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2:20 AM ET, August 31, 2007

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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Audio of Larry Craig's Bust!  —  Download (3035) |  Play (3951) … Seems that Larry doesn't know what hand his gold ring is on...Sadly, No! has more...
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Sen. Craig on tape: 'You shouldn't... entrap people'  —  The airport police officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho in a police undercover operation at an airport men's room accused the senator of lying to him during an interrogation afterward, according to an audiotape of the arrest released today.
Discussion: New York Times
Linda Chavez / Human Events:
Abuse of Power  —  There is something more than a little bizarre …
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Audio of Sen. Larry Craig's arrest
Discussion: Macsmind
Steve Karnowski / Associated Press:
Many reports echo details of Craig arrest
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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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 …
The Nation:
Secret Report: Corruption is "Norm" Within Iraqi Government  —  As Congress prepares to receive reports on Iraq from General David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and readies for a debate on George W. Bush's latest funding request of $50 billion for the Iraq war …
Discussion: The Reaction
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Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
US Embassy Report: Iraq Gov't Way Corrupt
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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 …
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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Xinhua News Agency:
Elbaradei praises Tehran for progress in co-op with IAEA  —  www.chinaview.cn 2007-08-31 03:48:17  —  VIENNA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed Elbaradei said on Thursday in a inner report, referred to the board of governors, that Tehran made …
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Washington Post:
IAEA: Iran Cooperating In Nuclear Investigation
Discussion: Cliff Schecter and LobeLog.com
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.
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.
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 …
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Fuzzy Math: Stats Scrambled in DOD Iraq Reports  —  "The country is not a one-size-fits-all, a one-description-fits-all.  It's much more a mosaic," the U.S. official in charge of training Iraqi security forces, Lieutenant General James Dubik, told military analysts today on a conference call.
New York Times:
U.S. Says Company Bribed Officers for Work in Iraq  —  An American-owned company operating from Kuwait paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to American contracting officers in efforts to win more than $11 million in contracts, the government says in court documents.
Discussion: Pottersville and Prairie Weather
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Activity Guide  —  Republicans slam Islamic Society convention  —  Republican lawmakers are urging the Justice Department not to participate in a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America — a group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing terrorism-financing case.
New York Times:
Democrats Turn From Big Donor Who's Fugitive  —  From $62,000 for Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York, to $10,000 for the Tennessee Democratic Party, the full extent of fund-raising by Norman Hsu came into focus yesterday, as campaigns across the country began returning his money in light of revelations that he is a fugitive in a fraud case.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Riehl World View
Telegraph:
New Muslim cartoon protests grow  —  By Harry de Quetteville  —  Fears grew of a new confrontation over images deemed blasphemous by Muslims as Pakistan joined Iran in protest over a sketch by a Swedish artist portraying the prophet Mohammed as a dog.  —  Pakistan's foreign ministry …
 
 
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Robert Selna / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. citywide Wi-Fi plan fizzles as provider backs off
Discussion: The American Mind
CTV.ca:
Taliban vows more abductions as hostages freed
Agence France Presse:
Thai PM says peace talks fruitless in Muslim south
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
Panel Will Urge Broad Overhaul of Iraqi Police
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Clinton says she'll be more vigilant about donors
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Reid Opens Door to Pact With Antiwar Republicans
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
INTERNET COULD HAVE SAVED SEN. CRAIG?
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Diane W / My Left Wing:
Question of the Day - 9/11 Conspiratorial Can o' Worms
 Earlier Items: 
Larry LaRocco / The Huffington Post:
Working to Win  —  The 2008 Idaho Senate race is in the national news this week.
Looseheadprop / Firedoglake:
A Consensus AG Nominee?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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 …
Washington Post:
Justice Dept. Probing Whether Gonzales Lied
New York Magazine:
'Post' Homophobia Still Mysteriously Unfunny
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
When Fox News Republicans Lie, Democrats Should Tell The Truth
Beth Reinhard / MiamiHerald.com:
GOP no-shows prompt cancellation of debate