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12:05 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  —  Update 10:00am Eastern 9/18.  Andrew Meyer's milking his 15 minutes of fame.  Check out his email address: "famouswriterman@aol.com."  —  Update 12:15am 9/18.
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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.
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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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and Taylor Marsh
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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 …
New York Times:
Considering Mr. Mukasey  —  Michael Mukasey, President Bush's nominee to be attorney general, is being promoted as a "consensus choice," which is meant to signal the Senate that it should be grateful and confirm him without delay.  Mr. Mukasey is clearly better than some of the "loyal Bushies" …
Discussion: The Corner, INTEL DUMP and Harper's
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Washington Post:
Jobs Remain, But Area Could Feel Major Loss  —  AOL chief executive Randy Falco e-mailed employees yesterday to tell them the company would be moving its headquarters to New York.  "I know this change raises questions for many of you, not all of which I can answer here," he wrote.
Discussion: MoJoBlog
 
 
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Iraq to Review All Security Contractors
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The salami tactics of Hugo Chavez
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Gallup Poll:
Giuliani still leads GOP race; Thompson in second place
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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 …
Niraj Warikoo / Detroit Free Press:
Armed student's motives unclear Dearborn
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Furor Ends in Deanship for Liberal Scholar
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Law Blog