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10:10 AM ET, October 19, 2006

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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 …
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Associated Press:
Bush: U.S. Will Stop N. Korea Nuke Moves
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 …
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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 …
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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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 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.
Discussion: Penraker
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New York Times:   A Dangerous New Order  —  Once President Bush signed the new law …
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.
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.
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Bob Ney, Guilty but Still at Capitol  —  Representative Bob Ney of Ohio, center, wore his Congressional pin on his way to court last Friday.  When he left the court, the pin was gone.  —  Representative Bob Ney is headed to prison early next year after pleading guilty to charges of accepting tens …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boston Globe:
Romney camp consulted with Mormon leaders  —  Eyes nationwide network to aid White House bid  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Mitt Romney's political team has quietly consulted with leaders of the Mormon Church to map out plans for a nationwide network of Mormon supporters to help Romney capture …
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
US ARMY WATCHING BLOGS  —  Note: One reason that I wanted "The Blog of War" published was to preserve several excellent military blogger entries from blogs that were either shut down by the military or the author decided to shut down in order to avoid trouble with the military (The Questing Cat …
 
 
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Glenn Thrush / Newsday:
Is Barack waiting in the wings?
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