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Plan to Train Saudi Fighter Pilots in Idaho Under Fire

Training part of a $60-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - It's been nearly a decade since a Saudi pilot crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, but a plan for the US Air Force to train Saudi Arabian pilots in Idaho has some people outraged, reports al-Jazeera . As part of a huge $60 billion arms deal made last autumn, the Air... More »

Craig Will Resign

Idaho senator to step down September 30

(Newser) - Days after the revelation that he was caught in a police sting operation in an airport men's room, Larry Craig will resign from the US Senate, state GOP officials tell the AP and NBC News. The conservative Republican has called a news conference for tomorrow morning in Boise, where he... More »

Craig’s Seat Up for Grabs, but Not for Dems

Idaho is one of nation's most Republican states

(Newser) - It’s unlikely that Larry Craig will stand for re-election to the Senate next year—but don’t even think about chalking up another seat for the Democrats. Pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in an airport bathroom will probably end Craig’s career, but Politico says Idaho’s one of... More »

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