Breaking: Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Indicted

MSNBC and CNN broke the news late this morning, and the wire services were not far behind with details. [Links follow the jump…]

Stevens is up for re-election this year – and it's more than a buit noteworthy that the Republican senator, a former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee,  is being indicted by a GOP-dominated Justice Department in connection with a marathon federal investigation into corrupt dealings involving Stevens's family in Alaska.

More:
Anchorage Daily News online cover story
TPMmuckraker: Financial Disclosure Forms at Center of Steven's False Statements
• CNN: Stevens was caught completely off guard by indictment, colleague says
TPMmuckraker: Sen. Ted Stevens Took Undisclosed Gifts Worth $250K, Including Viking Gas Grill
Roll Call: Stevens Resigns from Two Committees

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