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7:15 PM ET, October 22, 2006


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Byron Calame / New York Times:
Can 'Magazines' of The Times Subsidize News Coverage?  —  A PERFUME critic?  Yes, The Times now has one.  Chandler Burr's Scent Strip column appears in the high-gloss T: The New York Times Style Magazine, where the often-fluffy lifestyle coverage is a world apart from the kind of journalism in the daily sections of the paper.
Michelle Malkin:
NYTimes editor now admits: We were wrong to blab  —  Photoshop: Bob D.  —  Un.  Freaking.  Believable.  The NYTimes ombudsman, Byron Calame, buried a bombshell mea culpa in his column today—reversing his prior defense of the Times' blabbermouth report on a once-secret terrorist banking …
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Byron Calame Should Resign  —  Byron Calame, the public editor of the New York Times, admits today that the paper made a mistake when it decided to run the Swift terrorist finance tracking story.  (Via Michelle Malkin.)  Calame had previously defended the decision in a column that …
Discussion: A Blog For All
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   NYT's Calame: Oops. Our Bad.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Times Public Editor - SWIFT Disclosure Was Wrong
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Yvonne Ridley / Washington Post:
How I Came to Love the Veil  —  I used to look at veiled women as quiet, oppressed creatures — until I was captured by the Taliban.  —  In September 2001, just 15 days after the terrorist attacks on the United States, I snuck into Afghanistan, clad in a head-to-toe blue burqa …
Asra Q. Nomani / Washington Post:
Clothes Aren't the Issue  —  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. When dealing with a "disobedient wife," a Muslim man has a number of options.  First, he should remind her of "the importance of following the instructions of the husband in Islam."  If that doesn't work, he can "leave the wife's bed."
Beth Gardiner / Associated Press:
British watchdog warns on veil debate  —  LONDON - The heated debate over veils that cover the faces of some British Muslim women is growing ugly and could trigger riots, the head of Britain's race relations watchdog warned on Sunday.  —  Britons are becoming increasingly polarized along racial …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Anchoress / Captain's Quarters:
WaPo gives three veiled perspectives
Discussion: Washington Post
Mark Pazniokas / Hartford Courant:
Lamont Donates $2 Million To Effort  —  Ned Lamont donated another $2 million to his Senate campaign Saturday - and questioned huge cash expenditures reported by the campaign of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman.  —  The latest donation by Lamont, a wealthy businessman, brings his personal investment in the campaign to $12.7 million.
Tim Tagaris / Ned Lamont for Senate:
Joe Lieberman's Slush Fund [18]  —  Joe Lieberman's Slush Fund  —  In the days of Jack Abramoff, Duke Cunningham, Bob Ney, and an entire army of lobbyists peddling legislation in return for campaign compensation ... it's part of the problem in Washington, D.C.
Associated Press:
Sen. Obama says he's weighing 2008 run  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama acknowledged Sunday he was considering a run for president in 2008, backing off previous statements that he would not do so.  —  The Illinois Democrat said he could no longer stand by the statements he made after his 2004 election …
Marie Colvin / Times of London:
US in secret truce talks with insurgency chiefs  —  AMERICAN officials held secret talks with leaders of the Iraqi insurgency last week after admitting that their two-month clampdown on violence in Baghdad had failed.  —  Few details of the discussions in the Jordanian capital Amman …
Katherine Shrader / Associated Press:   Poll finds Iraq youth want U.S. to leave
Newsweek poll puts Democrats far ahead in Congress  —Text+WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than half of Americans, 55 percent, would like to see Democrats take control of Congress, according to a poll by Newsweek magazine released on Saturday.  —  The poll of 1,000 likely voters found …
Jamey Keaten / Associated Press:
French Police Face 'Permanent Intifada'  —  On a routine call, three unwitting police officers fell into a trap.  A car darted out to block their path, and dozens of hooded youths surged out of the darkness to attack them with stones, bats and tear gas before fleeing.  One officer was hospitalized, and no arrests made.
Discussion: Riehl World View
TBlumer / Bizzyblog:
Harold Ford's Disruptive Behavior Is Nothing New (See Update re 'Early Voting')  —  Current Tennessee Congressman and US Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. is getting a lot of unwanted attention this week for this (there is video at the site, but I couldn't get it to work; Allah at Hot Air has a vid that definitely will):
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Faye Fiore / Los Angeles Times:
Madam Speaker? Pelosi likes the sound
Discussion: Redstate
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Times of London:
Sweden's Muslim minister turns on veil
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Times of London:
Life peers face axe in Lords overhaul
Discussion: The Corner and Althouse
Christopher Booker / Telegraph:
Christopher Booker's Notebook
Elizabeth Rubin / New York Times:
In the Land of the Taliban  —  One afternoon this past summer …
Steven Levy / Los Angeles Times:
The iPod Revolution  —  Five year ago Steve Jobs said his new …
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
GOP Losses Could Spark Partisan Warfare
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Andrew Sullivan / Washington Post:
Has the Right Gone Wrong?
White House:
President's Radio Address
Discussion: Mudville Gazette
Britain 'risking defeat in Afghanistan'
Jim McTague / Barron's Online:
Survivor!  —  The GOP Victory  —  JUBILANT DEMOCRATS …
Discussion: alicublog and Don Surber
Walter F. Roche Jr. / Los Angeles Times:
Bush's family profits from 'No Child' act
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
If we had known then...  WAS IT a mistake to go to war in Iraq?
Discussion: PSoTD, The Heretik and Solomonia
Jules Crittenden / Boston Herald:
Blog of war now camouflaged
Washington Post:
Democrats Strengthen Chances For Senate