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4:20 PM ET, March 6, 2007

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Associated Press:
Libby found guilty in CIA leak trial  —  WASHINGTON - Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted Tuesday of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI in an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.  —  Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney …
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Washington Post:
Libby Found Guilty in CIA Leak Case  —  A federal jury today convicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby of lying about his role in the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity, finding the vice president's former chief of staff guilty of two counts of perjury, one count of making false statements …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
After Libby  —  Something is rotten in the heart of Washington; and it lies in the vice-president's office.  The salience of this case is obvious.  What it is really about - what it has always been about - is whether this administration deliberately misled the American people about WMD intelligence before the war.
Speaker Pelosi / The Gavel:
Libby Guilty Verdicts Not Solely About Acts of One Individual  —  Today's guilty verdicts are not solely about the acts of one individual.  —  This trial provided a troubling picture of the inner workings of the Bush Administration.  The testimony unmistakably revealed …
New York Times:
Libby Guilty of Lying in C.I.A. Leak Case  —  I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted today of lying to F.B.I. agents and grand jurors investigating the unmasking of a C.I.A. operative amid a burning dispute over the war in Iraq.
Associated Press:
Jurors Reach Verdict in CIA Leak Case  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Jurors reached a verdict Tuesday in the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former White House aide accused of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.  —  The verdict will be read …
Ian / Hot Air:
Breaking: Verdict reached in Libby Trial, will be read at noon, AP: Libby found guilty on 4 of 5 counts, Update: Video of Attorney's statement  —  3:30PM: Juror Denis Collins, who wrote a book about SPYING and is a former reporter for the Washington Post: "Tremendous amount of sympathy for Mr. Libby on the jury."
Media Matters for America:
Libby's guilty verdict: Media myths and falsehoods to watch for  —  On March 6, a federal jury found former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby guilty on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and lying to federal investigators.  In the wake of this decision …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Verdict : Guilty of Four Counts  —  Guilty on count 2 - False Statement, Russert  —  Not Guilty on count 3 - False Statement, Cooper  —  Update: The transcript of my Washington Post live-chat on the verdict is here.  I've also done a bunch of radio interviews today.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Juror Explains Libby Verdict: They Felt He Was 'Fall Guy'
Discussion: CBS News and Donklephant
Think Progress:
BREAKING: Libby Guilty On Four Of Five Counts
Discussion: The Huffington Post and At-Largely
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
We Can Be Heroes....  It was cold as hell outside the Prettyman …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
The Verdict Three  —  The Libby verdict is in:  —  Count I: GUILTY
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Verdict from the Courtroom
Discussion: PSoTD
Cenk Uygur / News Bloggers Blog:
Scooter Libby is Guilty and So is the Vice President
Discussion: Power Line
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Deep Breath Before The Icy Plunge
Discussion: Decision '08 and Classical Values
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Our Ann Coulter Problem  —  WHY THE PRESS CAN'T IGNORE HER.  —  Ann Coulter shocked nobody last week by calling presidential candidate John Edwards a "faggot" during her appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.  —  Here's the YouTube video, as well as the quotation captured by the Associated Press:
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Purged Prosecutors: First, The Senate  —  Act I of today's congressional hearing marathon on the administration's firing of federal prosecutors takes place in the Senate.  Four of the prosecutors will be testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee: San Diego's Carol Lam, Seattle's John McKay …
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RADAR:
MCCAIN STAFFERS BAIL OFF THE CRAZY TRAIN  —  John McCain's Obama- esque remarks about our "wasted" resources in Iraq weren't the only comments that landed him in hot water after a recent appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.  Many of his staff were blindsided by his campaign announcement.
Roger Simon / The Politico:
The Romney Rehab Plan  —  Mitt Romney may be low in the polls right now, but he is a man with a plan, a plan to make him the Republican nominee for president.  —  Though he is at only 4 percent in national polls, The Politico has learned that in the coming weeks and months, he will:
New York Times:
9 U.S. Troops Killed in Blasts North of Baghdad  —  The American military command in Iraq reported today that nine American servicemen were killed in two blasts north of Baghdad on Monday, making it the deadliest day in weeks for U.S. troops.  —  Six soldiers were killed and three others wounded …
Discussion: democracyarsenal.org and TAPPED
 
 
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