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5:25 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"; Update: Source says comments were a joke gone wrong  —  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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Oliver Willis, Slog and To the People
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Attention GOP: Spread this video; Attention readers: Help support the troops  —  Feedback continues to pour in this morning: … The Influence Peddler writes: "It's a shame that John Kerry doesn't have the good sense to just shut up."  —  Actually, if he keeps his mouth wide open the next seven days, Nov. 8 will be sweet revenge.
Gateway Pundit:
Democratic Leader John F. Kerry Trashes the Military (Again)
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Sister Toldjah
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Look- A Rabbit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Redstate
Senator Bill Frist:
Senator Kerry Owes Our Troops An Apology
Discussion: Riehl World View
Cortney Fielding / Pasadena Star News:
Dem stars rally on campus
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
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 man asking Allen question at event  —  UPDATE: AP now has the story.  CNN showed the video.  —  UPDATE: The man assaulted is Mike Stark, a first year law student at the University of Virginia.
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 …
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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
Los Angeles Times:
RESISTANCE TO DEADLINES FOR IRAQ IS WEAKENING  —  More U.S. officers doubt insurgents would gain, and believe that Baghdad must be pushed.  —  WASHINGTON — Growing numbers of American military officers have begun to privately question a key tenet of U.S. strategy in Iraq …
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Michael Barone / Opinion Journal:
The Six-Year Itch  —  Democrats may take Congress, but will it matter in the long run?  —  As Democrats begin, in George W. Bush's words, "measuring the drapes" in the offices of the House speaker and Senate majority leader, it's worth looking back on the history of sixth-year-of-the-presidency off-year elections.
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
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
Media Matters for America:
ABC memo reveals Air America advertiser blacklist  —  An internal ABC Radio Networks memo obtained by Media Matters for America, originally from a listener to The Peter B. Collins Show, indicates that nearly 100 ABC advertisers insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates.
 
 
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