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8:55 PM ET, September 2, 2007


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Jamiecnn / CNN Political Ticker:
GOP Senator: Craig should withdraw resignation  —  (CNN)-The ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee says Idaho Senator Larry Craig should seek to withdraw his guilty plea, and possibly his resignation from the Senate.  —  "I'd like to see Larry Craig go back to court …
Discussion: The Reaction
Chris Good / The Hill:
Schumer: Dems can win Craig's seat  —  Less than an hour after Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) announced his resignation on Saturday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Democrats can win his seat next year.  —  Schumer, head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, called the bathroom incident …
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
GOP touts swift action on Craig
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Will Craig's intent to resign change?
Discussion: MyDD and Agitprop
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Wrong...Very, Very Wrong, Part Deux
Discussion: Mercury Rising
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
It's Over — Larry Craig Makes Resignation Official
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Maccabee / Daily Kos:
"We Are Going To Hit Iran.  Bigtime"  —  I have a friend who is an LSO on a carrier attack group that is planning and staging a strike group deployment into the Gulf of Hormuz.  (LSO: Landing Signal Officer- she directs carrier aircraft while landing) She told me we are going to attack Iran.
Confederate Yankee:
I Love the Smell of Daily Kos in the Morning  —  It smells like... well, you know what it smells like if you've ever been on a cattle ranch: … By all means, please go over and read Maccabee's post.  When you do, see if you can spot what appears to be wrong with the story …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Amanda / Think Progress:
Couric Admits Her Rosy Report From Iraq Is Based On 'What The U.S. Military Wants Me To See'  —  CBS News anchor Katie Couric is currently reporting from Iraq.  Today she spoke to Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation and largely reiterated Gen. Petraeus's talking points on Iraq.
Ian Schwartz:
Video: Couric Says Military 'Wants' Her To See Only Good  —  CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric implied the U.S. military fed her propaganda when she was taken to the Allawi market.  Couric commented the market "seemed to be thriving" with "a lot of people out and about."
Laura MacInnis / Reuters:
N.Korea agrees to disable nuclear program in 2007  —  GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea agreed in weekend talks with the United States to fully account for and disable its nuclear programs by the end of this year, negotiators said on Sunday.  —  "We had very good, very substantive talks," …
Susan Hogan / Chicago Sun Times:
Dean tells Muslims: Run for political office  —  Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told American Muslims gathered in Rosemont to think beyond voter registration drives.  —  "You need to run for political office," Dean said Saturday.  "The only way you can achieve your goals …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Blitzer Dismantles Rep. Boustany's Assertions Of Progress In Iraq  —  Appearing on CNN's Late Edition this morning, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), who recently returned from Iraq, asserted "some major improvements" are being witnessed in Iraq.  Echoing claims made by Gen. David Petraeus, Boustany said "sectarian deaths are down."
Discussion: Associated Press
Associated Press:
Colo Springs couple says got threatening call from congressman  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A local couple is complaining that U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn left them two threatening voice mails after they wrote a letter criticizing his fundraising.  —  Jonathan Bartha and Anna Bartha told …
Horses Mouth:
So who's to blame for the fact that General Petraeus' aggressive PR surge is showing signs of success in advance of the September showdown between the White House and Congress over Iraq?  —  Kevin Drum has a provocative post up in which he concludes that the liberal blogosphere and liberal establishment …
Baghdad's New Owners  —  Shiites now dominate the once mixed capital, and there is little chance of reversing the process.  —  It was their last stand.  Kamal and a handful of his neighbors were hunkered down on the roof of a dun-colored house in southwest Baghdad two weeks ago as bullets zinged overhead.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Dale Carpenter / The Volokh Conspiracy:
"THE GUY THAT WE GET OUT OF THE HOOD": We've just been through the most analyzed five minutes anybody ever spent in a bathroom.  But there's still one little-noticed part of it that caught my attention.  At one point during the taped exchange between Sen. Larry Craig and Sgt. Dave Karsnia …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Meet The Press: A Pissy Mary Matalin Throws Her Pen When Punked By Shrum  —  (thanks to Scarce for pictures) On this morning's Meet The Press, Senior Cheney apologist and right wing sniper, Mary Matalin, threw a little hissy fit at Bob Shrum on the issue of Iraq and the upcoming presidential election.
Nazih Siddiq / Reuters:
Lebanon army takes control of camp after battle  —  NAHR AL-BARED, Lebanon (Reuters) - Lebanese troops on Sunday seized control of a Palestinian refugee camp where they had been battling militants for more than three months, killing at least 31 fleeing fighters, security sources said.
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Democrats to Avoid Fla., Mich.  —  Four Early-Primary States Get Candidates to Sign Pledge  —  The Democratic candidates have signed a pledge that would forbid them from campaigning in states such as Michigan and Florida that have sought to move their presidential primaries into January 2008.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Clinton, Obama and Edwards Join Pledge to Avoid Defiant States
Discussion: SteveAudio
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The Atlantic Online:
More Libertarians Needed  —  Nick Confessore and Sarah Kershaw report …
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
WHY IS CUBA SO POOR?:  According to this story in the New York Times …
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James Glanz / New York Times:
Civilian Death Toll Falls in Baghdad but Rises Across Iraq
Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
Will President Bush bomb Iran?
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
9/11 Remembrances: How Much Is Too Much?  —  It's doubtful …
New York Times:
Idaho's Original Same-Sex Scandal
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Chicago Sun Times:
The next attorney general? How about our man from Northwestern
Discussion: Balkinization
 Earlier Items: 
Dana Hedgpeth / Washington Post:
Iraq Far From U.S. Goals for Energy
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Amanda / Think Progress:
Wallace Brings Up Moyers Dispute, Refuses To Acknowledge His Own …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
The Former-Insurgent Counterinsurgency
James D. Besser / The Jewish Week:
Obama Wants Divestment Issue For His Own
Don Surber:
Dems should be like Bush
Judith Chevalier / New York Times:
Welcome, Stranger. Here's a Speeding Ticket.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
7 Questions as the Race for the White House Accelerates

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