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11:25 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.
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Juror Explains Libby Verdict: They Felt He Was 'Fall Guy'  —  NEW YORK A spokesman for the jury that convicted "Scooter" Lewis of four counts today of perjury and obstruction of justice today in a federal courtroom told reporters immediately afterward that many felt sympathy for Libby and believed he was only the "fall guy."
CNN:
Juror: Libby is guilty, but he was fall guy … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Jurors in I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury trial were certain of the former vice presidential aide's guilt, but they also harbored sympathy for him as a "fall guy," one of them said Tuesday after the verdict.
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: The Agitator and The Mahablog
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Deep Breath Before The Icy Plunge  —  Let's do it.  —  MORE: Drudge says "Libby guilty", but of what?  —  MSNBC: Libby guilty on four of five counts.  —  The firedog site has crashed, which can't be a surprise.  —  AND AT NBC: I assume David Shuster, Chris Matthews …
Speaker Pelosi / The Gavel:
Libby Guilty Verdicts Not Solely About Acts of One Individual
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Should Cheney Resign?
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Fitzgerald Post-Trial Press Conference
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Verdict : Guilty of Four Counts
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Washington Post:
Fired U.S. Attorney Testifies on New Mexico Lawmakers  —  Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) called him on Oct. 16 — while she was locked in a tight battle for re-election — to say she had heard …
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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.
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
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This Is London:
WILL A BLOOD CLOT FORCE CHENEY TO STEP DOWN?  —  Dick Cheney has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his left leg, leading to speculation he will be forced to resign as U.S. Vice-President.  —  The 66-year-old has a history of major health problems, including four heart attacks, and has undergone quadruple-bypass surgery.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
"Before this is over, you might see calls for his impeachment."  —  Chuck Hagel's historic moment, and what it means for a declining presidency.  —  The rapier is more silver than the moon.  The horse, red eyed and fierce in the California night, is rearing up, and its rider points …
Discussion: Think Progress
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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