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  • Craig staying in US Senate

    10/04/2007 1:04:44 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 116 replies · 3,220+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/4/07 | Wolf Blitzer
    Craig says he'll stay in Senate
  • Craig, Constituents Clash

    10/06/2007 11:03:55 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 14 replies · 728+ views
    Blogger News Network ^ | October 6, 2007
    Craig, Idaho's trying to let you know Please don't stay, you gotta go If you say that you are mine Youll be stuck here 'til the end of time Craig, Im trying to let you know Please don't stay, you gotta goAlways tease, tease, tease Do I have to beg down on my knees? One day you're gone and then you backtrack I just want you off my back Craig, Im trying to let you know Please don't stay, you gotta goPlease don't stay, you gotta go now Please don't stay, you gotta go now You've caused us all a...
  • Idaho GOP Divided As Craig Says He's Staying

    10/05/2007 8:59:49 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 39 replies · 751+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 10/4/07 | John Miller
    BOISE, Idaho -- Sen. Larry Craig told The Associated Press in April that once a lawmaker started thinking he couldn't be replaced, it was time to leave. On Thursday, he said a replacement couldn't do his job. He's now vowing to stay in Congress until his term ends in January 2009. A state judge has rejected his attempt to reverse his Aug. 1 guilty plea in a Minneapolis airport bathroom sex sting, but Craig says he'll pursue his legal options - and fight an expected Senate ethics committee probe into his behavior. "I have accumulated seniority and important committee assignments...
  • Cafferty 'Can't Wait' to Peep Through Larry Craig's Stall

    10/05/2007 2:03:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 639+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jack Cafferty opened his CNN "Situation Room" shtick today at 4:07 p.m. EDT by asking which was worse: "making sexual advances toward a police officer or lying to the whole world by saying you're going to resign your Senate seat and then announcing you're not going to resign?" Answer: claiming you don't want Craig to resign simply for the sheer entertainment value of televised hearings about the whole sorry situation. And that's exactly what Cafferty went on to do. JACK CAFFERTY: Idaho Senator Larry Craig is a disgrace on many levels. Five weeks ago, Larry "Wide-Stance" Craig announced his intention...
  • New stalls for Craig's airport restroom

    09/28/2007 9:58:42 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 22 replies · 1,008+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2007 | Joshua Freed
    MINNEAPOLIS - The infamous airport men's room where Sen. Larry Craig was arrested is getting new stall dividers that drop nearly to the floor to make it a less inviting spot for sexual liaisons. Web sites had touted that restroom as a popular site for sex with strangers, and police reports over the summer described several cases of men ducking their heads under the dividers into adjoining stalls, allegedly in search of sex. On June 11, an undercover police officer was the men's room when Craig allegedly tapped his feet and swiped his hand under the divider in a way...
  • Craig to Stay in Office for Time Being

    09/27/2007 6:44:45 AM PDT · by indcons · 9 replies · 134+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, September 27, 2007 | MATTHEW DALY
    Idaho Republican Larry Craig has decided he wants to be a U.S. senator a little longer. His tenure may still be a short one. Craig's lawyers asked a Minnesota judge Wednesday to let the three-term senator withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting at a Minneapolis airport restroom. Afterward, Craig issued a statement saying he will stay in office "for now." People close to Craig said that means until the judge rules. Hennepin County Judge Charles Porter said that will be at the end of next week at the earliest. Craig said earlier he planned to resign Sept. 30,...
  • Craig to Stay in Office Pending Ruling

    09/26/2007 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 137+ views
    The San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2007 | Charles Babington
    Sen. Larry Craig said Wednesday he will remain in office while a Minnesota judge considers his bid to withdraw a guilty plea, overturning the senator's previous statements of intent to resign by Sunday. The Idaho Republican said he will stay in office "for now," but people close to him said he will remain until the judge rules. Hennepin County Judge Charles Porter said he probably won't decide the matter until next month. Craig, who originally had planned to seek a fourth term next year, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following a June 11 sting operation in a men's...
  • Craig attorneys say no crime occurred

