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  • MI:"Progressives" Deplore Chief Craig of Detroit Encouraging Self Defense

    05/02/2014 4:06:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Justified defensive shootings are fairly common  in Detroit, with 12 justifiable homicides occurring this year and several other criminals wounded.  Police Chief Craig has made national headlines by encouraging honest citizens to defend themselves.  He has made it  clear that citizens involved in self defense shootings will not be harassed and hounded.   The full power of the state will not be used make examples of those who dare to defend themselves.   At least not in the way the George Zimmerman was. Instead, the police Chief will sympathize with them, and suggest that Detroiters are sick of crime and...
  • Larry Craig: MSP airport bathroom trip was part of official Senate business

    08/19/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-19-12 | john miller
    BOISE, Idaho -- Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that ended in his sex-sting arrest was part of his official Senate business. Craig is hoping to avoid repaying $217,000 in campaign funds the Federal Election Commission claims he misused to defend himself. The FEC sued Craig in June in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., alleging he converted the campaign money to personal use by spending it on his legal defense after he was accused of soliciting sex in...
  • Confronting The Gaystapo [UK]

    11/11/2011 4:23:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    alansangle.com ^ | October 28th, 2011 | Alan Craig
    Having forcibly – and understandably – rectified the Versailles-type injustices and humiliations foisted on the homosexual community, the UK’s victorious Gaystapo are now on a roll. Their gay-rights storm troopers take no prisoners as they annex our wider culture, and hotel owners (here) and (here), registrars (here), magistrates (here), doctors (here), counsellors (here) and (here), foster parents (here), grandparents (here), adoption agencies (here) and traditional street preachers (here) and (here) find themselves crushed under the pink jack-boot. Thanks especially to the green light from a permissive New Labour government, the gay Wehrmacht is on its long march through the institutions...
  • James Bond Press Conference Confirms ‘Skyfall’ Is Finally Coming, With a New Bond Girl

    11/03/2011 3:35:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 11-3-2011 | Will Leitch
    This morning in London, Sony Pictures had a big press conference about the next James Bond movie, the one that has been rumored and delayed and speculated about for months upon years.
  • Daniel Craig: Bond 23 Script Is Better Than Casino Royale

    08/01/2011 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    gigwise.com ^ | 07.28.11
    James Bond actor Daniel Craig has recently admitted he believes the script for the latest Bond film is far better than Casino Royale. The Cowboys & Aliens actor said he was excited to reunite with Road to Perdition director Sam Mendes for the upcoming Bond 23, where he will be reprising his role as secret agent James Bond. During an interview, the actor told Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau: "I think it's a great choice because Sam has a fervour and energy to really direct a Bond movie, with a capital B."
  • Geoffrey Peterson for President!

    Just a fan of the show. Years ago Pat Paulsen ran for President. Colbert has run for president. Why not a robot?
  • Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann episode, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - 25 Oct, 2010

    10/24/2010 12:01:49 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 3 replies
    Holly's Day Shows ^ | Oct. 23, 2010
    Watch The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann S06E186 online stream. Will be shown on CBS at Mon, October 25, 2010 12:35 AM.
  • Movie Review: Quantum of Solace

    03/25/2009 12:02:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 26 replies · 1,594+ views
    By some tortured, objective filmmaking standard it might be possible to make the case that Quantum of Solace isn’t the worst James Bond film of all time, but I defy anyone to argue that it isn’t the least satisfying. After all, a bad James Bond film is still a James Bond film. There is that going for it. Invisible cars and Grace Jones have done no small amount of damage but in the smoking, campy wreckage there still lies a James Bond film. Unfortunately, in the smoking, plodding wreckage of Quantum of Solace that scrap of comfort is nowhere to...
  • Democratic déja vu

    08/04/2010 2:04:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2010 | John Podhoretz
    The similarities between the political condition of the Democratic Party in 2010 and the Republican Party's condition in 2006 are growing. One sign of the similarity is the tendency toward hopeful delusion on the part of many Democrats and liberals, which parallels the hopeful delusions of Republicans and conservatives in the run-up to November 2006. Two senior congressional Democrats, Reps. Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters, in hot water with the House Ethics Committee, just as Republicans had to suffer from the cascading effects of the bribery scandal involving San Diego Rep. Duke Cunningham and a sex scandal involving Sen. Larry...
  • W.H. quiet on Obama-Blago link

