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  • 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...
  • [Dem] House candidate assaulted by man [after candidate makes homosexual advance]

    07/30/2010 11:08:45 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 56 replies · 10+ views
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 7/30/2010 | unknown
    A Democratic congressional candidate has told police he was assaulted near downtown Spokane after making sexual advances to another man. David R. Fox, who moved to Spokane from Port Angeles recently to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, told police he wasn't injured in Sunday's altercation. But he is pressing charges against the man. Fox is one of four Democrats in the Aug. 17 primary. The attorney entered the race at the last minute and has no known campaign office or website. He could not be reached for comment.
  • Bauer on defense after blog post makes bold claim

    09/01/2009 3:42:42 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 13 replies · 1,498+ views
    WIS-TV ^ | September 1, 2009 | Jack Kuenzie
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Last week, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer said he would sacrifice his political ambitions if Governor Mark Sanford resigns. Sanford refused, and now Bauer finds himself on defense. The issue? His private life. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer wants to talk about where he would take the state if Gov. Mark Sanford leaves office. And unless Sanford decides to step down soon, making Bauer his successor, the lieutenant governor will likely run for the number one job. But since his remarks on the subject last week, Bauer has become a target -- first, accusations on a...
  • The Gay Elephant in the NRSC's Room (Charlie Crist)

    05/25/2009 3:26:26 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 33 replies · 2,003+ views
    RSMcCain ^ | May 25, 2009 | Robert McCain
    Over the past week, I have repeatedly heard from Republicans troubled by the rumors that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, the National Republican Senatorial Committee's choice in the 2010 Senate primary, is gay. At age 52, Crist had never wed until he married Florida businesswoman Christine Rome two weeks before Christmas last year. Those who profess concern about "civility" would say -- or at least, should say -- that the rumors are thereby disproven. But . . . Let me share with you a message I received yesterday from someone I don't know, and who wishes to remain anonymous: I have...
  • Outrage Movie Review: Charlie Crist Gay Witch Hunt On Screen

    05/11/2009 9:50:37 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 7 replies · 1,071+ views
    News Blaze ^ | May 10, 2009 | Prairie Miller
    Tabloid cinema sinks to a new low, with Kirby Dick's gay bashing documentary, Outrage. This gossip mongering doc, bolstered by that 'unidentified sources' school of sensationalistic journalism, salivates on screen in a crusade mounted to drag out of the closet suspect gay politicans, and ruin their lives and careers via multiplexes everywhere. Is the homophobic mass media the culprit here? Hardly. It's the self-righteous extremist elements of the gay community, in a rabid and tasteless, if you can't join them, beat them sexual orientation witch hunt. Fueled by a kind of catch more slandered self-hating gays with vinegar than honey...
  • Outrage Movie: Charlie Crist, Ed Koch, Mark Foley Gay

    05/09/2009 10:12:40 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 36 replies · 2,880+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | May 8, 2009 | Ignatius Reilly
    “Outrage” is the talk of the Tribeca film festival. The documentary by filmmaker Kirby Dick claims that several politicians who vote “anti-gay” on political issues are actually gay themselves, and have had verifiable trysts with men. The documentary contains interviews with men who claim to have had sex with these “anti-gay” politicians. Of course, many liberal media outlets are trying to keep the identities of the politicians “outed” by Outrage a secret. Some claim that sexuality (even for politicians) is a personal issue that should not be made public without consent under any circumstances. That is sheer nonsense. In the...
  • 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....
  • Boise Cessna hijacked in Mexico gone for good

    04/04/2009 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Domandred · 31 replies · 2,025+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 4/4/09 | Patrick Orr
    The last time Patrick Moroney saw his Cessna Stationair 206, it was flying away from a rural airstrip in Mulege, Mexico - hijacked by gun-toting drug runners who left him and his stunned family abandoned beside a burning car. -- SNIP -- there was no way I am getting my family out of this plane with a propeller moving. -- SNIP -- They told me I was going to die -- SNIP -- Kim Moroney called then-U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's staffers. They promised to help but nothing happened. But less than two hours after her initial conversation with one of...
  • Sen. Craig loses appeal in airport sex sting case

    12/09/2008 8:16:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 60 replies · 1,803+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/9/8 | STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Writer
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has lost his latest attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a Minneapolis airport men's room sex sting.
  • 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...
  • (Toe tapping) Craig to vote yes for bailout, Crapo undecided

