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1:35 PM ET, October 23, 2006

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Judd / Think Progress:
Bartlett: 'It's Never Been A Stay The Course Strategy'  —  On CBS this morning, White House Counselor Dan Bartlett claimed that the administration has "never" had "a stay-the-course strategy."  Watch it:  —  President Bush made the same claim over the weekend.  It's not true.
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Nadine Elsibai / Bloomberg:
Bush Plans to Revive Social Security Proposal With New Congress  —  Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said Republicans can hold their congressional majority by focusing on national security and the economy, and that he will return to overhauling Social Security as a top domestic priority for his last two years in office.
Ronald Brownstein / Los Angeles Times:
A possibly fatal flaw in GOP formula for success
CNN:
State Department official: I misspoke on Iraq policy  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A senior State Department diplomat apologized Sunday for having told the Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera on Saturday that there is a strong possibility history will show the United States displayed "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its handling of the Iraq war.
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Neela Banerjee / New York Times:
State Dept. Official Apologizes for Criticism of Iraq Policy  —  A senior State Department official apologized Sunday night for saying that the United States had acted with "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its campaign in Iraq.  —  The apology from Alberto Fernandez, director of the office …
MSNBC:
MTP Transcript for Oct. 22  —  Barack Obama, David Broder, Charlie Cook, John Harwood, Robert Novak  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Only 16 days until the midterm elections.  Will the Democrats retake control of the Congress?  What would they do if they did?
Discussion: TAPPED, The Corner, TIME, The Fix and The Heretik
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Paul Bedard / US News:
Washington Whispers  —  Calling President Bush's third and best treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, a different kind of bird than Washington is used to doesn't ruffle the feathers of the former Goldman Sachs chairman.  How could it?  A nature buff who got his start in birding at 26 …
Discussion: Wampum
Matthew Yglesias:
Lancet-go-round  —  Tim Lambert easily dispenses with criticism of the Hopkins/Lancet study of "excess deaths" in Iraq grounded in the divergence between their estimate of Iraq's pre-war death rate and the UN's estimate.  The UN's estimate turns out to have just been a kind of guess with no real methodological grounding at all.
Discussion: Deltoid and Political Animal
Danny / Beltway Blogroll:
Open Secrets: Voting In The Blogosphere  —  Secret ballots are taken for granted in America these days, but it wasn't always the norm that it is now.  The first president elected by secret ballot was Grover Cleveland in 1892, so until Bill Clinton was elected in 1992, more presidents had been elected by open ballot than in secret.
ABCNEWS:
Electronic Voting Machines Could Skew Elections  —  Researchers, Candidates Have Little Confidence in Machines Designed to Make Elections Easier to Call  —  Cheryl Kagan, a former Maryland Democratic legislator, was shocked when she opened her mail Wednesday morning.  —  Inside, she discovered three computer discs.
Ellen Knickmeyer / Washington Post:
In Balad, Age-Old Ties Were 'Destroyed in a Second'  —  Sectarian Battles Drive Out Sunnis, Create State of Siege  —  OUTSIDE BALAD, Iraq — At midweek, Shiite Interior Ministry commandos and their Shiite militia allies cruised the four-lane hardtop outside the besieged city of Balad …
Robert D. Kaplan / The Atlantic Online:
We Can't Just Withdraw  —  I f only Iraq were like Vietnam.  After the 60-day siege of An Loc in the spring of 1972, where heavily outnumbered South Vietnamese troops and their American advisors rebuffed several North Vietnamese divisions, the Saigon government found itself …
Dick Morris / New York Post:
BEST GOP HOPE: SCARE 'EM SILLY  —  WITH only two weeks left 'til Election Day, Republicans won't save themselves with phony optimism - pathetic claims that, somehow, they're mounting a comeback.  They need to sound a note of alarm and fill the airwaves with specifics of exactly what will happen if the Democrats triumph.
NY Daily News:
Mud in the face  —  Clinton foe: 'Whew' she was hideous before 'work'  —  Hillary Clinton's Republican challenger is getting personal and it's not pretty: He says the senator used to be ugly - and speculates she got "millions of dollars" in plastic surgery.  —  "You ever see a picture of her back then?
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Gateway Pundit
quinnipiac.edu:
Search Detail  —  October 23, 2006 - Democrat Almost Catches Crist In Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Big Shift By Independent Voters To Davis  —  Entering Tuesday's first Florida gubernatorial debate, the race has tightened to a statistical dead heat …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Seattle Times:
Mike McGavick for U.S. Senate  —  In Sen. Maria Cantwell and challenger Mike McGavick, Washington has two fully qualified choices for the Senate.  The better choice is the Republican, McGavick.  —  Some see this election as a referendum on George W. Bush.  If we did, we would be for a solid Democratic ticket.
 
 
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TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: God Bless Barney Frank
Discussion: Cold Fury
Atrios / Eschaton:
War, What is it Good For?  —  Drum writes: … Well, no, not really.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Matthew Yglesias
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Tightened Belts Could Put Press In a Pinch
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Cindy Chang / New York Times:
Fantasy Sports? Child's Play. Here, Politics Is the Game.
Adrian Croft / Reuters:
Don't panic, Iraq tells U.S. and UK
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Women's Vote Could Tip Close Contest
Discussion: Wonkette
Associated Press:
Columnist Settles in Propaganda Case
Washington Post:
15 Police Recruits Killed in Iraq; U.S. Death Toll for October Hits 86
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An Interview with Cindy Sheehan
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USA Today:
Couric fails to keep CBS News on top for long
Discussion: The Heretik
Steve Schmidt / San Diego Union-Tribune:
CNN blasted, praised over sniper video
Discussion: The Daily Brief and Argghhh!
David Segal / Washington Post:
Kean on Politics  —  New Jersey's Political Scion Aims …
Christopher Toothaker / Associated Press:
Chavez claims victory of sorts at U.N.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Questions to Guide an Exit Policy
Alexandra Marks / Christian Science Monitor:
Radical Islam finds US 'sterile ground'
Warren Hoge / New York Times:
Sudan Orders U.N. Envoy to Leave Country