    09/26/2007 12:42:57 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 113 replies · 932+ views
    Minneapolis Star and Tribune ^ | 26 September 2007 | Rochelle Olson,
    Sen. Larry Craig's actions an airport bathroom stall in June didn't constitute a crime and he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea, Craig's lawyer argued today. In a 45-minute hearing covered by a crowd of local and national media, William Martin faced skeptical questioning from Hennepin County District Court Judge Charles Porter, Jr. Porter said he doesn't expect to rule on Craig's petition for at least a week and a half. "Seeking to have a guilty plea overturned is nearly impossible and it should be," Martin acknowledged during the hearing. But he also argued that Craig's plea was...
  • Judge Delays Ruling on Craig Plea Case

    09/26/2007 12:31:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 61+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/26/7 | JOSHUA FREED, Associated Press Writer
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A judge considering Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's request to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting said Wednesday he probably wouldn't rule in the case until late next week, well past Craig's self-imposed deadline to resign from the Senate. Hennepin County Judge Charles Porter heard arguments from Craig's attorneys and the prosecutor in the case, then said he wouldn't rule immediately. Craig said earlier he planned to resign Sept. 30, then left the door open to remain on the job if he could successfully reverse his plea.
  • Minnesota Files Papers Against Larry Craig's Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea

    09/25/2007 1:57:28 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 43 replies · 195+ views
    Minnesota Monitor ^ | 25 September 2007 | Andy Birky
    Papers filed Monday in the case of the State of Minnesota v. Larry Craig contain some stinging rebukes of Craig's accusations of pressure to plead guilty and pick apart his rationale for requesting a withdrawal of his guilty plea in August to disorderly conduct. Craig, a U.S. senator from Idaho, was arrested in June during a sting operation by Minnesota Airports Commission police in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport restroom. Craig's lawyer argued that his client could not make an intelligent plea of guilty because of pressures stemming from an Idaho Statesman investigation into the Republican senator's alleged homosexuality. The...
  • U.S. Senator Larry Craig: Whose Waterloo?

    09/24/2007 1:34:09 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 29 replies · 135+ views
    Politics In Minnesota ^ | 24 September 2007 | Sarah Janecek
    U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's (R-Idaho) motion to withdraw his guilty plea will be heard in a Hennepin County District court room this week. You read it here first: Contrary to conventional wisdom, Craig will win this motion. I was out of the country and completely unplugged when the Larry Craig story broke. The only U.S. news I saw while I was in Egypt and Jordan were the mimeographed news sheets printed from an international Internet news service that were hung on hotel room doors each morning. Certainly it was amusing to see the men's room at the Minneapolis St. Paul...
  • Pardon Poor Larry Craig (Barf on Both Your Houses)

    09/22/2007 7:46:21 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 296+ views
    New York Times ^ | 23 September 2007 | Frank Rich
    I DID nothing wrong," said Larry Craig at the start of his long national nightmare as America's favorite running, or perhaps sitting, gag. That's the truth. Justice lovers of all sexual persuasions must rally to save the Idaho senator before he is forced to prematurely evacuate his seat. Time's running out. The final reckoning may arrive this week. On Wednesday, a Minnesota court will hear Mr. Craig's argument to throw out the guilty plea he submitted by mail after being caught in a June sex sting in the Minneapolis airport. If he succeeds, there's a chance he might rescind his...
  • The gay voter's guide to the GOP (Salon rates Republican candidates on "gay-friendliness")

    09/21/2007 1:52:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies · 438+ views
    Salon ^ | Sept. 21, 2007 | Michael Scherer and Ben Van Heuvelen
    How should a right-wing homosexual vote in the upcoming primaries and caucuses? ...Imagine this: You are a gay man or a lesbian woman who just can't stand Democrats. [snip] What is a right-leaning homosexual to do in this presidential election? Start by taking a closer look at the candidates in the Republican field. There is substantial variation... Call it the Giuliani-Keyes Spectrum of Gay Friendliness. On one end, there is Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor who has lived with gay friends, favors gay domestic partnerships, and sometimes dresses in drag. At the other end, there is Alan Keyes,...
  • Craig Departs, Left's Hypocrisy Remains (Don Feder Looks At The Ethically Challenged Left Alert)

