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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 …
Amy Proctor / California Conservative:   Happy Veterans Day (Historical Quotes)
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Senate Approves Limiting Rights of U.S. Detainees  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - The Senate voted Thursday to strip captured "enemy combatants" at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, of the principal legal tool given to them last year by the Supreme Court when it allowed them to challenge their detentions in United States courts.
Anne E. Kornblut / New York Times:
Rove Is More His Old Self at the White House  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - The architect, it seems, is back.  —  Hunkered down for almost all of October while a grand jury considered his fate, Karl Rove has rebounded as a visible presence at the White House over the last two weeks …
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Presidential Aide Praises Miers in Address
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
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 …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
American Media Quit The French Riots Story  —  If an American consumer read today's newspapers, he would assume that the riots in France have ended.  None of the major newspapers that had covered the uprising have any specific updates today on the story, despite the continued overnight violence …
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
What Makes Someone French?  —  PARIS, Nov. 10 - Semou Diouf, holding a pipe in one hand and a cigarette in the other, stood amid the noisy games of checkers and cards in the dingy ground-floor common room of a crowded tenement building and pondered the question of why he feels French.
Discussion: Big Lizards
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 …
New York Times:
His Image Tarnished, Bush Seeks to Restore Credibility
Discussion: Wonkette
John / AMERICAblog:
Alito now says he didn't inhale  —  Just in from the Washington Post: … Unduly restrictive?  What the hell does that mean?  It means when he promised not to do something, under oath I believe, he didn't really mean it.  That's what unduly restrictive means.  —  Son, promise you'll never lie to me.
Naomi Schaefer Riley / Opinion Journal:
Bringing a Law School Down  —  Should Ave Maria be part of a "Catholic Jonestown"?  —  Last Saturday, members of the alumni association of the Ave Maria School of Law met in Ann Arbor, Mich. They had learned, in the weeks before, that one of the school's most beloved professors was being kicked off …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
House Leaders Postpone Vote on Budget Bill  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - Facing defeat, House Republican leaders on Thursday abruptly called off a vote on a contentious budget-cutting bill in a striking display of the discord and political anxiety running through the party's ranks.
Associated Press:
Pat Robertson Warns Pa. Town of Disaster  —  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.
John F. Harris / Washington Post:
Legacy of 42nd President Framed With Barbs at 43rd  —  HEMPSTEAD, N.Y, Nov. 10 — This was supposed to be a day for history, not politics.  Specifically, it was supposed to be a day to ruminate on the legacy of a certain former president who has managed to still be rather much in the news.
Gateway Pundit:
Mary Mapes Unleashed on O'Reilly, Thinks Bush is Lying  —  MARY MAPES CONTINUES TO SEETHE AT PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND CONSERVATIVE BLOGGERS AND SAYS BUSH HAS "SELECTIVE MEMORY",  —  VIDEO HERE  —  Part 2 of the interview is listed to the right of the video clip.
Editor and Publisher:
Miller Hits Dowd, Defends 'Dr. Chalabi,' Vows to Stay in Journalism  —  NEW YORK Appearing for a full hour on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday night, Judith Miller defended herself from criticism for her role in the Plame/CIA leak case and her flawed reporting on WMD in Iraq, but would not discuss Scooter Libby.
Bradley Graham / Washington Post:
Calls for Shift in Iraq Strategy Growing  —  Lawmakers, Experts Urge Military to Focus More on Protecting Population Centers  —  A growing number of U.S. lawmakers and defense experts are urging a shift in U.S. military strategy in Iraq that would focus less on trying to secure the whole country …
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Gov.'s New Proposition: Cooperation  —  Accepting blame for this week's defeat, he says more collaboration is needed to reach his goals.  Key Democrats' reaction is mixed.  —  SACRAMENTO — A chastened Arnold Schwarzenegger took complete blame Thursday for the thrashing he endured at the polls …

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