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3:55 PM ET, March 6, 2007


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Associated Press:
Libby found guilty in CIA leak trial  —  WASHINGTON - Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted Tuesday of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI in an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.  —  Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney …
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 …
Speaker Pelosi / The Gavel:
Libby Guilty Verdicts Not Solely About Acts of One Individual  —  Today's guilty verdicts are not solely about the acts of one individual.  —  This trial provided a troubling picture of the inner workings of the Bush Administration.  The testimony unmistakably revealed …
Associated Press:
Jurors Reach Verdict in CIA Leak Case  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Jurors reached a verdict Tuesday in the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former White House aide accused of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.  —  The verdict will be read …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
After Libby  —  Something is rotten in the heart of Washington; and it lies in the vice-president's office.  The salience of this case is obvious.  What it is really about - what it has always been about - is whether this administration deliberately misled the American people about WMD intelligence before the war.
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 today of lying to F.B.I. agents and grand jurors investigating the unmasking of a C.I.A. operative amid a burning dispute over the war in Iraq.
Ian / Hot Air:
Breaking: Verdict reached in Libby Trial, will be read at noon, AP: Libby found guilty on 4 of 5 counts, Update: Video of Attorney's statement  —  2:41PM: Michelle quotes Fitzgerald and a juror who WROTE A BOOK ABOUT SPYING: … Update @ 12:33PM: Libby's attorneys make the following statement to the press:
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Verdict : Guilty of Four Counts  —  Guilty on count 2 - False Statement, Russert  —  Not Guilty on count 3 - False Statement, Cooper  —  Update: The transcript of my Washington Post live-chat on the verdict is here.  I've also done a bunch of radio interviews today.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Juror Explains Libby Verdict: They Felt He Was 'Fall Guy'
Discussion: CBS News and Donklephant
Think Progress:
BREAKING: Libby Guilty On Four Of Five Counts
Discussion: The Huffington Post and At-Largely
Cenk Uygur / News Bloggers Blog:
Scooter Libby is Guilty and So is the Vice President
Discussion: Power Line
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Our Ann Coulter Problem  —  WHY THE PRESS CAN'T IGNORE HER.  —  Ann Coulter shocked nobody last week by calling presidential candidate John Edwards a "faggot" during her appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.  —  Here's the YouTube video, as well as the quotation captured by the Associated Press:
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Purged Prosecutors: First, The Senate  —  Act I of today's congressional hearing marathon on the administration's firing of federal prosecutors takes place in the Senate.  Four of the prosecutors will be testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee: San Diego's Carol Lam, Seattle's John McKay …
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
The Verdict Three  —  The Libby verdict is in:  —  Count I: GUILTY  —  Count II: GUILTY  —  Count III: NOT GUILTY  —  Count IV: GUILTY  —  Count V: GUILTY  —  Fitzgerald has asked for a couple of minutes with Ted Wells.  —  We will not know anything about potential appeals until after sentencing in June.
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Verdict from the Courtroom
Discussion: PSoTD
MCCAIN STAFFERS BAIL OFF THE CRAZY TRAIN  —  John McCain's Obama- esque remarks about our "wasted" resources in Iraq weren't the only comments that landed him in hot water after a recent appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.  Many of his staff were blindsided by his campaign announcement.
USA Today:
Iraq ousts 10,000 in security ministry  —  BAGHDAD — Iraq's Interior Ministry has fired or reassigned more than 10,000 employees, including high-ranking police, who were found to have tortured prisoners, accepted bribes or had ties to militias, a ministry spokesman has disclosed.
Roger Simon / The Politico:
The Romney Rehab Plan  —  Mitt Romney may be low in the polls right now, but he is a man with a plan, a plan to make him the Republican nominee for president.  —  Though he is at only 4 percent in national polls, The Politico has learned that in the coming weeks and months, he will:
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Democrats Alter Plan To Restrict Iraq War  —  Senior House Democrats, seeking to placate members of their party from Republican-leaning districts, are pushing a plan that would place restrictions on President Bush's ability to wage the war in Iraq but would allow him to waive them if he publicly justifies his position.
Sandra Chapman / WTHR HOME:
School district: Sixth graders had sex in class  —  Indianapolis - For months it's been a well-kept secret.  But now Warren Township Schools confirm a disturbing case of sex in the classroom.  The illicit activity has parents concerned and a district at a loss for words.
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