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Libby Live: Ari Fleischer One

Libby Live: Ari Fleischer One

Hey, look at the cartoon graphic I found! Or perhaps "pig in the poke to stay out of the pokey"?If you don't know the reference, Patrick Fitzgerald described the process of offering Ari Fleischer immunity "." We'll see whether this particular pig in the poke will be "da bomb."A reminder of housekeeping rules: This is not a transcript. I'm getting as close as I can get. But trust me, I'm not a court reporter!Also, I'll try to post update times. I've been updating every 10-15 minutes (usually at convenient breaks that will drive you crazy). Try to save the servers by updating around the time...

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emptywheel
Jan 29, 2007
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Float-a-phobia

Float-a-phobia

While Michael Schaivo was to remind everyone what a sanctimonious, meddling, holier-than-thou, politically opportunistic tin-eared prick Joe Lieberman was during the difficult last days of his wife’s life (YouTube above), Joe was on a campaign bus.Almost nobody showed up to meet Joe, so it must have been comforting to find that the Kiss Float was trailing him along the way.The Kiss Float and the Lieberman parade caravaned from Naugutuck to Seymour to Ansonia.  While Joe would walk into diners that were virtually empty, the Kiss float provided a wonderful distraction for bored journalists...

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Jane Hamsher
Jul 28, 2006
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Libby Live: Ari Fleischer Two

Libby Live: Ari Fleischer Two

Standard housekeeping warnings. emptywheel? Not a court reporter (in fact, she's the author of )–consider this a decent paraphrase, but not a transcript. And updates? Please consider the servers before you update every minute. Quick note from Pach: It's disorienting to see Ari Fleischer answer this many qustions in a row without dodging, weaving, fogging or lying.  Bizarre indeed!  Pach is off to the Court Room. He said the juror who is gone is the white 30s female who laughs a lot, a travel agent. I'm fairly certain she was one of the jurors, not an alternate.  Don't know who was the first...

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Jan 29, 2007
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About Those Jury Instructions…

About Those Jury Instructions…

Let me start by saying…look, it's .  After all of the work we have put into covering the Libby case, it is lovely to see a bit of recognition of the effort, I have to say, from some of the corporate media types we've worked alongside throughout the trial coverage.  I know that I enjoyed getting to know a number of the folks in the media room — and having them realize that not only were we serious about our trial coverage, but that we had done ALL of the work to know the details, the facts, the intricate interrelationships of the players, and that we'd been covering tis story for years...

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Christy Hardin Smith
Feb 15, 2007
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White House May be Dictating, But We’re Not Stenographers

White House May be Dictating, But We’re Not Stenographers

Ben Smith has an article on , one of the many groups Rahm Emanuel has set up to coordinate messaging among liberal interest groups.There are a variety of vehicles through which this is done — the , , — and they’ve been extremely successful. When the banks told the White House they wouldn’t cooperate with the PPIP plan unless they got their bonuses, and to "ratchet down their rhetoric," the call went out to the liberal interest groups to stay silent too…and silent they remain.Unions are getting their contracts slashed, bank execs are pulling in billions, and how many of the usual suspects...

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Jane Hamsher
Apr 8, 2009
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Libby Live: Judy Four

Libby Live: Judy Four

Buy . Don't refresh wildly. And love one another–oh wait. I mean don't expect a transcript. Folks are wandering into the courtroom. We'll start today where we left yesterday with the fight over what questions Judy should answer. Glad we had it–it got a chance for yet another celebrity, Bob Bennett, to weigh in. No wonder the courtroom is getting so hot.It's Wells' turn to be in his grey suit today, not Fitz. Though Wells' grey suit doesn't look seersuckery at all, as Fitz' did.Walton's in: before we get started, we have a problem with juror 15. Employer said that if there's no law on the...

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Jan 31, 2007
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16 states back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool

16 states back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-alabama-florida-census-2020-us-news-3407a2d05be23972741294bc05838801Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-alabama-florida-census-2020-us-news-3407a2d05be23972741294bc05838801Click to copyRelated topicsORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sixteen other states are backing Alabama’s challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census, the nation’s once-a-decade head count that determines political power and funding.A...

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Southwest Michigan Republicans test positive for COVID-19 after district meeting

Southwest Michigan Republicans test positive for COVID-19 after district meeting

The Detroit News At least four, and potentially more than eight, Michigan Republicans who attended a district meeting at a Portage restaurant on March 25 tested positive for COVID-19 afterward, according to GOP officials.Jason Watts, an Allegan County Republican and the treasurer for the 6th District Republican Committee, has been in the hospital for five days. He tested positive for COVID-19 on April 1 and is certain he was exposed to the virus at the regular meeting of the district organization, he said in a Tuesday phone interview from a hospital room in Grand Rapids."This meeting is...

