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Associated Press:
Attacks at U.S.-Based Hotels in Amman Were Minutes Apart  —  AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Suicide bombers carried out nearly simultaneous attacks on three U.S.-based hotels in the Jordanian capital Wednesday night, killing at least 57 people and wounding 115 in what appeared to be an al-Qaida assault …
Hotel blasts kill dozens in Jordan  —  Al-Zarqawi 'prime suspect' in nearly simultaneous suicide attacks  —  AMMAN, Jordan (CNN) — Three apparent suicide attackers detonated nearly simultaneous explosions Wednesday night at hotels in downtown Amman, Jordan, killing at least 67 people …
Jamal Halaby / Associated Press:
al-Qaida Claims Credit for Jordan Blasts
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Washington Post:
Explosions Rock Three Hotels in Jordan
Discussion: IMAO
Yoav Stern / Haaretz:
Israelis evacuated from Amman hotel hours before bombings
Discussion: Needlenose
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Times and Reporter Reach Agreement on Her Departure  —  The New York Times and Judith Miller, a veteran reporter for the paper, reached an agreement today that ends her 28-year career at the newspaper and caps more than two weeks of negotiations.  —  Ms. Miller went to jail this summer rather …
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Judy is Out; Wants It Made Clear She Didn't Screw Libby (Just the American Public)
Discussion: The Original Blog and The Heretik
David B. Caruso / Associated Press:   Judith Miller Retires From the N.Y. Times
New York Times:
Times Editor's Memo to Staff on Judith Miller
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Wonkette
Scott Burgess / The Daily Ablution:
Ablution Exclusive: Weapons Expert Challenges White Phosphorus Claims  —  Predictably, the "US used chemical weapons at Fallujah" story is spreading like phosphorus fire, and the Independent reprises its coverage today.  —  Interestingly, a careful reading of the latest Indy article …
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
An Important Indictment  —  The flailing Bush presidency continues to spin off new compelling story lines almost daily; yesterday it was torture, today it's Bush as electoral albatross.  It's almost inevitable that the media will let some fall by the wayside.
Reuters:   Bush meets Dalai Lama, ignoring China's objections
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Bush, GOP mired in political quicksand  —  NBC/WSJ poll shows president at new lows in all job approval categories  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats might be overstating that their gubernatorial victories Tuesday in New Jersey and Virginia are glaring signs for next year's midterm congressional elections …
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Lobbyist Sought $9 Million to Set Bush Meeting  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 - The lobbyist Jack Abramoff asked for $9 million in 2003 from the president of a West African nation to arrange a meeting with President Bush and directed his fees to a Maryland company now under federal scrutiny, according to newly disclosed documents.
Associated Press:
House GOP makes concession on Arctic drilling  —  Leaders drop hotly debated ANWR drilling plan from omnibus budget bill  —  WASHINGTON - House leaders late Wednesday abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Ousted CBS Producer Comes Out Swinging  —  After a year of silence about the biggest scandal in CBS News history, Mary Mapes has plenty to say — about George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Les Moonves, her father, bloggers, the mainstream press and others who she believes contributed to her downfall.
Discussion: Rantingprofs, and Gawker
Fisking Mary Mapes: Resisting the revision of RatherGate
Discussion: lgf and Stuck On Stupid
Barbara O'Brien / The American Street:
Gangs of La France  —  Here are some commentaries on the French riots that probably won't be linked on rightie blogs.  —  Jonathan Freedland writes for The Guardian: … Freedland goes on to describe France as a deeply racist society that refuses to recognize its own racism.
Dana Bash / CNN:
White House to 'hit back' at Democrats  —  Aides plan aggressive response to claims intelligence misused  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Top White House officials say they're developing a "campaign-style" strategy in response to increasing Democratic allegations that the Bush administration twisted intelligence to make its case for war.
Kris Lofgren / Nothing Aside:
Chalabi in DC  —  I've just returned from a circus-like appearance by Ahmed Chalabi at the American Enterprise Institute.  This was Chalabi's first visit to the U.S. in two and a half years and the first since he has been accused of passing American codes to the government of Iran …
Dear Governor:  —  There is no such thing as a fusion candidate, no such thing as a bipartisan campaign or a non-partisan issue, and come election night,  —  there are just two parties, one at the GOP HQ and one at the Dem HQ.  There's a winners' party and a losers' party.  Last night you were

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