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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:41 AM
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Newsletter -- 10/19/05: Leak; Saddam; Wilma
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Tonight on Countdown
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The special counsel in the C.I.A. leak case has told associates he has no plans to issue a final report about the results of the investigation, heightening the expectation that he intends to bring indictments, lawyers in the case and law enforcement officials said yesterday. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/19/politics/19leak.html?...

An angry President Bush rebuked chief political guru Karl Rove two years ago for his role in the Valerie Plame affair, sources told the Daily News. "He made his displeasure known to Karl," a presidential counselor told The News. "He made his life miserable about this." http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/357107p-304312c....

Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann broadcasts LIVE at 8 pm et, and the count is never complete without you. Join us.

A judge on Wednesday adjourned the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants until Nov. 28, after Saddam pleaded innocent to murder and other charges, questioned the court's authority and scuffled with guards. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9652810 /

Gathering strength at a record pace and on course for Florida, Hurricane Wilma grew into the most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded Wednesday - a Category 5 monster with 175 mph winds. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9710472 /

Monica Novotny reports: winning the lottery can screw up your life.

That's some of what we're planning for tonight's show.

Keith blogs: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6210240 /

Finally,
Someone with a political fetish placed a personal ad in The New York Times claiming to be the "Mayor of New York City," but the real mayor assured everyone - including his girlfriend - on Tuesday that he wasn't looking for a date. Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters that he'd have to answer to his woman, state Banking Superintendent Diana Taylor, if he were the source of the ad. "I can tell you that the banking superintendent would be annoyed if it was me, and it is not me," said Bloomberg, who is 63 and divorced. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BLOOMBERG_PERSON...
Would also not be the smartest political play for a Mayor well on his way to re-election.

-- Carey Fox

Countdown Home: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677 /

More:
Confirmation hearings for White House counsel Harriet Miers, President Bush's choice to succeed Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, will commence the first week of November. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9751269 /

New figures released by regional officials on Wednesday pushed the death toll in South Asia's earthquake to more than 79,000, about half each in Pakistani-held Kashmir and the country's North West Frontier Province. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9626146 /

Sunni-led insurgents killed 19 people in Iraq on Wednesday, the opening day of Saddam Hussein's trial </id/9652810/>, including six Shiites who were lined up at a factory and gunned down in front of their fellow workers, police said. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9659209 /

A weakened dam that threatened to send a wall of water through the city was under control but volatile, forcing thousands of residents to stay out of their homes, the mayor said Wednesday. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9737192 /

Obesity surgery, which is fast becoming a popular way to battle the nation's weight crisis, may be a lot riskier than most patients realize. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9741907 /

The approach of Hurricane Wilma has forced MTV to postpone the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, which had been scheduled for Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9750576 /

The hulking security guards standing at the side of a Hunter College lecture hall was a big hint that their usual professor might be taking the afternoon off. When the lights came up and Madonna walked in, that confirmed it. The former Material Girl surprised students at a film course who had just seen an advance screening of her tour documentary, "I'm Going to Tell You a Secret." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9745083 /

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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:11 PM
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1. I put up a thread on Keith's covering the new articles on Bush's
direct involvement in the Plame affair. I'll post video and the transcript there when they become available, and I've linked to this thread to give people the whole newsletter. (Maybe they will notice the extremely nifty KOEB clubhouse!)

Here's the thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thread title: MSNBC/Olbermann tonight: the huge Plame leak case news re *s involvement
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Gogi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:44 PM
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2. Arrest warrant issued for the Bugman...
will probably be mentioned, too.
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