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N.J. stops J&J vaccinations after federal recommendation, state says

N.J. stops J&J vaccinations after federal recommendation, state says

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy and UPDATE:New Jersey is immediately stopping the administration of the after federal health officials made the Tuesday, the state Health Department said.The move comes after between the ages of 18 and 48 had 6 to 13 days after vaccination.“All New Jersey vaccination sites have been told to cancel or put on hold appointments for the J&J vaccine until further notice,” Health Department Commissioner Judy Persichilli said in a statement Tuesday. “For individuals scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, the Department will work with all vaccination sites to make...

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Fireball meteor burns up over South Florida

Fireball meteor burns up over South Florida

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A sparkling fireball zoomed across the sky near West Palm Beach, Florida on Monday night (April 13), and local news teams and home security systems caught footage of its dramatic descent. @CoralTap Just saw this in the sky from Parkland at 10:16PM. #Meteor pic.twitter.com/E1rqXUbku8The was spotted at about 10 p.m. EDT, when it tumbled from the sky and disintegrated in a sudden flash of light, . Soon after, Jay O'Brien, a reporter for CBS News in West Palm Beach, a...

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California bill that would let recall targets see who signed petition clears Senate committee

California bill that would let recall targets see who signed petition clears Senate committee

California politicians facing recalls would be allowed to see the names of people who sign the petitions to oust them under legislation that cleared its first committee Monday.If passed, it would take effect next year, meaning it would not apply to the expected recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. But leaders of that effort showed up at the Capitol in opposition to the proposal, saying it would discourage people from signing future petitions for fear of retaliation.“This is a dangerous and reckless bill,” said Orrin Heatlie,  of the Newsom recall. “It would stifle the...

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Nevada Assembly votes to abolish death penalty

Nevada Assembly votes to abolish death penalty

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — The Nevada Assembly voted Tuesday to abolish the death penalty and reduces all current death sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole.The Assembly voted 26-16 to send AB 395 to the Senate. The proposal is retroactive, meaning while it abolishes any further death sentences, any current sentences would be changed to life in prison without the possibility of release.In order to become law, the Democratic-controlled Senate would have to approve the proposal and Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak would have to sign it.“The death penalty is broken,”...

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DeSantis wants voters’ signatures to match. Would his pass the test?

DeSantis wants voters’ signatures to match. Would his pass the test?

/If the Florida governor gets his way, mail-in ballot signatures would have to match the most recent signature on file with the state. His own signature history shows how autographs evolve. Ronald DeSantis had just turned 30 when the up-and-coming prosecutor sent a Mayport Navy sailor to prison for six years on child pornography charges. DeSantis’ signature on the 2008 plea agreement was crisp and elegant: A sharp “R” to start; a stately “D” for Dion, his middle name; and “DeSantis” written with an artistic flourish.Over the next 13 years, DeSantis’ signature would evolve from the neat...

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Dallas elementary school teacher arrested for child pornography

Dallas elementary school teacher arrested for child pornography

A North Texas first-grade teacher is behind bars after police said they found sexually explicit images of very young children on his computer. Kevin Rayo, 26, was arrested Monday at his home in Dallas and charged with the possession of child pornography. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, investigators found multiple images depicting children as young as 3 years old engaging in sexual intercourse with an adult male on Rayo's computer.He told the investigators he got links to the images from his cousin who lives outside of the United States, the affidavit states. Rayo taught 6 and...

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Pope asks US bishop to resign after cover-up investigation

Pope asks US bishop to resign after cover-up investigation

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/crookston-minnesota-pope-francis-sexual-abuse-by-clergy-bernard-hebda-b5831babece05f314f257fe58ba7140fClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/crookston-minnesota-pope-francis-sexual-abuse-by-clergy-bernard-hebda-b5831babece05f314f257fe58ba7140fClick to copyRelated topicsROME (AP) — A bishop in Minnesota resigned Tuesday at the request of Pope Francis after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse, officials said.The Vatican said Francis accepted the resignation of Crookston...

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Boba shortage: Bay Area and the rest of the U.S. may soon have no bubbles for tea

Boba shortage: Bay Area and the rest of the U.S. may soon have no bubbles for tea

The U.S. is entering a boba crisis.Shipping containers from Asia are , delaying the arrival of much of the country’s supply of chewy tapioca balls. Boba wholesalers say their orders of boba just aren’t arriving, and they have no idea when they’ll get them. That means boba tea shops all over the Bay Area — and the rest of the country — are running out of their namesake boba.“In the next week or so, tapioca will be a luxury because no one is going to have it,” said Tommy Huang, senior sales manager at Hayward’s Leadway International Inc., one of the biggest boba suppliers in Northern...

