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12:40 AM ET, November 4, 2006


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Catherine Tsai / ABCNEWS:
Evangelist Admits Meth, Massage, No Sex  —  National Evangelical Leader, Gay Marriage Opponent, Admits to Meth and Massage but Not Gay Sex  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Nov 3, 2006 (AP)— Evangelist Ted Haggard admitted Friday that he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute …
Accused pastor admits he bought meth  —  But Haggard claims he never used drug that he bought from gay escort … COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rev. Ted Haggard admitted Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute who claims he was paid for drug-fueled trysts …
Evangelical leader quits, denies male escort's allegations
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Bryan / Hot Air:
Kerry's website defends Kerry's "joke" Update: with video  —  Why does sport a link to the following Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial? … That's posted right now on John Kerry's website.  It goes on to slam Bush and defend Kerry's crass remark.
Kerry's Remark: Right either way  —  Seattle Post-Intelligencer  —  Republicans evidenced their election desperation by braying about an offhand comment that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., made at a California college rally.  —  "Education" Kerry said "— if you make the most of it and you study hard …
Ragnar / The Jawa Report:
"CRAZY"—Starring John F'n Kerry  —  Here's some good-old-fashioned Friday morning right-wing propaganda for ya, fresh from the Jawa Report propaganda generator housed deep in the bowels of the sandcrawler:  —  (And yes, we parsed the clips.  We had to listen to the idiot drone on.
Richard Beeston / Times of London:
Six Arab states join rush to go nuclear  —  Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, UAE and Saudi Arabia seek atom technology  —  THE SPECTRE of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology.
Washington Times:
A look at Pelosi's voting record  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would bring to the office a level of left-wing liberalism that will be unprecedented.  In the National Journal's 2005 ideological ratings, which were based on scores of votes, Mrs. Pelosi was ranked more liberal …
Media Matters for America:
Where is Nancy Pelosi?  A 'How To' Guide for Advancing Conservative Misinformation  —  HOW A BOGUS CLAIM FROM A GOP ORGANIZATION ENDED UP ON MSNBC  —  Washington, DC — The Republican noise machine is at it again.  In a last-ditch effort to distract voters, Republicans are playing pickup game of "Where is Nancy Pelosi?"
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
We Need His Kind  —  In praise of Rick Santorum.  —  It has been hard not to experience the election as a brute-force clash between two armies struggling over terrain their soldiers have come to see, inevitably—they are at war, they are exhausted—as the location of the battle, but not its purpose.
Morning Call:
BREAKING NEWS: Crash on I-78 closes highway in Berks
Discussion: SantorumBlog
Martin Kady II /
Ney Says He'll Resign From House  —  Rep. Bob Ney, facing certain expulsion from the House after being convicted of two felonies in relation to the Jack Abramoff scandal, said on Friday he will resign by the end of the day.  —  Ney, who pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to making false statements …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The BRAD BLOG
Dane Smith / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Hatch remark fuels flap  —  The Duluth News Tribune reported today that DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch called one of its reporters a "Republican whore" on Thursday.  —  Hatch said Friday morning his recollection was that he used the term "Republican hack," not whore.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
Unemployment Drops to Five-Year Low  —  Data Fuels Debate Over Direction of the Economy  —  Unemployment dropped to its lowest level in five years last month as U.S. employers added 92,000 new jobs, a sign of continued strength in the economy even as overall growth began to slow.
Mary Katharine Ham / Blog's TownHall Blog:
Stem-Cell Ad: How Come Talent Thinks He Gets to Decide Who Lives and Who Dies?  —  The search for the perfect victim continues and may just end in the big, blue eyes of this little girl.  She's a little girl from the future who may have diabetes and may have been helped by embryonic stem-cell research …
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
U.S. speeds attack plans for North Korea  —  The Pentagon has stepped up planning for attacks against North Korea's nuclear program and is bolstering nuclear forces in Asia, said defense officials familiar with the highly secret process.  —  The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity …
Discussion: QandO and TPMCafe blogs
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Democrats Predict Voter ID Problems  —  On Indiana's primary day, Rep. Julia Carson shoved her congressional identification card in a pocket, ran out of her house and raced down the street to be at her polling site when it opened at 6 a.m. The Democrat, seeking to represent Indianapolis for a sixth term …
Ed O'Keefe / ABCNEWS:
Cheney: 'Full Speed Ahead' on Iraq  —  Vice President Tells ABC News Election, Public Sentiment Will Not Influence War Policy  —  Four days before the election, as Republican candidates are battling to save their seats in Congress amidst a backlash over the war in Iraq …
Discussion: The Reaction
Ronald R. Griffin / Opinion Journal:
Shame on Him  —  John Kerry picked the wrong people to insult.  —  I missed the joke.  You must forgive me, for there just is not a lot of room in my life for even good jokes—and there is absolutely no room for "botched jokes"—when the subject of the joke is my son who was killed in Iraq.
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 Earlier Items: 
Jamie Holly / Crooks and Liars:
It's All About Joe  —  This morning Joe Lieberman talked to Imus …
Discussion: Toronto Star, Hullabaloo and MyDD
Josh Brodesky / Arizona Daily Star:
NEWS ELSEWHERE  —  Pederson narrows Kyl lead, poll says
Maddy Sauer Reports / The Blotter:
RNC Accepts Money From Army Porn Movie Distributor
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Lisa Goddard / CNN:
Leading House Republican: Iraq not a reflection on me
Arizona Republic:
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Andrew Duffy / National Post:
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
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Chris Morris / Fortune:
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