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11:20 PM ET, May 25, 2006


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Lay and Skilling guilty  —  Ex-CEO and founder convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges in Enron case.  —  HOUSTON ( - Enron former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling and founder Kenneth Lay were found guilty Thursday of conspiracy and fraud in the granddaddy of all corporate fraud cases.
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Jury Convicts Enron's Skilling and Lay  —  HOUSTON, May 25 — A federal jury today convicted former Enron chairman Kenneth L. Lay of each of the six counts with which he was charged and convicted his protege Jeffrey K. Skilling of 19 of 28 counts, holding the top executives accountable for fraud on their watch.
Steve Bainbridge /
Lay and Skilling Convicted: Ongoing Reaction  —  From CNN: … Many thoughts, updated periodically and in no particular order:  — Another victory for prediction markets: As I wrote back in April: "The latest contract at Tradesports for Lay to be convicted on at least 4 counts was 65.5 …
New York Times:
Enron Chiefs Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy  —  HOUSTON, May 25 — Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling, the chief executives who guided Enron through its spectacular rise and even more stunning fall, were found guilty today of fraud and conspiracy in a case that led the parade of corporate scandals …
Discussion: PrawfsBlawg and Feministe
National Journal:
Justice Department Probe Foiled  —  An internal Justice Department inquiry into whether department officials — including Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft — acted properly in approving and overseeing the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program …
Washington Post:
Bush Orders That Seized Records Be Sealed  —  President: This is Government's Greatest Dilemma in 200 Years  —  President Bush personally ordered the Justice Department today to seal records seized from the Capitol Hill office of a Democratic congressman, marking a remarkable intervention …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Josephine Hearn / The Hill:
Pelosi move triggers revolt
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Bush Orders Documents From F.B.I. Raid Sealed
Discussion: RuminateThis
Murray Waas / National Journal:
Rove-Novak Call Was Concern To Leak Investigators  —  On September 29, 2003, three days after it became known that the CIA had asked the Justice Department to investigate who leaked the name of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame, columnist Robert Novak telephoned White House senior adviser Karl Rove …
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
What Would Cheney Say?  —  Vice President Cheney's testimony …
David Espo / Associated Press:
Senate set for immigration vote today  —  WASHINGTON - Legislation offering millions of illegal immigrants a chance at U.S. citizenship moved to the brink of Senate passage Thursday, a rare reach across party lines and a triumph for President Bush.  —  Majority Leader Bill Frist called …
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Bill, Setting Up Showdown With House  —  WASHINGTON, May 25 — The Senate easily passed a comprehensive immigration bill this evening, but conservatives in the House of Representatives said they would continue to oppose any attempts at a compromise …
Oliver Duff / Independent:
Galloway says murder of Blair would be 'justified'  —  The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair.  —  In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: "Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber …
Associated Press:
Bush and Blair Acknowledge Iraq 'Setbacks'
Howard Fineman / Newsweek:
Selfless Oracle?  —  Al Gore is at his most appealing when he isn't running for office.  But that doesn't mean that the former veep has left politics for good.  —  May 24, 2006 - In Washington the other day, I got a chance to tell Al Gore something I'd meant to say for a long time …
Dr. Roy W. Spencer / TCS Daily:
Questions for Al Gore  —  Dear Mr. Gore:  —  I have just seen your new movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," about the threat that global warming presents to humanity.  I think you did a very good job of explaining global warming theory, and your presentation was effective.
WHEN YOU STEAL FROM A MILBLOGGER  —'re going to get busted.  —  I believe that many of you will recognize the photo on the cover of Shock Magazine:  —  That's right.  Stolen from Michael Yon.  When I asked about it, Mike sends: … Personally, I think Mike is more pissed …
Discussion: QandO
Peter Svensson / ABCNEWS:
AP Unveils Deal to Tie Stories to Blogs  —  AP Announces Agreements That Will Tie Its News Stories to Blogs, Help Guide Readers to Web Sites  —  NEW YORK May 23, 2006 (AP)— The Associated Press announced two agreements Tuesday one that will tie its news stories to the rapidly growing world …
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Associated Press:
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Discharges Increase 11%
House panel votes for Net neutrality
Norman Geras / Guardian:
The path out of denial  —  The idea that the Euston Manifesto …
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