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4:28 AM ET, October 20, 2006

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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.
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Katherine Shrader / Associated Press:
House Intel Chair suspends staff member  —  WASHINGTON - House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra has suspended a Democratic staff member because of concerns he may have leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to The New York Times last month.  —  In a letter obtained …
Washington Post:
Major Change Expected In Strategy for Iraq War  —  The growing doubts among GOP lawmakers about the administration's Iraq strategy, coupled with the prospect of Democratic wins in next month's midterm elections, will soon force the Bush administration to abandon its open-ended commitment to the war …
Discussion: Political Animal
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New York Times:
Bush Faces a Battery of Ugly Choices on War
Discussion: Democratic Veteran
PR Newswire:
Report: N. Korean Leader Regrets Test  —  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il expressed regret about his country's nuclear test to a Chinese delegation and said Pyongyang would return to international nuclear talks if Washington backs off a campaign to financially isolate the country, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday.
Dan / Riehl World View:
Reynoldistas??  Not Me!  —  I like and respect Rick Moran, so as I jump into this debate, I'll preface it by saying it is the larger discussion I'm interested in and not slamming Rick's post. … The GOP, the GOP, the GOP ... zzzzzzz According to some recent poling, party affiliation in the US runs about 33% D - 33% R - 33% I.
Politics Central:
AL-DURA: THE VERDICT (PART FOUR)  —  "The verdict in the case of France 2 versus Philippe Karsenty was announced just seconds after the session was convened.  We—those of us who stood with the defendant—hardly knew what hit us.  The words were so alien, after what we had thought …
Discussion: Augean Stables
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Republican Woes Lead to Feuding by Conservatives  —  Tax-cutters are calling evangelicals bullies.  Christian conservatives say Republicans in Congress have let them down.  Hawks say President Bush is bungling the war in Iraq.  And many conservatives blame Representative Mark Foley's sexual messages to teenage pages.
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air, TPMmuckraker and AMERICAblog
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 and Wonkette
CNN.com:
Official: NFL bomb hoax was part of scary contest  —  MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (CNN) — A law enforcement official told CNN that a man has admitted he posted a fake bomb threat against National Football League stadiums in major U.S. cities as part of an Internet competition with a person in Texas …
Marcus Franklin / Associated Press:
Remains from WTC site found in manhole  —  NEW YORK - Human remains that appear to be from World Trade Center victims were found by utility workers in a manhole at the northern edge of the site, a Port Authority official said Thursday.  —  A Consolidated Edison crew doing excavation …
Discussion: A Blog For All
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.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases  —  Moving quickly to implement the bill signed by President Bush this week that authorizes military trials of enemy combatants, the administration has formally notified the U.S. District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds …
Discussion: CorrenteWire and Linkmeister
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.
David Hammer / Associated Press:
Stations drop GOP ad against Brown; DeWine ad altered  —  WASHINGTON - Several Ohio television stations have stopped airing a Republican ad because state documents contradict the ad's accusation that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sherrod Brown didn't pay an unemployment tax bill for 13 years.
John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
More races, bigger turnout will test new machines  —  With the November election just weeks away, Chicago and Cook County officials have yet to fix some of the problems that led to a virtual meltdown of the new electronic voting system used in the spring primary.
White House:
Press Briefing by Tony Snow  —  White House Conference Center Briefing Room  —  MR. SNOW: Good morning, welcome.  Let me read out what's going on today, and then I'll take your questions.  The President has had his normal briefings.  Next on the schedule he is going to be heading …
Discussion: ParaPundit
ac360blog:
Why we aired the sniper video  —  Last night, we ran a controversial piece produced by our Baghdad correspondent Michael Ware.  The backstory is that through intermediaries Michael had been communicating with Ibrahim Al-Shimary, a shadowy leader and spokesman for the Islamic Army.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Dinocrat
 
 
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Stephen Slivinski / Cato Institute:
Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2006
White House:
Remarks by the President at Friends of George Allen Reception
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE: Gibbons: I walked away
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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
Telegraph:
Muslim teacher awarded cash for 'injured feelings'
Joe Bel Bruno / Associated Press:
Dow Ends Above 12,000 for the First Time
Discussion: Redstate
 Earlier Items: 
Think Progress:
O'Reilly on Blogosphere: 'I'd Go in With A Hand Grenade'
Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Staffers Fear Cuts Are Coming
Discussion: MSNBC and NewsBusters.org
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Judge orders Cheney visitor logs opened
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Prosperity Amid the Gloom
Associated Press:
NY Times Co. 3Q Profit Plunges 39%, Belo Also Down
Guardian:
Britain now No 1 al-Qaida target - anti-terror chiefs
Bob Englehart / Hartford Courant:
October 19, 2006  —  About this cartoon, Bob says ...
 

 
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
The hangover from the Hollywood strikes has lasted longer than anyone anticipated, as studios, networks, and streaming services simply aren't buying as much

Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

John Koblin / New York Times:
Antenna: ~25% of subscribers to US streaming video services, or 29M+ users, canceled 3+ of them in the past 2 years, as they increasingly jump between services

 
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