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8:55 AM ET, November 2, 2006

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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 …
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William Branigin / Washington Post:
Kerry Apologizes, Calls Remarks a 'Botched Joke'
johnkerry.com:
Statement of Senator John Kerry
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.
Discussion: PUB DEF, Redstate and Bizzyblog
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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: Blue Crab Boulevard and Iowa Voice
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 …
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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 …
John / AMERICAblog:
Republican House leader blames troops for Iraq mess  —  According to the #2 Republican in the US House, Congressman John Boehner, the Iraq mess is all the fault of the US troops on the ground in Iraq.  Boehner only moments ago had the following to say about who is to blame for Iraq:
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BBC:
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.
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Ezra HaLevi / Arutz Sheva:
UN Admits Syria Arming Hizbullah, UNIFIL Takes Nights Off
Discussion: Israellycool and Israel Matzav
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 …
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!
Jason Horowitz / observer.com:
In Lamont Race, Bitter Democrats Do Pre-Mortems  —  Lieberman Seems to Hug Big Lead in Connecticut; Ned Speaks in Past Tense; Lefties Blame Wolfson; Brazile: Bloggers 'Give You Wind But Not Sail'  —  Ned Lamont, Connecticut's Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, crossed the rainy street alone.
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 …
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Patrick Walters / Associated Press:
Casey defends Kerry, but campaign stop is called off  —  PHILADELPHIA - Democratic Senate candidate Bob Casey cautiously defended Sen. John Kerry on Wednesday, saying controversial remarks he made about troops in Iraq were a mistake that his Republican opponent was trying to use to revive a desperate campaign.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Market Wire:
Republicans Outnumber Democrats Online, According to Nielsen//NetRatings  —  "Moderate" Is the Most Common Political Leaning Among Web Users  —  Nielsen//NetRatings (NASDAQ: NTRT), a global leader in Internet media and market research, announced today that 36.6 percent of U.S. adults online are Republicans …
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
The blame game scenarios  —  Leadership lineups will likely undergo a major face-lift after the midterms  —  WASHINGTON -  —  Chuck Todd  —  There are three potential outcomes when this year's midterm elections come to a close:  — Scenario I: Democrats ride a wave of discontent …
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Kerry hands GOP a Halloween treat  —  Just as the Republicans were about to lose the November elections through every fault of their own, U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Ketchup) had to go open his mouth.  —  It was almost like the time he tried to pass himself off as Jethro Bodine in Ohio and cost himself the White House, but worse.
Discussion: Viking Pundit
 
 
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Massachusetts' botched joke
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Pause for Peace  —  HERE in Gaza, few dream of peace.
The Hill:
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