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Geraldine Sealey
October 8, 2004 6:03PM (UTC)

Reuters: New payroll numbers provide fodder for tonight's presidential debate. U.S. business added 96,000 new jobs in September, fewer than economists expected.

Knight-Ridder: Heading into tonight's debate in St. Louis, Kerry has closed the gap in the polls and has fresh ammunition against the president on Iraq, thanks to Rumsfeld, Bremer and Duelfer.

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MSNBC.com: Bush is "beginning to sound desperate" in tearing down Kerry as the news from Iraq tears down the president.

AP: Gen. Zinni criticizes Bush administration for failures in run-up to war, says he expects U.S. troops to be in Iraq for five to 10 years facing a "witch's brew" of insurgents, criminals and "al-Qaida wannabes."

AFP: U.S. aid experts say Pentagon crippled efforts to provide humanitarian relief for Iraq after the invasion.

AP Ralph Nader called John Edwards a "sniveling coward" for not attacking Dick Cheney on Tuesday night for favoring award limits in medical malpractice lawsuits.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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