    06/29/2010 5:06:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 1+ views
    W.H. quiet on Obama-Blago link By: Glenn Thrush and Jonathan Allen June 29, 2010 06:50 PM EDT The White House was mum Tuesday after a union leader testified that Barack Obama personally asked him to approach then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich about appointing confidant Valerie Jarrett to his Illinois Senate seat. In testimony at Blagojevich’s federal corruption trial, Tom Balanoff said Obama — speaking a day before his Nov. 8, 2008 triumph in the presidential election — said that Jarrett wanted the job and was qualified, although he wanted her to join him in the White House. Balanoff, a close Obama ally...
  • Book: White House offered Greg Craig judgeship

    05/18/2010 8:46:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies · 444+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-18-10 | JAMES HOHMANN
    President Barack Obama tried to avoid a high-profile ouster of his original White House counsel, Gregory B. Craig, by coaxing him out of his job and into a federal judgeship, according to a new book. Craig declined Obama’s offer, and his forced removal — which he learned of while reading the morning paper — caused a backlash by Craig’s Washington loyalists, who felt he was being treated shabbily, and by many liberals, who believed he was being punished for trying to fulfill Obama’s failed campaign promise to shut the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The details on last...
  • Former WH Counsel Greg Craig Signs on With Goldman Sachs, May Avoid Ethics Tangle

    04/20/2010 6:08:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 590+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 20, 2010 | Ann Compton
    Goldman Sachs has reached into the ranks of the Obama White House alumni for some political protection. Former White House counsel Greg Craig has been hired to advise the Wall Street giant after it was charged by the government last Friday with fraud and misleading its own investors. Officials at the White House say Craig did not alert them about his decision to take on Goldman Sachs as a client at the law firm Skadden Arps, where Craig now works. Federal ethics rules prohibit lobbying, but Craig may have avoided complications. An administration official explains, "a former White House employee...
  • White House Counsel Craig to Step Down

    11/12/2009 10:37:21 PM PST · by Justaham · 78 replies · 3,508+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-13-09
    White House Counsel Greg Craig is expected to announce on Friday that he plans to step down from his post following a rocky tenure, people familiar with the matter said. Craig, the top lawyer at the White House and a close aide to President Barack Obama, has helped lead the administration's efforts on several national-security policies that initially enjoyed popular support but have since become liabilities for Obama. These include the planned closure of the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the release of Bush administration-era national-security documents.
  • White House Regroups on Guantanamo

    09/24/2009 7:17:44 PM PDT · by Saije · 12 replies · 547+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/24/2009 | Ann Kornblutt
    With four months left to meet its self-imposed deadline for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Obama administration is working to recover from missteps that have put officials behind schedule and left them struggling to win the cooperation of Congress. Even before the inauguration, President Obama's top advisers settled on a course of action they were counseled against: announcing that they would close the facility within one year. Today, officials are acknowledging that they will be hard-pressed to meet that goal. The White House has faltered in part because of the legal, political and diplomatic complexities...
  • Daniel Craig Demands Bodyguard For Broadway Debut

    09/04/2009 7:02:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies · 1,185+ views
    showbiz spy ^ | 09.02.09
    Daniel Craig has become a laughing stock on the set of his new Broadway play — after he demanded 24/7 security.
  • Obama aides traveled with freed Gitmo detainees [Uighurs relocated to Bermuda]

    06/11/2009 6:14:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,591+ views
    Senior aides to President Barack Obama accompanied four Chinese Muslims and their lawyers on a flight from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to Bermuda. The four Chinese Muslims, called Uighurs (WEE-gurs), were resettled in Bermuda on Thursday. The U.S. government had determined they were not enemy combatants and should be released. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor says that White House counsel Greg Craig and the special envoy charged with overseeing the closure of the prison at Guantanamo, Daniel Fried, were aboard the plane.
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Queens Man Admits Supplying Social Security Numbers to Fraud Ring

    05/11/2009 5:21:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 717+ views
    Queens Man Admits Supplying Social Security Numbers to Fraud Ring NEWARK—A Queens, N.Y. man pleaded guilty today to supplying Social Security numbers to members of an identity fraud ring, acting United States Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced. Yomi Jagunna, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 12. Jagunna, whose bail is set at $1 million, was returned to custody, where he has been since his arrest on a criminal Complaint in New York on Oct. 28. A one-count Indictment charging him in...
  • Documentary's Camera Aims To Shed Light On D.C.'s Closet

