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6:30 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.
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.
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.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Craig's Bathroom Bust Statement: "I am Not Gay!"  —  Republican Sen. Larry Craig speaks...He was harassed by Idaho and caved to the pressure...What did Nixon say again? … Download (338) |  Play (587) Download (75) |  Play (99)  —  He denies any wrong doing...Pleading guilty was all a big misunderstanding.
Fox News:
Senator Larry Craig: 'I am Not Gay'
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Matt / Think Progress:
Brownback on Craig: It's 'not good,' 'very odd.'
Discussion: The Right's Field
The Corner:   Cruisin' for jihadists  —  A reader writes: … I take your point.
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
GOP leaders ask ethics probe of Craig
Discussion: The American Pundit
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.
Matt / Think Progress:
Fear-mongering Bush warns of Iranian 'nuclear holocaust.'  —  In his speech about Iraq to the American Legion today, President Bush warned that allowing Iran to pursue "technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust."
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Olivier Knox / Agence France Presse:
US warns Iran over Iraq, nuclear program
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.
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 …
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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.
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
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Fire Fighters to back Dodd in surprise move  —  International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) President Harold Schaitberger told The Hill Monday that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has won the union's coveted endorsement.  —  In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Schaitberger said Dodd …
Discussion: My Left Nutmeg and The Agonist
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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