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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.
Hassan M. Fattah / New York Times:
Shocked Jordanians Protest Bombings in Their Capital  —  AMMAN, Jordan, Nov. 10 - Thousands of Jordanians staged protests in the heart of the capital today against the terrorist bombings that killed 59 people and wounded about 100 when they ripped nearly simultaneously through three popular hotels on Wednesday night.
'Al-Qaeda' claims Jordan attacks
Discussion: Patridiot Watch
New York Times:
Attacks at U.S.-Based Hotels in Amman Were Minutes Apart
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jamal Halaby / Associated Press:
al-Qaida Claims Credit for Jordan Blasts
Discussion: Jihad Watch and T. Longren
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.
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.
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 …
California Conservative:   Open Letter To Dennis Hastert And Congressional Republicans
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
Weekly Standard:
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 …
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:   Could I ever become a Democrat?
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 …
New York Times:
Democrats Press Court Designee Over Mutual Fund Case  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 - Laying the groundwork for a possible strategy of attacking Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., Senate Democrats are ratcheting up their questions about the judge's failure to disqualify himself from a case involving Vanguard …
Discussion: Sisyphus Shrugged
Michael Kranish / Boston Globe:
Alito reviewed '95 case involving sister's firm
Discussion: AMERICAblog and TalkLeft
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.
Jonathan Allen / The Hill:
DoJ could preempt probe
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.
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister and Wonkette
James Ridgeway /
Centrist Democrats Notch Big Win
Discussion: Centerfield
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Senator: Bar Terror Suspects From Court  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate Republican wants to bar suspected foreign terrorists held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from challenging their detentions in U.S. courts, a proposal that is drawing protest from human rights groups.
Discussion: Majikthise
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 …
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.
Daily Kos:
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 …
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
FREE TRADE....Since I've gotten several emails about this, it's probably worth pointing out that I didn't intend the previous post to imply that trade agreements are bad things.  I don't think they are.  —  Rather, I just wanted to point out that they have their downsides as well as their upsides.

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