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David Stout / New York Times:
Alito Is Confirmed for Supreme Court in 58-42 Vote  —  WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 — Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., who has been widely praised for his intellect and integrity but both admired and assailed for his conservative judicial philosophy, was confirmed today as the 110th justice in the history of the Supreme Court.
Senate confirms Alito for Supreme Court  —  58-42 vote was most partisan for top court nominee in recent history  —  WASHINGTON - Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. - the son of an Italian immigrant and a longtime lawyer, prosecutor and judge - won Senate approval Tuesday to become the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice.
Senate confirms Alito to the Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate confirmed Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a vote of 58-42, a day after an attempt by some Democratic senators to block his nomination fizzled.  —  Alito, who will be the court's 110th justice …
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Alito Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice  —  Senate Confirmed Nomination, 58-42, Following Morning Debate  —  Samuel A. Alito Jr., who was confirmed by the Senate on a 58-42 vote this morning, was quickly sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court today, completing a makeover …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Two Nominee Strategies.  One Worked.  —  WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 — The week before his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. e-mailed the text of his opening statement to the White House.  It included very little about his legal thinking, dwelled at length on his family …
Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
Senate confirms Alito to high court
Lorie Byrd /
Hoorah - 58 Is A Beautiful Number
Discussion: Blogs for Bush and Confirm Them
Alito sworn in as member of Supreme Court
Peter Applebome / New York Times:
Coretta Scott King, 78, Widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dies  —  Coretta Scott King, first known as the wife of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., then as his widow, then as an avid proselytizer for his vision of racial peace and non-violent social change, has died, her sister in law, Christine King Farris, said this morning.
Discussion: scout prime
La Shawn / La Shawn Barber's Corner:
Coretta Scott King, 1927-2006
Discussion: A Blog For All
Associated Press:
Coretta Scott King dies at 78
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Hindrocket / Power Line:
ANOTHER IMPRUDENT DEM  —  As the Democratic Party continues its slide into disrepute, there doesn't seem to be any bottom in sight.  Here is the latest smear from the Dems: candidate Coleen Rowley has published a despicable slander of my own Congressman and friend, John Kline, depicting him as a Nazi.
Michelle Malkin:
SUPPORT DENMARK: WHY THE FORBIDDEN CARTOONS MATTER  —  Last October, I blogged about a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, and its cartoonists being threatened by Muslim extremists for publishing cartoons about the prophet Muhammad deemed offensive by Islamist p.c. bulllies.  See here and here.
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps  —  Feingold Says Attorney General Misled Senators in Hearings  —  Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) charged yesterday that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales misled the Senate during his confirmation hearing a year ago when he appeared to try to avoid answering …
Ian / Expose the Left:
Kennedy Goes Nuts On The Senate Floor (VIDEO)  —  (UPDATED WITH MORE VIDEO) … Transcript: … Read More ...  In the Bullpen has more.  —  DOWNLOAD - .WMV  —  DOWNLOAD - .MP4 … DOWNLOAD - .WMV … DOWNLOAD - .WMV  — linked with Kennedy Missed His Calling...
Paul Kiel /
Auction House  —  The Daily Muck  —  Maybe we'll start calling this The Daily Doolittle.  —  Yesterday, I brought word of an AP story that Doolittle had interceded on behalf of two of tribes in 2003 by writing letters to Interior Secretary Gale Norton.  I wondered how Rep. John Doolittle …
Chris Matthews / MSNBC:
Tom DeLay stays focused on re-election bid
Discussion: The Fix and Think Progress
The Fear That Kills  —  Appalling new evidence reveals that female soldiers serving in Iraq made fatal decisions in their attempts to avoid rape.  —  Tools  —  COMMENT NOW  —  In a startling revelation, the former commander of Abu Ghraib prison testified that Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez …
David Neiwert / Orcinus:
My letter to Cantwell  —  Dear Sen. Cantwell:  —  I'm writing to explain why I won't be donating to your campaign.  —  Moreover, I'll add that I'm a journalist and blogger ( with a substantial readership.  And I'll be urging them not to donate to your campaign either.
Lorie Byrd /
What I Want To Hear Tonight, Mr. President  —  I know that the President will need to hit a lot of points in the State of the Union address, but there are only a handful that I really need to hear.  Mr. President, this is what I hope you talk about:  —  1. The Economy - There is soooo …
Mousa Abu Marzook / Washington Post:
What Hamas Is Seeking  —  DAMASCUS, Syria — A new era in the struggle for Palestinian liberation is upon us.  Through historic fair and free elections, the Palestinian people have spoken.  —  Accordingly, America's long-standing tradition of supporting the oppressed's rights to self-determination should not waver.
Jane Hamsher /
Roasting the Post  —  Readers are still waiting for the Washington Post to apologize for stifling their comments and labeling them 'hate speech.'  —  When Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell published the false claim on January 15 that Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff gave money to Democrats …

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