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CNN MARKS CHENEY: NETWORK FLASHES 'X' OVER VP'S FACE DURING LIVE SPEECH  —  At 11:04:45 AM ET Monday CNN was airing Vice President Dick Cheney's speech live from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington — when a large black 'X' repeatedly flashed over the vice president's face!
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Cheney Accuses Iraq Critics of Shameless Revisionism  —  Vice President Cheney today accused political opponents of engaging in "corrupt and shameless" revisionism by charging that the Bush administration misled the nation into the Iraq war, and he warned that any sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq …
Jeff Harrell / The Shape of Days:   Oddness at CNN, supplemented with more oddness in the blogosphere
Brian /   Drudge Delighted By CNN Glitch
Ian / The Political Teen:   The "X" Video  —  I never made the claim that this video …
robot guy:   in defense of the Political Teen
Mary Katharine Ham /
X Marks the Vice President
John / AMERICAblog:
Larry King Live blogging - Bob Woodward tries to save his ass  —  UPDATE: The transcript is already online here.  —  We're blogging it live.  —  Oh my, Woodward looks like he's waiting for the firing squad.  —  Larry is playing the Oct 27 episode where Michael Isikoff say Woodward …
Discussion: Think Progress, Eschaton and Hullabaloo
Woodward & King: Transcript
Discussion: The Next Hurrah and The Heretik
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Bob Woodward: Not Exactly Hero Material
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:   Woodward Talks of Admission, Apology
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Ex-Aide to DeLay Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy  —  WASHINGTON — Michael Scanlon, a former partner of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to bribe public officials, a charge growing out of the government investigation of attempts to defraud Indian tribes and corrupt a member of Congress.
Scanlon Pleads Guilty, Cooperates in Abramoff Probe (Update2)
Discussion: TalkLeft
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Opening the Door to Debate, and Then Shutting It  —  Vice President Cheney protested yesterday that he had been misunderstood when he said last week that critics of the White House over Iraq were "dishonest and reprehensible."  —  What he meant to say, he explained to his former colleagues …
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Cheney Sees 'Shameless' Revisionism on War  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 - Vice President Dick Cheney stepped up the White House attacks on critics of the Iraq war on Monday, declaring that politicians who say Americans were sent into battle based on a lie are engaging in "revisionism of the most corrupt and shameless variety."
Discussion: Air America Radio
Washington Post:
Cheney too divisive to right Bush's ship?
Daily Kos:
Pentagon has called WP a "chemical weapon"  —  About the most frustrating thing about the White Phosphorus "debate" has been the endless discussion whether it's a chemical weapon or not.  There are legitimate uses for WP — battlefield illumination and target spotting …
Scott Shane / New York Times:
U.S. Is Slow to Respond to Phosphorus Charges
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
Mark Steyn / Telegraph:
Listen to the word on the 'Arab street'  —  Rumours of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death may be exaggerated.  He was reported by several Arab TV networks to have been among eight terrorists who self-detonated in Mosul on Sunday.  Still, whether or not he's sleeping with the fishes or the 72 virgins …
Hassan M. Fattah / New York Times:
Iraqi Factions Seek Timetable for U.S. Pullout  —  CAIRO, Nov. 21 - For the first time, Iraq's political factions on Monday collectively called for a timetable for withdrawal of foreign forces, in a moment of consensus that comes as the Bush administration battles pressure at home to commit itself to a pullout schedule.
James Dao / New York Times:
Louisiana Sees Faded Urgency in Relief Effort  —  BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 18 - Less than three months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, relief legislation remains dormant in Washington and despair is growing among officials here who fear that Congress and the Bush administration are losing interest in their plight.
Philip Thornton / Independent:
Iraq's oil: The spoils of war  —  Iraqis face the dire prospect of losing up to $200bn (£116bn) of the wealth of their country if an American-inspired plan to hand over development of its oil reserves to US and British multinationals comes into force next year.
Discussion: Tim Worstall and The Left Coaster
City Journal:
Baghdad's Real Torturers  —  A harsh discovery puts U.S. pundits' distorted reports in perspective.  The U.S. military recently uncovered alleged evidence of torture in Iraqi-run Baghdad prisons, including what appeared to be a torture chamber in an Iraqi Ministry of Interior detention facility.
Brendan Miniter / Opinion Journal:
Friendly Fire  —  John Murtha unites the Republicans.  —  Shortly after stepping off a plane at Dulles Airport last week, Rep. Duncan Hunter was on a cell phone delivering a surprisingly stern message to a few reporters.  Coverage of the debate in the Senate to "ban" the use of torture …
Discussion: GOP Bloggers and Hugh Hewitt

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