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12:40 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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Richard Cohen / Real Clear Politics:
Hillary Missed Her MoveOn Moment  —  If there is a phrase more closely associated with both Hillary and Bill Clinton than "the politics of personal destruction," it does not come to mind.  All the others — "It's the economy, stupid," for instance — belong to one or the other, but …
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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 12:15pm Eastern.  9/18.  The usual protest mob is preparing to protest the University of Florida tasering incident.
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Lisa Wangsness / Boston Globe:
In ways, Clinton healthcare plan resembles Romney's Mass. solution  —  Key elements of Hillary Clinton's healthcare proposal are strikingly similar to the tenets of the health overhaul that Mitt Romney signed into law in Massachusetts last year.  But you would never guess it from the broadsides …
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Clinton plan sparks frenzy
Discussion: Open Left
Michael J. Totten:
Anbar Awakens Part II: Hell is Over  —  This is the second in a two-part series.  Read Part One, The Battle of Ramadi, here.  —  RAMADI, IRAQ - In early 2007 Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province, was one of the most violent war-torn cities on Earth.  By late spring it was the safest major city in Iraq outside Kurdistan.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Abizaid: World could abide nuclear Iran  —  WASHINGTON - Every effort should be made to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but failing that, the world could live with a nuclear-armed regime in Tehran, a recently retired commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday.
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David Blair / Telegraph:
Iran threatens missile attacks on US targets
Discussion: Jerusalem Post
Ntodd / Pax Americana:
What's Next?  —  Surprisingly, I woke up this morning to find the war in Iraq was still going on.  Who knew that this Saturday's march wouldn't be the proverbial straw that broke Bush's back?  Sadly, our Democratic majority's collective spines still seem broken so I guess we have our work cut out for us.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site  —  The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight tonight.  —  The move comes two years to the day after The Times began the subscription program, TimesSelect, which has charged $49.95 a year …
Sam Stein / Huffington Post:
Thompson Refuses To Debate At Historically Black College  —  Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson has become the fourth leading GOP presidential candidate to shun the PBS debate this month at a historically black college in Baltimore, the Huffington Post has learned.
New York Times:
Iraq to Review All Security Contractors  —  The Iraqi government said today that it would review the status of all foreign and local security companies working in Iraq after a shooting that left eight Iraqis dead.  —  Blackwater USA, an American contractor that provides security …
White House:
President Bush Meets with Military Support Organizations  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for coming.  Laura and I are honored to welcome you here to the South Lawn.  Welcome to the people's house.  (Applause.)  First, I'd like to thank Katy Benko for singing the national anthem.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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.
 
 
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
COUNTER-INSURGENCY  —  At the risk of asking a really silly question …
Washington Post:
A Conservative Record, But Not in Lock Step
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Suit Blaming Automakers Over Gases Is Dismissed
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Cynthia McKinney Ponders Another Run for Congress
National Review:
MoveOn's Ad Hitting Giuliani: Swing and a Miss
New York Times:
Considering Mr. Mukasey  —  Michael Mukasey, President Bush's nominee …
Discussion: The Corner, INTEL DUMP and Harper's
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
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Paul Ames / Associated Press:
Someone Tries to Sell Belgium on eBay
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CNNMoney.com:
August foreclosures zoom
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Tina Moore / NY Daily News:
NYPD veteran says cops beat, Tasered teen son at barbecue
Discussion: Too Sense and Pandagon
Theodore Dalrymple / City Journal:
Islam, the Marxism of Our Time Some troubling signs in Europe
Discussion: The Corner and Ed Driscoll.com
Jennifer Steinhauer / The Caucus:
McCain Gets Push From the Senior Bush
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
The Return of the Snowman  —  Monday, Sept. 17, was supposed …