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1:15 AM ET, September 19, 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.
CNN:
Cops put on leave after Tasering student  —  (CNN) — Two University of Florida police officers have been placed on leave with pay after using an electronic stun gun to subdue a student who was questioning Sen. John Kerry at a campus forum, the school's president said Tuesday.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Democratic Daily
Rick Klein / Political Radar:
Kerry Condemns Heckler Arrest
Will / Attytood:
Meet the future savior of journalism: "FamousWriterMan@aol.com" …
Discussion: NYT and TBogg
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.
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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Pew Research Center:
Petraeus' Proposals Favored, But No Lift in War Support  —  Increases in Optimism Mostly Limited to Republicans  —  Summary of Findings  —  Last week's congressional testimony by General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, followed by President Bush's address to the nation …
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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 …
USA Today:
Poll: Public not swayed by Petraeus
Discussion: MyDD, Daily Kos and Greatscat!
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 …
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.
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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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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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 …
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.
The Politico:
Democrats chuck Iraq compromise  —  Senate Democrats, who have spent weeks trying to woo Republicans to help end the war in Iraq, have taken a hard turn against compromise.  —  They now believe their best political strategy is to continue to play to a stalemate and blame an intransigent President Bush …
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 and rubber hose
 
 
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CNN:
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David J. Garrow / Los Angeles Times:
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
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Discussion: PrestoPundit and Angry Bear
Daily Mail:
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Discussion: VodkaPundit
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
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Bill / INDCJournal:
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