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10:55 AM 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 …
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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 …
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Massimo Calabresi / Time:
Why Gonzales Finally Caved
Candace Rondeaux / Washington Post:
Police Feel Wartime Pinch on Ammo  —  Target Practice Cut To Conserve Bullets  —  The U.S. military's soaring demand for small-arms ammunition, fueled by two wars abroad, has left domestic police agencies less able to quickly replenish their supplies, leading some to conserve rounds by cutting …
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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.
Gazette:
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
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
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
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
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 …
Discussion: The Politico and The Right's Field
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 …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
 
 
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