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6:00 PM ET, August 28, 2007

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ABCNEWS:
Craig to Hold Press Conference: Will He Resign?  —  Idaho Republican Is Expected to Discuss His Guilty Plea in Public Restroom Incident  —  Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, is seen during a 2006 hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Craig pleaded guilty on Aug. 8, 2007, to misdemeanor disorderly conduct …
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
WHAT DID SEN. CRAIG ACTUALLY DO?  —  We've had lots of back and forth discussion here internally about what conduct by Sen. Craig in that Minneapolis airport restroom was actually illegal.  We've posted the arrest report, so take a look and reach your own conclusions.  —  Leering stares, foot tapping, a lingering presence.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Romney links Craig with Bill Clinton  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  In his interview on CNBC's Kudlow & Company (which will air later this afternoon), Mitt Romney had some sharp words for Sen. Larry Craig, who had endorsed the former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign and was his Idaho chairman.
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 …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CRAIG'S CATCH-22  —  Following up on David's post below on what Craig 'did', I have to imagine this was one of those catch-22s that Craig really had no way out of.  I'm going to assume for the sake of the discussion that the gestures Craig is described as making are ones easily recognizable as soliciting sex.
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
How Did News Outlets Miss Senator's Arrest for Nearly Three Months?  —  NEW YORK The revelation late Monday that Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested nearly three months ago for allegedly making sexual advances in a men's room raises the issue of how such an action could occur without the press reporting it.
Fox News:
Senator Larry Craig: 'I am Not Gay'
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Craig's Bathroom Bust Statement: "I am Not Gay!"
Discussion: Firedoglake and TalkLeft
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
GOP leaders ask ethics probe of Craig
Matt / Think Progress:
Brownback on Craig: It's 'not good,' 'very odd.'
Discussion: The Right's Field
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.
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Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
"San Francisco hopes to reverse black flight"
Discussion: American Thinker
White House:
President Bush Addresses the 89th Annual National Convention of the American Legion  —  Fact Sheet: Making America Safer by Defeating Extremists in the Middle East  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you all.  Please be seated.  Commander, thank you very much for the invitation to come.
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Matt / Think Progress:   Bush fear-mongers Iranian 'nuclear holocaust.'
Olivier Knox / Agence France Presse:
US warns Iran over Iraq, nuclear program
The Raw Story:
US PREPARING 'MASSIVE' MILITARY ATTACK AGAINST IRAN: STUDY  —  The United States has the capacity for and may be prepared to launch without warning a massive assault on Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, as well as government buildings and infrastructure, using long-range bombers and missiles, according to a new analysis.
CNN Political Ticker:
Castro calls Clinton-Obama ticket 'invincible'  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Add another name to the list of political observers who think a Clinton-Obama ticket would be unbeatable: Cuban leader Fidel Castro.  —  In an editorial in Cuba's communist party newspaper, Granma, the ailing dictator …
Discussion: The Hill
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Anita Snow / Associated Press:
Castro essay criticizes 2008 candidates
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
McCain qualifies for public funds  —  John McCain on Tuesday became the first 2008 presidential candidate to be found eligible to receive taxpayer dollars for the primary election.  —  McCain's application and qualification for the funds is likely to be interpreted by opponents as a desperate move …
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
GottaLaff / Cliff Schecter:
Lieberman as next Attorney General?  —  That's what Marjorie Cohn is saying on The Thom Hartmann Show.  The talk started a few hours ago, from what they're saying.  (not that it didn't occur to any of us earlier, but it's going around now) Per Cohn:  — It would stop the Senate investigations dead in their tracks.
Jmapes / OregonLive.com:
Vancouverites vent at Baird  —  For more than three hours Monday night, Rep. Brian Baird was verbally flogged by hundreds of his constituents for no longer supporting the quick withdrawal of troops from Iraq.  —  More than 500 people packed a high school auditorium in Vancouver while another 175 or so were unable to get inside.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The Top Ten South Park Episodes Of All-Time  —  Honorable Mention) Episode Title: Lice Capades  —  Season: 11  —  Summary: When a breakout of headlice hits South Park Elementary, Ms. Garrison refuses to say which child brought the plague to the school.  So, Cartman takes it upon himself …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Newsweek:
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 …
 
 
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USA Today:
Faster, deadlier pilotless plane bound for Afghanistan
Discussion: The Swamp
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
Bush Plays Down Iraq's Failure to Meet Benchmarks
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
More on Petraeus's 'Jedi Mind Trick' Abilities
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THE MOTLEY COLLECTION OF GAZILLIONAIRES, CONSERVATIVES, AND …
Travis Reed / Associated Press:
Former astronaut Nowak files notice to use insanity defense
Laura MacInnis / Reuters:
U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people
Discussion: The Diplomad
David Freddoso / The Corner:
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Geoff Earle / New York Post:
HILL EYES NATIONAL CIG CURB
Discussion: Althouse
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Former H.W. Bush justice appointee 'looking very good.'
Hindrocket / Power Line:
MSNBC, CNBC REFUSE TO RUN PRO-WAR ADS