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6:05 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
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.
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:   "IF WE HAD KNOWN THEN"....In the LA Times today, Jonah Goldberg writes about the war:
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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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: RightWinged.com and JOSHUAPUNDIT
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Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Staffers Fear Cuts Are Coming
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Judge orders Cheney visitor logs opened  —  WASHINGTON - A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to release information about who visited Vice President Dick Cheney's office and personal residence, an order that could spark a late election season debate over lobbyists' White House access.
Joe Bel Bruno / Associated Press:
Dow Ends Above 12,000 for the First Time  —  NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, showing its growing confidence despite new evidence of a weakening economy, managed to hold on to a slim advance.
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!
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.
 
 
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Prosperity Amid the Gloom
Rocco DiPippo / Front Page Magazine:
The Coming Impeachment  —  A plan is in place to censure …
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Drowning in a Sea of Blogs
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