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3:50 AM ET, August 29, 2007

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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.
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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 …
Idaho Statesman:
UPDATED 5:11 p.m. — Craig insists 'I am not gay,' police say he sought information for lawyer  —  Sen. Larry Craig insisted today "I am not gay" and lashed out at the Idaho Statesman for a "witchhunt" that led him to plead guilty to a disorderly conduct charge — a plea he hoped would make the charge go away.
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.
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.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
WHAT DID SEN. CRAIG ACTUALLY DO?
Washington Wire:
Sen. Craig: 'I Am Not Gay'
Discussion: Political Radar
Matt / Think Progress:
Brownback on Craig: It's 'not good,' 'very odd.'
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Idaho Senator Asserts: 'I Never Have Been Gay'
Discussion: OregonLive.com
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.
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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."
Agence France Presse:
Bush raises specter of nuclear 'holocaust'
BBC:
US 'seizes Iranian group in Iraq'  —  Seven Iranians working for the Iranian Electricity Ministry have been arrested by US forces in Baghdad, the Iranian embassy says.  —  A spokesman told the BBC the embassy had contacted the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and would send a formal protest letter in the morning.
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Edmund Blair / Reuters:
Iran says ready to fill vacuum in Iraq left by U.S.
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Marc Santora / New York Times:
Republicans Plan to Penalize States on Primaries  —  The Republican National Committee plans to penalize at least four states holding early primaries, including New Hampshire and Florida, by refusing to seat at least half their delegates at the party's national convention in 2008, a party official said Tuesday.
Atrios / Eschaton:
Lay Off Miss Teen S.C.  —  I don't know if she's dumb as a stone or if she just understandably had a bit of a brain fart.  I've got a Ph.D and I probably had moments like that in public.  Either way she's just a young woman whose worst moment wasn't appreciably worse than the regular outbursts of our commander in chief.
Discussion: The Talent Show
Charles Bremner / Times of London:
Sarkozy talks of bombing if Iran gets nuclear arms  —  President Sarkozy called Iran's nuclear ambition the world's most dangerous problem yesterday and raised the possibility that the country could be bombed if it persisted in building an atomic weapon.  —  The French leader used tough …
New York Times:
Obstacles Keep Iraqi Refugees From U.S.  —  Despite a stepped-up commitment from the United States to take in Iraqis who are in danger because they worked for the American government and military, very few are signing up to go, resettlement officials say.  —  The reason, Iraqis say …
Discussion: ParaPundit and DownWithTyranny!
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.
 
 
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