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Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County, Virginia, is now an International Dark Sky Park - News Break

Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County, Virginia, is now an International Dark Sky Park - News Break

Sky Meadows State Park near Front Royal in Fauquier County, Virginia, has been awarded International Dark Sky Park along with Natural Bridge State Park in Rockbridge County, Virginia.Winter stars are seen over the Mount Bleak House, in Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia. (Image: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)The (IDA) has announced that they have awarded International Dark Sky Park status to in Fauquier County and in Rockbridge County.Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County is located just 30 minutes from the town of Front Royal. Both parks are in the state of Virginia....

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More than 5,000 people attend illegal party in Tonto National Forest

More than 5,000 people attend illegal party in Tonto National Forest

The Tonto National Forest requires a permit application to be submitted and approved for all gatherings of over 75 people. Officials say the regulation is for everyone's safety, especially when they are not prepared with enough law enforcement. More than 5,000 people gathered last weekend in the Tonto National Forest northeast of for an party that was broken up by U.S. Forest Service personnel, according to authorities. Officers patrolling in the Sycamore Creek area Saturday night came across the unauthorized gathering. "So basically, a Facebook meet-up. They want to throw a brochure, a...

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Florida House condemns Democratic Socialism in resolution

Florida House condemns Democratic Socialism in resolution

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/bernie-sanders-socialism-us-news-florida-104462038bd46cb580c1e7b66b81a8cdClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/bernie-sanders-socialism-us-news-florida-104462038bd46cb580c1e7b66b81a8cdClick to copyRelated topicsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House took the unusual step of denouncing democratic socialism Tuesday with the sponsor of a non-binding resolution invoking the name of the country’s most prominent champion of the ideology, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, in calling it a threat to American democracy.Though the resolution has little...

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Michigan at 'record high' for COVID-19 hospitalizations of children | Bridge Michigan

Michigan at 'record high' for COVID-19 hospitalizations of children | Bridge Michigan

DismissFirst-time donations are being matched!There's no better time to . Not only does your gift to our nonprofit newsroom help us grow our staff, but gifts from first-time donors will also be matched by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and the Herrick Foundation.Pay with VISAPay with MasterCardPay with American ExpressRohem Stamey, 12, suffers from a rare COVID-19 complication affecting children known as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C (photo provided by Mission Hospital)Share This:Share This:Children aren't immune to COVID-19. They can get sick, just like...

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Variant first spotted in New York detected in Nebraska

Variant first spotted in New York detected in Nebraska

NewsThe Department of Health and Human Services has identified the state's first case of a variant initially spotted in New York.OMAHA, Neb. -- A new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nebraska. The Department of Health and Human Services has identified the state's first case of a variant initially spotted in New York. The variant case was reported out of Douglas County. The particular variant has been spreading across the nation, mainly in the northeast part of the country. It is unknown how the contagiousness and severity of the New York strain compare to COVID-19 or other...

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Return the National Parks to the Tribes

Return the National Parks to the Tribes

The jewels of America’s landscape should belong to America’s original peoples.Photographs by Katy GrannanEditor’s note: This article is part of a new series called “”    Image above: Glacier National Park, in Montana, as seen from the Blackfeet Reservation, near Duck Lake.This article was published online on April 12, 2021.members of a California state militia called the Mariposa Battalion became the first white men to lay eyes on Yosemite Valley. The group was largely made up of miners. They had been scouring the western slopes of the Sierra when they happened upon the granite valley that...

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Offices are still dangerous places, Bay Area residents say in COVID poll

Offices are still dangerous places, Bay Area residents say in COVID poll

By | | Bay Area News GroupHalf of Bay Area residents believe working in an office is still risky, according a new poll from a prominent business group, reflecting the difficulties big employers may have in bringing workers back after more than a year of social distancing.About one in five of those surveyed said working in the office was “very unsafe,” while a third described it as “somewhat unsafe” in a poll of 1,000 registered voters for the Bay Area Council.But other experiences — from dining inside to attending sports events — were deemed even riskier by respondents, the poll...

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Have you seen this child? Quinn Clifford

Have you seen this child? Quinn Clifford

Associated childrenAssociated companionsCase handled byBuilding poster   Case handled byPosters use the entire page. For best print results configure your printer settings as follows:

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The bizarre push to kill more of Montana’s wolves, explained

The bizarre push to kill more of Montana’s wolves, explained

This story is part of , a new Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis.Late this winter, Greg Gianforte, Montana’s recently elected Republican governor, trapped and shot a male wolf just outside the boundary of Yellowstone National Park at a private ranch owned by his pal Robert E. Smith, a director of the conservative Sinclair Broadcasting Group (a former campaign donor).Hunting wolves is legal in Montana, and Gianforte later told the that he’d been after one for five years. “I put a lot of time in over many, many years and not every...

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