    10/01/2008 12:23:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 377+ views
    KTVB ^ | 10/1/08 | Doug Petsch
    BOISE - Idaho's senators are preparing for tonight's vote on a $700 billion bailout plan for Wall Street. We learned this morning that one is for the new version of the bill, and one is still undecided. Senator Mike Crapo says he still hasn’t decided how to cast his vote. A spokesman said the senator is waiting until he sees the final version of the plan before making up his mind.
  • Idaho Senate: GOP’s Risch Is Far Ahead 58% to 30%

    09/11/2008 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 518+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 11, 2008
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 Email to a Friend Republicans in Idaho appear to have safely weathered the Larry Craig scandal, with the GOP candidate for his seat in the Senate ahead nearly two-to-one over his Democratic opponent. Jim Risch, Idaho’s current lieutenant governor, leads Larry LaRocco, a former congressman, 58% to 30% in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of voters in the state. Risch served briefly as governor in 2006 after the elected chief executive was appointed to President Bush’s Cabinet. Interestingly, Risch just defeated LaRocco in 2006 to be reelected lieutenant governor and also beat him 20 years earlier...
  • Campaign buttons show Obama with Larry Craig

    07/28/2008 3:20:02 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies · 200+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | July 28, 2008 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) – Barack Obama likes to stress his willingness to work across party lines, but Republican Sen. Larry Craig probably isn't the Illinois senator's top choice when it comes to showcasing his bipartisan credentials. But campaign buttons mistakenly featuring those two politicians surfaced over the weekend under the Obama campaign's motto "Change You Can Believe In," according to CNN Idaho affiliate KPVI. The buttons, created by an Ohio-based company called Tigereye Design, was supposed to feature Obama alongside the Democratic Senate candidate in Idaho, Larry LaRocco. A retired editor for the Lewiston Tribune noticed the mistaken buttons and printed them...
  • Why the Press Is Ignoring the Edwards "Love Child" Story?

    07/23/2008 5:49:48 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 71 replies · 1,005+ views
    Slate Magazine ^ | July 23, 2008 | Jack Shafer
    Everybody had a good laugh last August when Roll Call broke the story about Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, getting arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for playing footsies in a toilet stall... ...But if Edwards had an affair and lied about it, shouldn't he suffer scrutiny akin to that of Craig? At least three-dozen daily newspapers in the United States published the Craig news the day after the Roll Call scoop, according to Nexis, but this morning not a single U.S. daily mentioned the Enquirer piece.
  • Matthews Jokes About Larry Craig, Bridge Collapse as GOP Embarrassments

    06/04/2008 3:51:50 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies · 65+ views
    News Busters ^ | 06/04/2008 | Brad Wilmouth |
    During MSNBC's live coverage of Tuesday's Democratic primaries, co-anchor Chris Matthews poked fun at Larry Craig's bathroom arrest during an interview with Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar as he referred to Republican plans to hold their presidential convention in St. Paul, and joked that Craig would be starting his book tour at the airport. Moments later during an interview with Clinton campaign advisor Lisa Caputo, he joked about the Minnesota bridge collapse as an embarrassment Republicans would have to face when they come to the state: "We're having a little bit of fun here tonight with the opportunity of Republican...
  • Amnesty alert: 10 GOP Senators protest Feinstein/Craig illegal alien farmworker amendment

    05/20/2008 5:49:58 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 51 replies · 218+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 05/20/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The good news: Republican senators went on record against the Feinstein/Craig illegal alien farmworker amendment today in a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid. The bad news: There were only 10 of them willing to put their names on the letter: [Image of letter included on site.]Sen. Inhofe wants you to sign the No Amnesty letter. You can do so here. The text: Dear Majority Leader Reid: We write to express disappointment that the Senate Appropriations Committee chose to include in the War Supplemental more than 100 pages of immigration language that would grant legal status to more than one...
  • Amnesty for 3 Million Tied to War Funding

    05/19/2008 6:04:56 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 22 replies · 193+ views
    CNN ^ | May 19, '08 | Lou Dobbs
    (VIDEO) Pro-amnesty senators are once again trying to shove their amnesty agenda down the throats of the American people, duplicitously attaching their amnesty legislation to an Iraq war funding bill. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Larry Craig added an amendment that would grant five-year amnesty to illegal aliens who have either worked 150 days in agriculture or earned $7000 since January, 2004 - an estimated 3 million farm workers, PLUS their families!
  • Idaho Statesman a 2008 Pulitzer finalist for Larry Craig coverage (Awarded for a drive-by?)