    05/06/2009 5:59:23 AM PDT · by steve-b · 9 replies · 899+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/6/09 | Richard Leiby
    Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick's latest exposé, "Outrage," promises to be a PR nightmare for certain closeted gay politicians. He names names. He interviews their alleged sex partners. He portrays these officials -- overwhelmingly Republican, with anti-gay voting records -- as hypocrites of the worst sort. But there is a special place in his heart for one particular conservative lawmaker: Larry Craig, the former senator from Idaho, who was famously busted in 2007 on suspicion of lewd behavior in a Minneapolis airport men's room.... Craig, he argues, was a victim of societal homophobia. "And I feel empathy for him."... The closet,...
  • Gay politicians’ hypocrisy uncovered in movie ‘Outrage’

    04/28/2009 11:47:15 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 30 replies · 1,443+ views
    Daily Illini ^ | April 28, 2009 | Scott Cohen
    As Obama passes his first 100 days in office, I find myself sad that we liberals have less and less to complain about. Guantanamo Bay is closing, good health care policy is in the works, and I no longer have nightmares about McCain invading my living room on top of an elephant as if he were a Carthaginian emperor. Nonetheless, liberals in 2009 still have more things to complain about than Holden Caulfield would, holding a broken Miley Cyrus record. One such complaint is homosexuality in America. This week's "gay controversy" surrounded Miss California and her Twitter-quarrel with Perez Hilton....
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Updated: Craig Not Guilty (NM-accused of triple teen murders)

    04/01/2009 8:37:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies · 1,356+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 1, 2009 | Scott Sandlin
    Brandon Craig was accused of killing three teenagers in the East Mountains in 1999. A jury just came back and found him not guilty on all charges. From AP: A man accused in the fatal shootings of three teenagers in the mountains east of Albuquerque nearly 10 years ago was found not guilty Wednesday of murder and other charges. Brandon Craig, 29, had been accused of gunning down Matthew Hunt and Kevin Shirley, both 17, and Luis Garcia, 16, as they were returning from a graduation party on May 29, 1999. Jurors deliberated for two days before reaching their verdict...
  • Obama cabinet nominee withdraws (DEEP philosophical Differences)

    02/13/2009 7:18:32 AM PST · by jessduntno · 6 replies · 534+ views
    Robert Gibbs, the White House press spokesman, said Gregg "was very clear throughout the interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies, he would support, embrace, and move forward with the president's agenda". "Once it became clear after his nomination that Senator Gregg was not going to be supporting some of President Obama's key economic priorities, it became necessary for Senator Gregg and the Obama administration to part ways."
  • Dear Mr Scammer, I am sorry

    01/31/2009 8:52:04 PM PST · by 2banana · 11 replies · 1,708+ views
    Craigslist ^ | 10 JAn 2009 | MHF
    Dear Mr. Scammer I owe you a few apologies: • I am sorry for responding and saying sure I am happy to engage in a bizarre business deal with you knowing full well it isn’t real. • I am sorry you wasted time to print a horrible fake check. • I am sorry you spent $4.90 UPS’ing it to me overnight. • I am sorry for taking a few days to get back to you after I got the check and ask you for your phone number which you can’t give me. I knew that and still I emailed you...
  • Who is Edgar Bergen?

    01/22/2009 7:47:42 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 11 replies · 491+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/22/2009 | Moneyrunner
    There was much made of the Obama swearing-in flub, in which the new president repeated the words given to him by the Chief Justice. But that was in the script. That what was supposed to happen: repeat after me: “I, Barack Hussein Obama … I, Barack Hussein Obama.” What was supposed to happen after that was that this bright, articulate, handsome man would find his own words. So it was a little strange today, to hear the newly minted President of the United States in his first official act, repeat the words of his White House counsel. ... OBAMA: …In...
  • Savor the Change! Obama Brings on Another Clintonista

