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7:25 AM ET, October 18, 2006

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Jill Kuraitis / newwest.net:
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig Denies Allegations of Same-Sex Affairs  —  Mike Rogers, who calls himself "the nation's leading gay activist blogger" has just finished a nationally-broadcast interview on the Ed Schultz Radio Show in which he alleges that Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig has engaged in same-sex sexual activity.
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
The Left Hates Gays?  —  Apparently, the Left hates gays and believes that private sexual preferences belong on the front page.  BlogActive, a site known for outing closeted gays in politics, now claims that Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) has engaged in homosexual activity in the bathrooms of Union Station.
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Lefty Blogger Outs Senator As Gay  —  Outing specialist Mike Rogers has "outed" Senator Larry Craig as a closet homosexual.  —  And he promises more to come.  —  The Democrats want to make this an election about gay sex.  —  And people say the Republicans deserve to lose?
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 …
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Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
9 U.S. troops killed in Iraq bombings
Discussion: Eschaton and All Spin Zone
quinnipiac.edu:
Polling Results  —  October 17, 2006 - Democrat Opens 12-Point Lead In Ohio Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Independent Voters Shift To Democrat  —  Democratic U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown has opened up a 53 - 41 percent lead over Republican incumbent Sen. Mike DeWine among likely voters …
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New York Times:
Opposition to G.O.P. Rises in Ohio, Poll Says
Discussion: Daily Kos
Hotline On Call:
DNC Takes Out Loan For DSCC  —  The DSCC's optimism about winning the Senate is apparently contagious as the DNC is going to pony up an extra $5-10M for the Senate committee, according to sources familiar with the previously reported arrangement between the two campaign orgs.
Dennis J. Willard / Akron Beacon Journal:
In final debate, Blackwell accuses Strickland of pedophile support  —  COLUMBUS - It was the first gubernatorial debate in Ohio history, possibly the United States, in which one candidate accused the other of being applauded by the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Hot Air
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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 …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Tony Blair calls the veil a "mark of separation"  —  Thanks much to kasper kasper, our man in the UK, for clipping this.  The news services are already buzzing about it.  —  Blair, like the public, is siding with Jack Straw, but I don't know what he hopes or expects to happen here.
Discussion: BBC and Daled Amos
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Stephen Brown / Reuters:
UPDATE 1-Italian PM: Muslims should not "hide" behind veil
Discussion: Telegraph, Kesher Talk and JOSHUAPUNDIT
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: Kesher Talk
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: Gay Patriot and Daily Pundit
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 …
Washington Post:
Weldon's Ties to Serbian Businessman Part of Probe  —  Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade were surprised three years ago to be invited to a luncheon in honor of visiting Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), hosted by Bogoljub Karic, a wealthy Serbian businessman who had been barred from visiting …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Signs Bill Setting Detainee Rules  —  President Bush signed legislation today that created new rules for prosecuting and interrogating terror suspects, a move that Mr. Bush said would enable the Central Intelligence Agency to resume a once-secret program to question the most dangerous terrorists.
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.
Times of London:
The end of cod  —  A COMPLETE ban on cod fishing is the only way to prevent the species from dying out in the North Sea, scientists said last night.  —  The much-trumpeted European rescue plan for cod is failing, the official committee of European fisheries experts will tell governments on Friday.
Ynetnews:
New J'lem Mufti endorses suicide bombers  —  New Grand Mufti of Jerusalem hints that Palestinians have right to resist occupation by any means  —  On October 15, The Media Line news agency conducted an exclusive interview with the newly appointed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Lands Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein.
Discussion: A Blog For All and Jihad Watch
Michael Freund / Jerusalem Post:
Pro-Israeli editor beaten in Bangladesh  —  A Muslim journalist facing charges of sedition for advocating ties with Israel was recently attacked and beaten by a crowd in Bangladesh that allegedly included leading officials of the country's ruling party, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
 
 
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Jim VandeHei / Washington Post:
Funding Constrains Democrats
Joseph Carroll / Gallup Poll:
Congress Approval, U.S. Satisfaction Levels Still Low
Connie Mabin / Associated Press:
Tyson throws his support in Steele's corner
Confederate Yankee:
Gun Season  —  Woodlots and fields across the United States …
Discussion: Kesher Talk and TBogg
Washington Post:
Sen. Brownback's Litmus Test
Mike Newcomb / Zogby:
Air America Co-Founders Start New Liberal Talk Network Mike Malloy …
Jane Galt / Asymmetrical Information:
Full disclosure . . .  . . . I have used the words "full disclosure" in a post before.
Discussion: Political Animal
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Mark Martin / San Francisco Chronicle:
Núñez slams governor on emission law
Discussion: The Corner
69.0.204.168:
Lamont Hypocrisy Watch: Blogger Desperation Edition
Media Matters for America:
Mehlman Caught with Hand in Abramoff Cookie Jar
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Lieberman likes Bolton for UN job
Tim Grieve / Salon: War Room:
Rick Santorum and the "Eye of Mordor"
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Attacking Sheehan: Melanie Morgan's Obsession
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Bush Meets To Keep Talk Radio Hosts In Line
Nissan Ratzlav-Katz / Arutz Sheva:
Reuters Cameraman Remanded for Inciting Rock Attacks