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President Bush's former press secretary testified in court today against Vice President Cheney's former top aide.  What did Ari Fleischer say about what "Scooter" Libby knew and when he knew it?  What's being revealed about a notoriously secretive White House?  Also, a foiled plot against Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Sistani, and Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro has been put to death.

Producers:
Vanessa Romo
Dan Konecky
Frances Anderton

Making News Fierce Battle outside Najaf, Plot to Kill Grand Ayotallah Foiled 6 MIN, 17 SEC

After yesterday's 24-hour battle near the Shiite city of Najaf, more is being learned about the combatants and their objectives.  It's reported that they might have been trying to kill the Ayatollah Sistani, one of the Muslim world's most important clerics.  Liz Sly reports from Baghdad for the Chicago Tribune.

Guests:
Liz Sly, Washington Post (@lizsly)

Main Topic More Revelations from Inside the Bush White House 33 MIN, 9 SEC

At Washington's most political trial in a decade, President Bush's former press secretary testified today against Vice President Cheney's former top aide. Ari Fleischer demanded immunity against prosecution himself before he would talk about when Lewis "Scooter" Libby knew that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent.  The case is as much about politics as it is about perjury.  We hear from journalists, Republican strategists and legal experts about how the case is casting new light on an administration that's notoriously secretive.

Guests:
Evan Perez, Wall Street Journal (@evanperez)
Terry Holt, Republican strategist
Dana Milbank, Washington Post (@Milbank)
William Banks, Syracuse University
Stephen Solomon, Professor of First Amendment Law at New York University

Reporter's Notebook Goodbye, Barbaro: Much-loved Racehorse Euthanized 9 MIN, 24 SEC

Barbaro, the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby, gained sympathy all over the world after breaing down in his next race, the Preakness.  Veterinarians and trainers have been working since May to keep Barbaro alive, but today they gave up the battle and put him to death. Ray Paulick, Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse, has more on what may have become one of the great racehorses of history.  

Guests:
Ray Paulick, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse

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