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Texas GOP Plays Atheist Card in Judge Race

The Republican Party of Texas has sent out a newsletter calling a Democratic nominee for a seat on the 6th Court of Appeals a “professed atheist.” A local poli sci professor says he’s never seen the religion card pushed that hard. (via Andrew Sullivan)

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Dems Leaving GOP Bloodied at Polls

Four national surveys on Oct. 9 confirmed that Democrats enjoy huge 20-point leads over GOP’ers in the upcoming elections. Also:

  • NYT: Dems pull even to GOP’ers for first time in terrorism-handling ratings
  • USA Today: 54% say GOP’ers acted for “political reasons” in Foleygate
  • Wash Po: Bush is at 39%
  • CNN: 52% think Hastert should resign

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    Republicans Revise Election Estimates

    A top GOP strategist has said Republicans may lose as many as 30 House seats in the coming election.  Democrats need to pick up 15 seats to take control.

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    Atomic Test Highlights Bush Failure

    North Korea’s evident test of a nuclear device speaks to a failure of diplomacy long in the making, but Democrats have justifiably laid much of the blame on Bush, whose Iraq fixation and disinterest in nonproliferation have proved disastrous.

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    Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion

    It’s the search engine company’s priciest acquisition in its eight-year history.
    We’re, like, really, really happy for YouTube founders Chad Hurley, 29, and Steven Chen, 27—instant mega-millionaires presiding over a video-sharing company still in the red.

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    Elephant Backsides on Parade

    Weird: Both Time magazine and The New York Times Magazine are using images of elephant backsides to illustrate cover stories this week—but for wildly different purposes: Time is writing about the breakdown of Republican society, and The N.Y. Times Mag is writing about the breakdown of actual elephant society. (more…)

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    The Secret Letter From Iraq

    It started as an e-mail to friends and family, but soon found its way to the in-boxes of retired generals and Capitol Hill staffers: It’s a U.S. Marine’s account of how his experience of Iraq realities contrasts sharply with the narrative being presented by the White House. Check it out in Time magazine.

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    U.S. Wounded in Iraq Worst Since Fallujah

    The number of American troops being wounded in Iraq is at a two-year high; the number wounded may be a better indicator of realities in Iraq than the number killed because, compared with previous wars, many more wounded troops survive.

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    Bush ‘Furious’ Over Woodward and Foley, Says Paper

    “There’s steam coming out of [Bush’s] ears over the Foley thing,” someone close to Bush told the N.Y. Daily News. The president is reportedly likewise furious with administration insiders for being so candid with Bob Woodward for his new book.

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