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4:45 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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Michelle Malkin:
Student tasered at John Kerry forum Update: A University of Florida student/eyewitness shares what he saw; 12:15 pm Eastern 9/18 update: Another UF student speaks; Update: UF president schedules 2pm press conference...plus: Andrew Meyer, professional taunter  —  Update 3:10pm Eastern 9/18.
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Nick Antosca / The Huffington Post:
Kerry Should be Ashamed, and the Cop Who Tased Andrew Meyer Should be Jailed  —  By now I'm sure you've seen the videos of University of Florida student Andrew Meyer being attacked and tasered by university police at a John Kerry speaking event.  If not, here's one, here's another, and here's another.
Rick Klein / Political Radar:
Kerry Condemns Heckler Arrest  —  ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday comdemned the arrest of a University of Florida student at one of his speeches, saying that he was engaged in a "good healthy discussion" with 21-year-old Andrew Meyer when he was Tasered and taken into custody.
Associated Press:
Student Zapped With Taser Caught On Tape  —  Florida Student Who Questioned John Kerry To Be In Court  —  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida student was Tasered and arrested after trying to ask U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., about the 2004 election and other subjects during a campus forum.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Iraq Diary: Jammers Beat Bombers (Which May Be Bad News)  —  Radio-controlled bombs used to be the biggest killer of American troops in Iraq.  Now, they've been rendered all-but-useless.  Good news, right?  Like so much else in Iraq, it's not quite that simple.
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CREW:
CREW releases "Beyond DeLay: The 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress (and two to watch)"  —  Today, CREW released its third annual report on the most corrupt members of Congress entitled Beyond DeLay: The 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress (and two to watch).
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
The Constitution Needs Your Help Today  —  Let's hit the phones this morning, people.  The Habeas Restoration Act is being put forth again — by Sens. Leahy and Dodd, among others — and they are asking for our help.  Please call your Senators this morning and tell them to support Amendment S. 2202 …
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Gallup Poll:
Giuliani still leads GOP race; Thompson in second place  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the national race for the Republican presidential nomination, although his support has faded to one of its lowest readings of the year.
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Kathy Barks Hoffman / Associated Press:
AP NewsBreak: Attorney general to quit as McCain's campaign chair
Discussion: TPM Election Central and D-Day
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Clinton on health care  —  WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but she rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system.
Discussion: The Corner
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Bryan / Hot Air:
Hot Air TV: Rep. Jack Murtha confronted about Haditha accusations  —  We've just obtained video of Rep. Jack Murtha being directly confronted over repeatedly accusing the Haditha Marines of murdering Iraqis "in cold blood."  I'm editing and processing it now, so we should have it online before too long.
Eric Black / Minnesota Monitor:
Paulose Under Investigation by the Feds  —  The federal Office of Special Counsel is investigating allegations that Rachel Paulose, U.S. attorney for Minnesota, mishandled classified information, decided to fire the subordinate who called it to her attention, retaliated against others …
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Nicholas Wade / New York Times:
Is 'Do Unto Others' Written Into Our Genes?  —  Many people will say it is morally acceptable to pull a switch that diverts a train, killing just one person instead of the five on the other track.  But if asked to save the same five lives by throwing a person in the train's path, people will say the action is wrong.
Jason Trahan / Dallas Morning News:
Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S.  —  Group's takeover plot emerges in Holy Land case  —  jtrahan@dallasnews.com  —  Amid the mountain of evidence released in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, the most provocative has turned out to be a handful …
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
D.C. Vote Bill Dies in Senate  —  Republican lawmakers today blocked the Senate from taking up the D.C. voting rights bill, dealing a major blow to the District's most promising effort in years to get a full member of Congress.  —  The vote was merely on whether to begin action on the bill.
Discussion: MoJoBlog, Wonkette and The Gate
Bill / INDCJournal:
Random Pictures, Two  —  The "Twin Towers Mosque" lights up in preparation for Ramadan as electricity becomes available in the city.  —  Military Transition Team Captain Theodore "Teddy" J. Folsome was tired but dryly funny, with a nametag that read "Elvis Presley."
Discussion: protein wisdom and BLACKFIVE
Redstate:
Don't Write Off NH Senate Yet (UPDATED)  —  Early ARG polling showing Sununu down by 20 points to Jeanne Shaheen may be off the mark.  The latest Rasmussen shows him down 5 points, with similar favorables/unfavorables to the former Gov. Rasmussen is one of the two or three most accurate polling outfits …
Bret Stephens / Opinion Journal:
Osirak II?  —  Israel's silence on Syria speaks volumes.  —  In the late spring of 2002 the American press reported that Israel had armed its German-made submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.  In Israel, this was old news.  It was also headline news.
KETV Omaha's Channel 7:
State Senator Ernie Chambers Sues God  —  Chambers says its to prove a point about frivolous lawsuits.  —  OMAHA, Neb — State Senator Ernie Chambers is suing God.  He says it to prove a point about frivolous lawsuits.  —  Chambers says senators periodically have offered bills prohibiting the filing of certain types of suits.
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Waxman: State Dept. Official Thwarted Probes  —  Howard J. Krongard, the State Department's inspector general, has repeatedly thwarted investigations and censored reports that might prove politically embarrassing to the Bush administration, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Gavel
 
 
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WSJ.com:
Economists React: 'One and Done'?
Halimah Abdullah / Lexington Herald-Leader:
McConnell's war stance unpopular
Discussion: Daily Kos
Horses Mouth:
Glenn Greenwald and Atrios have already taken solid whacks today …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Eschaton
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Poll: Percentage Favoring Withdrawal Has Gone Slightly Up Since Petraeus Show
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
An American Beslan?  —  Last week, CNN's Glenn Beck aired …
Rasmussen Reports:
New Hampshire Primary: Clinton 40% Obama 17% Edwards 14%
Ilan Goldenberg / democracyarsenal.org:
Fuzzy Numbers... Again
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
'Unseen world' dominates GOP presidential debate
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton responds  —  Here's the response to Edwards' attack, from spokesman Phil Singer:
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards goes negative
Washington Times:
Times editor Blankley leaving for PR firm
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Dominic Gates / Seattle Times:
Fired engineer calls 787's plastic fuselage unsafe
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Rudy says he's liberals' 'worst nightmare'
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Bashing Bush with Greenspan
Paul Ames / Associated Press:
Someone Tries to Sell Belgium on eBay