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Officials: Bush to nominate Alito to high court  —  Miers helps finalize choice to replace her as Supreme Court pick  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush will nominate 3rd Circuit Appeals Court Judge Samuel Alito for the U.S. Supreme Court, sources told CNN on Monday.
Think Progress:
Samuel Alito's America  —  CNN reports that "President Bush will nominate 3rd Circuit Appeals Court Judge Samuel Alito for the U.S. Supreme Court."  Who is Samuel Alito?  ThinkProgress has the facts:  —  ALITO WOULD OVERTURN ROE V. WADE: In his dissenting opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey …
Washington Post:
Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court  —  President Bush today will name appeals court Judge Samuel A. Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a source close to the White House.  Alito, 55, serves on the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit …
New York Times:
Bush Nominates Conservative Judge for Supreme Court  —  President Bush named Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as the new Supreme Court nominee today, four days after his previous choice withdrew her nomination.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Parties Set Stage for Showdown on Court Choice  —  WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 - With the announcement of a new Supreme Court nominee expected as early as Monday, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, warned President Bush on Sunday not to pick one of the candidates …
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Bush to Nominate Alito to Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, will nominate Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, selecting a conservative federal judge to replace retiring Justice  —  " /> Sandra Day O'Connor, a moderate.
Michelle Malkin:
IT'S SAMUEL ALITO  —  ***scroll for updates***  —  Via Breitbart/AP, we have a nominee: Samuel A. Alito, Jr. White House will make official announcement at 8am EDT.  —  Details from USNews: … Experienced.  Well-thought-of by conservative constitutional scholars.  Not a diversity/crony pick.
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
President Poised to Pick Court Nominee  —  Allies on Right Are Consulted on Conservative Judges  —  President Bush appears poised to announce a new Supreme Court nomination today, moving quickly after a weekend of consultations to put forward a replacement for the ill-fated choice …
White House:
President Nominates Judge Samuel A. Alito as Supreme Court Justice  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  I'm pleased to announce my nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Judge Alito is one of the most accomplished and respected judges …
Matt Margolis / Blogs for Bush:
Confirm Judge Alito  —  President George W. Bush to nominate Samuel Alito for Supreme Court...  Well, I was admittedly not thrilled with Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court, Judge Alito, however, I can say is a good pick, and I am sure conservatives will support this nomination.  It's time to start a coalition...
Discussion: GOP Bloggers, Real Teen and RightFaith
Ed Whelan / Bench Memos on National Review Online:
Congratulations, President Bush!  —  In selecting Third Circuit judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. for the Supreme Court, President Bush has made a truly outstanding nomination that deserves widespread acclaim.  By any objective criteria, it is doubtful that there is anyone now or in recent decades …
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Bush Picks Alito for Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, nominated conservative judge Samuel Alito on Monday to replace moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his political base.
Tom Brune / Newsday:
Judge from NJ tops list
Discussion: Bench Memos …
Fox News:
Bush Nominates Alito for Supreme Court
Discussion: Six Meat Buffet
Eric / Myopic Zeal:
Samuel Alito Nominated for Supreme Court
The Roll Call Vote
Discussion: Bench Memos …
Don Surber:
How Harriet Miers Saved The President
Mark R. Levin / Bench Memos on National Review Online:   Things to Know About Alito  —  Sam Alito has spent …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Alito Gets The Nod
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"Scalito."  —  I'm seeing news reports that President Bush …
Discussion: PoliBlog
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
President names Alito
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush to Announce Supreme Court Nominee
Discussion: bRight & Early
Jason / G e n e r a t i o n W h y ?:   Time to Have Alito Fun  —  Sam Alito is the new SCOTUS nominee.
Glenn Reynolds /
THE BIG LOSER in the Libby affair, it would seem to me, is the CIA.  At least it will be if anyone pays attention.  —  Consider: Assuming that Valerie Plame was some sort of genuinely covert operative — something that's not actually quite clear from the indictment — the chain …
Dan / Riehl World View:   Who's Minding The CIA?
James Glanz / New York Times:
Funds Fade, Deaths Rise and Iraq Rebuilding Is Spotty  —  As the money runs out on the $30 billion American-financed reconstruction of Iraq, the officials in charge cannot say how many planned projects they will complete, and there is no clear source for hundreds of millions of dollars …
Discussion: Rantingprofs and
Todd S. Purdum / New York Times:
THE JOURNALIST  —  WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 - On any given Sunday, the cream of Washington officialdom presents itself for confession before Tim Russert, a big, bluff lawyer-turned-journalist who may be the capital's most intimidating interlocutor outside a courtroom or Congress.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Manchurian Reporter  —  NBC News has a problem …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and PSoTD
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Russert Watch: The Comeback  —  Thank God this whole Libby thing is finally over, and Bush can "focus on some big issues," "overcome the energy prices," become a "foreign policy big-stroke leader," "restore trust," "re-establish that presidential leadership that the whole country looks for …

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