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New York Times:
Cheney Told Aide of C.I.A. Officer, Notes Show  —  WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 — I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003 …
Steve Clemons:
Libby's Source Was Vice President Richard Cheney — Not Journalists  —  Scooter Libby has been caught in a very serious lie about the source of his knowledge that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA agent.  He apparently testified before the grand jury that his source had been a journalist.
Discussion: Needlenose, Eschaton and Wizbang
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:   Dick Cheney: Perjury, Bitches, Perjury!
Cassandra Spratling / Detroit Free Press:
Rosa Parks, civil rights heroine, is dead  —  When Rosa Parks refused to get up, an entire race of people began to stand up for their rights as human beings.  —  It was a simple act that took extraordinary courage in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955.  It was a place where black people had no rights white people had to respect.
Bree Fowler / Associated Press:
Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks Dies at 92  —  DETROIT - Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, died Monday evening.  She was 92.  —  Mrs. Parks died at her home during the evening of natural causes, with close friends by her side …
Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92  —  (CNN) — Rosa Parks, whose act of civil disobedience in 1955 inspired the modern civil rights movement, died Monday in Detroit, Michigan.  She was 92.  —  Parks' moment in history began in December 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
Civil Rights Icon Dies at Age 92  —  Rosa Parks, the dignified African American seamstress whose refusal to surrender a bus seat to a white man launched the modern civil rights movement and inspired generations of activists, died last night at her home in Detroit, the Wayne County medical examiner's office said.
E. R. Shipp / New York Times:
Rosa Parks, 92, Founding Symbol of Civil Rights Movement, Dies  —  Rosa Parks, a black seamstress whose refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., almost 50 years ago grew into a mythic event that helped touch off the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's …
Matthew Schneider / Voice of America:
US Civil Rights Icon Dies at Age 92
Discussion: Vodkapundit   Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks Dead At 92
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Ben Bernanke, economist  —  I associate Ben Bernanke with several major contributions:  —  1. The theory of irreversible investment, circa 1983.  Before Bernanke, Dixit, and Pindyck, models often assumed that investments could be reversed or "taken back."  Bernanke outlined how the irreversibility of investment might matter.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"Harriet Miers is — is an extraordinary woman."  —  What do you make of this Q&A with President Bush that took place an hour ago: … I'm in too much of a hurry to explain right now — class starts in 5 minutes — and I'll concede to the influence of wishfulness, but I read this as a sign …
White House:   President Meets with Cabinet, Discusses Hurricane Preparation
NY Daily News:
W pals bushwhack CIA leak prosecutor  —  WASHINGTON - As the White House and Republicans brace for possible indictments in the CIA leak probe, defenders have launched a not-so-subtle campaign against the prosecutor handling the case.  —  "He's a vile, detestable, moralistic person with no heart …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bush: CIA leak probe 'very serious'
Discussion: Making Light and Angry Bear
I just flew in from Italy, and boy is my keyboard tired.  —  This is a long post, because it was composed on the long flight back from Italy where my wife and I spent a week of vacation.  —  Much to my wife's dismay, I have been thinking about (at length) and occasionally writing about …
Paul Zummo / Confirm Them:
Hugh Hewitt's last stand
Discussion: All Things Beautiful
Rupert Cornwell / Independent:
Galloway lied over Iraqi oil payments, says Congress report  —  George Galloway, the British MP, was last night accused of lying by a US Congressional committee when he testified earlier this year that he had not received any United Nation food-for-oil allocations from the deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
Three Blasts Shake Hotels Used by Foreigners in Baghdad  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 24 - Three suicide vehicles, one of which appeared to be a cement mixer packed with explosives, exploded this evening near a government ministry and two prominent hotels popular with foreign journalists and contractors …
Discussion: In the Bullpen
Washington Post:
Insurgents Attack Foreign Journalists' Hotel in Iraq
Discussion: To the People

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