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10:30 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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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.
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
(Updated) "Don't Tase Me Bro"  —  Michelle Malkin has the most comprehensive coverage of the taser incident at the University of Florida.  —  And here's Kerry's statement: … I don't know how Kerry could have missed the shouts of "don't tase me bro," but I'm not sure what his response should have been anyway.
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Balloon Juice
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.
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Student tasered at John Kerry forum Update: A University of Florida …
BuzzFlash.org:
Student Tasered for Armed Madhouse Question to Kerry
Discussion: BartBlog
Jerusalem Post:
'Dozens died in Syrian-Iranian chemical weapons experiment'  —  Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in a Jane's Defence Weekly report that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.
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.
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Jonathan Stein / MoJoBlog:
DC Representation Fails in Senate, Mitch McConnell Explains Himself to Space Aliens
Discussion: Washington Wire and Think Progress
CNN:
Craig makes surprise return to Capitol
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Bryan / Hot Air:
Hot Air TV: Rep. Jack Murtha confronted about Haditha accusations Updated  —  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.
Agence France Presse:
Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village  —  LIMA (AFP) - Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area, regional authorities said Monday.  —  Around midday Saturday, villagers were startled …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
GOP Senator Warner "Reconsidering" Support For Webb Troop Bill  —  Just when it looked as if Senator Jim Webb's troop readiness bill might pick up enough GOP support to reach the magic number of 60 filibuster-proof votes, we're now getting word that Senator John Warner is reconsidering his backing for it and may vote against it.
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Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Light 'Em Up for the Webb Amendment  —  Bonus - Ask Harry Reid to "don't let Republicans obstruct - make them stand and filibuster":  —  Light 'Em Up for the Webb Amendment  —  This legislation gives reasonable deployment breaks to soldiers so the military doesn't break, and it has bipartisan support.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
'Sister Souljah' Slated For Springtime  —  Richard Cohen of the WaPo pens an amusing attack on Hillary, claiming she missed her "Sister Souljah" moment by failing to criticize the MoveOn ad attacking General Petraeus: … For heaven's sake - her non-response tells us nothing new about her character.
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Poll: Percentage Favoring Withdrawal Has Gone Slightly Up Since Petraeus Show  —  A new poll from CBS News finds that The Petraeus Show failed to budge public opinion on Iraq.  —  Indeed, the number favoring withdrawal actually edged slightly upwards since the Scholar Warrior testified before Congress …
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USA Today:
Poll: Public not swayed by Petraeus
Discussion: MyDD, Daily Kos and Greatscat!
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: Moonbattery, Redstate and Three Sources
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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.
Eric Black Ink:
Paulose under investigation by 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 in the office …
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
MoveOn.org and the media mess  —  Last Monday, on the same day that Gen. David Petraeus was testifying before Congress about how important progress was being made in Iraq, the Pentagon announced that nine American service members had died that day in Iraq.  Given the death toll to date …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Eschaton and rubber hose
Dominic Gates / Seattle Times:
Fired engineer calls 787's plastic fuselage unsafe  —  A former senior aerospace engineer at Boeing's Phantom Works research unit, fired last year under disputed circumstances, is going public with concerns that the new 787 Dreamliner is unsafe.  —  Forty-six-year veteran Vince Weldon contends …
 
 
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
The milk just dried up  —  There's been a marked recent increase …
Discussion: Open Left and Corrente
The Politico:
Democrats chuck Iraq compromise
FOX Attacks:
FOX's "balanced" analysis of the Petraeus hearings
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Security Took 'Turn for Worse' In Southern Iraq, Report Says
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MORE ON COUNTER-INSURGENCY  —  TPM Reader EK notes a recent study …
T. A. Frank / Washington Monthly:
Why Is Bob Herbert Boring?
Discussion: The RBC and Ezra Klein
Pew Research Center:
Petraeus' Proposals Favored, But No Lift in War Support
David J. Garrow / Los Angeles Times:
'The Nine' by Jeffrey Toobin
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Law Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Oregon Legal Battle Ignites Debate on Circumcision
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  The Federal Open Market Committee …
Discussion: PrestoPundit and Angry Bear
Daily Mail:
Muslim dentist 'told patient to wear a headscarf or go elsewhere'
Discussion: VodkaPundit
CNBC.com:
Failed Lender Makes Grab for Employee Funds
Discussion: Pandagon
Ilan Goldenberg / democracyarsenal.org:
Fuzzy Numbers... Again
Bill / INDCJournal:
Random Pictures, Two  —  The "Twin Towers Mosque" …
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