    11/15/2008 8:13:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 732+ views
    JammieWearingFool ^ | November 15, 2008 | JammieWearingFool
    I'm actually beginning to think had Hillary won there would be fewer Clinton retreads coming on-board. Where the change? The bold innovative thinking? Are former Clinton hacks the best you can do, Barry? Geez, at this rate I almost expect Lani Guinier to be nominated for something. It's almost as if they had some incriminating photos of the guy. No, instead of this mythical change, we get a guy who sent Elian Gonzalez back to hell. Craig, 63, is a partner at Williams & Connolly and a protégé of the late Edward Bennett Williams, the legendary Washington power lawyer. His...
  • Gregory Craig to be White House Counsel

    11/15/2008 7:12:58 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 61 replies · 2,190+ views
    Politico ^ | November 15, 2008 | By Mike Allen
    Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton’s impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by President-elect Barack Obama, according to Democratic officials. Craig is intimately familiar with the president-elect’s record because he played the role of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in debate preparations. The officials said Obama has settled on Craig but were not sure when the appointment would be announced. The choice gives the president-elect both experience and loyalty. During the primaries, Craig was an early Clinton alumni defector to Obama. Columnist Robert D. Novak reported back in the winter of 2007 that...
  • Sens. Craig, Crapo place holds on ATF director nomination

    10/13/2008 3:27:16 PM PDT · by Domandred · 5 replies · 690+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 10/13/2008 | Denise Lavoie
    A push by Idaho’s two senators to point out that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has become overly aggressive in enforcing gun laws could keep President Bush’s pick to head that agency from being confirmed under the current administration. Republican Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo placed separate holds on the nomination of federal prosecutor Michael Sullivan, who has been the acting ATF director for more than two years. In that time, U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan has been consumed by that latest entry on his resume: acting chief of the ATF. The Republican has been balancing both...
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 47 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Vice-chair of NC Democratic Party resigns after accusations of Satanic Cult abuse

    07/02/2008 3:59:08 AM PDT · by RangerM · 20 replies · 200+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | July 2, 2008 | Erin Hartness
    Durham, N.C. — A Durham couple charged with kidnapping, rape and assault was involved with a satanic cult, a prosecutor said on Monday. Joy Johnson and Joseph Craig appeared at a bond hearing Monday. A judge set Craig's bond at $590,000, but refused a prosecution request to increase Johnson's bond from $270,000 to $500,000. Prosecutors said a man and a woman met Craig through a shared interest in Satan worship, but the pair never consented to physical abuse. Craig shackled his victims to beds, kept them in dog cages and starved them inside his Albany Street home, prosecutors said. He...
  • N.C. Dem leader accused of satanism (Nifong allies)

    07/01/2008 10:50:14 PM PDT · by tlb · 20 replies · 284+ views
    UPI ^ | July1, 2008 | Staff
    DURHAM, N.C., July 1 (UPI) -- A Durham, N.C., Democratic official and her husband face criminal charges in connection with alleged satanic rituals. Joy Johnson, 30, a third vice-chairwoman of the Durham County Democratic Party and vice chairwoman of the Young Democrats, was charged Friday with two counts of aiding and abetting. Her husband, Joseph Scott Craig, 25, was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for incidents in January and May, the Raleigh News & Observer reported Tuesday. Mark McCullough, an assistant district attorney ...acknowledged that "part of the allegations are...
  • Durham Democratic Party official accused in rituals

    07/01/2008 4:25:25 AM PDT · by 03A3 · 36 replies · 255+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | Jun 30, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    Allegations that a local Democratic official and her husband were involved in Satanic rituals that included shackling people to beds, caging them and depriving them of food and water have horrified county party leaders.
  • Craig to write book for release next year

    05/29/2008 6:49:27 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 34 replies · 77+ views
    ktvb.com ^ | 05/27/08 | KTVB.COM
    BOISE - Outgoing Sen. Larry Craig revealed tonight that he is writing a book. In a live interview on NewsChannel 7 Tuesday night – Craig, 62 - told Dee Sarton that he is in the process of writing a book on energy - that will also talk about his time in Congress – and the events of the past year. "There will be a bit of what's happened in the last year, and the way it evolved,” Craig said. “I think that's important for Idaho and those outside Idaho who are interested to know." He hopes the book will be...
  • [Larry Craig bobblefoot] Saints promotion: Not quite a bobblehead

