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3:40 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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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.
Mike Carney / On Deadline:
Cops Taser student who questioned John Kerry  —  Original posting at 7:44 a.m. ET: Sparks flew during a townhall meeting that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held yesterday at the University of Florida.  Journalism student Andrew Meyer interrupted the speech, prompting police to drag him away …
Nick Antosca / The Huffington Post:
Kerry Should be Ashamed, and the Cop Who Tased Andrew Meyer Should be Jailed
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards goes negative  —  Edwards is out with the harshest negative piece of the primary, an email from Joe Trippi headed "Guess who's really coming to lunch with Hillary," which attacks Clinton's homeland-security themed fundraiser today and includes observations like:
Discussion: The Swamp and CNN Political Ticker
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:   Edwards Camp Cranks Up Attack On "Corporate Insider" Hillary In New Email
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton responds  —  Here's the response to Edwards' attack, from spokesman Phil Singer:
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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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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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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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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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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