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4:45 PM ET, October 19, 2006

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CNN:
Video shows snipers' chilling work in Iraq  —  (CNN) — Chilling scenes from a videotape made by insurgents show the work of snipers in Iraq, targeting and killing American troops, taking them down with a single bullet from a high-powered rifle.  —  The graphic video of 10 sniper attacks …
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Confederate Yankee:
Terrorist Public Relations: This is CNN
Discussion: Cold Fury
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:   CNN - PLAYS INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY (KNOWINGLY)
John Yoo / Opinion Journal:
Sending a Message  —  Congress to courts: Get out of the war on terror.  —  During the bitter controversy over the military commission bill, which President Bush signed into law on Tuesday, most of the press and the professional punditry missed the big story.
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New York Times:
A Dangerous New Order  —  Once President Bush signed the new law on military tribunals, administration officials and Republican leaders in Congress wasted no time giving Americans a taste of the new order created by this unconstitutional act.  —  Within hours, Justice Department lawyers notified …
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
John Yoo on Court-Stripping
Discussion: The Heretik
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Iraq Was a Worthy Mistake  —  We know now that invading Iraq was the wrong decision, but that doesn't vindicate the antiwar crowd.  —  THERE'S A STRICT taboo in the column-writing business against recycling ideas.  So let me start with something fresh.  —  The Iraq war was a mistake.
HeraldTribune.com:
Priest tells of Foley relationship  —  Then-altar boy may have found some things inappropriate  —  A Catholic priest told the Herald-Tribune on Wednesday about an intimate two-year relationship he had with former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley when the congressman was a teenage altar boy living in Lake Worth.
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The Blotter:
Exclusive: Former House Clerk's Testimony  —  John Yang and Brian Ross Report:  —  The former clerk of the House of Representatives, Jeff Trandahl, who testified for more than four hours before the House Ethics Committee today, is believed to have testified that a top aide to House Speaker Dennis Hastert …
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Associated Press:
NY Times Co. 3Q Profit Plunges 39%, Belo Also Down  —  CHICAGO The New York Times Co. reported Thursday that its third-quarter 2006 profit from continuing operations plunged 39.2% on costs related to its job cuts and a loss on its sale of its 50% stake in the Discovery Times Channel.
Discussion: JOSHUAPUNDIT
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New York Times:
General Urges New Strategy for Baghdad  —  The American-led crackdown in Baghdad has not succeeded in reducing a "disheartening" level of violence across the capital and a new approach is needed, a military spokesman said today.  —  Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the senior spokesman …
Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
Good Girls Go Bad, for a Day  —  IN her thigh-highs and ruby miniskirt, Little Red Riding Hood does not appear to be en route to her grandmother's house.  And Goldilocks, in a snug bodice and platform heels, gives the impression she has been sleeping in everyone's bed.
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Republican Ad Calls Black Women "Ho's"  —  No one can criticize the GOP for failing to produce sophisticated propaganda that successfully exploits the hopes and fears of white middle Americans.  But can the right-wing distraction factory woo minorities with the same techniques?
Bob Englehart / Hartford Courant:
October 19, 2006  —  About this cartoon, Bob says ...  Many hundreds of years ago when Senator Joe had blond hair and I had hair, period, during one election campaign I drew him as a weather vane blowing in the political winds.  —  In fact, that weather vane morphed into the weather vane beanie …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Sirotablog
American Prospect:
We Answer to the Name of Liberals  —  From the November print issue: A response to Tony Judt, and a manifesto for liberals in the waning Bush era.  —  As right-wing politicians and pundits call us stooges for Osama bin Laden, Tony Judt charges, in a widely discussed and heatedly debated essay …
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.
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.
Hotline On Call:
Dems Pressure Kerry, Bayh to Give To DSCC  —  Top Democrats are trying to convince two potential presidential candidates with flush campaign bank accounts to part with as much as $1 million each to finance the DSCC s late October effort to pull six Senate seats from Republican control.
Discussion: Slog, AMERICAblog and Hey, John!
Judith / Kesher Talk:
"My Name is Rachel Corrie": handing out flyers outside the theater  —  Below is the report about handing out flyers on opening night of "My Name is Rachel Corrie" in NYC.  (More about the controversy surrounding the play.)  The action seems to have been very successful.
 
 
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