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4:25 PM ET, October 31, 2006

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johnkerry.com:
Statement of John Kerry Responding to Republican Distortions, Pathetic Tony Snow Diversions and Distractions  —  Washington - Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Kerry responds to right-wing chickenhawk "nut-jobs"; Video: Kerry says GOP afraid to debate "real men"  —  We have ourselves a meltdown. … There's more.  The nutroots will eat this up with a spoon, of course, but you almost have to pity the poor bastards at the DNC.
CNN:
GOP, Kerry launch war of words over Iraq comment … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republicans unleashed a firestorm of criticism Tuesday against Sen. John Kerry after the Vietnam veteran told college students they'd "get stuck in Iraq" if they didn't work hard in school.
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
JOHN KERRY — a gift that keeps on giving.  Unfortunately, it's a gift for the Republicans. . . .  Kerry's suggestion that the troops in Iraq are dumb failures is not only reprehensible, but false on the facts.  In other words, a typical Kerry performance, just in time for the elections.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
John Kerry Supports The Troops As Special-Education Cases  —  John Kerry has never hidden his contempt for the armed forces very well, not even when he served as an officer in the Navy.  Yesterday the mask slipped a little bit, as John Ziegler at KFI notes on his website, and Allahpundit mirrors at Hot Air.
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
White House Spokesman Slams Kerry Remark  —  The White House accused Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday of troop-bashing, seizing on a comment the Democrat made to California students that those unable to navigate the country's education system "get stuck in Iraq."  —  "Senator Kerry not only owes …
Cortney Fielding / Pasadena Star News:
Dem stars rally on campus
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Hotline On Call:
Daily Troika: McCain Slams Kerry For Troops Comment
Discussion: Cold Fury and FP Passport
WVIR-TV:
Incident at Allen Campaign Stop in Charlottesville  —  Senator George Allen, (R) made a campaign stop in Charlottesville Tuesday morning and it was met with controversy.  —  As Senator Allen was exiting a ballroom, coming to talk to the media, a protestor started yelling and asking, "Why did you spit on your first wife?".
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John / AMERICAblog:
BREAKING: Virginia GOP Senator George Allen staffers tackle/assault …
Discussion: Majikthise
Will / Attytood:
No sex, please: You're 20-somethings  —  As the GOP asked recently, what are the stakes in the Nov. 7 election?  Well, one complaint you hear a lot about the current Republican regime is that they want to regulate what people do in the bedroom.  Sometimes that sounds like political hyberbole …
Discussion: TAPPED
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USA Today:
Abstinence message goes beyond teens  —  The federal government's "no sex without marriage" message isn't just for kids anymore.  —  Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs, which include millions of dollars in federal money …
Discussion: Slog and Think Progress
Washington Post:
Maliki Orders Lifting of Checkpoints Around Sadr City  —  U.S. Disbands Military Blockade After Prime Minister's Announcement  —  U.S. forces ended a five-day-old military blockade of Baghdad's impoverished Sadr City section Tuesday, meeting a deadline set by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al …
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Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
ABC News' Mark Halperin on The Way To Win.  —  The Hugh Hewitt Show  —  HH: In this election season, a bold new bestseller is on stands everywhere, The Way To Win: Taking The White House In 2008, authored by Mark Halperin, the political director of ABC News, John F. Harris …
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Ovetta Wiggins / Washington Post:
Black Democrats Cross Party Lines To Back Steele For U.S. Senate  —  George's Politicians Lash Out at State Party  —  A coalition of black Democratic political leaders from Prince George's County led by former county executive Wayne K. Curry endorsed Republican Michael S. Steele's bid for the U.S. Senate yesterday.
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Washington Times:
Black Democrats support Steele
Discussion: TIME and The Strata-Sphere
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
RANGEL & VEEP IN ALL-OUT WAR  —  REP. RIPS 'S.O.B.' AFTER TAX ASSAULT  —  Rep. Charles Rangel yesterday blasted Dick Cheney as a "son of a bitch" after the vice president said the Harlem lawmaker would raise taxes and destroy the economy if Democrats take control of the House.
Discussion: The Caucus
CNN:
Polls: 4 key Senate races tight  —  (CNN) — With a week to go before voters cast their midterm election ballots, four key Senate races remain statistical dead heats, and Republican Sen. Mike DeWine faces uphill sledding in his re-election battle in Ohio, according to new CNN polls released Tuesday.
Nicholas Wade / New York Times:
An Evolutionary Theory of Right and Wrong  —  Who doesn't know the difference between right and wrong?  Yet that essential knowledge, generally assumed to come from parental teaching or religious or legal instruction, could turn out to have a quite different origin.
USA Today:
Heavy coverage at midterm favors Democrats, study says  —  The media mix By Peter Johnson  —  Network news coverage has favored Democratic candidates in the midterm election, and the page scandal involving former congressman Mark Foley has been the main story line, drawing almost as much coverage …
Discussion: Hot Air and Media Blog
Bruce Bartlett / Townhall.com:
A vote for Gridlock  —  As we move into the campaign homestretch, Republicans and their talk radio friends are doing everything they can to browbeat every last right-leaning voter into pulling the Republican lever one more time.  Failure to do so, they tell us over and over again …
 
 
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