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7:25 AM ET, March 7, 2007

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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 …
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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.
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
For an Opaque White House, A Reflection of New Scrutiny  —  Shortly before he was inaugurated for his second term, President Bush was asked why no one was held responsible for the mistakes of the first.  "We had an accountability moment," he replied, "and that's called the 2004 elections."
Neil A. Lewis / New York Times:
Libby Guilty of Lying in C.I.A. Leak Case
Discussion: The Vanity Press
Ana Marie Cox / Time:   How Libby Came Undone
Patrick J. Buchanan / Townhall.com:   Martyr of the War Party
White House:
Press Briefing by Dana Perino
Discussion: First Draft
Steve Anderson / The Huffington Post:
Pat Buchanan on Libby's conviction: "Poor, poor, pitiful Scooter"
Washington Post:
Libby 'Pilloried' For Leak, Panel Members Believed
Discussion: Seeing the Forest
Reuters:
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
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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
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.
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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 …
Reuters:
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
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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 …
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 …
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
Michelle Locke / Associated Press:
Winemaker Ernest Gallo Dies at Age 97  —  BERKELEY, Calif. — Ernest Gallo, who parlayed $5,900 and a wine recipe from a public library into the world's largest winemaking empire, died Tuesday at his home in Modesto.  He was 97.  "He passed away peacefully this afternoon surrounded by his family …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
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 …
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
AI Cited for Unlicensed Practice of Law  —  A web-based "expert system" that helped users prepare bankruptcy filings for a fee made too many decisions to be considered a clerical tool, an appeals court said last week, ruling that the software was effectively practicing law without a license.
Discussion: Techdirt
 
 
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White House:
President Bush Discusses Care for America's Returning Wounded …
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
Matthew Yglesias / American Prospect:
Pity Party  —  The GOP's sad, sad search for a nominee.
Christina Bellantoni / Washington Times:
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Kos / Daily Kos:
Edwards to skip Fox News debate
Pajamas Media:
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