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8:30 PM ET, October 20, 2006

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quinnipiac.edu:
Polling Results  —  October 20, 2006 - Lieberman Opens 17-Point Lead In Connecticut, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dem Challenger Gains Slightly On Rell  —  Candidate debates this week did not help the two principal challengers in the Connecticut Senate race, as Sen. Joseph Lieberman now holds a 52 …
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Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Why Is Antiwar Joe Lieberman Winning?  —  This race in Connecticut is puzzling.  The Q-poll is mostly nonsense.  It was completed last night at 9pm, with the Q-poll director Doug Schwartz pretending as if the second debate, which ended an hour earlier, figured into the results.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Associated Press:
Poll: Lieberman's Lead Growing in Conn.  —  HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Sen. Joe Lieberman has built a 17-point lead over Democratic challenger Ned Lamont, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll since the two faced off in a debate this week.  —  Lieberman, running as an independent …
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Dodd Comes In for Lamont, and New Q-Poll
Kevin Tillman / Truthdig:
After Pat's Birthday  —  Editor's note: Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Pat was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.  Kevin, who was discharged in 2005, has written a powerful, must-read document.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
During National Character Counts Week, Bush Stumps for Philanderer  —  So it has come to this: Nineteen days before the midterm elections, President Bush flew here to champion the reelection of a congressman who last year settled a $5.5 million lawsuit alleging that he beat his mistress during a five-year affair.
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Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush campaigns for Pa., Va. candidates
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
John McCain unveils his Grand Plan for Victory in Iraq  —  When pro-war advocates talk about Iraq these days, what they say is not only misguided and false, but almost always incoherent.  In explaining why we ought to stay, they are reduced to a form of babbling that sounds almost adolescent …
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MSNBC:
'Hardball's' College Tour with John McCain  —  CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC HOST: From Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, home of the Cyclones, it's big 12 country and it's homecoming week.  I'm Chris Matthews.  It's the HARDBALL College Tour.  Let's give a big Iowa State welcome our special guest, Senator John McCain.
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Lyn Davis Lear / The Huffington Post:
Why is the White House so Eerily Confident about the Coming Elections?  —  All week I've been reading in disparate sources from Drudge to US News and World Report about Bush, Rove and Cheney being overly confident about the midterm elections.  Even Republican strategists are increasingly concerned …
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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Judge Orders Cheney Visitor Logs Opened
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Shiite Militia Seizes Control of Iraqi City  —  A Shiite militia that has been accused of a wave of sectarian attacks on Iraq's Sunni minority has seized control of the city of Amara in southeastern Iraq, attacking police stations and erecting checkpoints, witnesses in the city said today.
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Rick Hasen / Election Law:
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. SUPREME COURT REVERSES NINTH CIRCUIT ORDER BARRING ARIZONA VOTER ID LAW  —  The opinion is here.  The state asked for a stay from Justice Kennedy, but he referred it to the entire Court, which treated the motion as a petition for cert.  The Court unanimously reversed …
Discussion: ACSBlog
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Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
SUPREME COURT ALLOWS VOTER ID LAW: Surprising action …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Alireza Ronaghi / Reuters:
Iran says Europe may get hurt for backing Israel  —  TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday Europe was stirring up hatred in the Middle East by supporting Israel and warned it "may get hurt" if anger in the region boiled over.
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Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Putin's Flippant Comments on Israeli Scandal Are Heard
Discussion: Publius Pundit
John Keegan / Telegraph:
Bush is wrong: Iraq is not Vietnam  —  President Bush has for the first time conceded a similarity between events in Iraq and those in Vietnam 40 years ago.  Asked in a television interview on Wednesday if he now saw a similarity between the recent escalation of American losses in Iraq …
Jeffrey Zaslow / Wall Street Journal:
America's Next Top Pundit  —  What does it take to be a talking head?  —  Whenever news breaks — on the fall campaign trail, in North Korea, in the most trivial corners of Hollywood — thousands of pundits have something to say.  What most of them don't have is somewhere to say it.
Frances D'Emilio / Associated Press:
Priest: I was nude with young Foley  —  But says naked massage didn't count as sex  —  ROME — A priest acknowledged Thursday that he was naked in saunas and went skinny-dipping with Mark Foley decades ago when the former congressman was a boy in Florida, but denied that the two had sex.
Sara / Squiggler:
National Security Leaker - UPDATE - Identified - bumped … Welcome Instapundit readers.  Thanks for stopping by.  —  UPDATE: LEAKER NAMED AND HE WAS HIRED BY JANE HARMAN!  —  Explains why she went ballistic.  —  ****** End update ******  —  Tigerhawk writes:
Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
OK, let's get this over with  —  On Wednesday, The New Republic and I parted ways, ending my four-year association with the magazine.  The ostensible reason for my release concerns my relationship with Franklin Foer and the magazine's other editors.  However, the irreconcilable ideological …
 
 
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Robin Wilson / Chronicle of Higher Education:
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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Hill Republicans Air Out the Closet
Martin B. Schmidt / New York Times:
Supertax Me  —  THE National Center for Health Statistics estimates …
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Rasmussen Reports:
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
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