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11:20 AM 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.
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 …
Discussion: Macsmind and The Heretik
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
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 …
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:
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
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Falwell: "Does Not Know" Haggard; Kuo Has "Contempt for Evangelicals"  —  (UPDATE JAMIE: Falwell says he doen't not know Haggard, but has met him.  He was real hesitant in saying that he has met him.  H/T to all the commenters on that one)  —  Reverend Jerry Falwell appeared on the Situation Room …
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
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 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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
The New York Times Announces ``TimesSelect Free Access Week'' Opening TimesSelect to All Online Users  —  November 6-12 Access Presented By Philips  —  The New York Times announced today that it will invite all online visitors to experience TimesSelect content free of charge for one week.
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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