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.
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory: Bush followers outraged over the political use of homosexuality and sex — seriously
Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice: A Sad State of Affairs
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog: Overplaying Their Hand, Part III
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway: Gay Sex Charges Hot Political Tactic
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?
Discussion: Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, Redstate, Hot Air, Confederate Yankee, Kesher Talk and Riehl World View
Emperor Misha I / Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: Liberal Gaybashing Continues (UPDATED)
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Mike Rogers "outs" Senator Larry Craig as gay
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.
Discussion: La Shawn Barber's Corner, Blogs for Bush, Big Brass Blog, Jesus' General, Gateway Pundit and culturekitchen
Mark Noonan / Blogs for Bush: And Also Trip Over Their Gay Card
Debra / Big Brass Blog: Oh, The Irony!
Joseph Curl / Washington Times:
Rove foresees GOP victory — White House political strategist Karl Rove yesterday confidently predicted that the Republican Party would hold the House and the Senate in next month's elections, dismissing fallout from the sex scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Townhall.com Blog's …, Brendan Nyhan and Wizbang
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog: The Political Roadshow: Day 4 — After a grand event …
Kim Priestap / Wizbang: ROVE PREDICTS GOP WILL HOLD THE HOUSE AND SENATE
Jay / Stop The ACLU:
ACLU Express Outrage As Bush Signs Terror Interrogation Into Law — So Bush signs the bill into law that will allow terrorists to be interrogated harshly, as they should be, and allow many top Al Qaeda agents to be brought to justice through military tribunals.
Discussion: The Democratic Daily, Hot Air, ACLU, The Mahablog, Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, Crooks and Liars, Don Surber and Liberty Street
Maha / The Mahablog: Cowards
Emperor Misha I / Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: Thanks for the Endorsement — So today the Detainee Bill got signed …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars: Hello darkness my Old Friend...
Nedra Pickler / ABCNEWS:
Bush Signs Bill on Terror Prosecution — President Bush Signs Law Authorizing Military Trials of Terrorism Suspects — Some of the most notorious names in the war on terror are headed toward prosecution after President Bush signed a law Tuesday authorizing military trials of terrorism suspects.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and SteveAudio
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars: Olbermann: The Day Habeas Corpus Died
Steve Audio / SteveAudio: kiss me, kick me, feel my blood
Steven E. Moore / Opinion Journal:
655,000 War Dead? — A bogus study on Iraq casualties. — After doing survey research in Iraq for nearly two years, I was surprised to read that a study by a group from Johns Hopkins University claims that 655,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the war.
Discussion: The Sundries Shack, Blue Crab Boulevard, Kesher Talk, The Volokh Conspiracy, Decision '08, Sister Toldjah and Stop The ACLU
Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy: THE IRAQ CASUATY NUMBERS: Daniel Davies is impressed …
Jonjayray / Stop The ACLU: "655,000 dead Iraqis" follow-up
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Which Way to Win? — As we head toward Election Day 2006, political analysts are focusing on a few dozen tossup races that will determine whether the Democrats take the House and Senate. But there's a larger, overarching battle this year between two visions of America …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Suburban Guerrilla, TalkLeft, Blue Crab Boulevard and Attytood
Jim VandeHei / Washington Post:
Funding Constrains Democrats — Party Chiefs See Chance to Take 40-Plus Seats With TV Push — Top Democrats said yesterday that they are planning to significantly expand the number of GOP House seats they will target during the final 20 days of the campaign but that financial disputes …
Discussion: DonkeyRising and Blue Crab Boulevard
Marc Kaufman / Washington Post:
Bush Sets Defense As Space Priority — U.S. Says Shift Is Not A Step Toward Arms; Experts Say It Could Be — President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone "hostile to U.S. interests."
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Blue Crab Boulevard
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, Reuters, Gateway Pundit and Daled Amos
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Iraq Removes Leaders of Special Police — The Iraqi government removed the country's two most senior police commanders from their posts on Tuesday, in the first broad move against the top leadership of Iraq's unruly special police forces. — The two generals had led Iraq's special police commandos …
Discussion: Middle East Times, Taylor Marsh, PoliBlog, Pajamas Media and Air America Radio
Dr. Steven Taylor / PoliBlog: The Continuing Saga of the Iraqi Security Apparatus
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 …
Discussion: Natalie Solent, Hot Air, Ace of Spades HQ, A Blog For All and Little Green Footballs
Johanna Neuman / Los Angeles Times:
Some Seek 'Pink Purge' in the GOP — WASHINGTON — In recent years, the Republican Party aimed to broaden its appeal with a "big-tent" strategy of reaching out to voters who might typically lean Democratic. But now a debate is growing within the GOP about whether the tent has become too big …
Discussion: David Corn and NewsBusters.org
Warner Todd Huston / NewsBusters.org: L.A.Times Sows Dissent Among Christians and Republicans
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
What Democrats Would Do — Against their better judgment, the Democrats are starting to taste it. In the House, the number of Republican incumbents polling under 50 percent considerably exceeds the number of seats the Democrats need to pick up to make Nancy Pelosi speaker.
Discussion: The Next Hurrah and The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
Alarm Bells for G.O.P. in a Battleground State — Supporters of both candidates in the Senate race in Ohio hit the streets on Friday in Dayton. Senator Mike DeWine, a Republican, is trailing. — The bellwether state of Ohio appears to have become hostile terrain for Republicans this year …
Discussion: Election Law, Air America Radio and The Next Hurrah
DemFromCT / The Next Hurrah: Color Ohio Blue This Year
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.
Discussion: Debbie Schlussel, Dean's World and Little Green Footballs
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.
Discussion: Riehl World View, Blue Crab Boulevard, Pajamas Media, The Political Pit Bull, AMERICAblog and Oliver Willis
Greg Tinti / The Political Pit Bull: DNC Goes Into Debt For DSCC
Elections May Leave Bush An Early Lame Duck — On desks around the West Wing sit digital clocks counting down the days and hours left in the Bush presidency, reminders to the White House staff to use the time left as effectively as possible. As of 8 a.m. today, those clocks will read 825 days, four hours.
Joe / AMERICAblog: The Lame Duck Cometh
Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
Iraq war cost years of progress in Afghanistan - UK brigadier — Commander echoes criticism of Blair's foreign policy by head of army — The invasion of Iraq prevented British forces from helping to secure Afghanistan much sooner and has left a dangerous vacuum in the country for four years …
Discussion: Crooked Timber and Matthew Yglesias
John Quiggin / Crooked Timber: Obvious truths finally stated