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9:55 AM ET, November 2, 2006


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Dallas Morning News:
Frank Schaeffer: I should be supporting Allen.  Instead, I'm leaving the party.  —  I'm a Christian, a writer, a military parent and a registered Republican.  —  On all those counts, I was disgusted by an e-mail I just received that's being circulated by campaign supporters of Republican George Allen …
New York Post:
GIS DROP SMART BOMB ON KERRY  —  HILARIOUS HEROES FIRE BACK OVER DEM AND DUMBER CRACK ABOUT IRAQ  —  By TODD VENEZIA in N.Y. and IAN BISHOP in Washington  —  A group of GIs showed they are smart enough to take on condescending Sen. John Kerry - by deploying a hilariously misspelled sign mocking …
Gateway Pundit:
Missouri ACORN Workers Indicted, 35,000 Questionable Forms!  —  35,000 Questionable Registration Forms!  —  Yes, you read that correctly...35,000 questionable registration forms!  —  Kansas City election officials said this was the most irresponsible and extensive voter registration abuse in Missouri they had seen.
Yahoo! News:
ACORN Workers Indicted For Alleged Voter Fraud  —  Four people have been indicted on charges of voter fraud in Kansas City, officials said Wednesday.  —  Investigators said questionable registration forms for new voters were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now …
Discussion: Iowa Voice and Blue Crab Boulevard
Jamie Holly / Crooks and Liars:
Olbermann's Special Comment : There is no line this President has not crossed — nor will not cross — to keep one political party, in power.  —  Tonight we got another one of Keith's special comments and this one was another top-notch job.  Olbermann left no stone unturned while going through …
New York Times:
Poll Shows Iraq War Is Voters' Main Concern  —  A substantial majority of Americans expect Democrats to reduce or end American military involvement in Iraq if they win control of Congress next Tuesday, and say Republicans would maintain or increase troop levels to try to win the war if they hold …
Mike Sheehan / The Raw Story:
Reid, Dean, other key Dems blast Rep. Boehner for blaming Iraq ills on generals  —  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has blasted House Majority Leader John Boehner for asserting that troubles in Iraq are the fault of military leadership, according to a press release by Reid's office.
Discussion: News Hounds, IntoxiNation and Gay Orbit
John Solo / Associated Press:
Kerry's '72 Army Comments Mirror Latest  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - During a Vietnam-era run for Congress three decades ago, John Kerry said he opposed a volunteer Army because it would be dominated by the underprivileged, be less accountable and be more prone to "the perpetuation of war crimes."
US issues Lebanon 'plot' warning  —  The United States has said there is "mounting evidence" that Syria, Iran and Hezbollah are planning to topple the Lebanese government.  —  The White House said Syria hoped to stop the formation of an international tribunal to try suspects in the killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
Ezra HaLevi / Arutz Sheva:
UN Admits Syria Arming Hizbullah, UNIFIL Takes Nights Off
Discussion: Israellycool and Israel Matzav
New York Times:
The Great Divider  —  As President Bush throws himself into the final days of a particularly nasty campaign season, he's settled into a familiar pattern of ugly behavior.  Since he can't defend the real world created by his policies and his decisions, Mr. Bush is inventing a fantasy world …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Kerry's speech at the Angelides event, uncut(?)  —  I don't know for sure that it's uncut but it looks that way.  —  The pertinent material comes right at the beginning.  He takes the podium at 1:30, delivers a pair of feeble Bush jokes, then seems to transition into the serious part …
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Kerry Apologizes, Calls Remarks a 'Botched Joke'
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Bush, Trying to Rally Base, Defends Rumsfeld  —  With less than a week before the election, President Bush sought to rally Republican voters on Wednesday with a vigorous defense of the war in Iraq and a vow to keep Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in office until the end of Mr. Bush's term.
Associated Press:
Columnist Coulter in hot water over voting  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has refused to cooperate in an investigation into whether she voted in the wrong precinct, so the case will probably be turned over to prosecutors, Palm Beach County's elections chief said Wednesday.
Discussion: Bring it On!
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Sy Hersh: U.S. army in Iraq is the most "violent and murderous" in American history  —  Waffles hands him the baton and off he goes.  Winter Soldier '06: … He goes on to speculate that invading Iraq was one of the 12 steps in Bush's AA program.  —  Sy Hersh, leftist hero.
Washington Post:
Scandals Alone Could Cost Republicans Their House Majority  —  Indictments, investigations and allegations of wrongdoing have helped put at least 15 Republican House seats in jeopardy, enough to swing control to the Democrats on Tuesday even before the larger issues of war, economic unease and President Bush are invoked.
Bjorn Lomborg / Opinion Journal:
Stern Review  —  The dodgy numbers behind the latest warming scare.  —  The report on climate change by Nicholas Stern and the U.K. government has sparked publicity and scary headlines around the world.  Much attention has been devoted to Mr. Stern's core argument that the price of inaction …
Clive Myrie / BBC:
Paris airport bars Muslim staff  —  More than 70 Muslim workers at France's main airport have been stripped of their security clearance for allegedly posing a risk to passengers.  —  The staff at Charles de Gaulle airport, including baggage handlers, are said to have visited terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Republican Seems to Rally in Run for Seat Foley Quit  —  RAW: WEST PALM BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 30: Florida Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Joe Negron attends a debate against his Democratic challenger Tim Mahoney as they campaign for Former Rep. Mark Foley's 16th Congressional District seat October 30 …
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Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
Christian Davenport / Washington Post:
More Poll Workers Recruited, But Training Proves Daunting
Discussion: First Read
Ed Morrissey / Examiner:
Have Reagan's conservatives won the revolution?
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Omri / Mere Rhetoric:
Hitchens and Sullivan On CNN
Will / Attytood:
Bush: If you can't get bin Laden, get "the number-three guy …
Garance Franke-Ruta / American Prospect:
Allen's Options  —  Why did a beleaguered hi-tech company grant …
Tim Butcher / Telegraph:
Iran 'wrecked kidnap deal with bribe'
 Earlier Items: 
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Kerry hands GOP a Halloween treat
Discussion: Wizbang and Viking Pundit
Jules Crittenden / Boston Herald:
Survivor Iraq: The deadliest game
Patrick Walters / Associated Press:
Casey defends Kerry, but campaign stop is called off
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
The blame game scenarios
Market Wire:
Republicans Outnumber Democrats Online, According to Nielsen//NetRatings
Gen. Wesley Clark / The Huffington Post:
We Owe it to Our Troops to Return to the Real Issue of the Election
Nicholas Wade / New York Times:
Substance in Red Wine Extends Life of Mice