    05/22/2008 4:38:02 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 8 replies · 133+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/22/08 | Bob von Sternberg
    Sunday's giveaway is a miniature bathroom stall with a couple of lower legs and feet - a spoof on the airport episode involving Idaho Sen. Larry Craig at the Twin Cities airport last summer. The St. Paul Saints, long known for offbeat, sometimes edgy, promotions, have come up with a real doozy for this Sunday's game. While lots of sports franchises hand out bobblehead dolls, usually depicting their players, the Saints are handing out 2,500 "bobblefoot" knicknacks. The keepsakes consist of a miniature bathroom stall with a couple of lower legs and feet. One of the feet is springloaded and...
  • Craig offers support to Vitter

    04/09/2008 3:28:12 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 13 replies · 518+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/08 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Embattled Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R) is getting support from fellow Republicans who say he should not resign over a public sex scandal — including from someone who can speak from experience. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was among several GOP senators who say Vitter’s testimony in the “D.C. Madam” prostitution case should not compel his resignation. “First and foremost, in these kinds of issues, it’s the state and the relationship you have with your state that really determines where you ought to go,” Craig said. “That was certainly my case. The Senate itself wasn’t going to judge me. I...
  • Craig's List - Political Satire

    03/28/2008 12:24:13 PM PDT · by gocartoons · 268+ views
    Self-published | 3/27/08 | Kramer
    CRAIG’S LIST Upee (Boysee, ID) – Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig made a list. He’s checking it twice. He’s gonna’ find out who’s naughty or nice. ‘Cause Santa Claus isn’t comin’ to town. Fashioned after the ever-popular Internet buy, sell, and swap Web site, Craigslist, Senator Larry Craig has listed his close encounters of the worst kind on his new Craig’s List Web site. In exchange for a plea deal with the Hennepin District Attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Senator Craig agreed to create a Web site listing the names of his partners in grime. Due to space limitations, we are...
  • Craig keeps promise to retire

    03/21/2008 7:08:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 116 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/08 | Jeffrey Young
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), encumbered by a scandal since last summer, did not file for reelection by his state’s deadline Friday, keeping a promise he made and officially marking the end of his congressional career. Craig’s political future has been in doubt since his arrest and guilty plea on disorderly conduct charges filed after an incident in a men’s restroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last June. The three-term senator, who previously served five terms in the House, denied the charges that he solicited sex from an undercover police officer conducting a sting operation to crack down on alleged gay...
  • (Senator Larry) Craig Accepting Applications for Summer Interns (NO JOKE!)

    02/26/2008 6:37:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 262+ views
    U.S. Senator Larry Craig ^ | February 26, 2008 | Senator Larry Craig
    Craig Accepting Applications for Summer Interns Deadline Quickly Approaching WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Larry Craig is currently seeking intern applications for the summer term, which runs from May to August. The application deadline is March 15, however if more time is needed for the application process, please contact Senator Craig's office for an extension. Craig offers paid internships within the Washington, D.C., office. Preference is given to Idaho applicants attending Idaho schools who are in their junior or senior years of college (including graduating seniors). '"Interns have the chance to be an essential part of a working congressional office,"...
  • Ethics panel doing little on Craig case

    01/29/2008 6:44:53 PM PST · by mngran2 · 6 replies · 133+ views
    Herald ^ | 1/26/08 | Erika Bolstad
    Five months after the Larry Craig sex-sting scandal broke, the senator is operating publicly as if nothing ever happened. With just a year remaining in Larry Craig's Senate term, there's little indication that the Senate Ethics Committee is doing much about the Idaho Republican's controversial arrest last summer. Craig, who said he'd step down at the end of his term, is under investigation by the ethics committee in connection with his arrest in the men's room of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. He was cited on a disorderly conduct charge in a sex sting. No one on the tight-lipped Senate committee...
  • Sen. Craig Uses Campaign Money For Defense

    10/29/2007 11:55:19 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 142+ views
    Corruption Chronicles ^ | 29 Oct 2007 | Corruption Chronicles
    The Republican Idaho Senator who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after soliciting sex in an airport bathroom has used about $23,000 in campaign funds to pay for a Washington lawyer to represent him before the Senate Ethics Committee. Federal campaign finance laws prohibit legislators from using campaign money for expenses unrelated to their duties as an officeholder or candidate and Senator Larry Craig has for months argued that he shouldn’t be punished by the Senate because this case has nothing to do with his official acts as a lawmaker. The three-term senator was arrested earlier this year by an undercover...
  • Larry Craig uses campaign funds for legal fees

