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White House:
President Commemorates Veterans Day, Discusses War on Terror  —  Fact Sheet: Honoring America's Veterans  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much.  Thank you all for coming, please be seated.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  I'm glad to be back in Pennsylvania and I'm proud to be the first sitting President to visit Monroe County.
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Bush Forcefully Attacks Critics of His Strategy in Iraq  —  President Bush lashed out today at critics of his Iraq policy, accusing them of trying to rewrite history about the decision to go to war, and saying their criticism is undercutting American forces in battle.
Washington Post:
President Bush Delivers Remarks on the War on Terrorism  —  SPEAKER: GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES  —  BUSH: Thank you all for coming.  Thank you for the warm welcome.  —  I'm glad to be back in Pennsylvania, and I'm proud to be the first sitting president to visit Monroe County.
New York Times:
His Image Tarnished, Bush Seeks to Restore Credibility  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - Faced with a bleak public mood about Iraq and stung by Democratic accusations that he led the nation into war on false pretenses, President Bush is beginning a new effort to shore up his credibility and cast his critics as hypocrites.
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Bush Aide Fires Back at Critics On Justification for War in Iraq  —  The White House went on the offensive in the debate over the Iraq war yesterday, insisting that U.S. intelligence had compiled a "very strong case" that Saddam Hussein harbored banned weapons and accusing congressional critics …
President George W. Bush / Jewish World Review:
President's Veterans Day Speech  —  Tobyhanna is a fitting place to commemorate Veterans Day.  For the better part of a century, this facility has provided critical services for our armed forces.  Around the clock and around the world, personnel from here maintain technology that our troops use to take the fight to the enemy.
National Review:   War & Responsibility  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the text …
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush Attacks Iraq War Critics
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
An Unwillingness or Inability to Be Honest
Waltisfrozen / The Talent Show:
Heh Indeedy's Historical Revisionism
Discussion: Eschaton
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Poll: Most Americans Say Bush Not Honest
Discussion: WTF Is It Now??
Bill Nienhuis / PunditGuy:
Burning Bush  —  9:29 AM PST - George W. Bush is on fire.
Discussion: T. Longren
Steve Soto / The Left Coaster:
Bush Continues The "Lying Bastards" Campaign On Veteran's Day
Discussion: The Heretik
Faiz / Think Progress:
What The Senate Intel Commitee Found: Bush Admin Manipulated Case For War
Discussion: Main and Central
John / Argghhh!:
VETERAN'S DAY 2005.  —  You *really* want to honor a Vet?  Then do this.  Donate.  Again, if you have already.  So more scenes like this can happen.  —  It's a tax-deductible donation and eligible for matching funds from companies who do that sort of thing (see:http …
Deborah / Choose Life:
Open Post - Thank a Veteran
Murray Waas /
Libby Testimony Is Key To Rove Inquiry  —  Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald delayed a decision on whether to seek criminal charges against Karl Rove in large part because he wants to determine whether Lewis (Scooter) Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney …
Key fugitive Saddam aide 'dead'  —  One of Saddam Hussein's closest aides, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has died, Iraq's former ruling Baath party says.  —  "The leader of the resistance... died on 11 November, at 0220 [Thursday 2320 GMT]," the statement said.  There is no independent confirmation.
Discussion: In the Bullpen and Balloon Juice
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
The Evil Amendment: Bad News; Still Hope  —  The Senate passed a modified version of the amendment I wrote about last night.  (Roll call here.)  The modified version (text here (pdf)) still strips detainees of any right to a petition of habeas corpus, but allows the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to hear claims from them.
Associated Press:
Protesters Try to Remove Maine Peace Flags  —  WATERVILLE, Maine - Protesters led by a veterans post tried to remove a flag display placed by peace activists at a veterans cemetery, and five were charged with criminal trespass.  —  The display remained intact Friday, Veterans Day …
Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Romney rips SJC's justices on values  —  Says personal views swayed marriage ruling  —  WASHINGTON — Governor Mitt Romney leveled an unusually personal attack yesterday at the Supreme Judicial Court for legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, telling a group of conservative lawyers …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and GOP Bloggers
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
DeLay Team Weighed Misdemeanor Plea to Save GOP Post  —  Lawyers for Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) tried unsuccessfully in late September to head off felony criminal indictments against the then-majority leader on charges of violating Texas campaign law by signaling that DeLay might plead guilty to a misdemeanor …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Rise of the Center  —  Voters Are Choosing Performance Over Rhetoric  —  With Tuesday's elections, you could sense a small shift in the polarities that have been tugging Republicans and Democrats toward their bases.  All of a sudden the center doesn't look quite so lonely or inhospitable.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner on National …:
LOOK WHO'S TALKING  —  BRUCE WILLIS TELLS RITA COSBY HE WILL OFFER $1 MILLION TO ANY CIVILIAN WHO TURNS IN OSAMA BIN LADEN, AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI OR ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI  —  Secaucus, NJ - November 11, 2005 — In an interview that aired last night on MSNBC's "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct" …

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