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9:00 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.
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Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
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.
Dan Popkey / Idaho Statesman:
Men's room arrest reopens questions about Sen. Larry Craig  —  Idaho senator pleads guilty to disorderly conduct after incident at Minnesota airport that echoes previous allegation of homosexual conduct.  —  Sen. Larry Craig, who in May told the Idaho Statesman he had never engaged in homosexual acts …
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 …
Idaho Statesman:
Updated: 7:30 p.m. — Larry Craig quits Romney campaign as news of men's room arrest spreads  —  U.S. Sen. Larry Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct this month after his arrest in a Minneapolis airport men's room by an undercover officer who said Craig was sending signals that he wanted to have sex.
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.
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.
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 …
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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.
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
Why Gonzales Finally Caved
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Randy Furst / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Anti-authoritarian group to strategize this weekend for convention protests  —  The anarchists' plans, which don't include getting a permit, could include confrontational tactics.  —  A group of activists who describe themselves as "anarchists and anti-authoritarians" will hold …
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Organized Anarchists For Authoritarianism
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Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Big Source of Clinton's Cash Is an Unlikely Address  —  Family's Donations  —  Closely Track Those  —  Of Top Fund-Raiser  —  DALY CITY, Calif. — One of the biggest sources of political donations to Hillary Rodham Clinton is a tiny, lime-green bungalow that lies under the flight path from San Francisco International Airport.
Discussion: The Swamp, Don Surber and TPMCafe blogs
Jeanna Bryner / Yahoo! News:
Gay Unions Sanctioned in Medieval Europe  —  Civil unions between male couples existed around 600 years ago in medieval Europe, a historian now says.  —  Historical evidence, including legal documents and gravesites, can be interpreted as supporting the prevalence of homosexual relationships hundreds …
TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Late Nite FDL: Pansies, Perverts, and Pedophiles  —  Can we please as a culture agree stop pretending that Republicans aren't a bunch of effete pussies?  Bill Frist?  Hello?  He makes Ru Paul look like Dog the Bounty Hunter.  —  Why won't anybody call these guys out?  Ralph Reed?
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
After Tour of Duty in Iraq, Graham Backs 'Surge'  —  Senator Cautions Against Withdrawal Of Troops This Year  —  After serving two weeks of reserve duty in Iraq, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) yesterday called for continuation of the "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq and warned that any decision …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
 
 
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