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5:35 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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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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Katherine Shrader / Associated Press:
House Intel Chair Suspends Staff Member  —  WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has suspended a Democratic staff member pending an investigation into whether he leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to the news media.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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 …
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
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
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: Once Upon a Time and ParaPundit
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.
Agence France Presse:
Top US general says Rumsfeld is inspired by God  —  MIAMI (AFP) - The top US general defended the leadership of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, saying it is inspired by God.  —  "He leads in a way that the good Lord tells him is best for our country," said Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
 
 
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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
Thom Hartmann / The Huffington Post:
Why Air America Matters
John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
More races, bigger turnout will test new machines
Joe Bel Bruno / Associated Press:
Dow Ends Above 12,000 for the First Time
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Think Progress:
O'Reilly on Blogosphere: 'I'd Go in With A Hand Grenade'
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Judge orders Cheney visitor logs opened
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Associated Press:
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

 
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