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Prosecutor in leak case seeks indictments against Rove, Libby, lawyers close to case say  —  Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has asked the grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson to indict Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" …
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Prosecutor Meets With Chief Judge  —  Consequences for Leak Probe Tough to Divine  —  WASHINGTON—The federal prosecutor investigating the alleged involvement of White House officials in the leak of a CIA operative's identity spent most of the lunch hour today meeting with the chief judge …
Grand Jury in CIA Leak Probe Plans No Announcements (Update1)
Discussion: TalkLeft
The Gray Monk:
Requiem for Church Mouse  —  It is with great sadness that I have to report that my beloved Church Mouse has died.  She finally succumbed to the cancer which attacked her around this time last year at 12.30 EST (17.30 BST) today.  She will be missed.  Earlier this year her husband …
Discussion: Dodgeblogium
The Laughing Wolf:
INTO THE LIGHT: MOMMA BEAR/CHURCH MOUSE/HEATHER  —  It is with heavy heart that I report that Momma Bear, also known as Church Mouse, and who will always be my Bonnie, Bonnie Heather died shortly after noon today.  I am glad that she is released from the suffering caused by her cancer, and indescribably sad at the loss of a friend.
Discussion: On The Third Hand
Michelle Malkin:
DEMONIZING CONDI  —  ***scroll down for updates...345pm EDT flash: THE PHOTO HAS BEEN REMOVED from USA Today's site with an editor's note...reax from readers here...I'll be talking about more unhinged examples of Condi hatred next week.  More details here.  Check out the photo of Condoleezza Rice …
National Review:
Miers's Muddle  —  With the understanding that Harriet Miers's Spring 1993 speech to the Executive Women of Dallas is just part of the evidence that has led me to conclude that she should withdraw her nomination, let me highlight the elements of that speech that I find disturbing.
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
White House Restores Wage Protection on the Gulf Coast  —  The White House reversed course today and reinstated a key wage protection for workers doing Hurricane Katrina reconstruction, bowing to pressure from a group of moderate House Republicans who argued that local residents were being left …
Mark Tapscott /   Bush Caves, Reinstates Davis-Bacon on Hurricane Recovery
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:   Bush Reinstating Wages for Katrina Work
What Congress did is disgusting.  —  You heard what the Senate did to Tom Coburn's attempt to impose some sanity on spending.  —  How do they live with themselves?  —  Years ago, interviewing economist Walter Williams for a show ABC News called "Greed," I was perplexed when Williams said …
Nur-al-Cubicle / Nur al-Cubicle:
Berlusconi Behind Fake Yellowcake Dossier  —  La Repubblica's Carlo Bonini and Giuseppe d'Avanzo have been bird-dogging the phony yellowcake documents and they now have the goods on Silvio Berlusconi, who instructed Italian Military Intelligence to plant the evidence implicating Saddam in a bogus uranium deal with Niger.
Kerry-Edwards Press Room:
Senator Kerry's Speech at Georgetown University  —  Excerpts of remarks as prepared for delivery  —  Kerry speaks from his heart and conscience on Iraq:  —  "A few weeks ago I departed Iraq from Mosul.  Three Senators and staff were gathered in the forward part of a C-130.
"Not One of Us" and the Politics of the Miers Vote for Senators  —  In a lengthy Wall Street Journal story this morning on Federalist Society executive director Leonard Leo's support for Harriett Miers, there is a featured quote from the Cato Institute's Roger Pilon:  —  From an e-mail this morning:
Massoud Barzani / Washington Post:
A Kurdish Vision of Iraq  —  In recent weeks Iraq has passed three important milestones.  The constitutional referendum on Oct. 15 was a powerful demonstration of Iraqis' desire to establish democracy and save a country still recovering from its disastrous history.
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Bush Nominee for Pentagon Is Under Attack  —  WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 - The senior Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee vowed Tuesday to defeat President Bush's choice for chief Pentagon spokesman, citing an op-ed article the nominee wrote in April accusing American television networks …
Washington Post:
Skipping Bush's Va. Speech Isn't a Snub, Kilgore Says  —  Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore has decided not to attend President Bush's appearance in Norfolk on Friday, saying it is not a campaign-related event and that he has other plans 11 days before the election.
Virginia / Dynamist Blog:
Americans for Better Justice  —  As regular readers know, I've written an extraordinary amount about Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.  Early on, my primary purpose was reportorial—to use my locational advantage to provide information and context for people outside of Dallas.

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