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8:10 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 …
'Scooter' Libby guilty on four of five counts … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.  —  Libby was convicted of:  — obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived …
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 …
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.
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Juror Explains Libby Verdict: They Felt He Was 'Fall Guy'  —  NEW YORK A spokesman for the jury that convicted "Scooter" Lewis of four counts today of perjury and obstruction of justice today in a federal courtroom told reporters immediately afterward that many felt sympathy for Libby and believed he was only the "fall guy."
Media Matters for America:
Libby's guilty verdict: Media myths and falsehoods to watch for  —  On March 6, a federal jury found former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby guilty on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and lying to federal investigators.  In the wake of this decision …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Deep Breath Before The Icy Plunge  —  Let's do it.  —  MORE: Drudge says "Libby guilty", but of what?  —  MSNBC: Libby guilty on four of five counts.  —  The firedog site has crashed, which can't be a surprise.  —  AND AT NBC: I assume David Shuster, Chris Matthews …
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.
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 …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
We Can Be Heroes....  It was cold as hell outside the Prettyman Courthouse when Patrick Fitzgerald was giving his statement and answering questions, and as I was shifting back and forth from one foot to the other I saw the courthouse's Sheldon Snook talking with Dennis Colins …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Juror: Libby is guilty, but he was fall guy
Discussion: Angry Bear and Gay Orbit
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Verdict : Guilty of Four Counts
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Fitzgerald Post-Trial Press Conference
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Cenk Uygur / News Bloggers Blog:
Scooter Libby is Guilty and So is the Vice President
Discussion: Power Line
Discussion: Decision '08 and TalkLeft
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
The Verdict Three  —  The Libby verdict is in:  —  Count I: GUILTY
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Verdict from the Courtroom
Discussion: PSoTD
Inside Dateline:
Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain, why apologize for honesty?  —  by Josh Mankiewicz, Dateline Correspondent  —  Barack Obama and John McCain have several things in common.  They're both U.S. senators, they're both running for president, and now they've both had to apologize for saying the same thing.
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Washington Post:
Fired U.S. Attorney Testifies on New Mexico Lawmakers  —  Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) called him on Oct. 16 — while she was locked in a tight battle for re-election — to say she had heard …
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Jeff Gannon Redux  —  If you are familiar with Cpl. Matt Sanchez, you probably know him as the handsome 36-year old Columbia University junior and USMC reservist who recently made the rounds of right-wing talk shows like O'Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes, where he received praise …
This Is London:
WILL A BLOOD CLOT FORCE CHENEY TO STEP DOWN?  —  Dick Cheney has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his left leg, leading to speculation he will be forced to resign as U.S. Vice-President.  —  The 66-year-old has a history of major health problems, including four heart attacks, and has undergone quadruple-bypass surgery.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Navy Researching Vomit Beam  —  You never know what's going to land in your mailbox.  Last night, I found a weapon that shoots an invisible wall-penetrating beam that makes people so dizzy they fall over.  (It can make them puke, too, but I'll get to that in a moment.)
Discussion: Hot Air, Say Anything and Wonkette
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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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Faggot  —  I watched Ann Coulter last night in the gayest way I could.
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Okay, channeling Mark Halperin again, here's some more fodder …
The Blotter:
Whistle-blower Had to Fight NSA, LA Times to Tell Story
Roger Simon / The Politico:
The Romney Rehab Plan
Michael McAuliff / NY Daily News:
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