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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" …
CIA leak probe has Washington waiting  —  No announcements expected today  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The federal grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA operative's identity could hand up charges as early as today, but Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is not expected to make any public …
Poll: Few doubt wrongdoing in CIA leak  —  Neighbor, former official questioned with grand jury set to expire  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Only one in 10 Americans said they believe Bush administration officials did nothing illegal or unethical in connection with the leaking of a CIA operative's identity …
Washington Post:
Vice President for Torture  —  VICE PRESIDENT Cheney is aggressively pursuing an initiative that may be unprecedented for an elected official of the executive branch: He is proposing that Congress legally authorize human rights abuses by Americans.  "Cruel, inhuman and degrading" …
Washington Post:
Bush Aides Brace for Charges
Bloomberg:   Grand Jury in CIA Leak Probe Plans No Announcements (Update1)
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...I'll be talking about more unhinged examples of Condi hatred next week.  More details here.  Check out the photo of Condoleezza Rice that was published by USA Today last week:
The Anchoress:
Outrageous photo manipulation
Discussion: and Michelle Malkin
Five people killed in Hadera suicide bombing  —  A suicide bomber exploded in the open air market in the coastal city of Hadera a little before 4 P.M. Wednesday afternoon, killing five people and wounding 30 others.  —  Five people were said to be in serious condition; another four sustained moderate wounds.
Associated Press:
Iran Leader Calls for Israel's Destruction  —  TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line president called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and said a new wave of Palestinian attacks will destroy the Jewish state, state-run media reported Wednesday.  —  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also denounced attempts …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Iran Calls For Terrorism
Andrew /
2,000: We have to resist two temptations, I think.  The first is not to absorb the human cost of war.  Every dead - and maimed - soldier has a story, a narrative, a family, a life and a soul.  Their young deaths - so young in so many cases - are worthy of the deepest mourning; and their service of the deepest respect.
Thomas Wagner / Associated Press:
Accident Brings U.S. Toll in Iraq to 2,001
Discussion: Rantingprofs and Gateway Pundit
Priya Sridhar /
Student's deployment brings home Iraq war to Bowdoin College campus  —  BRUNSWICK — On Dec. 1, Alex Cornell du Houx, a 21-year-old Bowdoin College senior from Solon will head to Iraq for approximately 10 months as part of the Alpha 1st Company Battalion of the Marines.
Jesus' General:   Tomorrow's Rove  —  Dan Schuberth  —  Secretary, College Republican National Committee
Jo Becker / Washington Post:
In Speeches From 1990s, Clues About Miers Views  —  Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers said in a speech more than a decade ago that "self-determination" should guide decisions about abortion and school prayer and that in cases where scientific facts are disputed and religious beliefs vary, "government should not act."
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Bill Would Allow Second Attempts at Federal Death Sentence  —  If all 12 members of a jury in a capital case in federal court cannot agree on whether to impose the death penalty, a convicted defendant is automatically sentenced to life in prison.  —  But that may be about to change.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Measure Would Alter Federal Death Penalty System
Discussion: Wonkette
CBS News:
Change At The Top At CBS News  —  (CBS) CBS News President Andrew Heyward announced Wednesday he would be leaving his post when his contract expires at the end of the year.  Heyward will be replaced by CBS Sports President Sean McManus.  —  "After nearly ten years in this job …
Discussion: PunditGuy, Random Numbers and Gawker
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.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Better To Be Wrong Than Gutless  —  If my blog hosting service is willing, I will post my *PURELY SPECULATIVE* guesses in the Plame leak investigation:  —  Karl Rove walks - no indictment, nada.  Jeralyn Merritt, who has been doing a superb job on this, keeps the flame flickering for a …
Joe Hagan / Wall Street Journal:
New York Times Reporter Miller Is in Talks Over Her Job Status  —  Move Follows Public Break  —  With the Newspaper;  —  Severance Package Discussed  —  New York Times reporter Judith Miller has begun discussing her future employment options with the newspaper, including the possibility …
Susan Page / USA Today:
Mood is sour on Bush, Congress  —  Poll finds discontent with both parties  —  WASHINGTON — Americans are increasingly critical of President Bush and dissatisfied with the Republicans who have controlled Congress for a decade, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll finds.

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