Voices in the News

A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news. Among them: Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID); Sgt. Dave Karznia; Senator Larry Craig (R-ID); President George Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; Sen. John Warner (R-VA); and Prince Harry of England.

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LIANE HANSEN, host:

From NPR News, this is WEEKEND EDITION. I'm Liane Hansen.

And these were some of the voices in the news this past week.

Senator LARRY CRAIG (Republican, Idaho): I am not gay. I never have been gay. I did nothing wrong at the Minneapolis Airport.

Sergeant Dave Karsnia: Well, actually what I saw was your fingers come underneath the stall. So you're actually touching the bottom of the stall divider. Senator, I recall that.

Sen. CRAIG: I don't believe I did that.

Sgt. Karsnia: I saw...

Sen. CRAIG: I don't do those things.

It is with sadness and deep regret that I announce that it is my intent to resign from the Senate effective September 30.

President GEORGE BUSH: Tony Snow informed me he's leaving. And I sadly accept his desire to leave the White House and he'll do so in Sept. 14th. He is - it's been a joy watching him spar with you.

Attorney General ALBERTO GONZALES (U.S. Department of Justice): Yesterday I met with President Bush and informed him with my decision to conclude my government service as the attorney general of the United State effective as of September 17th, 2007.

Senator John Warner (Republican, Idaho): My work and service to Virginia as a Senator will conclude upon the 6th of January 2009 when I finish - as the Constitution of United States on the first Tuesday of a new Congress - my career of then 30 years in the United States Senate.

President GEORGE BUSH: It that community spirit that have been very impressive to me and Laura. It's that can-do attitude. It's the attitude that said okay, a storm came. We understand it. We don't like it, but we're going to deal with it. That's the Mississippi spirit.

Prince Harry (Prince Henry of Wales): She'll always be remembered for her amazing public work. But behind the media glare, to us, just two loving children, she was quite simply the best mother in the world.

President BUSH: For all those who ask whether the fight in Iraq is worth it, imagine an Iraq where militia groups backed by Iran control large parts of the country. Imagine an Iraq where al-Qaida has established sanctuaries to safely plot future attacks on targets all over the world, including America.

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