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9:00 PM ET, August 30, 2007

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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Audio of Larry Craig's Bust!  —  Download (1950) |  Play (2619) … Seems that Larry doesn't know what hand his gold ring is on...Sadly, No! has more...
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
FOOT TAPPING AND BATHROOM CRUISING....Yesterday one of my readers emailed to say he was annoyed by all the ignorant blog commentary emanating from straight young whippersnappers on the subject of Larry Craig's restroom shenanigans in Minnesota: … Today, non-whippersnapper blogger …
Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
Nono!  The Code for THAT Is A Wide Stance And TWO Foot-Bumps!  —  From the Larry Craig arrest tape: … Indeed not!  Then again, who doesn't love a challenge?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Linda Chavez / Human Events:
Abuse of Power  —  There is something more than a little bizarre …
Steve Karnowski / Associated Press:
Many reports echo details of Craig arrest
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sen. Craig on tape: 'You shouldn't... entrap people'
Discussion: The Politico
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Sources: Thompson announcement on Sept. 6  —  Fred Thompson's campaign-in-waiting will hold a 4 p.m. conference call today with supporters to brief them on plans for the former Tennessee senator's presidential announcement next week, according to an e-mail obtained by Politico.com.
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Rick Klein / Associated Press:
Analysis: Has Fred Thompson Waited Too Long?  —  Former Sen. Fred Thompson's Reluctance to Jump Into '08 Race May Have Cost Him Momentum  —  He was primed to be the summer's big blockbuster and the script was written in advance: A dispirited party finds its great hope in a swashbuckling Southern senator …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Fred Thompson Interview Transcript
Discussion: Wake up America
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
Chemical Weapons Scare at U.N. Headquarters  —  Brian Ross Reports:  —  United Nations weapons inspectors discovered six to eight vials of a dangerous chemical warfare agent, phosgene, as they were cleaning out offices at a U.N. building in New York, federal authorities tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
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Michael Graczyk / Associated Press:
Texas governor spares getaway driver  —  HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry accepted a parole board recommendation Thursday to spare condemned inmate Kenneth Foster, the getaway driver in a 1996 murder who had been scheduled for execution within hours.  —  The sentence had drawn protests …
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Emily Ramshaw / Dallas Morning News:
Perry commutes death row inmate's sentence  —  eramshaw@dallasnews.com  —  AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday commuted death row inmate Kenneth Foster's sentence to life, following a 6-1 recommendation by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.  —  "After carefully considering the facts …
New York Times:
Locked, Loaded and Looney  —  As the Army's suicide rate hits record levels in the Iraq war, there's small wonder practically everyone in Congress wants to deal with the parallel emerging crisis of depressed veterans tempted to take their own lives.  Everyone, that is, except Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
THE NEW YORK TIMES' EDITORS think that the phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is in the Constitution.  But then, they believe many things that are demonstrably untrue.  —  UPDATE: More questions about the NYT's constitutional scholarship.  —  ANOTHER UPDATE …
Associated Press:
BREAKING NEWS: Polk judge rules against gay marriage ban  —  A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa's law banning gay marriage.  —  The ruling by Judge Robert Hanson concluded that the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and he ordered the Polk County recorder …
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
When Fox News Republicans Lie, Democrats Should Tell The Truth  —  Regarding Karen Hanretty's comments in which she invoked the name of Barry Goldwater while she lied about me:  —  I knew Barry Goldwater.  Barry Goldwater was an authentic conservative who believed in political discourse of honesty and civility.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Warner to reveal plans tomorrow  —  Sen. John Warner will announce tomorrow at the University of Virginia whether or not he intends to seek a sixth term, according to two top Virginia sources.  Warner is planning a 2 p.m. news conference on the grounds of the Charlottesville, Va., school, where he took his law degree over 50 years ago.
James Janega / Chicago Tribune:
Durbin: Petraeus to warn of low troop morale  —  Following a dinner they shared in Baghdad, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that he expects Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, to report to President Bush and Congress next month that American troops are exhausted by the war effort there.
Courtney / Feministing:
Not Oprah's Book Club: I Love Female Orgasm  —  It was the night before I had the awesome opportunity to see Barack Obama in-studio on The Daily Show.  I got my The Audacity of Hope and my Obama biography and curled into bed, thinking I would read some passages and get excited about seeing …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Magazine:
'Post' Homophobia Still Mysteriously Unfunny  —  You know what?  We're getting pretty bored by the New York Post's homophobia.  For a while, we giggled at "Page Six"'s use of archaic adjectives like "swishy" and "limp-wristed" to describe gay subjects.  We tried to find the humor …
 
 
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The Nation:
Secret Report: Corruption is "Norm" Within Iraqi Government
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Looseheadprop / Firedoglake:
A Consensus AG Nominee?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Fuzzy Math: Stats Scrambled in DOD Iraq Reports
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
More Big Picturing  —  An addendum to Karl's post …
James Pindell / Boston Globe:
Why Wyoming moved  —  Tom Sansonetti is the former Wyoming …
Josh Patashnik / The New Republic:
Hillary's Negatives  —  Karl Rove made waves earlier this month …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
What Are the Top 10 Things Hillary Should Say on Letterman Tonight?
Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:
Complete and Total Meltdown
 Earlier Items: 
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Justice Dept. Investigating Gonzales's Testimony
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
BUSH VISITS THAT PART OF THE WORLD
Beth Reinhard / MiamiHerald.com:
GOP no-shows prompt cancellation of debate
Tova Andrea Wang / Washington Post:
A Rigged Report on U.S. Voting?
Time:
Edwards On Track in Iowa