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12:35 PM ET, November 4, 2006


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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.
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 …
Billmon / Whiskey Bar:
Unfriendly Fire  —  It appears the home town papers …
Discussion: IntoxiNation and Daily Kos
Taylor Marsh:
Army Times: "Time for Rumsfeld to go"
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
New York Times:
G.O.P. Turns to the Economy as Campaign Issue  —  Republicans seized on a drop in the unemployment rate to assert on Friday that tax cuts were invigorating the economy, highlighting just four days before the election an issue that party strategists are counting on to offset bad news about the war.
Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
Jobless rate sinks to a five-year low
Washington Post:
Anxious GOP Focuses on Not Losing Senate
Discussion: TalkLeft
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.
Confederate Yankee:
Kerry's "Apology" Was All-Too Insincere
Discussion: Cold Fury
Ragnar / The Jawa Report:
"CRAZY"—Starring John F'n Kerry
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
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.
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
The documents the New York Times just authenticated  —  The Times unleashed 'Operation Al-Qaqaa II' yesterday, but there was teeny tiny hitch in its execution.  —  In their zeal to deliver a death blow to newly resurgent Republicans, they accidentally destroyed the central thesis for attacking …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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