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Robert H. Bork / Opinion Journal:
Slouching Towards Miers  —  Bush shows himself to be indifferent, if not hostile, to conservative values.  —  With a single stroke—the nomination of Harriet Miers—the president has damaged the prospects for reform of a left-leaning and imperialistic Supreme Court, taken the heart …
Bork v. Bork  —  Ten days ago I wrote about the Miers nomination …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Bork on Miers.  —  Robert Bork has a high-profile op-ed …
Discussion: The Reaction
Second Cheney aide cooperating in leak probe, those close to case say  —  A second aide to Vice President Dick Cheney is cooperating with the special prosecutor's probe into the outing of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, those close to the investigation say.
Washington Post:
Rove Told Jury Libby May Have Been His Source In Leak Case  —  Top Aides Talked Before Plame's Name Was Public  —  White House adviser Karl Rove told the grand jury in the CIA leak case that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, may have told …
NY Daily News:
Prez Iraq team fought to squelch war critics  —  WASHINGTON - It was called the White House Iraq Group and its job was to make the case that Saddam Hussein had nuclear and biochemical weapons.  —  So determined was the ring of top officials to win its argument that it morphed into a virtual hit squad …
Discussion: The Left Coaster
Steve Soto / The Left Coaster:
Wurmser Is Now Cooperating With Fitz As Well
Discussion: MSNBC and Reuters
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:   The So-called "Lies" of Joe Wilson
Edward Alden / Financial Times:
Cheney 'cabal' hijacked foreign policy  —  Vice-President Dick Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the government's foreign policy apparatus, deciding in secret to carry out policies that had left the US weaker and more isolated in the world, the top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed on Wednesday.
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson / Financial Times:
Transcript: Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson  —  The following is a transcript of talk given by Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Mr Powell until last January.  —  Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson:The 1947 National Security Act.  In other words, he thought it was a piece of legislation …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Miers Is Asked to Redo Reply to Questions  —  WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 - The Supreme Court nomination of Harriet E. Miers suffered another setback on Wednesday when the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked her to resubmit parts of her judicial questionnaire …
David Stout / New York Times:
Miers Hits Another Snag as Senators Fault Her Questionnaire  —  WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 - The contentious nomination of Harriet E. Miers to the Supreme Court hit another snag this afternoon when both the Republican chairman and ranking Democrat of the Senate Judiciary Committee said her responses …
Discussion: Conglomerate Blog
Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press:
Texas Court Issues Warrant for DeLay  —  A state court issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for Rep. Tom DeLay, requiring him to appear in Texas for booking on state conspiracy and money laundering charges.  —  The court set an initial $10,000 bail as a routine step before the Texas Republican's first court appearance Friday.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Suzanne Gamboa /
Texas Court Issues Warrant for DeLay
Discussion: ACSBlog
Arrest warrant issued for DeLay
Steve Bainbridge /
Details, Details  —  Matthew Scully wrote of SCOTUS nominee Harriet Miers that: … In a somewhat similar vein, Hugh Hewitt wrote: … Curiously, however, the details meme is starting to wear thin.  First, Jim Lindgren read Miers' Texas Lawyer op-eds and concluded:
Nick / The World According to Nick:
Carnival of the Vanities Birthday Edition  —  I started this post a couple days ago when I saw the number of submissions steadily growing.  Frankly, it looked quite overwhelming, so hopefully I did a fair job with the flood of submissions that I encountered.
Discussion: The Alliance
Timothy Williams / New York Times:
New Storm Measures as Most Intense Ever for Atlantic Basin  —  Hurricane Wilma, which appeared headed toward Cancún, Mexico, and possibly the Gulf Coast of Florida by this weekend, intensified into the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean basin today, but forecasters said its path remained unpredictable.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Tim Russert Re-Enters The Story!  —  The AP has a long account of the testimony of Libby and Rove, which we will guess are based on Rove-friendly leaks.  —  We get more detail on how Rove claims to have learned about Ms. Plame: … So Libby heard it from a journalist and relayed it to Karl.
Instapundit's Katrina/Rita Relief donation list.  —  Giorgetto Giugiaro, the greatest living auto designer, seems to have definitively lost the magic.  His latest is a Ferrari that's, yes, a hack pastiche of styling cliches! ...  P.S.: Here is the magic. ...  1:54 A.M.
Michelle Malkin:
ABLE DANGER: WELDON GOES BALLISTIC  —  ***see updates for audio and blogger reax***  —  Watching C-SPAN right now.  Rep. Curt Weldon is on the House floor blasting the Defense Intelligence Agency and vigorously defending Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer.  He says he will resign from Congress …
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner on National Review Online:
THE BORK OP-ED & "REAL" CONSERVATIVES  —  Bork uses a form of argumentation I don't think is necessarily fair or accurate in all cases but surely accurate in some.  He writes: … What I find interesting about it is that this is the line of argument I'm used to.

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