    10/23/2007 5:49:09 AM PDT · by Sopater · 20 replies · 292+ views
    Politico ^ | October 22, 2007
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has used $23,000 in campaign funds to pay the top Washington ethics lawyer, Stan Brand, who is fighting his case before the Senate ethics committee, according to Craig’s latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. No additional legal expenses appear in the report, but they eventually will. Craig, according to his office, has decided to use his campaign committee for attorney fees related to his criminal defense in Minnesota as well. “A better read (of the latest report) is that Stan Brand bills more quickly,” Craig’s spokesman, Dan Whiting, wrote in an email. The report covers...
  • In the Toilet, Too: NBC's Ratings for Larry Craig Interview

    10/18/2007 6:07:36 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 22 replies · 52+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 18, 2007 | Lisa de Moraes
    Broadcast network news division chiefs walked the corridors of their newsrooms yesterday, little flecks of foam about their mouths, muttering Macbeth's "life's but a walking shadow" gag, upon learning that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's very first network TV interview since his June arrest for allegedly soliciting sex in an airport men's room had attracted only 5.7 million viewers to NBC's "Matt Lauer Reports" Tuesday night. The Golden Age of Washington Political Sex Scandals Goosing Network News Numbers -- over. Lauer had given his all for the prime-time interview about what he called "the most famous bathroom stop of the last...
  • Craig Says He Was Entrapped in Sex Sting (tonight on Dateline)

    10/16/2007 7:48:18 PM PDT · by RDTF · 94 replies · 790+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct 16, 2007 | MATTHEW DALY, AP
    WASHINGTON -- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig said he was entrapped in a sex sting at an airport men's room and was not aware of the bathroom's reputation as a spot to cruise for gay sex. "Well, I certainly am now," Craig told NBC's Matt Lauer in an interview aired Tuesday night. "Were you prior?" Lauer asked. "Not at all," Craig responded. "I go to bathrooms to use bathrooms." Craig said it was a "tough call" when he decided not to tell his wife or children about the arrest. "I didn't want to embarrass my wife, my kids, Idaho and my...
  • Larry Craig appeals Minn. judge's ruling

    10/15/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 28 replies · 293+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/15/07 | AMY FORLITI
    MINNEAPOLIS - Embattled Sen. Larry Craig asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday to overrule a county judge who refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with an arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting. Craig's appeal was filed at the court in St. Paul less than two weeks after Hennepin County District Court Judge Charles Porter refused to overturn the guilty plea, saying it "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and ... supported by the evidence." Craig, a Republican from Idaho, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August after he was accused of soliciting sex...
  • Larry Craig's 'Wide Stance' Excuse Gains Prominence in Lexicon

    10/10/2007 12:16:06 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies · 713+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2007
    BOISE, Idaho — Among the most famous excuses ever given for questionable behavior, "I have a wide stance" must fall somewhere between the schoolchild's favorite "the dog ate my homework" and President Clinton's "I didn't inhale." But Sen. Larry Craig's contention — made just after his arrest in a restroom sex sting — has permeated the public consciousness, showing up as more than just the punch line to late-night talk show jokes. The online Urban Dictionary defines "wide stance" as a euphemism for a closeted homosexual. David Kurtz of the blog "Talking Points Memo" called Craig's wide stance claim "The...
  • Sen. Larry Craig chosen for Idaho Hall of Fame

    10/07/2007 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 37 replies · 744+ views
    CNN Online ^ | 10/7/2007 | Anon
    Sen. Larry Craig has been chosen for induction into the Idaho Hall of Fame, despite his well-publicized arrest and guilty plea in an airport sex sting, officials said.
  • Haggard’s Escort Alleges That Craig Visited Him Too

    10/07/2007 1:19:40 PM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 52 replies · 2,613+ views
    the moderate voice ^ | 10-7-07 | Joe Gandelman
    Question: What’s harder to get rid of than a cold? Answer: The Republicans getting rid of Senator Larry Craig. It’s a story with (wide stance) legs. And a new allegation: The male escort responsible for the downfall of Christian evangelist leader Ted Haggard is now alleging that embattled Senator Larry Craig also came to see him. While promoting his new book during a radio interview with KNWQ-AM in Palm Springs Wednesday night, Mike Jones hesitated from making the allegation on the air. Management for the radio station says Jones told them he would reveal something about Idaho Senator Larry Craig...