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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
David B. Caruso / Associated Press:   Judith Miller Retires From the N.Y. Times
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
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 …
Explosions rock Jordan hotels  —  At least 18 killed, 120 injured; blasts said to have earmarks of al-Qaida  —  AMMAN, Jordan - Suicide bombers on Wednesday attacked three hotels frequented by Westerners, and at least 18 people were killed and 120 wounded, police said.
Discussion: T. Longren
Andrew Cochran / The Counterterrorism Blog:
Jordan Suicide Bombings at Hotels (updated)  —  LAST UPDATE AT 9:15 pm ET.  Three near-simultaneous suicide bombings at three Western hotels in Amman with no prior warning of threat - first suicide bombings in Jordan - 67 dead and 150 wounded, apparently most of them Jordanians and no Americans …
Athena / Terrorism Unveiled:
It has happened, Amman has been attacked  —  Terrorists have attacked three hotels in Amman, the Radisson SAS, the Hyatt, and the Days Inn, both very nice hotels in the capital, with many tourists, as well as locals going there to eat at their nice restaurants and for celebrations such as weddings.
CNN:   Hotel blasts kill dozens in Jordan
Washington Post:
Explosions Rock Three Hotels in Jordan
Discussion: In the Bullpen and IMAO
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  —  A leading campaign group has demanded an urgent inquiry into a report that US troops indiscriminately used a controversial incendiary weapon during the battle for Fallujah.  Photographic evidence gathered from the aftermath …
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 …
Norman Podhoretz / Commentary:
Who Is Lying About Iraq?  —  Among the many distortions, misrepresentations, and outright falsifications that have emerged from the debate over Iraq, one in particular stands out above all others.  This is the charge that George W. Bush misled us into an immoral and/or unnecessary war in Iraq …
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 …
Larry Kudlow / The Corner on National Review Online:
Discussion: Viking Pundit
Juan / Informed Comment:
The Problem with Frenchness  —  Readers have asked me for comment about the riots in France that have now provoked emergency laws and a curfew.  What I would rather comment on, however, is the myths that have governed many rightwing American comments on the tragic events.
Barbara O'Brien / The American Street:
Gangs of La France
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.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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.
Discussion: firedoglake and Brendan Nyhan

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