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11:10 AM ET, February 21, 2007

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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The Defense Rests, and Not a Minute Too Soon  —  For a brief moment yesterday, Scooter Libby was not a former White House aide on trial for perjury.  He was an orphan in need of a loving home.  —  "He's been under my protection for the last month; now I'm entrusting him to you," defense lawyer Ted Wells told the puzzled jurors.
Discussion: The RBC and CorrenteWire
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Washington Post:
Libby 'Told a Dumb Lie,' Prosecutor Says in Closing Argument
Discussion: JustOneMinute and All Spin Zone
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Trial: Missing the Forest From the Trees
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Macsmind
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Cheney Says British Troop Withdrawal Is Positive Sign  —  Vice President Tells Soldiers in Tokyo the U.S. Will Not Withdraw Until the Job Is Done  —  British Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement that British troops will begin withdrawing from Iraq would appear to be bad news for the Bush administration.
Discussion: Don Surber and The Daily Dish
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David Stringer / Associated Press:
Blair announces Iraq withdrawal plan  —  LONDON - Britain will withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months and aims to further cut its 7,100-strong contingent by late summer if Iraqi forces can secure the country's south, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and TAPPED
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Tony Blair's abrupt reversal on Iraq
Marc Santora / New York Times:
Rape Accusation Reinforces Fears in a Divided Iraq  —  The most wicked acts are spoken of openly and without reserve in Iraq.  Torture, stabbings and bodies ripped to pieces in bombings are all part of the daily conversation.  —  Rape is different.  —  Rape is not mentioned by the victims, and rarely by the authorities.
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Associated Press:
Top Sunni Official Fired Over Rape Case
Discussion: Mia Culpa
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: Washington Post
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Berger Case Still Roils Archives, Justice Dept.  —  In a chandeliered room at the Justice Department, the longtime head of the counterespionage section, the chief of the public integrity unit, a deputy assistant attorney general, some trial lawyers and a few FBI agents all looked down at their pant legs and socks.
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. Statistics On Terrorism Faulted
Discussion: Counterterrorism Blog
Washington Post:
Swift Action Promised at Walter Reed  —  Investigations Urged as Army Moves to Make Repairs, Improve Staffing  —  The White House and congressional leaders called yesterday for swift investigation and repair of the problems plaguing outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center …
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air, The RBC and Debsweb
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Andy Soltis / New York Post:
AMERICA SAYS LET'S WIN WAR  —  POLL SUPPORTS KEEPING U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ  —  In a dramatic finding, a new poll shows a solid majority of Americans still wants to win the war in Iraq - and keep U.S. troops there until the Baghdad government can take over.  —  Strong majorities also say victory …
Discussion: PrairiePundit
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's Extreme Makeover  —  Precisely two years ago, Mitt Romney, then the governor of Massachusetts but already eyeing a 2008 presidential bid, sat in the coffee shop of a Washington hotel, doing his best not to explain his views on abortion.  —  Romney was speaking to a few of us from The Post …
Gary Kamiya / Salon:
Is there life after Bush?  —  We've been hating him forever, but he's leaving.  Now we have to decide what to do with the rest of our lives.  —  Hating George W. Bush sometimes feels like a full-time job.  I get up in the morning, open the paper, and it's Bush World.
Milt Freudenheim / New York Times:
Some Employers Are Offering Free Drugs  —  For years, employers have been pushing their workers to pay more for health care, raising premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenses in an effort to save money for the company and force workers to seek only the most necessary care.
Discussion: Swords Crossed
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
Lower Voter Turnout Is Seen in States That Require ID  —  States that imposed identification requirements on voters reduced turnout at the polls in the 2004 presidential election by about 3 percent, and by two to three times as much for minorities, new research suggests.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Washington Post:
The 'Crime' Of Blogging In Egypt  —  A former college student, Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, is sitting in an Egyptian prison, awaiting sentencing tomorrow.  His alleged "crime": expressing his opinions on a blog.  His mistake: having the courage to do so under his own name.
Josh White / Washington Post:
Guantanamo Detainees Lose Appeal  —  Habeas Corpus Case May Go to High Court  —  A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that hundreds of detainees in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, do not have the right to challenge their imprisonment in federal courts, a victory for the Bush administration …
Matthew Yglesias / American Prospect:
Fitting the Bill  —  Why isn't Bill Richardson's presidential candidacy taken seriously?  —  On Thursday, February 8, Bill Richardson delivered a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on "The New Realism and the Rebirth of American Leadership," laying out the foreign policy vision …
 
 
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Ruth Gledhill / Times of London:
Anti-American feelings soar among Muslims, study finds
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Associated Press:
Ex-GOP Rep. Kasich considers run for governor
Thomas F. Schaller / Salon:
Losing Louisiana to the GOP
Discussion: DonkeyRising and TAPPED
Norm / normblog:
Open Letter on Iranian Holocaust Denial Conference
outsidethewire.com:
Poll: Validating My Gut Instinct (Cap on Again)
Discussion: Hot Air
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Hollywood Gives Obama Both Cash and Credibility
Jay Greene / New York Sun:
Steve Jobs Has Guts
Discussion: Betsy's Page and QandO
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Dissecting Maureen Dowd's Obama hit piece
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Eric Alterman thinks there should be a "blogging council" …
Discussion: QandO
Bloomberg:
Merck Stops Campaign to Mandate Gardasil Vaccine Use (Update3)
Terry Eagleton / Guardian:
Those in power are right to see multiculturalism as a threat
Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times:
Joint force weighs move on Sadr City
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Black President More Likely than Mormon or Atheist
Financial Times:
US ruling puts new limits on punitive damages
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Friends, Loyal and Texan, Remain a Force
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Brian Beutler / The Raw Story:
Chief Libby trial blogger says she believes prosecutor 'wants Cheney …