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10:40 PM ET, October 18, 2006

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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: TalkLeft and The Next Hurrah
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:
Discussion: Think Progress
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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 …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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 …
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Matt Stoller / MyDD:   Debate Clip  —  This is a poor quality clip from the debate.
cbs13.com:
Website Warns Of Attacks At NFL Games This Weekend  —  Government Skeptical Of Threat Against NFL Stadiums  —  (CBS 13 / AP) WASHINGTON A website is claiming that seven NFL football stadiums will be hit with radiological dirty bombs this weekend, but the government on Wednesday expressed doubts about the threat.
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John O'Neil / New York Times:
U.S. Military Announces Deaths of 10 Soldiers  —  Ten American soldiers were killed on Tuesday, the military announced today, bringing October's death toll for United States forces to 69.  —  Four of the soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb west of Baghdad, and three others died in fighting …
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CNN:
Ministry: Iraq families join exodus to escape violence
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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Washington Post:
Kolbe Matter Is Referred to House Ethics Panel
CNN:
Democrat apologizes for 'slavish' remark  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A ranking Democrat in the House of Representative is apologizing for saying an African-American Senate candidate "slavishly" supported the Republican Party.  —  House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland …
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 …
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: In the Bullpen
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
FBI Yet to Find Evidence of Foley-Page Sexual Contact  —  Brian Ross Reports:  —  After interviewing some 40 former congressional pages, FBI agents have yet to turn up any evidence of direct sexual contact between underage pages and former Congressman Mark Foley.
Ezra Klein:
The Anti-Paranoid Style in American Politics  —  I adore my dog-eared Hofstadter books as much as the next self-important pundit, but I'm done worrying about the paranoid style in American politics.  More pernicious, I'm starting to think, is anti-paranoid punditry in American politics …
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
O. Kay Henderson / radioiowa.com:
McCain: "I'd just commit suicide" if Democrats take control of Senate  —  Arizona Senator and probable 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain jokingly says he would "commit suicide" if Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate in this November's election.
Discussion: Brainster's Blog
Center for American Progress:
Securing the Common Good  —  Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Gaston Hall  —  Keynote address by William Jefferson Clinton  —  8:15am to 12:00pm - Registration/check in closes at 8:25am  —  The common good, as both a philosophical ideal and approach to governing …
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
The Worst Congress Ever  —  How our national legislature has become a stable of thieves and perverts — in five easy steps  —  >> See our picks for the 10 Worst Congressmen and read what people are saying in our politics blog.  —  There is very little that sums up the record of the U.S. Congress …
Discussion: The Sideshow and Beltway Blogroll
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.
Rasmussen Reports:
Pennsylvania Senate: Santorum Trailing by 13  —  Casey (D) 54% Santorum (R) 41%  —  With just a few weeks to go until November 7, Senator Rick Santorum's chances of securing reelection fade a bit more every day.  The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll finds that challenger Bob Casey …
 
 
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Associated Press:
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Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America: CAN YOU SPARE $5?
Reuters:
Gay police group's "anti-Christian" ad rapped
Amanda / Think Progress:
VIDEO: Conrad Burns Says Bush Has A Plan For Iraq, But 'He's …
Discussion: Pottersville and Daily Kos
Dennis Hastert / Rolling Stone:
1. THE HIGHWAY ROBBER  —  Hastert could well be the weakest House speaker in history.
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Redstate:
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Charlie Cook / MSNBC:
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Pallavi Gogoi / MSNBC:
Wal-Mart workers walk out
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Ian / Hot Air:
Video: 'Wrong' Rosie won't voice support for US victory in Iraq …
Jay Mathews / Washington Post:
For Math Students, Self-Esteem Might Not Equal High Scores
Discussion: joannejacobs.com and Penraker
John Kerry / The Huffington Post:
Will You Fight With Them?  —  Anyone who comes to Huffington Post …
Jon Craig / Cincinnati Enquirer:
Governor's race turns ugly