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David Rising / Associated Press:
Germany's Schroeder Refuses to Concede  —  BERLIN - Exit polls showed conservative challenger Angela Merkel's party leading in German parliamentary elections Sunday but falling short of the majority she needed to form a center-right coalition as the nation's first female chancellor.
No clear winner after German vote  —  Early projections show a tight finish to Germany's election, with both main parties claiming victory.  —  Challenger Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won only the slimmest of leads, early results suggest.  —  Some predictions give the CDU …
David Kaspar / Davids Medienkritik:
2005 German National Election: Unexpected Results  —  Surprising Numbers: CDU-CSU Much Lower - FDP Much Higher Than Expected  —  Here are the initial preliminary results from today's election as reported in the German media.  These results can still fluctuate, they are not final and official:
David Kaspar / Davids Medienkritik:
Election Results: Divided Germany  —  (Click here for the most recent election results and returns)  —  Many observers noted during the 2004 Presidential elections in the United States how entire regions of the nation were either "blue" for Democrat states or "red" for Republican states.
Discussion: Peaktalk and The Right Coast
Split German Vote Has Both Conservatives, Schroeder Claimng Victory
Discussion: MyDD
Hung parliament looms in Germany
Discussion: protein wisdom
Agence France Presse:
Clinton launches withering attack on Bush on Iraq, Katrina, budget  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton sharply criticised George W. Bush for the Iraq War and the handling of Hurricane Katrina, and voiced alarm at the swelling US budget deficit.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
UNCHARTED TERRITORY, ONCE AGAIN  —  In recent years, the Democrats have violated many of the tacit conventions of civility that have enabled our political system to work for more than two centuries.  Yesterday another barrier fell, and once again, we entered uncharted waters …
Jay / Stop the ACLU:
Give Us The Memos  —  Certain memos that could very well play an instrumental part in the confirmation process of John Robert's are being concealed from the public.  But we are not talking about the Solicitor General's memos that are protected under a attorney-client type protection.
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Give Us the Memos!
Basil / basil's blog:
Headline News: 9/18/2005  —  Running the risk of falling flat …
Discussion: Mean Ol' Meany
Glenn Reynolds /
SO THE EARLIER PORK POST — in which various bloggers posted and emailed about pork in their states — looked kind of promising, and N.Z. Bear and I got together to figure out a way to take it up a notch.  —  How are we going to mobilize the blogosphere in support of cuts in wasteful spending to support Katrina relief?
Patrick Cockburn / Independent:
What has happened to Iraq's missing $1bn?  —  One billion dollars has been plundered from Iraq's defence ministry in one of the largest thefts in history, The Independent can reveal, leaving the country's army to fight a savage insurgency with museum-piece weapons.
Doug Simpson / Associated Press:
New Orleans Mayor Defends Return Plan  —  NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Ray Nagin defended his plan to return up to 180,000 people to the city within a week and a half despite concerns about the short supply of drinking water and heavily polluted floodwaters.  —  Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen …
Discussion: Reaganites Unite!
Dafna Linzer / Washington Post:
Iran's President Does What U.S. Diplomacy Could Not  —  U.N. Speech Raises Doubts About Nuclear Program  —  NEW YORK, Sept. 18 — Five weeks ago, Iran's new president bought his country some time.  Facing mounting criticism after walking away from negotiations with Europe and restarting part …
N Korea 'to abandon nuclear work'  —  North Korea has agreed to give up all its nuclear activities and rejoin the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, according to negotiators in Beijing.  —  Pyongyang will reportedly accept inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog.
Discussion: The Reaction
David Smith / Observer:
How the penguin's life story inspired the US religious right  —  Antarctic family values: Is the emperor penguin an enemy of Darwin?  America's surprise film hit was meant to be a nature documentary.  Now it's a pawn in the war on evolutionary theory  —  It is an odyssey to rival Scott's …
Transcript for September 18  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: former President Bill Clinton convenes leaders from around the world to discuss poverty, religion, the environment, and more.  Speakers include King Abdullah of Jordan, British Prime Minister Tony Blair …
Washington Post:
Obeying Orders  —  IN THIS COUNTRY it is not a crime for a journalist to complain — even to complain loudly — about the government's attempts to manipulate the media.  But it is a crime in China, as Shi Tao, a journalist in Hunan, recently discovered.  At a meeting in April 2004 …
Discussion: Roger L. Simon and The Right Coast
Fareed Zakaria / MSNBC:
Leaders Who Won't Choose  —  In Washington, it's business as usual in the face of a national catastrophe.  —  Newsweek  —  Sept. 26, 2005 issue - Adversity builds character," goes the old adage.  Except that in America today we seem to be following the opposite principle.
Young and female - a brave new face of Afghan politics  —  Declan Walsh in Kabul  —  Among the stony-faced mugshots on posters plastered across election-crazed Kabul, one stands out.  At first glance it looks like an ad for a Bollywood blockbuster: a close-up of a pretty young woman …

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