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9:20 AM ET, October 19, 2006

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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:
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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
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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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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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
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.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Rush: I'm Not At War With Bloggers  —  Rush Limbaugh spoke at length yesterday on his show, explaining his criticism of Glenn Reynolds for the "pre-mortem" that gave the Instapundit a rare long-form post this past weekend.  Rush says that his motives have been misunderstood:
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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rushlimbaugh.com:
I'm Not at War with Conservative Bloggers
Sally Quinn / Washington Post:
Rummy's Other Role  —  Don Rumsfeld is the shrewdest person in Washington.  He understands better than anyone that somebody has to be in line to take the blame when things go wrong.  So far he has been willing to do so.  But not much longer.  —  The drumbeat to get him out of the Pentagon has reached deafening proportions.
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Ellison says woman has blackmail in mind  —  Keith Ellison accuses a St. Louis Park woman of working with a friend to blackmail his Fifth District DFL congressional campaign.  —  Last year State Rep. Keith Ellison obtained a restraining order to keep a former constituent away from him and his family.
Discussion: Power Line and Shot In The Dark
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
Rachel Kapochunas / CQPolitics.com:
Fla. 16 GOP Can't Mention Negron at Polls, Court Rules  —  The Republican Party's hopes of holding on to the Florida 16th District seat of resigned Florida Republican Rep. Mark Foley are greatly hindered by the fact that Foley's name, under state law, must stay on the ballot …
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.
 
 
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John Yoo / Opinion Journal:
Sending a Message  —  Congress to courts: Get out of the war on terror.
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Is Barack waiting in the wings?
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Charles Darwin's works go online
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An Economic Agenda for Republicans
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Feminism is undermining human evolution!
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Sources: House clerk warned GOP about Foley years ago
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Fox News:
BILL O'REILLY'S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, PART 2
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Don't Call Him Redneck  —  James Webb Hates the Expression …
Johanna Neuman / Los Angeles Times:
Some Seek 'Pink Purge' in the GOP
prospect-magazine.co.uk:
Breeding for God  —  128 » Cover story » Breeding for God
Associated Press:
Not it! Mass. elementary school bans tag
Robert Tait / Guardian:
Iran bans fast internet to cut west's influence