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3:12 AM ET, August 28, 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.
Hugh Hewitt /
Senator Craig Should Resign  —  Today.  —  I realize that I did not say this about Senator Vitter, but Craig's behavior is so reckless and repulsive that an immediate exit is required.  —  UPDATE: Craig's statement this afternoon: … I don't believe him.  Read the statement by the arresting officer.
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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
As If 2008 Wasn't Going To Be Tough Enough  —  Larry Craig, the Republican Senator from Idaho, paid a visit to Minneapolis in June, and apparently wanted the full tour of the Twin Cities.  He went from the airport men's room to the hoosegow by the most direct route after attempting to importune …
Pam Spaulding / AMERICAblog:
Breaking: U.S. Senator Larry Craig busted for lewd conduct in airport men's room  —  He pleaded guilty, folks.  This was kept under wraps for some time.  The question is, will he take pointers from Florida State Rep Bob Allen when he discusses his public foray into man-on-man action for the press?
Larry Handlin / ArchPundit:
Unfortunate Moments in Eating Your Own Words
Discussion: Jesus' General
CNN Political Ticker:
Republican senator arrested, reportedly for lewd conduct
Discussion: The Politico
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Senator Pleads Guilty After Arrest at Airport
Discussion: Roger Ailes
Washington Post:
GOP Senator Pleaded Guilty After Restroom Arrest
Discussion: Prairie Weather
GOP senator fined after airport arrest
Discussion: Rook's Rant
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Larry Craig [hilzoy]
Ragnar / The Jawa Report:   Is Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) a Perv?
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:   Senator Craig withdraws from Romney campaign role
Sidney Blumenthal / Salon:
Why did Gonzales resign?  —  Without Karl Rove around to give him his orders, and with the investigations closing in, "Fredo" had nowhere to turn.  —  Alberto Gonzales, right, and Karl Rove, left, at the swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings in Washington, Jan. 31, 2005.
New York Times:
The House Lawyer Departs  —  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has finally done something important to advance the cause of justice.  He has resigned.  But his departure alone cannot remove the dark cloud that hangs over the Justice Department.  President Bush needs to choose a new attorney general …
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal and Salon
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Final Chance for Fresh Start
Discussion: The RBC and Corrente
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
Why Gonzales Finally Caved
Discussion: Angry Bear
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.
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 and AMERICAN DIGEST
France's Sarkozy raises prospect of Iran airstrikes  —  In his first major foreign policy speech, French president says diplomatic push by world's powers to rein in Tehran's nuclear program is only alternative to 'Iranian bomb or bombing of Iran'  —  French President Nicolas Sarkozy …
USA Today:
San Francisco hopes to reverse black flight  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Wayne Cooksey joined the flight of African-Americans from this city last year to escape soaring rents and buy a home.  Michael Higgenbotham left six years ago for a safer neighborhood and better schools for his three children.
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