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4 Men Detail Encounters With Craig

Mike Jones, who outed Haggard, says Craig also paid him for sex

(Newser) - The man who exposed his sexual relationship with evangelist Ted Haggard is now among four men claiming sexual encounters with Larry Craig, the Idaho Statesman reports. Mike Jones, who published a tell-all of his relationship with Haggard, says Craig paid him $200 for sex, while an IT consultant claims the... More »

Craig May Not Resign After All

Idaho senator could stick if he clears his name in court

(Newser) - Embattled Sen. Larry Craig, arrested for disorderly conduct after allegedly soliciting sex in an airport men's room, is now flip-flopping on his decision to resign from the Senate Sept. 30. Craig is fighting the charges to which he pleaded guilty three months ago and will consider staying in the Senate... More »

Paper Lacked 'Smoking Gun'

Past allegations were only printed after Minnesota bathroom incident came out

(Newser) - Howard Kurtz does a post-mortem of the Idaho Statesman's decision not to print the results of a major investigation into Larry Craig's past sexual misconduct until after the sentator's arrest for soliciting was made public this week. While the writer, Dan Popkey, admits to feeling Craig's pain, says he says... More »

Craig: 'I Am Not Gay'

Senator addresses media in attempt to set the record ... straight

(Newser) - Larry Craig apologized this afternoon—for "the cloud placed over Idaho," not for the disorderly conduct to which he pleaded guilty after being busted in a Minneapolis airport men's room. "I did nothing wrong," said the Republican Senator, who addressed the media in Boise with his... More »

Idaho Paper Spills Years of Dirt on Craig

Some question why story wasn't released earlier

(Newser) - The Idaho Statesman today released the results of a five-month investigation into charges of sexual improprieties against Sen. Larry Craig—including an encounter in a Washington, D.C., train station described to the paper by the other man. The paper held the story for months after Craig denied the allegations.... More »

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