    04/07/2008 4:48:01 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 4 replies · 81+ views
    The Idaho Statesman was named a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the Larry Craig scandal that began with his arrest and guilty plea in an airport restroom last August. This is the first time the Statesman has been a finalist in its 141-year history. The McClatchy Co. has won more than 50 of journalism's most prestigious prize. The Washington Post won the 2008 Breaking News Reporting award for its coverage of the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. The New York Times was also named a Pulitzer finalist in this category. The Pulitzers have...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Craig's Lawyers Appeal in Sex Case

    03/11/2008 11:06:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 846+ views
    Saint Paul, Minn. (AP) -- Attorneys for U.S. Senator Larry Craig are asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to correct a "manifest injustice" by allowing the Idaho Republican to withdraw his guilty plea stemming from an airport restroom sex sting. In court papers filed Tuesday, the lawyers asked the appellate judges to reverse the trial court's decision to let stand Craig's guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge. They also asked the court to vacate his plea. Craig was arrested in June in a restroom stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during a broad sweep targeting men soliciting sex. An...
  • Jury acquits man arrested in same bathroom sting as Sen. Larry Craig

    03/09/2008 8:45:45 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 25 replies · 918+ views
    oregonlive.com ^ | 03/09/08 | The Oregonian
    A Minneapolis man who was arrested in the same bathroom sex sting as U.S. Sen. Larry King convinced a jury that he should be acquitted. The Boise Idaho Statesman reports that 39-year-old Vince Tuzon told the jury he was not guilty because the officer conducting the sting initiated the foot tapping. Craig orginally pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, but then sought to withdraw his plea. A judge turned down his request, and that has been appealed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
  • Man Arrested In Same Sting As Craig Is Acquitted

    03/08/2008 10:25:02 AM PST · by stickman20089 · 39 replies · 1,169+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― A Minneapolis man arrested in the same airport bathroom sex sting that netted U.S. Senator Larry Craig has been acquitted. Thirty-nine-year-old Vince Tuzon used a similar argument to Craig in pleading not guilty. Tuzon claimed he wasn't guilty because the police officer initiated the foot-tapping. A Hennepin County jury agreed with Tuzon. His lawyer says Tuzon feels he was set up after being "essentially bombarded with overtures" while in the bathroom. A Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman says they were "disappointed" with the verdict. Craig was arrested June 11 in the same operation. The Idaho senator first pleaded...
  • (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,"...
  • Craig admonished over men’s room incident (Congress displaying their own impotence)

    02/13/2008 4:28:04 PM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 147+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/13/2008 | ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate Ethics Committee said Wednesday that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in connection with a men's room sex sting last year. In a letter to the Republican senator, the ethics panel said Craig's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea after his June arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions. Craig's actions brought discredit on the Senate, the letter said.
  • Ethics Committee Admonishes Craig

    02/13/2008 3:54:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 765+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Ethics Committee says Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in a men's room sex sting. In a letter Wednesday, the ethics panel says Craig's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a June arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions.
  • ACLU Backs Gay Sex in Public Toilets under "Privacy" Provisions

    01/16/2008 4:21:05 PM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 10,015+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/08 | Hilary White
    MINNEAPOLIS, January 16, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that men who have sex in public washrooms should be protected under court rulings guaranteeing privacy. On Tuesday, the ACLU filed an amicus brief to the Minnesota 4th District Court citing a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago that found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms "have a reasonable expectation of privacy."The brief was filed in defence of Republican Senator Larry Craig who was arrested and charged with lewd conduct in June 2007.ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said, "The real...
  • ACLU: Sex in Restroom Stalls Is Private

    01/16/2008 5:05:44 AM PST · by IronKros · 77 replies · 763+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/2008 | Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy. Craig, of Idaho, is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct stemming from a bathroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport. The ACLU filed a brief Tuesday supporting Craig. It cited a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago that found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms "have a reasonable expectation of privacy." That...
  • Craig entitled to his privacy, ACLU argues

    01/15/2008 6:39:00 PM PST · by phatus maximus · 42 replies · 197+ views
    Star Tribune.com ^ | January 15, 2008 | Associated Press
    In an effort to help Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy. Craig is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea from a bathroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport. The ACLU on Tuesday filed a brief supporting the Idaho Republican. The ACLU wrote that a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms "have a reasonable expectation of privacy."
  • Idaho senators block Bush's ATF pick

    12/13/2007 12:49:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 88 replies · 787+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Dec. 12, 2007 | MATTHEW DALY
    Associated Press Idaho's senators are blocking President Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, saying the agency has become overly aggressive in enforcing gun laws. Republican Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo placed separate holds on the nomination of federal prosecutor Michael Sullivan, the acting ATF director for more than a year. Crapo's spokesman, Lindsay Nothern, said the senator's office has heard from a number of gun dealers, gun owners and others in Idaho who "have concerns about ATF policies regarding gun sales and even (gun) ownership. Maybe the federal government is getting a little...
  • [Senator] Craig's List Is Lengthening

