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12:00 PM ET, August 28, 2007


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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 …
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Faiz / Think Progress:
Former H.W. Bush justice appointee 'looking very good.'
Discussion: MSNBC
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Gonzales Dug His Own Grave, and Many Are Happy to Dance on It
Discussion: Think Progress and TIME
Associated Press:
President Ahmadinejad Says Iran Ready to Fill Power Vacuum in Iraq  —  TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Tuesday that a power vacuum is imminent in Iraq and said that Iran was ready to help fill the gap.  —  "The political power of the occupiers is collapsing rapidly …
Confederate Yankee:
Bad Reporting After Bad  —  We've been over—and debunked—this story before: … As conclusively proved by interviewing three ammunition manufacturers last week, the military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have little or nothing to do with police ammunition shortages in the United States.
Candace Rondeaux / Washington Post:
Police Feel Wartime Pinch on Ammo
New York Times:
Iraq Weapons Are a Focus of Criminal Investigations  —  Several federal agencies are investigating a widening network of criminal cases involving the purchase and delivery of billions of dollars of weapons, supplies and other matériel to Iraqi and American forces, according to American officials.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
House to Hold Hearings on Two New Reports on Iraq  —  The House will hold hearings next week on two key reports assessing political and military conditions in Iraq, jump-starting the debate over President Bush's strategy even before long-awaited testimony by Army Gen. David H. Petraeus …
Discussion: Think Progress
David Streitfeld / Los Angeles Times:
Blight moves in after foreclosures  —  NOBODY'S HOME: Northridge resident Israel Del Pino lives next door to this five-bedroom house in foreclosure.  He and Michael McKenna, the neighbor on the other side, are worried about the swimming pool breeding mosquitoes that could carry the West Nile virus.
Discussion: Eschaton and Shakespeare's Sister
Counterterror chief on al-Qaida's plans  —  The head of the National Counterterrorism Center speaks out on Al Qaeda's plans, America's readiness—and the nature of the war on terror.  —  Retired Vice Admiral John Scott Redd, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, says …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
Our View - Tuesday  —  What a tangled web  —  Excuses for secrecy keep getting weaker  —  What do you do when critics call the legality of your secret spying program into question?  If you're the Bush administration, you defend it, by becoming ever more secretive and by claiming to be above the law.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Early primary heat? Bask in it
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Robert E. Rector / Heritage Foundation:
How Poor Are America's Poor?  Examining the "Plague" of Poverty in America
Discussion: Redstate
Jim Snyder / The Hill:
Edwards criticizes Clinton at presidential forum
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Media Analysis Is Off on GOP Race
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A Conservative Insider More at Home in the Law Than in Policy
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Peter Robinson / The Corner:
My Wife Takes a Rather Different View
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
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Robin Wright / Washington Post:
After Tour of Duty in Iraq, Graham Backs 'Surge'
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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