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9:00 PM ET, August 27, 2007

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John McArdle / Roll Call:
Craig Arrested, Pleads Guilty Following Incident in Airport Restroom  —  Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men's public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
GOP Senator Larry Craig Arrested For "Lewd Conduct" In Men's Room  —  Breaking news from Roll Call: … Here's what Craig did that day, according to the incident report filed by plainclothes officer Dave Karsina: … A very quick check of Craig's record on gay issues turns up the fact …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Larry Craig's pro-Romney video taken down  —  Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) — who has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with an incident where he allegedly solicited a plainclothes police officer in a men's restroom — is one of Mitt Romney's top backers in the Senate.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Sen. Larry Craig arrested in June on suspicion of "lewd conduct" in public restroom; Update: Big misunderstanding, says Craig; Update: Craig resigns from Romney campaign  —  The page at Roll Call is down due to server overload but you can read the nuts and bolts at Political Wire.
Pam Spaulding / AMERICAblog:
Breaking: U.S. Senator Larry Craig busted for lewd conduct in airport men's room
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Larry Handlin / ArchPundit:
Unfortunate Moments in Eating Your Own Words
Discussion: Eschaton
CNN Political Ticker:
Republican senator arrested, reportedly for lewd conduct
Discussion: The Politico
Washington Post:   Idaho Senator Arrested in Airport
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Gonzales Resigns as Attorney General  —  ­ Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned.  A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.
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Think Progress:
CNN: Bush Plans To Install Inexperienced, Bush Loyalist Clay Johnson At Homeland Security  —  This morning, CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reported that "very senior level sources" inside the administration are telling her that Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff will replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
CNN:
Attorney General Gonzales resigns, officials say  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, senior administration officials told CNN Monday.  —  Many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have long called for his ouster after the firing of several U.S. attorneys in 2006.
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns … RSS Feeds (What's This?)  E-Mail Newsletter |  Live Discussions |  Politics Podcast (FAQ)  —  PHOTOS AND VIDEO FROM POLITICS > … P3: Post Politics Podcast  —  Political headlines, interviews, audio reports, and more.  —  Listen: MP3
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Meet the (Temporary) New Attorney General
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
RECESS APPOINTMENT  —  Judged by the standards of our history …
Discussion: TalkLeft and MyDD
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Bush: "It's Sad" that Gonzales Resigned
Washington Post:   Gonzales-Bush Loyalty a Two-Way Street
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:   Alberto Gonzales' Resignation Speech: That One Odd Line
Atrios / Eschaton:
On Raising Money  —  One problem that the "netroots," whatever that is, has is that there's tendency by Democrats to see it as just another player in the interest group checklist politics game.  So, sometimes "this will piss off the blogs" is a consideration, and a similar one to …
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Catherine Donaldson-Evans / Fox News:
Washington Post, Other Newspapers Won't Run 'Opus' Cartoon Mocking Radical Islam  —  A popular comic strip that poked fun at the Rev. Jerry Falwell without incident one week ago was deemed too controversial to run over the weekend because this time it took a humorous swipe at Muslim fundamentalists.
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov:
Lunar Eclipse Diagrams  —  The following diagrams show the Moon's path through Earth's shadows (higher resolution versions of the above figure).  The times of major stages of the eclipse are given for a number of time zones in North America.  Please choose the diagram for your own time zone.
Discussion: Amygdala
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Firefighters to endorse Dodd  —  Chris Dodd's campaign is set this week to announce a quite major labor endorsement: the International Association of Firefighters, according to a source familiar with the plans.  —  The endorsement comes as something as a surprise.
New York Times:
Unauthorized Enjoyment of Song Irks Law Firm  —  It sounds like the setup for a joke: a law firm picks a fight with a legal blogger over the leak of an internal song celebrating — well, itself.  —  First, the song: after the law firm Nixon Peabody was named to Fortune magazine's 2007 list …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: A Socialist Plot  —  We offer free education because giving every child a fair chance is the American way.  And we should guarantee health care to every child, for the same reason.
 
 
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