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8:45 PM ET, March 7, 2007

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Washington Post:
The Libby Verdict  —  The serious consequences of a pointless Washington scandal  —  THE CONVICTION of I. Lewis Libby on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of justice was grounded in strong evidence and what appeared to be careful deliberation by a jury.
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John Podhoretz / New York Post:   A PARDON IS CERTAIN
Opinion Journal:
The Libby Travesty  —  Mr. Bush owes the former aide a pardon, and an apology.
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Pardon Libby? Left and Right Erupt in a Fight
CNN:
CNN LARRY KING LIVE
Los Angeles Times:
Jurors liked Libby but didn't believe him
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Domenici Lawyers Up  —  What a small world.  Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) has nabbed Lee Blalack, best known as Duke Cunningham's lawyer, to represent him in the Senate ethics investigation, The Washington Post reports.  —  And they note the obvious irony:
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Washington Post:
Domenici Hires Top Attorney for Ethics Investigation  —  Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) has hired a top defense attorney to handle the pending ethics investigation into allegations that he pressured a federal prosecutor to bring indictments against New Mexico Democrats on the eve of the 2006 elections.
Matthew Miller / DSCC:
Changing Tunes Again, Domenici Now Says He Can't Recall Violating …
Discussion: MyDD
Associated Press:
Evangelical leader says Giuliani's divorce a problem … NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Southern Baptist leader said Tuesday that evangelical voters might tolerate a divorced presidential candidate, but they have deep doubts about GOP hopeful Rudy Giuliani, who has been married three times.
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Baltimore Sun:
Giuliani reminds GOP of the glory days - of 2002 … Given conservatives' wariness toward Mr. Giuliani - who is twice divorced and supports both reproductive and gay rights - it's surprising to find "America's mayor" as the GOP front-runner.  —  Here's my theory for why Mr. Giuliani is ascendant …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Giuliani Solidifies Lead in Republican Nomination Poll
Discussion: Pollster
Phyllis Chesler / Times of London:
How my eyes were opened to the barbarity of Islam  —  Is it racist to condemn fanaticism?  —  Once I was held captive in Kabul.  I was the bride of a charming, seductive and Westernised Afghan Muslim whom I met at an American college.  The purdah I experienced was relatively posh …
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Pajamas Media:
PROFILES IN COURAGE - BACK STAGE AT THE SECULAR ISLAM SUMMIT
Abraham Rabinovich / The Australian:
Iranian general 'seeking asylum in US'  —  A RETIRED Iranian general who went missing in Turkey last month has defected and sought asylum in the US, according to a well-connected Arabic newspaper published in London.  —  The newspaper, al-Shark al-Awsat, cited "high-profile" …
Discussion: QandO and Wizbang
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The Raw Story:
Soviet-era compound in northern Poland was site of secret CIA interrogation, detentions  —  US, Britain asked Poland to join clandestine program  —  POLAND — The CIA operated an interrogation and short-term detention facility for suspected terrorists within a Polish intelligence training school …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web  —  Law Students Feel Lasting Effects of Anonymous Attacks  —  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, has published in top legal journals and completed internships at leading institutions in her field.  So when the Yale law student interviewed with 16 firms for a job this summer …
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Jill / Feministe:
Hi, I'm Jill, and scummy law school sleazebags have gone after me, too.
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Contextualizing the Fox News Fight  —  It looks like the Nevada Democratic Party's house of cards, and particularly Harry Reid's stonewalling, is collapsing.  Local Democrats are frustrated.  John Edwards stepped up big time, and made a choice of refusing to validate a right-wing institution …
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Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
'Family Values' Chutzpah  —  As conservatives tell the tale, the decline of the American family, the rise in divorce rates, the number of children born out of wedlock all can be traced to the pernicious influence of one decade in American history: the '60s.  —  The conservatives are right …
David Burge / iowahawk:
LET'S TONE IT DOWN, PEOPLE  —  Iowahawk Online Community Issues Forum Special  —  by Ann Coulter and Bill Maher  —  ANN: Hello, I'm syndicated columnist and best-selling author Ann Coulter.  —  BILL: And I'm Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time."  —  ANN: Today we want to talk …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Conservative Democrats Assert Power  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced scorn from fellow Democrats during a recent closed-door meeting for not moving more aggressively on Iraq, it was conservative Blue Dogs _ her ideological opposites _ who rose to defend her.
Discussion: Donklephant
Michael Steen / Reuters:
Borat seen as human rights victim by U.S. government  —  ALMATY (Reuters) - Fictional Kazakh TV reporter Borat has made an unexpected cameo appearance as a victim of censorship in a heavyweight annual human rights report issued by the State Department.  —  The 2006 report …
Discussion: Attytood, FP Passport, Defamer and Wonkette
Opinion Journal:
Notes From Baghdad  —  Open liquor stores and other signs of the surge's success.  —  BAGHDAD—The new strategy to secure Baghdad has been dubbed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as "Operation Imposing the Law."  After weeks of waiting and anxiety it is finally under way, and early signs are encouraging.
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Associated Press:
Boston woman sues for child-rearing costs after failed abortion  —  BOSTON —A Boston woman who gave birth after a failed abortion has filed a lawsuit against two doctors and Planned Parenthood seeking the costs of raising her child.  —  The complaint was filed by Jennifer Raper, 45 …
 
 
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Washington Post:
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