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4:40 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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Decision '08
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 …
Discussion: Think Progress and The Mahablog
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Juror Explains Libby Verdict: They Felt He Was 'Fall Guy'
Discussion: CBS News and Donklephant
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Verdict : Guilty of Four Counts
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
We Can Be Heroes....  It was cold as hell outside the Prettyman …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Think Progress:
BREAKING: Libby Guilty On Four Of Five Counts
Discussion: At-Largely and The Huffington Post
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
The Verdict Three  —  The Libby verdict is in:  —  Count I: GUILTY
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Fitzgerald Post-Trial Press Conference
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Verdict from the Courtroom
Discussion: PSoTD
CREW:
CREW REQUESTS INVESTIGATION INTO REP. WILSON  —  Sends Letter Today to House Ethics Committee  —  Washington, DC - Now that Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) has finally admitted to calling David C. Iglesias, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has asked the House Committee …
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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.
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Inside Dateline:
Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain, why apologize for honesty?  —  by Josh Mankiewicz, Dateline Correspondent  —  Barack Obama and John McCain have several things in common.  They're both U.S. senators, they're both running for president, and now they've both had to apologize for saying the same thing.
Fox News:
ANN COULTER FIRES BACK AT CRITICS OVER JOHN EDWARDS 'FAGGOT' BARB  —  Ann Coulter fired back at critics who demanded the conservative columnist apologize for comments she made during a speech in which she referred to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards as a "faggot."
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Sandra Chapman / WTHR HOME:
School district: Sixth graders had sex in class  —  Indianapolis - For months it's been a well-kept secret.  But now Warren Township Schools confirm a disturbing case of sex in the classroom.  The illicit activity has parents concerned and a district at a loss for words.
 
 
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