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6:25 AM ET, March 7, 2007


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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.
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 …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Where's Rove?  —  I thought it was rather poignant today when the juror said "where's Rove, where are these other guys?"  I can understand it.  Bush promised to fire anyone who leaked, but Rove's still being paid by the taxpayers to do dirty political work for Bush and the Republicans even as we speak.
Juror: Libby is guilty, but he was fall guy … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Jurors in I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury trial were certain of the former vice presidential aide's guilt, but they also harbored sympathy for him as a "fall guy," one of them said Tuesday after the verdict.
Faiz / Think Progress:
VIDEO: Fitzgerald Speaks Out On Libby Verdict  —  At his post-verdict press conference, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Libby had "lied and obstructed justice in a serious matter.  The results are actually sad.  It's sad that we had a situation where a high-level official …
Ana Marie Cox / Time:   How Libby Came Undone
Patrick J. Buchanan /   Martyr of the War Party
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Juror Explains Libby Verdict: They Felt He Was 'Fall Guy'
Steve Anderson / The Huffington Post:
Pat Buchanan on Libby's conviction: "Poor, poor, pitiful Scooter"
Discussion: SteveAudio
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.
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.
Discussion: Hot Air and Oliver Willis
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 …
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.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Robert Jablon / Associated Press:
US Airways flight diverted to Vegas after security incident in LA  —  LOS ANGELES — An Iraqi immigrant with a suspicious device stuffed into a body cavity was detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday and a Philadelphia-bound jetliner was diverted to Las Vegas because his luggage was aboard, authorities said.
Discussion: Hot Air and JammieWearingFool
Attacks kill 149 Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq  —  HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Insurgents killed 149 Shi'ite pilgrims heading for the holy Iraqi city of Kerbala on Tuesday, including 115 when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in one of the deadliest attacks of the 4-year war.
Discussion: liberal catnip
Ian Black / Guardian:
At least 110 pilgrims die in suicide attacks as US admits extra …
Discussion: Political Animal
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
"Before this is over, you might see calls for his impeachment."  —  Chuck Hagel's historic moment, and what it means for a declining presidency.  —  The rapier is more silver than the moon.  The horse, red eyed and fierce in the California night, is rearing up, and its rider points …
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
NBC IN IRAQ  —  "Finally we feel there is security, it's better" said a man who brought his daughter outside to see the US soldiers.  — NBC News report from Sadr City  —  A great quote from Iraq, the sort a journalist can get every day if they want to.  Last month I wrote of Mike Yon at MilBlogs
Media Matters for America:
Fox's Hill on Clinton's "Southern drawl": "[I]f she was attending, say, a GLAAD convention, would she speak with a lisp?"  —  On the March 6 edition of Fox News Live, while discussing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-NY) March 4 speech and her participation in a commemorative civil rights march in Selma …
Andrew Taylor / ABCNEWS:
Dems Push for Additional Troop Funds  —  Democrats Poised to Add Money for Troop Readiness and Health Care to Iraq Funding Bill  —  House Democrats are pushing to add billions of dollars to President Bush's $93.4 billion request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan …
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Susannah Meadows / Newsweek:
A Would-Be Knight for the Religious Right
White House:
President Bush Discusses Care for America's Returning Wounded …
Matthew Yglesias / American Prospect:
Pity Party  —  The GOP's sad, sad search for a nominee.
Christina Bellantoni / Washington Times:
Webb bill limits Iran fight
Kos / Daily Kos:
Edwards to skip Fox News debate
Pajamas Media:
Rudy Rising: Giuliani on the campaign trail in California
Michelle Locke / Associated Press:
Winemaker Ernest Gallo Dies at Age 97
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Leslie Miller / Associated Press:
Senate: Airport screeners can unionize
Discussion: and Daily Kos
Media Matters for America:
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Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Jeff Gannon Redux
CNN NEWSROOM  —  Lewis "Scooter" Libby Found Guilty on Multiple Counts in CIA Leak Case
Discussion: AMERICAblog