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9:30 PM ET, October 19, 2006

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Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Militias Splintering Into Radicalized Cells  —  New Groups Appear More Ruthless In Use of Bombings and Death Squads  —  BAGHDAD — The young Shiite men, some wearing black masks, glided from house to house in search of Sunni Muslim men.  They arrived at the two-story dwelling of Mohammed Hussein clutching a bomb, neighbors said.
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 …
BBC:
UK 'number one al-Qaeda target'  —  Al-Qaeda has become more organised and sophisticated and has made Britain its top target, counter-terrorism officials have told the BBC.  —  Security sources say the situation has never been so grim, said BBC home affairs correspondent Margaret Gilmore.
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Guardian:
Britain now No 1 al-Qaida target - anti-terror chiefs  —  Officials say group sees July 7 attacks as 'just the beginning' of UK campaign  —  Britain has become the main target for a resurgent al-Qaida, which has successfully regrouped and now presents a greater threat than ever before, according to counter-terrorist officials.
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.
Rocco DiPippo / Front Page Magazine:
The Coming Impeachment  —  A plan is in place to censure and impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney.  Orchestrated and organized by the radical Left and Congressman John Conyers, Jr., this plan is ready to go should the Democratic Party take control of the House of Representatives in November.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Prosperity Amid the Gloom  —  Recently Bill Clinton, at the British Labor Party's annual conference, delivered what the Times of London described as a "relaxed, almost rambling" and "easy anecdotal" speech to an enthralled audience of leftists eager for evidence of American disappointments.
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Economic Hypochondria  —  George Will has an excellent column …
Discussion: Strong As An Ox …
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 …
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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Rich Miller / The Capitol Fax Blog:
"The Rumor"  —  I heard "The Rumor" early yesterday.  The calls and e-mails started slow but quickly picked up throughout the day.  —  "The Rumor" had it that a certain Illinois Republican congressman was about to be busted for having sexual relations with an underage female page.
Discussion: ArchPundit, Wonkette, Hot Air and The RBC
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.
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Controversial Ad Links MLK, GOP  —  Assertion About Civil Rights Leader Angers Liberals — and Conservatives  —  When a black conservative group ran a radio ad proclaiming that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican, reaction was swift.  "We've gotten some e-mails and telephone calls filled …
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.
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.
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
GOP to Air Ad Warning of Terror Attacks  —  The Republican Party will begin airing a hard-hitting ad this weekend that warns of more cataclysmic terror attacks against the U.S. homeland.  —  The ad portrays Osama bin Laden and quotes his threats against America dating to February 1998.
Discussion: Donklephant
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
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.
Discussion: Redstate
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 …
 
 
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Confirmed: NFL dirty bomb plot = two morons messing around on the Internet
Rick Sallinger / CBS4Denver:
CBI IDs Federal Agent Who Accessed Attack Ad Info
Ian Burrell / Independent:
Newsroom revolt forces 'Star' to drop its 'Daily Fatwa' spoof
CNN.com:
Official: NFL bomb hoax was part of scary contest
Telegraph:
Muslim teacher awarded cash for 'injured feelings'
Brian Beutler / The Raw Story:
Congresswoman on page board buried file on husband's child abuse allegation
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O'Reilly on Blogosphere: 'I'd Go in With A Hand Grenade'
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Greg Giroux / CQPolitics.com:
Recent GOP Spending in Pa. 4 Shows Hart May Be At-risk
Phillip Carter / Slate:
The Thin Green Line
Helen / Dr. Helen:
Liberal Says Liberals Are More Open-Minded and People who Disagree are Idiots
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AG: Voter warning linked to GOP campaign
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Liberals Gone Wild!
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