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5:35 PM ET, October 20, 2006

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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.
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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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
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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Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
Shiite militia takes over Iraqi city  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Shiite militia run by the anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized control of a southern Iraqi city on Friday in one of the boldest acts of defiance yet by the country's powerful, unofficial armies, witnesses and police said.
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.
Discussion: Think Progress and The News Blog
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Washington Post:
Bush, Clinton Ratchet Up the Drama
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush campaigns for Pa., Va. candidates
Discussion: AMERICAblog
BBC:
Iran warns of revenge over Israel  —  Iran's president has warned that Muslims around the world will take revenge on states who supported Israel against the Palestinians.  —  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again questioned the extent of the Holocaust, when German Nazis murdered six million Jews.
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Alireza Ronaghi / Reuters:
Iran says Europe may get hurt for backing Israel
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Putin's Flippant Comments on Israeli Scandal Are Heard
Discussion: Publius Pundit
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
John McCain unveils his Grand Plan for Victory in Iraq  —  (updated below)  —  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 …
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MSNBC:   'Hardball's' College Tour with John McCain
New York Times:
Bush Faces a Battery of Ugly Choices on War  —  The acknowledgment by the United States Army spokesman in Iraq that the latest plan to secure Baghdad has faltered leaves President Bush with some of the ugliest choices he has yet faced in the war.  —  He can once again order a rearrangement …
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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.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
DID THE DEMOCRATS LEAK THE NIE?  —  One of the Democrats' several September Surprises was the highly selective, and highly misleading, leak of a small portion of the recently-completed National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq.  The Associated Press reported today that House Intelligence Committee …
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Shane Harris / National Journal:
Terrorist Profiling, Version 2.0
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Defense Tech
Los Angeles Times:
O.C. Candidate Is Disowned  —  Republicans urge their House hopeful to quit over a campaign letter scaring Latino voters.  —  Orange County Republican leaders urged their own congressional candidate to withdraw from the race Thursday after he acknowledged that his campaign was involved …
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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 …
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.
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.
Martin B. Schmidt / New York Times:
Supertax Me  —  THE National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 30 percent of American adults, some 60 million people, are obese.  Thirty years ago that number was 15 percent.  The trend is similar among children: according to the surgeon general, the percentage of obese youths has tripled …
Discussion: TAPPED and Left in the West
Matthew Yglesias:
The Trouble With Partition  —  More and more of my favorite people on "our side" of the national security debate seem to me to be edging in favor of the Biden-Gelb Plan for Iraq, involving a quasi-partition of the country into three pieces with a skeletal national government left behind …
Burt Herman / Associated Press:
N.Korea said not planning new nuke tests  —  SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said Pyongyang didn't plan to carry out any more nuclear tests and expressed regret about the country's first-ever atomic detonation last week, South Korean news reports said Friday.
Think Progress:
EXCLUSIVE: Lewis Falsely Implies Mass Suspension Of Committee Investigators Was 'Bipartisan'  —  Powerful House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) has abruptly suspended the contracts of "60 investigators who had worked for his committee rooting out fraud, waste and abuse, effective immediately."
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Booman Tribune
Robin Wilson / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Liberal 'Groupthink' Puts Professors at Odds With Most Americans, Report Says  —  A report released on Wednesday on the political views of faculty members accuses professors of liberal "groupthink," a stance that the report says puts them at odds with the beliefs of most Americans on national and international issues.
Discussion: Clayton Cramer's BLOG
 
 
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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Hill Republicans Air Out the Closet
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and AMERICAblog
Rasmussen Reports:
Montana Senate: Burns v. Tester Again a Toss-Up
Discussion: Left in the West, Daily Kos and TKS
Lyn Davis Lear / The Huffington Post:
Why is the White House so Eerily Confident about the Coming Elections?
Discussion: The New Editor
Matt Corley / tpmcafe.com:
KY-04: GOPer Davis Has No Idea How Many Soldiers Died This Month
Zuzu / Feministe:
So Sue Me.  —  This outing thing is really getting out of hand.
Discussion: Majikthise
Matt G / Talking Taxes:
A Patently Absurd Tax Avoidance Strategy
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OK, let's get this over with  —  On Wednesday, The New Republic …
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Americans Skeptical About What They See in Political Ads
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
U.S. Plan for New Nuclear Weapons Advances
worldpublicopinion.org:
Seven in Ten Americans Favor Congressional Candidates Who Will Pursue …
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