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Foleygate"
AP / Lawrence Jackson

Foley Scandal Could Cost GOP Control of Congress

George Stephanopolous says that if Republican leaders knew of and kept quiet about X-rated text messages (as opposed to the simply “overfriendly” ones) former Rep. Mark Foley sent to a page, “It’s game over. The leadership will have to resign.”
(More after the jump...)

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Standard-Bearers: Dean and Mehlman, Profiled

In the last two weeks, The N.Y. Times has run lengthy, worthwhile profiles of DNC Chair Howard Dean (free today) and RNC Chair Ken Mehlman (need TimesSelect access).

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Nude Greek art
Image: ancientsculpturegallery.com

Only in America. Seriously.

A fifth-grade teacher is out of a job after leading a class through an art museum in Dallas. One of her students saw nude art; the student’s parent complained; the teacher is suspended.
Even crazier: Local TV stations are blacking out Greek sculpture genitalia during newscasts.

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Dems taking on Fox News
From Robert Grossman / NYT

Dems See Gain in Taking On Fox News

Within two days of the fiery Clinton-Wallace interview, Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis mocked Fox’s “fair and balanced” motto on air. It’s part of a strategy: no more rolling over for the Murdoch empire.

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Crackberries
From MNSBC

‘CrackBerry’ Addicts Suing Employers

Obsessive users of the BlackBerry (CrackBerry) are blaming the mobile Internet appliance for “chronic insomnia, relationship break-up, premature burn-out, and even car crashes,” according to the Independent.
It’s a brave new world.

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the Internet
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U.S. Loosens Grip on Internet

The Commerce Department has agreed to lessen its oversight of the Internet, a move celebrated by critics who’ve been campaigning in recent years to internationalize control of the network.

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Condi & George

Condi Denies Woodward Claim

The Secretary of State strongly denied Bob Woodward’s claim that she had been warned in July, 2001 of an imminent attack on the U.S.

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‘Over-Friendly’ Foley

Apparently House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a crew of GOP leaders and aides knew of Foley’s inappropriate conduct as early as last fall, when aides referred the matter to authorities. According to the aides, they were only aware that the messages were “over-friendly”.... Hmmmm, when was the last time you reported a colleague to the authorities for being “over-friendly”?

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Bush Fired Colin Powell

Despite having some distaste for the administration and an inkling that he might step down as secretary of state, Colin Powell, it turns out, got the boot from Bush’s then-chief of staff, Andrew Card, who said simply: “The president would like to make a change.”
(h/t: Think Progress)

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Ehud Olmert
sv.wikipedia.org

Israelis Worried Over Political Prospects

As the old guard fades with time and a new generation of leaders emerges, some Israelis—their confidence shaken in the aftermath of the Lebanon war—are beginning to wonder about the future of their government.

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