John Roberts confirmed as chief justice by vote of 78 to 22. Bush: "The Senate has confirmed a man with an astute mind and a kind heart." [WP, NYT, WSJ, LAT]

Judith Miller is released from jail after she agrees to testify in leak investigation; she received a waiver of confidentiality from I. Lewis Libby. [WP, NYT]

Senior military officials fear anarchy in Iraq if constitution is not approved as they expect. [NYT, WP]

House Republicans elbow for leadership posts in wake of DeLay news; "there is no guarantee that his colleagues will want him back." [NYT, WP, WP]

DeLay proclaims innocence on media blitz; GOP fundraising expected to take a hit. [NYT, NYT, LAT]

71% approve of Bush's response to Hurricane Rita, Gallup poll finds. [USAT]

Republicans move forward with Roberts, backward with DeLay, writes Brownstein. Matthew Dowd: "Republicans only have to win home games. Democrats have to win all their home games and away games too. That's the difficulty." [LAT, WT]

DeLay case centers on movement of $190,000. [WP]

Democrats and liberal groups sift through Roy Blunt's record now that he is House majority leader. [NYT, LAT]

Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement expected to be nominated next week. [WT]

House approves "one of the most far-reaching reversals of environmental policy in more than a decade," say environmentalists. [NYT, WT]

Hughes surprised by perception of the United States in the Middle East. [WP, NYT]

The first session of the "Roberts Court" begins Monday. [NYT, WP, USAT, USAT]

House, Senate approve $32b budget for Homeland Security. [WSJ]

Senate committee begins investigation into resignation of FDA commissioner. [NYT]

Schwarzenegger vetoes gay marriage bill. [WP]

William Bennett criticized for saying, "If you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down," though it would be "an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do." [WP, NYT]


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