The Daily Muck

Many families of soldiers killed in Iraq, like Lt. Col. Billy Hall, have given permission for the media to cover the burial of the deceased to show the realities of war. But the Pentagon has done its best to block such coverage, quelling sound and video allowed for recordings and obstructing reporters and photographers. (Washington Post)

The senator who added “wide stance” to the American lexicon now faces further hardship. Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), arrested last June by an undercover cop in an airport restroom, has used funds from this campaign committee to pay his lawyers. But the Senate ethics panel ordered him to pay out of his own bank account. (Washington Post)

Chalk up another victim to the scam artist Christopher Ward, former treasurer to several GOP campaigns and subject of an FBI investigation into alleged embezzlement charges. Rep. James Walsh (R-NY) is the latest (of the now six-member club) to reveal that he was a victim. (Washington Post)The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is claiming the organization U.S. Term Limits, a non-profit group, crossed federal legal lines by not disclosing that contributions sent to them are not tax-deductible. U.S. Term Limits recently aired an ad for former Rep. Bob Schaffer (R-CO), who’s running for Senate seat. Schaffer has recently come under scrutiny for alleged dealings with shamed former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. (Roll Call)

The six suspects accused of plotting to decimate the Sears Tower, join Al Qaeda and, as government lawyers claim, enact a “ground war” on America will be tried yet again. This will mark the third attempt by the federal government to convict them. Searches of the group’s headquarters in Miami found no evidence of weapons or plans for such “ground wars.” (New York Times)

A federal judge has ruled that the government’s practice of withholding information from Americans about their appearance on the terrorist watch list is unlawful. The decision stems from a 2005 lawsuit filed by ten Muslim or Arab-American plaintiffs who claimed unwarranted harassment upon entering the U.S. (New York Times)