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8:35 AM ET, August 29, 2007

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Idaho Statesman:
UPDATED 5:11 p.m. — Craig insists 'I am not gay,' police say he sought information for lawyer  —  Sen. Larry Craig insisted today "I am not gay" and lashed out at the Idaho Statesman for a "witchhunt" that led him to plead guilty to a disorderly conduct charge — a plea he hoped would make the charge go away.
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Slate:
SLATE EDITORS SQUABBLE ABOUT THE IDAHO SENATOR'S BATHROOM ARREST.  —  When the news of Sen. Larry Craig's arrest and guilty plea for lewd conduct broke Monday evening, it set off a vigorous e-mail squabble among Slate editors.  Some of us thought the arrest was justified, others were appalled …
NewWest:
Just a Couple of Questions About the Larry Craig Scandal  —  I'd rather have strep throat than think too hard about Idaho politics.  That is, until a scandal like this Larry Craig mess happens.  And then general desire to not think about politics is overcome by incessant media attention …
Washington Wire:
Sen. Craig: 'I Am Not Gay'
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Fox News:
Senator Larry Craig: 'I am Not Gay'
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Idaho Senator Asserts: 'I Never Have Been Gay'
Discussion: The Reaction and OregonLive.com
New York Times:
Obstacles Keep Iraqi Refugees From U.S.  —  Despite a stepped-up commitment from the United States to take in Iraqis who are in danger because they worked for the American government and military, very few are signing up to go, resettlement officials say.  —  The reason, Iraqis say …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and ParaPundit
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Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
Crossing Anbar  —  We've been getting some reports about the improvement in security in Anbar in the last few months but little was said about the highway that runs across the province.  —  The several hundred kilometer western section of the international highway is technically Iraq's second …
Agence France Presse:
Bush raises specter of nuclear 'holocaust'
Thomas E. Ricks / Washington Post:
Bush Wants $50 Billion More for Iraq War  —  Planned Request Signals Confidence That Congress Won't Prevail on Pullout  —  President Bush plans to ask Congress next month for up to $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq, a White House official said yesterday …
BBC:
US 'seizes Iranian group in Iraq'  —  Seven Iranians working for the Iranian Electricity Ministry have been arrested by US forces in Baghdad, the Iranian embassy says.  —  A spokesman told the BBC the embassy had contacted the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and would send a formal protest letter in the morning.
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Edmund Blair / Reuters:
Iran says ready to fill vacuum in Iraq left by U.S.
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
London editor prays for nuclear attack on Israel  —  The editor of an Arabic daily newspaper published in London said in an interview on Lebanese television that he would dance in Trafalgar Square if Iranian missiles hit Israel.  —  Talking about Iran's nuclear capability on ANB Lebanese television …
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Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Summertime - and after Katrina, life still ain't easy  —  Two years after hurricane, frustration grows at sluggish rebuilding of New Orleans  —  The King of New Orleans, Fats Domino, is one of the few optimistic people in the still devastated city.  "Everybody is doing the best they can.
Discussion: USA Today and Jules Crittenden
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Rachel Dry / The Trail:
Bush's Hurricane Damage
Marc Santora / New York Times:
Republicans Plan to Penalize States on Primaries  —  The Republican National Committee plans to penalize at least four states holding early primaries, including New Hampshire and Florida, by refusing to seat at least half their delegates at the party's national convention in 2008, a party official said Tuesday.
Discussion: The Right's Field and eyeon08.com
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Tim Padgett / Time:
Will Dean's War on Florida Backfire?
Discussion: MyDD and Sisyphus Shrugged
Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Big Dem fundraiser wanted on swindling charges  —  The Los Angeles Times reports on this website tonight and in Wednesday's print editions that a major Democratic Party fundraiser named Norman Hsu is wanted by authorities for skipping out on an agreement to serve up to three years in prison …
Yoav Stern / Haaretz:
Hezbollah to file lawsuits against Israel for damage caused in war  —  Hezbollah is planning to file a host of lawsuits against Israel over the damages it caused during the Second Lebanon War.  Lebanese individuals with dual citizenship will file the suits in the countries where they hold citizenship.
Cpl. Mark Finelli / Newsweek:
Why We Need a Draft: A Marine's Lament  —  He was in the firefights of Fallujah.  He saw gaps in America's arsenal that he believes can only be filled when America's elite puts its sons on the battlefield.  A plea for selective service.  —  "Maybe we would have only lost those three instead of 13 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Major Taliban Engagement Ends In Rout  —  Taliban forces ambushed American and Afghan troops in Kandahar province today — and now probably wish they hadn't.  They killed one Afghan soldier and wounded three others, but lost over 100 men when the Americans called airstrikes down on their position:
Discussion: Telegraph and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
 
 
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