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5:50 PM ET, March 7, 2007

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Washington Post:
The Libby Verdict  —  The serious consequences of a pointless Washington scandal  —  THE CONVICTION of I. Lewis Libby on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of justice was grounded in strong evidence and what appeared to be careful deliberation by a jury.
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Opinion Journal:
The Libby Travesty  —  Mr. Bush owes the former aide a pardon, and an apology.  —  The word "guilty" had barely crossed the airwaves yesterday in the perjury case of Scooter Libby before critics were calling it proof that President Bush "lied us into war" and demanding that Dick Cheney be strung up next.
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Guess Libby's Pardon Date, Win a T-Shirt  —  The verdict is in!  Now it's time for the In the Loop Pardon Scooter Contest!  Yes, simply pick the date that President Bush will pardon Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who, according to federal sentencing guidelines …
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
JUST ANOTHER THIRD RATE BURGLARY....Shorter Washington Post …
Discussion: The RBC
Associated Press:
Evangelical leader says Giuliani's divorce a problem … NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Southern Baptist leader said Tuesday that evangelical voters might tolerate a divorced presidential candidate, but they have deep doubts about GOP hopeful Rudy Giuliani, who has been married three times.
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Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
McCain seeks independents' primary votes  —  Sen. John McCain's campaign is mounting a stealth effort to change Republican presidential nomination rules in California to allow independents to vote in the Feb. 5 primary, party and campaign officials in the state have told The Washington Times.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Giuliani Solidifies Lead in Republican Nomination Poll
Discussion: Pollster
Abraham Rabinovich / The Australian:
Iranian general 'seeking asylum in US'  —  A RETIRED Iranian general who went missing in Turkey last month has defected and sought asylum in the US, according to a well-connected Arabic newspaper published in London.  —  The newspaper, al-Shark al-Awsat, cited "high-profile" …
Discussion: QandO and Wizbang
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Pajamas Media:
PANIC IN TEHRAN  —  The disappearance and possible defection of former Iranian deputy defense minister Ali Reza Asgari has the Iranian government deeply worried — and for good reason.  —  Meir Javedanfar, an expert on Iran and co-author of an upcoming book on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, reports.
Alberto R. Gonzales / USA Today:
They lost my confidence  —  Attorneys' dismissals were related to performance, not to politics.  —  As any employer or manager knows, the handling of personnel matters — especially the termination of employees — is one of the most challenging tasks in any business.
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The Raw Story:
Soviet-era compound in northern Poland was site of secret CIA interrogation, detentions  —  US, Britain asked Poland to join clandestine program  —  POLAND — The CIA operated an interrogation and short-term detention facility for suspected terrorists within a Polish intelligence training school …
Washington Post:
Domenici Hires Top Attorney for Ethics Investigation  —  Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) has hired a top defense attorney to handle the pending ethics investigation into allegations that he pressured a federal prosecutor to bring indictments against New Mexico Democrats on the eve of the 2006 elections.
Discussion: MyDD and Heath Haussamen …
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Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Senior aide implicated
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web  —  Law Students Feel Lasting Effects of Anonymous Attacks  —  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, has published in top legal journals and completed internships at leading institutions in her field.  So when the Yale law student interviewed with 16 firms for a job this summer …
Discussion: Feministing, Techdirt and The BLT
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"For many people the Internet has become a scarlet letter, an albatross."
Discussion: Majikthise
Phyllis Chesler / Times of London:
How my eyes were opened to the barbarity of Islam  —  Is it racist to condemn fanaticism?  —  Once I was held captive in Kabul.  I was the bride of a charming, seductive and Westernised Afghan Muslim whom I met at an American college.  The purdah I experienced was relatively posh …
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
Iranian politics and Iranian nukes  —  William Perry's account of Iran at today's Burkle Center symposium was more or less as follows:  —  * The Iranians are years, but not many years, from being nuclear-armed, or at least in a position where they can't be stopped from becoming nuclear-armed.
Discussion: TAPPED and The Huffington Post
Reuters:
Burqa-clad Taliban leader caught as NATO attacks  —  KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan soldiers have captured a Taliban leader who tried to flee a security operation in the south dressed in a burqa, NATO said on Wednesday.  —  Tuesday's capture in Kandahar province came as NATO launched a major offensive …
Discussion: QandO, Polimom Says and The Jawa Report
Associated Press:
Boston woman sues for child-rearing costs after failed abortion  —  BOSTON —A Boston woman who gave birth after a failed abortion has filed a lawsuit against two doctors and Planned Parenthood seeking the costs of raising her child.  —  The complaint was filed by Jennifer Raper, 45 …
 
 
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Anthony Lewis / New York Times:
Not All Sources Are Equal
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Conservative Democrats Assert Power
Discussion: Donklephant
Opinion Journal:
Notes From Baghdad  —  Open liquor stores and other signs of the surge's success.
Jewcy.com:
The Tory and the Masochist  —  Blog Criticism by a National …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Michael Steen / Reuters:
Borat seen as human rights victim by U.S. government
Discussion: Attytood, Defamer and Wonkette
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Contextualizing the Fox News Fight
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Whither Karl and Dick?
 Earlier Items: 
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Colbert Explains Why Libby Was Found Guilty
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Muslim Websites Target Georgia Motorist for Death (sticky)
Paul Mirengoff / News Bloggers Blog:
Cenk Uygur — hysterical and dishonest, Part One
Discussion: Power Line
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
As to the Direction of the Roberts Court: The Jury Is Still Out
Dave Astor / Editor and Publisher:
Two More Newspapers Drop Ann Coulter's Column
Discussion: Horses Mouth
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
'Family Values' Chutzpah
Omaha World-Herald:
Hagel acts like he's already running
Reuters:
Wired Iraqi man triggers scare at L.A. airport