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Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Harriet Miers Withdraws Nomination  —  Harriet Miers withdrew this morning as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.  —  In announcing the decision, Miers and President Bush cited their concern with the requests of members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for documents dealing with her work …
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 …
La Shawn / La Shawn Barber's Corner:
Blog Swarm Strikes Again: Harriet Miers Withdraws Nomination
Discussion: RightFaith
Michelle Malkin:
Harriet Ellan Miers / Washington Post:
Text of Miers's Letter to President Bush
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Breaking News: Miers Withdraws
Discussion: UNCoRRELATED
New York Times:
Aide to Cheney Appears Likely to Be Indicted; Rove Under Scrutiny  —  WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 - Associates of I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, expected an indictment on Friday charging him with making false statements to the grand jury in the C.I.A. leak inquiry, lawyers in the case said Thursday.
Sources: Prosecutor focusing on Rove  —  Fitzgerald looking into possible perjury in CIA leaks probe  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is focusing his investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity on whether White House Deputy Chief …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Wonkette
ReddHedd / firedoglake:
Untying a Few Legal Knots
Discussion: TalkLeft
Sam Skolnik / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Leak indictments would be 'a sad day,' Wilson says
Noe indicted in Bush money-laundering case  —  A federal grand jury has indicted Tom Noe, the former Maumee coin dealer suspected of laundering money into President Bush's reelection campaign, Mr. Noe's attorney told The Blade today.  —  Jon Richardson said he was called this afternoon and informed of the indictment.
The Next Nominee  —  Because the assault from the left on the next nominee is going to be so intense, it makes sense to nominate a judge who has recently been vetted and FBI-checked.  Fairly recent Senate hearings are also a plus, as they will demonstrate the necessary ability to handle the heat that is on the way.
Lexie Verdon / Campaign for the Supreme Court:   Sen. Reid's Reaction  —  Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) …
Ezra Klein / TAPPED:
THE CULT OF PERSONALITY RETURNS.  Over at The National Review, Kathryn Lopez has written the single weirdest response to Harriet Miers' withdrawal that I've yet seen: … Wasn't the whole Miers fiasco, to The National Review, an example of getting a Big Thing wrong?
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner on National …:   A FEW WORDS ABOUT PRESIDENT BUSH
Steve Clemons:
Retraction: Sources on Office Expansion Wrong  —  Part of the process of reporting is doing the best one can do to source information, and seek double confirmation regarding stuff we post.  —  The source of mine in the real estate brokerage arena has called to retract information shared …
Denny Hastert /
Welcome to my Blog  —  This is Denny Hastert and welcome to my blog.  This is new to me.  I can't say I'm much of a techie.  I guess you could say my office is teaching the old guy new tricks.  But I'm excited.  This is the future.  And it is a new way for us to get our message out.
James W. Brosnan /
Virginia governor's candidate pulls ads after 'Sambo' attack  —  WASHINGTON - Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate pulled campaign ads from a bloggers' Web site Thursday because the blogger had derided a black Republican candidate in Maryland as "Sambo."
Discussion: Daily Kos
John / AMERICAblog:
Forbes magazine tells companies to "dig up dirt" on bloggers  —  Forbes has a cover story this week on the "Attack of the Bloggers," and it is probably the worst article ever, in terms of getting the story wrong and hyperbole.  (You have to subscribe to their site for free to read the article - it's really not worth it.)
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
A Separate Peace  —  America is in trouble—and our elites are merely resigned.  —  It is not so hard and can be a pleasure to tell people what you see.  It's harder to speak of what you think you see, what you think is going on and can't prove or defend with data or numbers.  That can get tricky.
Discussion: alicublog and The LLama Butchers

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Mark Schmitt / The Decembrist:
Brownback today, Specter tomorrow
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National Review:
After Miers  —  No conservative should be in a celebratory mood …
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White House Plans to Deflect
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