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9:40 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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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 / 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.
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.
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 …
Chicago Tribune:
Gonzales' 'American Dream' ends  —  Analysts: Exit of first Hispanic U.S. attorney general may ease scandal but won't halt Congress' inquiries  —  WASHINGTON - The abrupt if unsurprising resignation on Monday of Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales reflected the Bush administration's need to reduce …
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Los Angeles Times:
For Bush, opportunity in loss  —  Gonzales' departure may give Bush a shot at reviving his presidency because his Texas inner circle is gone, analysts say.  —  WASHINGTON — Alberto R. Gonzales' departure may turn out to be a blessing for President Bush.  However, that was not obvious …
New York Times:
The House Lawyer Departs
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.
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
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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Organized Anarchists For Authoritarianism  —  Mitch brought this story to my attention last night on our NARN broadcast from the State Fair.  Local anarchists have begun to organize for the 2008 Republican National Convention, and they started off with an implicit threat of violence and lawbreaking:
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Randy Furst / Minneapolis Star Tribune:   Anti-authoritarian group to strategize this weekend for convention protests
Scott Rasmussen / Real Clear Politics:
Media Analysis Is Off on GOP Race  —  Reporters have been breathlessly and endlessly covering every event and comment in the 2008 race for the White House.  In what may be the longest election coverage in history, a look at the Republican nomination process raises questions as to whether …
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Thompson sacks spokesman
Discussion: The Right's Field
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?
Peter Robinson / The Corner:
My Wife Takes a Rather Different View  —  In an eariler post I noted that, after two days in kindergarten last week, our five-year old announced that she had no intention of returning.  (The mood passed.)  Noticing this, Fr. George Rutler, our unofficial chaplain here on the Corner …
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 …
Dennis Ross / The New Republic:
A Stable Iraq  —  President Bush's commitment to staying the course in Iraq remains as strong as ever.  In his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars last week, he invoked the ideological struggles of the past to explain why we must prevail in the current conflict.
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Atlantic Online
Jonah Spangenthal-Lee / Slog:
Report from Vancouver, Washington: Rep. Baird Gets Blasted  —  This report is being filed by Josh, who's down in Vancouver.  He couldn't find WiFi in the trendy Uptown Village neighborhood.  The Starbucks on the corner of Main was closed and the password at the friendly Ice Cream Renaissance didn't work …
 
 
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