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12:55 PM ET, September 27, 2007

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A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
A Lack of Clarity  —  Thank you, Tim Russert, for dragging the truth from all the Democratic candidates about what "ending the war" actually means.  We hear these words a lot, especially from Hillary Clinton, yet Russert's questioning at MSNBC's New Hampshire debate last night revealed …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Good Night for the Republican Nominee  —  From CampaignStandard.com: The odds are getting better for the GOP.  —  Editor's note: This piece first appeared at THE WEEKLY STANDARD's new election blog, The Campaign Standard.  —  Last night, for the first time this election cycle, I watched a Democratic presidential debate.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Romney hits Dems on gay issue  —  Leading the way on an issue almost certain to be resurrected during the general election, Mitt Romney issued a statement this morning condemning the Democratic candidates for their refusal at last night's debate to rule out teaching about gay issues to second-graders.
Michelle Mittelstadt / Houston Chronicle:
Senate temporarily sidelines immigration legalization bill  —  Democrats vow to pass measure aiding 1 million youths  —  WASHINGTON — The prospects for immediate Senate action on the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants, disappeared Wednesday amid Republican opposition.
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Student illegals bill dropped
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Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Saddam Risked His Life for WMD Secrets  —  The Washington Post reports on a story leaked to Spain's El Pais about a meeting between President Bush and the former Spanish president Jose Maria Aznar weeks ahead of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.  It's interesting to note how Bush discusses Saddam's signals …
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New York Times:
Blackwater Tops All Firms in Iraq in Shooting Rate  —  The American security contractor Blackwater USA has been involved in a far higher rate of shootings while guarding American diplomats in Iraq than other security firms providing similar services to the State Department …
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Los Angeles Times:
What are 'Hollywood values'?  —  If it's all about free love and hating America, how come there aren't many openly gay stars or pro-jihadi movies?  If it's all about the almighty dollar, how come Hollyweirdos disproportionately back the party that wants to tax them more?
Cornelia Dean / New York Times:
Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life's Origin  —  A few months ago, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins received an e-mail message from a producer at Rampant Films inviting him to be interviewed for a documentary called "Crossroads."  —  The film, with Ben Stein, the actor …
MSNBC:
Bin Laden may have just escaped U.S. forces  —  August mission in Tora Bora almost snared 'high value target'  —  A little more than a month ago, with the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaching and fears of a new al Qaeda attack rising, some U.S. intelligence and military analysts thought …
New York Times:
In a 9/11 Survival Tale, the Pieces Just Don't Fit  —  Tania Head's story, as shared over the years with reporters, students, friends and hundreds of visitors to ground zero, was a remarkable account of both life and death.  —  She had, she said, survived the terror attack …
William McCall / Associated Press:
2 Patriot Act Provisions Ruled Unlawful  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.  —  U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled …
The Corner:
Blowing smoke  —  Okay, Muslim foot-baths in Kansas City airport, gender-segregated swimming sessions at French municipal pools, banning pork from Aussie hospital menus, no eating donuts for Belgian cops during Ramadan, no seeing-eye dogs or alcohol in Minneapolis taxi cabs, fine, fine, fine.
USA Today:
19,000 insurgents killed in Iraq since '03  —  More than 19,000 militants have been killed in fighting with coalition forces since the insurgency began more than four years ago, according to military statistics released for the first time.  —  The statistics show that 4,882 militants …
 
 
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College Dwellers Outnumber the Imprisoned
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Bankruptcy, Democratic-style
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GALLUP: Trust in Federal Government, On Nearly All Issues …
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Betting on Iowa  —  The Quad City Times reports today …
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The Era of Big Government
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