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11:25 PM ET, August 30, 2007

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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Audio of Larry Craig's Bust!  —  Download (2638) |  Play (3482) … Seems that Larry doesn't know what hand his gold ring is on...Sadly, No! has more...
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
FOOT TAPPING AND BATHROOM CRUISING....Yesterday one of my readers emailed to say he was annoyed by all the ignorant blog commentary emanating from straight young whippersnappers on the subject of Larry Craig's restroom shenanigans in Minnesota: … Today, non-whippersnapper blogger …
Steve Karnowski / Associated Press:
Many reports echo details of Craig arrest
Linda Chavez / Human Events:
Abuse of Power  —  There is something more than a little bizarre …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sen. Craig on tape: 'You shouldn't... entrap people'
Discussion: The Politico
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Sources: Thompson announcement on Sept. 6  —  Fred Thompson's campaign-in-waiting will hold a 4 p.m. conference call today with supporters to brief them on plans for the former Tennessee senator's presidential announcement next week, according to an e-mail obtained by Politico.com.
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Rick Klein / Associated Press:
Analysis: Has Fred Thompson Waited Too Long?  —  Former Sen. Fred Thompson's Reluctance to Jump Into '08 Race May Have Cost Him Momentum  —  He was primed to be the summer's big blockbuster and the script was written in advance: A dispirited party finds its great hope in a swashbuckling Southern senator …
Michael Graczyk / Associated Press:
Texas governor spares getaway driver  —  HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry accepted a parole board recommendation Thursday to spare condemned inmate Kenneth Foster, the getaway driver in a 1996 murder who had been scheduled for execution within hours.  —  The sentence had drawn protests …
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New York Times:
Locked, Loaded and Looney  —  As the Army's suicide rate hits record levels in the Iraq war, there's small wonder practically everyone in Congress wants to deal with the parallel emerging crisis of depressed veterans tempted to take their own lives.  Everyone, that is, except Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
THE NEW YORK TIMES' EDITORS think that the phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is in the Constitution.  But then, they believe many things that are demonstrably untrue.  —  UPDATE: More questions about the NYT's constitutional scholarship.  —  ANOTHER UPDATE …
Associated Press:
BREAKING NEWS: Polk judge rules against gay marriage ban  —  A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa's law banning gay marriage.  —  The ruling by Judge Robert Hanson concluded that the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and he ordered the Polk County recorder …
The Nation:
Secret Report: Corruption is "Norm" Within Iraqi Government  —  As Congress prepares to receive reports on Iraq from General David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and readies for a debate on George W. Bush's latest funding request of $50 billion for the Iraq war …
Discussion: RADAMISTO
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Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
US Embassy Report: Iraq Gov't Way Corrupt
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
Chemical Weapons Scare at U.N. Headquarters  —  Brian Ross Reports:  —  United Nations weapons inspectors discovered six to eight vials of a dangerous chemical warfare agent, phosgene, as they were cleaning out offices at a U.N. building in New York, federal authorities tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
New York Times:
U.S. Says Company Bribed Officers for Work in Iraq  —  An American-owned company operating from Kuwait paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to American contracting officers in efforts to win more than $11 million in contracts, the government says in court documents.
Discussion: Pottersville and Prairie Weather
James Janega / Chicago Tribune:
Durbin: Petraeus to warn of low troop morale  —  Following a dinner they shared in Baghdad, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that he expects Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, to report to President Bush and Congress next month that American troops are exhausted by the war effort there.
Laurkorn / CNN Political Ticker:
Warner to announce re-election plans  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Virginia Sen. John Warner, the influential former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will announce his decision on whether or not he will seek re-election at the University of Virginia on Friday.
Discussion: The Debate Link
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Courtney / Feministing:
Not Oprah's Book Club: I Love Female Orgasm  —  It was the night before I had the awesome opportunity to see Barack Obama in-studio on The Daily Show.  I got my The Audacity of Hope and my Obama biography and curled into bed, thinking I would read some passages and get excited about seeing …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
When Fox News Republicans Lie, Democrats Should Tell The Truth  —  Regarding Karen Hanretty's comments in which she invoked the name of Barry Goldwater while she lied about me:  —  I knew Barry Goldwater.  Barry Goldwater was an authentic conservative who believed in political discourse of honesty and civility.
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Fuzzy Math: Stats Scrambled in DOD Iraq Reports  —  "The country is not a one-size-fits-all, a one-description-fits-all.  It's much more a mosaic," the U.S. official in charge of training Iraqi security forces, Lieutenant General James Dubik, told military analysts today on a conference call.
 
 
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IAEA: Iran Cooperating In Nuclear Investigation
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Gonzales Faces Inquiry Into Veracity of His Testimony
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Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Activity Guide  —  Republicans slam Islamic Society convention
Larry LaRocco / The Huffington Post:
Working to Win  —  The 2008 Idaho Senate race is in the national news this week.
Looseheadprop / Firedoglake:
A Consensus AG Nominee?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
More Big Picturing  —  An addendum to Karl's post …
James Pindell / Boston Globe:
Why Wyoming moved  —  Tom Sansonetti is the former Wyoming …
Josh Patashnik / The New Republic:
Hillary's Negatives  —  Karl Rove made waves earlier this month …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
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