DoJ could preempt probe
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
House Shelves Alaska Drilling in Budget Fight — WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 - House Republican leaders were forced to jettison a plan for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska on Wednesday night to save a sweeping spending bill, a concession that came one day after the party suffered significant election loses.
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 …
John Hawkins / Right Wing News: No, You Can't Drill For Oil! Now Explain Why Oil Prices Are So High!
Cookie Jill / skippy the bush kangaroo: close to a couple dozen gop representatives freeze over drilling the arctic
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
GOP to Strike Arctic Drilling From House Bill — House GOP leaders agreed last night to strip plans to permit oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in the offshore continental shelf from a $54 billion budget-cutting measure, probably securing the votes to pass the bill today.
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.
'Al-Qaeda' claims Jordan attacks — Al-Qaeda in Iraq carried out the triple bomb attack which killed at least 57 people in Jordan's capital Amman, a statement posted on the internet says. — Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister, Marwan Muasher, had said earlier that al-Qaeda in Iraq was a "prime suspect".
Discussion: Patridiot Watch
New York Times:
Attacks at U.S.-Based Hotels in Amman Were Minutes Apart — CAIRO, Nov. 9 - Terrorist bombs ripped through three hotels in the Jordanian capital, Amman, tonight, killing dozens of people and wounding hundreds more in what appeared to be a coordinated suicide attack, Jordanian officials said.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Senator Seeks to Defer Probe of CIA Prison Leak — The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence told Senate leaders yesterday that Congress should hold off on a probe of the disclosure of classified information on secret prisons to The Washington Post until the Justice Department completes its own inquiry.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Allen / The Hill:
DoJ could preempt probe
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.
Jesselee / The Stakeholder: The Ties That Bind — Lobbyist Sought $9 Million to Set Bush Meeting [NYT]
The All Spin Zone: Pimpin' Bush — Hey Buddy, got $9 million? I can get you a sit-down with my boy toy.
John J. Miller / The Corner on National Review Online: YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP — If you were a novelist writing …
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake: The President's Outreach to the Continent of Africa
Guy Andrew Hall / Rook's Rant: Abramoff asked $9 Million To Set Meeting With Bush
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Intelligence Probe Takes Shape — Senators Discuss Inquiry Into Administration Statements About Iraq — The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday worked out a tentative arrangement for pursuing its inquiry into how the Bush administration publicly portrayed the intelligence …
Robert Novak / Chicago Sun Times:
Dem's win in Va. gov race gives GOP a scare — House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and the House Republican campaign chairman, Rep. Tom Reynolds, were given a sobering warning last week by senior GOP political operatives. They were told that on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Democrats were sure to win the governorship of Virginia.
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Down Syndrome Now Detectable In 1st Trimester — Earlier Diagnosis Allows More Time for Decisions — A first-trimester screening test can reliably identify fetuses likely to be born with Down syndrome, providing expectant women with that information much earlier in a pregnancy than current testing allows …
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Stop This Amendment. — From the AP: … To repeat: this could come up for a vote tomorrow. TalkLeft has posted a pdf of the amendment. The relevant text: … This is seriously bad news. As best I can tell, it strips the courts of all power to hear any habeas motion from a detainee …
Yoav Stern / Haaretz:
Israelis evacuated from Amman hotel hours before bombings — A number of Israelis staying on Wednesday at the Radisson hotel were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel.
Meryl Yourish / Yourish.com: More blood libels — Ha'aretz printed a rumor first …
Norm / normblog: More on the Amman bombings — A similar thing happened after the bombings in London.
The Party of Sam's Club — THE PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE W. Bush has three years yet to run, but this season of scandal and disillusionment is an opportune moment for conservatives to start thinking seriously about the post-Bush era—and particularly how to fashion a domestic policy from the wreckage …
US Army Admits Use of White Phosphorus as Weapon — (From the diaries. Let's see them deny this s**t now — kos) — That's right. Not from Al Jazheera, or Al Arabiya, but the US f**king Army, in their very own publication, from the (WARNING: pdf file) March edition of Field Artillery Magazine …
Lynne Duke / Washington Post:
The Reporter's Last Take — In an Era of Anonymous Sources, Judy Miller Is a Cautionary Tale of the Times — NEW YORK Judy Miller's fumbling with the tape recorder. It's not even her tape recorder. — "This is off the record," she's saying, her voice high and nasal.
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