High Prices At Pumps
Discussion: NewsMax.com and Ace of Spades HQ
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Big Democratic wins likely on Election Day  —  NBC/WSJ poll: Public's opinion of GOP hits record low  —  WASHINGTON -  —  Mark Murray  —  Just 20 days until Election Day, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds approval of the GOP-held Congress is at its lowest mark in 14 years …
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Wall Street Journal:
Voters' Approval of Congress Falls To 16%, Lowest Point in 12 Years  —  Public support for Republicans' control of the U.S. Congress has eroded to its lowest point since the party took over 12 years ago.  And with just 19 days until the midterm elections, both President George W. Bush …
Discussion: The Next Hurrah and TalkLeft
David Burge / iowahawk:
IT'S THE HOMOS, STUPID  —  An Open Letter to the Conservative-American Community  —  by Dr. Howard Dean  —  Chairman, Democratic National Committee  —  Dear Valued Potential Customer:  —  As the leader of one of America's premier political parties, I know firsthand the importance …
Discussion: Hot Air and In the Bullpen
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Dirty Bomb Threat Against NFL Stadiums This Weekend: Original Threat Found?  —  Over the last several months chatter coming from al Qaeda operatives have warned that Muslims should leave U.S. cities in advance of a dirty bomb attack which would be carried out by Adnan G. El Shukrijumah.
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown Special Comment: Death of Habeas Corpus: "Your words are lies, Sir."  —  Keith Olbermann has been calling it like it is.  His "Special Comments" are indeed special because no other talking head outside of Cafferty is willing to step up to the plate and say what needs to be said on 24/7.
John Kerry / The Huffington Post:
Will You Fight With Them?  —  Anyone who comes to Huffington Post has seen that the bloggers here have been the first to stand up and defend veterans from Admiral Sestak to Tammy Duckworth when they've been slandered.  It should be a source of pride and testimony to how the blogosphere …
prospect-magazine.co.uk:
Breeding for God  —  128 » Cover story » Breeding for God  —  In Europe, the fertility advantage of the religious over non-believers has historically been counterbalanced by the march of secularisation.  Not any more.  Secularisation in Europe is now in decline, and Islam continues to grow.
Mary Katharine Ham / Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog:
Townhall's First HamNation: Bar Napkin Politics  —  I am such an unbelievable dork in about 19,000 different ways.  This is only one of them.  —  All right, people asked me about it, so I went out and got me a video blog.  It's all the rage, right?  It is very, very silly, and I hope you'll take it in that spirit.
Discussion: The Political Pit Bull and Wizbang
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Rice to Urge Radiation Inspections to Thwart North Korea  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will urge the countries of northeast Asia to create a strict system of radiation monitoring and inspections to prevent North Korea from smuggling nuclear materials into or out of the country, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.
New York Times:
Tables Turned for the G.O.P. Over Iraq Issue  —  Four months ago, the White House offered a set of clear political directions to Republicans heading into the midterm elections: embrace the war in Iraq as critical to the antiterrorism fight and belittle Democrats as advocates of a "cut and run" policy of weakness.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and AMERICAblog
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
LIMBAUGH IS AT IT AGAIN, and once again, I missed it.  Rob Sama heard it, though his account is a bit harsher than this one emailed by reader Keith Waldrop: … Well, that last is fair enough, as I'm obviously missing all the important bits on his show.  But Limbaugh could no doubt improve …
Media Matters for America:
Why has CNN devoted 50 times as much coverage to Harry Reid's land deal as Dennis Hastert's?  —  From October 12-17, CNN aired 3,361 words about allegations that Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) improperly reported a land deal in which he made $700,000.
Discussion: Brainster's Blog
Nico / Think Progress:
Milbank: 'There Are Rumors About A Third [Page Scandal], This One Involving A 16-Year-Old Girl'  —  Last night on MSNBC, Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank told Keith Olbermann that "there are rumors now about a third [page scandal], this one involving a 16-year-old girl."
 
 
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Libby Copeland / Washington Post:
Don't Call Him Redneck  —  James Webb Hates the Expression …
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Moderates in Kansas Decide They're Not in GOP Anymore
River / Baghdad Burning:
The Lancet Study...  This has been the longest time I have been away from blogging.
Johanna Neuman / Los Angeles Times:
Some Seek 'Pink Purge' in the GOP
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K Street Veering Left
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Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America: CAN YOU SPARE $5?
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Who's Really Being Outed?  —  I'm sorry if this topic causes …
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Amanda / Think Progress:
VIDEO: Conrad Burns Says Bush Has A Plan For Iraq, But 'He's …
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
The Worst Congress Ever
O. Kay Henderson / radioiowa.com:
McCain: "I'd just commit suicide" if Democrats take control of Senate
John O'Neil / New York Times:
U.S. Military Announces Deaths of 10 Soldiers
Pallavi Gogoi / MSNBC:
Wal-Mart workers walk out
Discussion: The News Blog and TBogg
Ian / Hot Air:
Video: 'Wrong' Rosie won't voice support for US victory in Iraq …
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
FBI Yet to Find Evidence of Foley-Page Sexual Contact
Jon Craig / Cincinnati Enquirer:
Governor's race turns ugly