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4:40 AM ET, March 7, 2007

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CNN:
'Scooter' Libby guilty on four of five counts … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.  —  Libby was convicted of:  — obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived …
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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.
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 …
Ana Marie Cox / Time:   How Libby Came Undone
Neil A. Lewis / New York Times:
Libby Guilty of Lying in C.I.A. Leak Case
Richard B. Schmitt / Los Angeles Times:
Guilty verdict reached in Libby case
Discussion: democracyarsenal.org
Nico / Think Progress:
Wilson Responds: Bush And Cheney Must Explain Why They Outed My Wife
Reynolds Holding / Time:
Why Libby's Defense Failed
Associated Press:
Libby found guilty in CIA leak trial
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.
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
A Judgment on Cheney Is Still to Come  —  In legal terms, the jury has spoken in the Libby case.  In political terms, Dick Cheney is still awaiting a judgment.  —  For weeks, Washington watched, mesmerized, as the trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. cast Vice President Cheney, his former boss …
Patrick J. Buchanan / Townhall.com:
Martyr of the War Party  —  The conviction of Scooter Libby on four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice is first of all a human tragedy.  —  A man who served his country at the highest level, who sat in every morning at the senior staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House …
Steve Anderson / The Huffington Post:
Pat Buchanan on Libby's conviction: "Poor, poor, pitiful Scooter"
Discussion: SteveAudio
Drudge Report:
OBAMA $$ HIT SET FOR NYT  —  Less than two months after ascending to the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors, the NYT will splash on Wednesday Page Ones.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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New York Times:
Obama, in '05 Investing, Took Same Path as Donors  —  Less than two months after ascending to the United States Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors.
Discussion: Hot Air and Oliver Willis
Peter Sayer / Macworld:
France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence  —  The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists.  The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts …
Reuters:
Wired Iraqi man triggers scare at L.A. airport  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.
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Robert Jablon / Associated Press:
US Airways flight diverted to Vegas after security incident in LA
Discussion: Hot Air and JammieWearingFool
Reuters:
Attacks kill 149 Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq  —  HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Insurgents killed 149 Shi'ite pilgrims heading for the holy Iraqi city of Kerbala on Tuesday, including 115 when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in one of the deadliest attacks of the 4-year war.
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Ian Black / Guardian:
At least 110 pilgrims die in suicide attacks as US admits extra …
Discussion: Political Animal
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 …
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
NBC IN IRAQ  —  "Finally we feel there is security, it's better" said a man who brought his daughter outside to see the US soldiers.  — NBC News report from Sadr City  —  A great quote from Iraq, the sort a journalist can get every day if they want to.  Last month I wrote of Mike Yon at MilBlogs
Kos / Daily Kos:
Edwards to skip Fox News debate  —  As I mentioned earlier today, I've been asking campaigns whether they plan on attending the Fox News debate.  —  Several of the campaigns I contacted are still trying to make a final determination, but the first to definitely say "no" is John Edwards.
Media Matters for America:
Fox's Hill on Clinton's "Southern drawl": "[I]f she was attending, say, a GLAAD convention, would she speak with a lisp?"  —  On the March 6 edition of Fox News Live, while discussing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-NY) March 4 speech and her participation in a commemorative civil rights march in Selma …
 
 
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