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Todd S. Purdum / New York Times:
New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 - The disclosure that a current or former Bush administration official told Bob Woodward of The Washington Post more than two years ago that the wife of a prominent administration critic worked for the C.I.A. threatened Wednesday …
Washington Post:
Woodward Could Be a Boon to Libby  —  The revelation that The Washington Post's Bob Woodward may have been the first reporter to learn about CIA operative Valerie Plame could provide a boost to the only person indicted in the leak case: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
National Security Adviser was Woodward's source, attorneys say  —  National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was the senior administration official who told Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA officer, attorneys close to the investigation and intelligence officials tell RAW STORY.
Will / Attytood:
Bob and me  —  I've never been very trendy, but there was one …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Woodward Apologizes to Post for Withholding Knowledge of Plame
Steve Soto / The Left Coaster:   Hadley Was Woodward's Source - Bad News For Bush
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   Dick Cheney Walking The Plank?
John / AMERICAblog:
Bob Woodward's explanation …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Hard Target by di
Atlas Shrugs:
THE LAST SUPPER FOR PAJAMA MEDIA  —  Not alot of time to post (on not alot of sleep) but for those followers of Pajama Media, here are some snaps of the first (and last supper) at a chi chi little boite in the Big Apple last night.  All of the Masters of the Blog Universe were present …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Taking off the Pajamas: now, what do you see?  —  Kevin Alwyrd is present at the revelation of Open Source Media, the erstwhile Pajamas Media, and he's a little distracted (by one of the speakers), but he "still [doesn't] completely get it."  He links to Mike Krempasky ("It's a pretty flashy event …
Brendan / Open Source:
"Open Source Media": In Case You're Confused,  —  In May we named our show "Open Source" and we named our non-profit production company "Open Source Media."  In fact, this used to be our URL until we decide to scrap the "net" and look for an "org."  But here's the actual legal-type description of what we are:
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
Liveblogging the Pajamas Media launch festivities from the W Hotel in New York, 1  —  My cab pulled up outside the W a little before 9 PM New York time, and after checking in and dropping my suitcase on the bed, I immediately made my way to the hotel bar, where I found Tim Blair, Roger Simon …
open media sores of indeterminate origins
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Cheney Joins GOP Criticism of Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday added his voice to the chorus of Republican criticism of Democrats who contend the Bush administration of manipulating intelligence on Iraq.  —  That accusation, he said, "one of the most dishonest …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Don Surber
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Cheney Says Senate War Critics Make 'Reprehensible Charges'
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
John / AMERICAblog:   Dick Cheney, who outright lied …
Text of Remarks By Vice President Dick Cheney (As prepared for delivery)  —  "As most of you know, I have spent a lot of years in public service, and first came to work in Washington, D.C. back in the late 1960s.  I know what it's like to operate in a highly charged political environment …
James Glanz / New York Times:
American Faces Charge of Graft for Work in Iraq  —  In what is expected to be the first of a series of criminal charges against officials and contractors overseeing the rebuilding of Iraq, an American has been charged with paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks …
Discussion: CorrenteWire and Roger Ailes
Aram Roston / MSNBC:
NBC: Massive bid-rigging scam alleged in Iraq
Discussion: Informed Comment and Demagogue
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Senate Presses Administration for Iraq Plans  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 - The Senate voted on Tuesday to press the Bush administration to provide more public information about the course of the war in Iraq as lawmakers of both parties made it clear they wanted chief responsibility for securing …
National Review:
Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
Wall Street Journal:
Bush's Approval Rating Falls Again, Poll Shows  —  President Bush's positive job rating continues to fall, touching another new low for his presidency, the latest Harris Interactive poll finds.  —  Bush's current job approval rating stands at 34%, compared with a positive rating of 88% soon after 9/11 …
Jamie Glazov / Front Page Magazine:
Where the WMDs Went  —  Frontpage Interview's guest today is Bill Tierney, a former military intelligence officer and Arabic speaker who worked at Guantanamo Bay in 2002 and as a counter-infiltration operator in Baghdad in 2004.  He was also an inspector (1996-1998) for the United Nations Special Commission …
Dan Savage / New York Times:
Can I Get a Little Privacy?  —  WILL Estelle Griswold ever be able to rest in peace?  Although she died in 1981, the poor woman gets kicked up and down the block whenever someone is nominated to a seat on the United States Supreme Court.  But few people remember who Griswold was or what she did.

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