    12/03/2007 10:49:57 AM PST · by jdm · 49 replies · 239+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 03, 2007 | By CHRIS FRANCESCANI and SCOTT MICHELS
    Craig's list of accusers is lengthening. Two men, including a former male escort, have confirmed to ABC News allegations that they had sexual encounters with Idaho's embattled Sen. Larry Craig. Mike Jones, 50, told ABC News, Craig paid him $200 for sex during the winter of 2004-2005. A second man, a 50-year old former Army captain, also told ABC News, that Craig made sexual advances towards him in the men's room of a Republican gathering in Washington state in 1981. The men were two of eight new people who claimed encounters with Craig in an article published Sunday by the...
  • Senator Craig: 'Latest allegations are completely false'

    12/02/2007 6:41:57 PM PST · by freespirited · 82 replies · 175+ views
    KTVB.com ^ | 12/2/07 | Ysabel Bilbao
    Five men have come forward to say they have had sexual encounters with Idaho’s senior senator Larry Craig. In Sunday’s edition of the Idaho Statesmen four of the men are revealing their names. Senator Craig is denying these allegations. Two of the accusers' names were released in previous publications when they claimed of having encounters with Craig. The names of two other men are new, and there's an anonymous fifth accusation from a local man who fears if he releases his name, he faces retaliation. In audiotapes they say this. David Phillips David Phillips first told his story to Washington...
  • More gay men describe sexual encounters with U.S. Sen. Craig

    12/02/2007 8:27:20 AM PST · by Leisler · 100 replies · 552+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 12/02/07 | DAN POPKEY
    David Phillips. Mike Jones. Greg Ruth. Tom Russell. Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can't be disproved, have come forward since news of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea. They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention. They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig's denials, including his famous statement, "I am not gay, I never have been gay." Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking...
  • Rex Rammell Challenges Risch for Senate Nomination (Idaho Republican primary)

    11/30/2007 4:47:34 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 504+ views
    The New West ^ | November 21, 2007 | Jill Kuraitis
    Former eastern Idaho elk rancher Rex Rammell is running for the Republican nomination to succeed U.S. Sen. Larry Craig. His primary opponent is Lt. Gov. Jim Risch. Rammell has been the subject of controversy, especially during this year’s legislative session, after his elk escaped and then-Gov. Risch authorized state wildlife officials to shoot them. The elk were untagged and officials feared they might spread disease to and possibly breed with wild elk, which some wildlife experts claimed could produce a weaker genetic strain of the animals. According to Fish and Game, twenty elk were shot under the emergency order, about...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 November 2007

    11/18/2007 5:04:05 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 421 replies · 3,076+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 18 November 2007 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, November 18th, 2007 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Billy Martin, attorney for Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and NFL quarterback Michael Vick. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): A 60-year anniversary retrospective of the show. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda; Edwards.
  • Be Topical This Halloween!

    10/25/2007 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Rita Hayworth · 16 replies · 113+ views
    I don't know how to link or post a photo, if I did this would be more effective. If you have a wide stance this is a great costume. http://www.ep.tc/larrycraigmask/
  • 2nd C.D. Dem chair charged with lewd and lascivious behavior (Sex Sting in Wisconsin)

    10/26/2007 9:39:10 AM PDT · by ylapper · 15 replies · 99+ views
    NOT reported in the local media ... but the truth is on-line.
  • Political Tidbits-That Lying Larry Craig Interview

    10/26/2007 5:05:01 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 57+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/26/07 | Pat Fish
    Time for a few Political Tidbits…those oddball news items that avoid the national radar. Although Matt Lauer's interview of Larry Craig was nationally televised, who else but moi wanted to puke at the endless lies spewing over the air waves. That includes lies from Craig's grandmotherly wife. Louisiana elects a Republican Governor, imagine that. New Jersey residents want out of their overtaxed state, a Saudi-run school in Virginia needs shutting down, and don't tell no one, but Al Gore, environmental expert, got a D in Science in college. And finally, the deliciously, gossipy scoop on the French President and his...
  • Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) Response to Email

