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1:55 PM ET, November 4, 2006


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Neo Culpa  —  As Iraq slips further into chaos, the war's neoconservative boosters have turned sharply on the Bush administration, charging that their grand designs have been undermined by White House incompetence.  In a series of exclusive interviews, Richard Perle, Kenneth Adelman …
Papers sold to military: 'Rumsfeld must go'  —  Editorial comes days after Bush affirms defense secretary's job security  —  Just days after President Bush publicly affirmed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's job security through the end of his term, a family of publications catering …
Army Times to call for Rumsfeld's resignation  —  (CNN) — An editorial to be published Monday in independent publications that serve the four main branches of the U.S. military will call for President Bush to replace Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.  —  "Basically, the editorial says …
Editor and Publisher:
4 Leading Military Papers: 'Rumsfeld Must Go'  —  NEW YORK An editorial set to appear on Monday — election eve — in four leading newspapers for the military calls for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.  —  The papers are the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times.
Christopher Hitchens / Opinion Journal:
The Patrician and the Grunts  —  What we can learn from John Kerry's latest flub.  —  Regrettable though it might be for the United States military to become an untouchable "third rail" in American politics, there can be little sympathy for someone who keeps on brushing against that rail just to see what will happen.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Kerry's Big Dig
Discussion: Redstate and BLACKFIVE
Washington Post:
Anxious GOP Focuses on Not Losing Senate
Discussion: TalkLeft and Daily Kos
Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
Jobless rate sinks to a five-year low
Washington Post:
U.S. Seeks Silence on CIA Prisons  —  Court Is Asked to Bar Detainees From Talking About Interrogations  —  The Bush administration has told a federal judge that terrorism suspects held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details of the "alternative interrogation methods" that their captors used to get them to talk.
Charles S. Johnson / Billings Gazette:
Poll: Burns, Tester in dead heat  —  HELENA - After months of campaigning and millions of dollars of advertising, it all comes down to this: Republican Sen. Conrad Burns and Democratic challenger Jon Tester are running dead even, a new Gazette State Poll shows.
New York Times:
Minister Admits He Bought Drug but Denies Tryst  —  After denying that he had ever met a gay escort who claimed to have had a three-year sexual relationship with him, the Rev. Ted Haggard admitted yesterday that he had summoned the escort to give him a massage in a Denver hotel room and bought methamphetamine from him.
Dan Boniface / KUSA-TV:
Accused pastor admits to buying meth
Discussion: On Deadline and The News Blog
Sydney Morning Herald:
Bush ally quits evangelical post in gay scandal
Discussion: News Hounds and Demagogue
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
As Vote Nears, Parties Prepare for Legal Fights  —  A team of lawyers for the Democratic Party has been arguing with postal officials in Columbus, Ohio, trying to persuade them to process thousands of absentee ballots that have arrived with insufficient postage.
William Bender / Delaware County Times:
Weldon decides to scale back TV advertising  —  Two days after launching a new advertisement, U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon has canceled some of his TV time, fueling speculation Friday he was throwing in the towel and saving money for a legal defense fund.  The campaign denied the rumors …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Children's Crusade  —  I suppose a lot of people have already written about this at length, but it's so stunning I have to highlight it here.  —  When it was revealed yesterday that the internet document dump to the "Army of Davids" contained plans for building nuclear weapons in arabic …
Discussion: Daily Kos and
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  Media treat us to breathtakingly stupid feeding-frenzy over transparent GOP efforts to trick people into thinking John Kerry insulted the military and John Kerry is the Democratic Party  —  Last week, we asked the so-called "Gang of 500" …
Agence France Presse:
Paris airport strike planned over Muslim workers row  —  Unions at Paris's main airport said Friday they plan to call for a strike over the withdrawal of security badges from scores of airport workers, mostly Muslims, denouncing it as discrimination.  —  Officials said Thursday that 72 workers …
Discussion: The Corner
John Keegan / Telegraph:
Why Israel will go to war again - soon  —  There will soon be another war in the Middle East, this time a renewal of the conflict between the Israel Defence Force (IDF) and Hizbollah.  The conflict is inevitable and unavoidable.  It will come about because Israel cannot tolerate the rebuilding …
Discussion: Power Line and The Belmont Club
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