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10:30 AM ET, March 7, 2007

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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 …
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Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Guess Libby's Pardon Date, Win a T-Shirt  —  The verdict is in!  Now it's time for the In the Loop Pardon Scooter Contest!  Yes, simply pick the date that President Bush will pardon Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who, according to federal sentencing guidelines …
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
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.
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
For an Opaque White House, A Reflection of New Scrutiny  —  Shortly before he was inaugurated for his second term, President Bush was asked why no one was held responsible for the mistakes of the first.  "We had an accountability moment," he replied, "and that's called the 2004 elections."
Opinion Journal:
The Libby Travesty  —  Mr. Bush owes the former aide a pardon, and an apology.  —  The word "guilty" had barely crossed the airwaves yesterday in the perjury case of Scooter Libby before critics were calling it proof that President Bush "lied us into war" and demanding that Dick Cheney be strung up next.
Neil A. Lewis / 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 on Tuesday of lying to a grand jury and to F.B.I. agents investigating the leak of the identity of a C.I.A. operative in the summer of 2003 amid a fierce public dispute over the war in Iraq.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
A Case of Bad Ink: Portrait of Media Is Not So Flattering  —  The parade of high-profile Washington journalists who took the stand in the Lewis "Scooter" Libby perjury case were not on trial.  But few would dispute that the proceedings, which ended with Libby's conviction on four of five counts yesterday …
Washington Post:
Libby 'Pilloried' For Leak, Panel Members Believed
Discussion: Seeing the Forest
New York Times:
A Libby Verdict  —  There will be a great deal written …
Discussion: Decision '08
Patrick J. Buchanan / Townhall.com:   Martyr of the War Party
Ana Marie Cox / Time:   How Libby Came Undone
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Pardon Me?  —  Speaking of pardons, Al Kamen of the Washington Post …
Steve Anderson / The Huffington Post:
Pat Buchanan on Libby's conviction: "Poor, poor, pitiful Scooter"
Discussion: SteveAudio
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
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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.
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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: Roger L. Simon
Omaha World-Herald:
Hagel acts like he's already running  —  WASHINGTON - For a guy who hasn't announced a presidential bid, Sen. Chuck Hagel's schedule next week looks a lot like that of a candidate.  —  He's slated to appear with nine declared presidential hopefuls - including John McCain, Rudolph Giuliani …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Eschaton
New York Times:
The Wider Shame of Walter Reed  —  It is impossible not to feel fury at the shameful neglect of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed's outpatient facilities, just a few miles from an oblivious and neglectful White House.  Many have been housed in rooms coated with mold and infested with cockroaches and mice.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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Josh White / Washington Post:
Dole, Shalala to Lead Troop-Care Panel
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.
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 …
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
Powerful Governor Stands His Ground, Again, on Food Tax  —  The shoppers at the no-frills Brookshire's supermarket — plate lunches $4.49, food stamps gladly accepted — have no doubt: swapping the nation's highest state grocery tax for one of its lowest cigarette taxes is an excellent idea, and fie on the governor who opposes it.
Discussion: Sirotablog
 
 
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