    10/24/2007 12:53:51 PM PDT · by The Iceman Cometh · 28 replies · 95+ views
    email | 10/24/2007 | Larry Craig
    A short time ago, I received a SPAM type email from Senator Larry Craig with his legislative update. The interesting part of it was that the subject line said "Listening to Idahoans".Since the immigration debate and later the 'wide stance' bathroom controversy, it was clear the Senator Craig no longer listens to Idahoans. With that, I crafted an email that was rather terse and requested he resign as well as his personal issues are giving the Dems a beating stick in which to trash the Repubs. Below, is his response.October 24, 2007 Mr. Scott Wilhelmi XXXX X XXXXXXXXXXXX Meridian, Idaho...
  • 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...
  • Iran Resolution: Matthews Accuses Hillary of 'Wide Stance'

    10/22/2007 3:19:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 105+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    File this one under "Mental Images We Could Do Without." Discussing her attempt to straddle the Iran issue, Chris Matthews has accused Hillary Clinton of a "wide stance." For some time, the "Hardball" host has been making the point that while Hillary now claims she voted for the 2002 Iraq resolution only for purposes of authorizing more diplomacy, at the time everyone and his uncle knew that it was a war authorization. For example, interviewing Hillary advisor Howard Wolfson on "Hardball" back in July, Matthews stated: "Anybody who didn't think we were going to war in the months leading up...
  • Paging Reverend Al: Craig Plays the Profiling Card

    10/17/2007 4:41:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 120+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    He might be a middle-aged white guy from the West, but Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) suddenly understands the travails of people stopped for "DWB": driving while black. In the course of his interview with Matt Lauer, aired last night and excerpted on this morning's "Today," Craig tried to play the profiling card. MATT LAUER: The fact that these motions seemed to replicate a well-established sequence of signals for soliciting anonymous sex, it's a coincidence?View video here. LARRY CRAIG: I now know that this cop, this officer [shades of "that woman, Ms. Lewinsky"?] is a profiler. He said looking into a...
  • Rammell to Run for Senate (Idaho), produce personal DVD

    10/16/2007 6:43:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 70+ views
    KTVB News Channel 7 ^ | October 12, 2007
    Former eastern Idaho elk rancher Rex Rammell says he'll seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2008 -- and he's filming a new DVD about his life. Rammell got attention last year when more than a hundred of his elk escaped, prompting then-Gov. Jim Risch to order an emergency hunt. Risch is also running for embattled Sen. Larry Craig's seat. Rammell says he's been battling for his elk ranch, and property rights, for the past seven years. He says his DVD will be called "Something Worth Fighting For: The Rex Rammell Story." He says his Senate run isn't a...
  • 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...
  • Craig: Romney 'threw me under the campaign bus'

    10/15/2007 10:34:05 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 35 replies · 77+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/15/07
    "He not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again," Craig told Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show in an interview taped Sunday.
  • Craig Appeals Minn. Judge's Ruling

    10/15/2007 11:05:31 AM PDT · by yorkie · 15 replies · 98+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2007 | Amy Forliti
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho appealed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday in his ongoing attempt 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 Judge Charles Porter refused to overturn the guilty plea, saying it "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and ... supported by the evidence." Craig, a Republican, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August after he was accused of soliciting sex in a bathroom at the Minneapolis-St....
  • Craig Ethics Complaint Backfires on GOP

    10/12/2007 1:34:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 758+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/12/7 | CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Larry who? Now that scandal-tinged Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has reneged on a pledge to resign this fall, his fellow Republican senators act as though they hardly know him. They want voters to forget him, too. But they privately acknowledge that an earlier strategy to drive Craig from office has backfired, sticking them with an open-ended ethics investigation likely to keep the issue before the public for months. Senate Republicans demanded the Ethics Committee inquiry into his sex-sting conviction last summer in hopes of forcing Craig to resign. He essentially called their bluff this month when he...
  • Senator's confession may be good for the soul-searching

    10/09/2007 8:59:44 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 706+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 9th 2007 | Richard Cohen
    I don't know whether Larry Craig, the senator with an apparent case of restless leg syndrome (as seen on TV commercials), is gay or hetero or bi or whatever. I do know, though, that he is incapable of learning. Having been arrested in a Minneapolis airport men's room, having been compelled (or so he says) into a false confession, having been roundly ridiculed and ostracized by many of his colleagues - et tu, McCain? - he has neither the gumption nor the integrity nor the wit to question some of his former positions that made him, without a doubt, a...
  • Judge Denies Sen. Craig's Motion to Revoke Plea; Will He Appeal Again?

    10/04/2007 11:07:35 AM PDT · by yorkie · 73 replies · 804+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 4, 2007
    A Minnesota judge on Thursday rejected Sen. Larry Craig's bid to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, a major setback in Craig's effort to clear his name and hang onto his Senate seat.
  • 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...