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1:30 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 1:15pm Eastern 9/18.  Jawn.
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Mike Carney / On Deadline:
Cops Taser student who questioned John Kerry  —  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 from the microphone and shoot him with a Taser gun.
Rick Klein / Political Radar:
Kerry Condemns Heckler Arrest
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Raw Story
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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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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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
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Please Continue Making Calls To Restore Habeas  —  Thanks so much to everyone who has been making calls this morning to support S.Amend.  2202 — the Restore Habeas Corpus Act.  More information here.  We need to keep those calls to every single Senator going today.
Discussion: D-Day and SamSederShow.com
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
The Constitution Needs Your Help Today
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.
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 …
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.
Bill / INDCJournal:
Random Pictures, Two  —  Happy Ramadan: 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 drily funny, with a nametag that read "Elvis Presley."
Discussion: protein wisdom
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Rudy says he's liberals' 'worst nightmare'  —  Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign is up with a radio ad in Iowa claming he is liberals' "worst nightmare" — an effort to get early voters to think ahead to November when they caucus in January.  —  The spot, called "Nightmare," …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
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.
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.
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.
 
 
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Tina Moore / NY Daily News:
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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