    09/19/2007 5:18:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Don ^ | 09/19/2007 | Don Feder
    Toilet-Stall Larry Craig (Mr. Wide Stance) resigned from the United States Senate on September 8, and cries of hypocrisy resounding from the left - and other ironies. I still think Senator Craig should have pleaded temporary insanity, on a recurring basis. ("I'm a member of the Senate, for crying out loud! Look at the stuff we vote for!") Instead, the former senior Senator from Idaho improbably maintained his innocence. He just happened to reach into a toilet stall occupied by an undercover officer. He pleaded guilty to a crime he didn't commit, because he panicked -- a month after the...
  • ACLU says First Amendment protects Craig's bathroom behavior

    09/17/2007 4:21:38 PM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 858+ views
    The Seattle P.I.. / AP ^ | September 17, 2007
    ACLU says First Amendment protects Craig's bathroom behavior THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMINNEAPOLIS -- Sen. Larry Craig's foot-tapping and hand movements in an airport bathroom amounted to speech protected by the First Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court papers on Monday.The Idaho senator pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct after an undercover officer at the Minneapolis airport alleged that Craig solicited him for sex. Craig has denied that, and his attorneys have asked a judge to let him withdraw the guilty plea.Craig was accused of moving his foot next to a police officer's foot and tapping it in...
  • ACLU Backs Sen. Larry Craig

    09/17/2007 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 497+ views
    ACLU Backs Sen. Larry Craig Senator Accused of Soliciting Sex Has an Unlikely Ally in American Civil Liberties Union Sept. 17, 2007 The strange case of Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig is about to take another interesting turn. Craig is getting support today from what many might consider to be an unlikely ally  the American Civil Liberties Union. Craig was arrested in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in June and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct last month. "We believe the sting operation used to apprehend Mr. Craig was unconstitutional. The statute the government is relying...
  • ACLU Backs Sen. Larry Craig

    09/17/2007 1:30:04 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 25 replies · 50+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 17-Sep-07 | Jay777
    Of course, for the "non-partisan" organization, this is more about protecting perversion than politics or privacy. As much as the media will make a day out of a conservative getting support from the ACLU, its really the solicitation for sex that is being defended. But the ACLU says it doesn't matter whether he solicited sex because that's not a crime. "It is a crime to have sex in public. It is not a crime to propose or solicit sex in public, whether it's in a bar or in a bathroom," Romero said.
  • Tourists flock to Minneapolis airport men's room

    09/17/2007 6:30:55 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 16 replies · 86+ views
    (Boise) Idaho Statesman Newspaper ^ | 9/17/07 | Jeanne Huff - Staff Reporter
    When you go to Minneapolis, you might put the Mall of America, the statue of Mary Tyler Moore or maybe even the zoo on your list of things to see. Now tourists are asking about a new destination in the Twin Cities, says Karen Evans, information specialist at the information counter at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. A common request is, "Excuse me, can you please tell me where the Larry Craig bathroom is?" Evans was just 15 minutes into her shift Friday afternoon and already had heard the request four times. "It's become a tourist attraction," Evans said with a...
  • Washington Post Supports Larry Craig

    09/16/2007 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 519+ views ^ | September 15, 2007
    For many years, unacceptable sexual activity has been the norm in Washington, D.C. That all changed with the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Closets were opened and improper activity was quickly punished. The accused was immediately shunned. The concept of fair trial was gone. The opposing party attacked to gain an advantage. The member party, secured the rope and hung the accused without a trial. As a Catholic, I saw this happen in my church. For years, priests who abused children were allowed to continue to serve in the community. They were promoted and allowed to harm more children. Then, the...
  • (SICK) Airline Comes Out With Gay-Themed Flight - Trip Will Feature Drag Queens, Pink Cocktails...

    09/15/2007 10:45:22 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies · 2,091+ views
    msnbc ^ | Sept 14, 2007 | AP
    Airline comes out with gay-themed flight Trip will feature drag queens, pink cocktails, cabaret performed by crew The Associated Press Updated: 4:42 p.m. PT Sept 14, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO - Air New Zealand is delving into the gay and lesbian market with a special themed flight that will feature drag queens, pink cocktails and a cabaret performed by the flight crew. The destination for the airline's one-time "Pink Flight," scheduled to depart San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 26, is the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia, one of the world's most well-attended gay events, said Jodi Williams,...