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8:45 PM ET, September 5, 2007


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Bathroom Sex Senator Hires Vick's Lawyer  —  BOISE, Idaho — Sen. Larry Craig says he may still fight for his Senate seat, a spokesman says — if the lawmaker can clear his name with the Senate Ethics Committee and a Minnesota court where he pleaded guilty after his arrest in an airport men's room sex sting.
Daniel W. Reilly / The Politico:
McConnell: Craig wants full term
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:
Staging Nukes for Iran?  —  Why the hubbub over a B-52 taking off from a B-52 base in Minot, North Dakota and subsequently landing at a B-52 base in Barksdale, Louisiana?  That's like getting excited if you see a postal worker in uniform walking out of a post office.
USA Today:
Nuclear warheads mistakenly flown on B-52  —  A B-52 bomber mistakenly loaded with at least five nuclear warheads flew from Minot Air Force Base, N.D, to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Aug. 30, resulting in an Air Force-wide investigation, according to three officers who asked not to be identified …
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
Rep. Gillmor dies  —  Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio) passed away suddenly Tuesday night, according to his office.  He was 68.  —  According to an inter-conference email obtained by The Hill, Gillmor did not show up to the office this morning causing his staff to become concerned.
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Gillmor found dead in apartment  —  Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio), a 10-term congressman from northwest Ohio, has died at the age of 68.  —  Gillmor, who just returned to Washington after the monthlong recess, did not show up at his office today.  His staff went to check in at his apartment and found that he had died.
Fox News:
Dems Dirty Donor Norman Hsu Fails to Show for Bail Reduction Hearing Leading to Speculation He's On the Run  —  DEVELOPING STORY: California businessman Norman Hsu, a former New York apparel executive and major contributor to Democratic candidates and causes, failed to appear …
Gateway Pundit:
Norman Hsu Skips Bail Hearing Today!  New Warrant Issued!  —  NORMAN HSU SKIPS BAIL HEARING!  —  Hsu forfeits $2 million!  —  Norman Hsu, center, leaves a San Mateo County jail with Jason Booth, left, and attorney Somnath Raj Chatterjee, right, in Redwood City, Calif., Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Don't count the man out: President  —  John Howard and George Bush yesterday.  The US envoy to Australia, Robert McCallum jnr, and his Australian counterpart in the US, Dennis Richardson, are at left.  —  THE US President, George Bush, has rallied to the cause of John Howard by backing …
Tparty / My Left Nutmeg:
Shays: Surge Is "A Huge Success!"
Discussion: Firedoglake
Nick Squires / Telegraph:
Lap dance row lifts Howard's opponent
Discussion: The Corner
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
We're kicking what?  —  The president is in Australia this week …
Discussion: Think Progress and Booman Tribune
National Review:
The Fallout From Jim Mills' Departure May Really Hurt Thompson  —  Jim Mills' departure from the Thompson campaign is actually even bigger than it looks.  Not that Thompson couldn't function without Mills — he only been in the office for a week, I understand — but the aftershocks are huge.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Former Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn dies at 66  —  Jennifer Dunn, a former six-term member of Congress, former chairwoman of the Washington State Republican Party and one of the state GOP's most respected members, died Wednesday, her family announced.  She was 66.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Next Attack  —  It may well happen in Europe and it may well look like this: … Congrats to the Germans.  Some obvious points: these men are educated, two of three are German nationals, all seem to have been trained not in Iraq, Iran or Afghanistan, but in Pakistan, a putative ally.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
German Police Arrest 3 in Terrorist Plot
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Terrorist Training Camps in Iran  —  Should they be safe havens?  —  Here's an official statement this morning from the U.S. military in Iraq: … It's great that the military is having success in capturing "affiliates" of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Iraq.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Deacon / Power Line:
The Atlantic Online:
Travel Much  —  Richard Cohen sure is weird.  In the course of a totally unfunny satirical column, one item is "A survey of political bloggers showed that 94 percent of them had never been out of the country or read anything other than a Harry Potter book."  —  This seems like a curious premise for a joke.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Atrios / Eschaton:   Outsourcing All My Work To Big Media Matt
Amanda / Think Progress:
Bush 'Still Believed Saddam Possessed WMD' In April 2006  —  In Oct. 2004, President Bush finally admitted that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction: "Iraq did not have the weapons that our intelligence believed were there."  —  Yet according to former White House chief of staff Andy Card …
Gretel C. Kovach / New York Times:
Musician Is Killed for Banging on a Door  —  A Texas rock musician was shot to death here early Monday by a neighbor who fired through a closed door, thinking he was scaring off a burglar.  —  The incident occurred just three days after a new law took effect strengthening the right of Texans …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
So who's the warthog?  —  Bill Clinton's talk with Letterman …
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New Book Details Cheney Lawyer's Efforts to Expand Executive Power
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