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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 …
Explosions rock Jordan hotels
Discussion: T. Longren
Washington Post:
Explosions Rock Three Hotels in Jordan
Discussion: IMAO
Andrew Cochran / The Counterterrorism Blog:
Jordan Suicide Bombings at Hotels (updated)
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 …
New York Times:
Times Editor's Memo to Staff on Judith Miller  —  To the Staff:  —  Judy Miller has retired from The New York Times effective today.  —  In her 28 years at The Times, Judy participated in some great, prize-winning journalism.  She displayed fierce determination and personal courage …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Wonkette
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
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
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 …
Andrew Buncombe / Independent:
US criticised for use of phosphorous in Fallujah raids
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
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.
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.
US News:
The election results  —  There's a ritual, a kind of kabuki dance, to interpreting the results of the two gubernatorial elections, in Virginia and New Jersey, that are held the year after the presidential election.  If one party wins both elections, its spin doctors claim that they are a verdict …
Discussion: The Fix, The RCP Blog and Legal Fiction
Larry Kudlow / The Corner on National Review Online:
Discussion: Viking Pundit
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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