The Republicans' Black Friday

If it weren't for bad news, they'd have no news at all.

Published August 31, 2007 7:25PM (EDT)

On Karl Rove's last day at the White House, here are the top six stories on the Washington Post's Web site:

Va. Senator Warner Will Not Seek a Sixth Term: Retirement is unwelcome news for Republicans who hope to take control of the Senate next year.

Fed Hopes to Avoid Bailout: Bernanke indicates central bank will take action if the economy as a whole seems to be suffering.

Snow Leaving White House: Press secretary will leave his job on Sept. 14 and be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino.

Senator Craig Urged to Resign: GOP leaders seek to contain fallout following Idaho lawmaker's arrest in an airport restroom.

Gonzales Testimony Investigated: Justice Dept. probes whether departing attorney general gave false testimony to Congress.

Fred Thompson, a Front-Runner? Former senator's advisers have no illusions about the difficulties they face with a late entry.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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