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Associated Press:
Bush's Embattled Nominee to Supreme Court Withdraws  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to be a Supreme Court justice Thursday in the face of stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.  —  President Bush said he reluctantly accepted her decision to withdraw …
Associated Press:
Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination  —  Conservative Republicans were among those with concerns  —  WASHINGTON - Confronted with criticism from both the left and right, Harriet Miers on Thursday withdrew her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  —  In a statement, President Bush said he …
Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush on Thursday accepted the withdrawal of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, according to a statement from the White House.  —  In her letter to the president, Miers said she was "concerned that the confirmation process presents …
Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
Miers Withdraws Under Mounting Criticism  —  WASHINGTON - Under withering attack from conservatives, President Bush ended his push to put loyalist Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court Thursday and promised a quick replacement.  Democrats accused him of bowing to the "radical right wing of the Republican Party."
Discussion: baldilocks
Gail Russell Chaddock / Christian Science Monitor:
Their clout rising, blogs are courted by Washington's elite  —  WASHINGTON - Beltway politicos, famously slow to adopt technology, are wooing blogs - all but Trent Lott.  —  "Bloggers claim I was their first pelt, and I believe that.  I'll never read a blog," says the former Senate majority leader …
Washington Post:   Statement by the President  —  The White House Office of the Press Secretary
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Miers withdraws as Supreme Court nominee
Discussion: Daily Pundit and MyDD
Timothy Williams / New York Times:   Miers Failed to Win Support of Key Senators and Conservatives
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Harriet Miers Withdraws from Supreme Court Fight
Discussion: Daily Kos and Pandagon
Washington Post:
White House Officials Brace for Charges  —  Announcement of Grand Jury Actions Not Likely Today  —  The prosecutor in the CIA leak case met with the federal grand jury today and was prepared to outline possible charges, two days after the FBI conducted last-minute interviews …
Richardsale / Sic Semper Tyrannis 2005:
Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue  —  Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue  —  By Richard Sale, long-time Intelligence Correspondent  —  Two top White House aides are expected to be indicted today on various charges related to the probe of CIA operative Valerie Plame whose classified identity …
Richard B. Schmitt / Los Angeles Times:
Suspense Builds Over CIA Leak Investigation
Discussion: The Anchoress
New York Times:
Grand Jurors Hear Counsel on Leak Case
Los Angeles Times:
White House Plans to Deflect
Robert A. George / RAGGED THOTS:
Why I Am Not A Democrat (Part 2)  —  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  —  Once again, Mr. Gilliard "represents" wonderful, reasoned, intellectual discourse from the Left.  —  (WARNING: Be careful clicking on this if you are at work.)  —  File under category of: "Racist Imagery — It's OK If You Are A Liberal"
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
I'm Moving Off The Fence  —  I took what little time at work (on my lunch break) that I could to read through the speech given by Harriet Miers to the Executive Women of Dallas in 1993, and wound up re-reading three more times tonight.  I would encourage everyone to read this speech carefully …
Warren Hoge / New York Times:
U.N. to Detail Kickbacks Paid for Iraq's Oil  —  UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 26 - More than 4,500 companies took part in the United Nations oil-for-food program and more than half of them paid illegal surcharges and kickbacks to Saddam Hussein, according to the independent committee investigating the program.
Discussion: Rantingprofs and Barcepundit
Andrew Ian Dodge / Dodgeblogium:
To a fallen friend  —  This is by far the most difficult thing I have had to write as a writer and a blogger.  Dodgeblogium and its sister sites (both live & dormant) have lost a true friend in the form of Heather "Mommabear'.  It is the final act in what has been a long an eventful life.
Discussion: The Gray Monk
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad / Washington Post:
The New Sunni Jihad: 'A Time for Politics'  —  Tour With Iraqi Reveals Tactical Change  —  NORTH OF BAGHDAD — For weeks before Iraq's constitutional referendum this month, Iraqi guerrilla Abu Theeb traveled the countryside just north of Baghdad, stopping at as many Sunni Arab houses and villages as he could.
Claudia Rosett / Opinion Journal:
Business as Usual  —  Corruption and conflicts of interest at the U.N.  —  Few outside U.N. circles have heard of IHC Services, a private company that for years was one of hundreds of firms selling goods and services to the U.N. As a rule, the U.N. keeps secret most details of these deals.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Times Joins The Russert Cover-up  —  On Wednesday the normally fine Douglas Jehl of the NY Times went into the tank on the Tim Russert question, which is, did Tim Russert tell Libby Lewis that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA and was involved in his selection for the Niger trip.  From Mr. Jehl:

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