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9:00 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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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: Amygdala, The Next Hurrah and TalkLeft
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.
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River / Baghdad Burning:
The Lancet Study...  This has been the longest time I have been away from blogging.  There were several reasons for my disappearance the major one being the fact that every time I felt the urge to write about Iraq, about the situation, I'd be filled with a certain hopelessness that can't be put …
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Billmon / Whiskey Bar:
Down the River  —  Riverbend posted today for the first time since early August.  As she explains: "Every time I felt the urge to write about Iraq, about the situation, I'd be filled with a certain hopelessness that can't be put into words and that I suspect other Iraqis feel also."
Discussion: A Tiny Revolution
rushlimbaugh.com:
I'm Not at War with Conservative Bloggers  —  RUSH: Now, I got a couple of e-mails I was checking here during the break from people who say, "Oh, no, Rush!  Don't get in a war with conservative bloggers.  If the media rips you guys apart, it's all over."  I am not at war with conservative bloggers.
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Rush: I'm Not At War With Bloggers
Discussion: Instapundit.com
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Moderates in Kansas Decide They're Not in GOP Anymore  —  WICHITA — Paul Morrison, a career prosecutor who specializes in putting killers behind bars, has the bulletproof résumé and the rugged looks of a law-and-order Republican, which is what he was until last year.
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.
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, Amygdala and In the Bullpen
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
New Laws and Machines May Spell Voting Woes  —  New electronic voting machines have arrived in Yolo County, Calif., but there is one hitch: the audio program for the visually impaired in some of them works only in Vietnamese.  —  "Talk about panic," said Freddy Oakley, the county's top election official.
CNN:
Sources: House clerk warned GOP about Foley years ago  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl repeatedly raised red flags about former Rep. Mark Foley years before GOP leaders said they knew about Foley's inappropriate conduct with pages, sources said.
Discussion: News Hounds
 
 
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