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10:00 PM ET, September 18, 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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Associated Press:
Student Zapped With Taser Caught On Tape  —  Florida Student Who Questioned John Kerry To Be In Court  —  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida student was Tasered and arrested after trying to ask U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., about the 2004 election and other subjects during a campus forum.
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.
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Balloon Juice
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.
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 830pm Eastern.
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.
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 …
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
D.C. Vote Bill Dies in Senate  —  Republican lawmakers today blocked the Senate from taking up the D.C. voting rights bill, dealing a major blow to the District's most promising effort in years to get a full member of Congress.  —  The vote was merely on whether to begin action on the bill.
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Jonathan Stein / MoJoBlog:
DC Representation Fails in Senate, Mitch McConnell Explains Himself to Space Aliens
Discussion: Washington Wire and Think Progress
Horses Mouth:
Glenn Greenwald and Atrios have already taken solid whacks today at the media idiocy surrounding the GOP attack on Dems for not condemning MoveOn's Petraeus ad.  But the worst media offender by far has to be The Washington Post's Richard Cohen.  —  Incredibly, Cohen today devotes an entire column …
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
'Sister Souljah' Slated For Springtime
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.
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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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, Eschaton and rubber hose
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).
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 …
Discussion: D-Day and Rook's Rant
Dominic Gates / Seattle Times:
Fired engineer calls 787's plastic fuselage unsafe  —  A former senior aerospace engineer at Boeing's Phantom Works research unit, fired last year under disputed circumstances, is going public with concerns that the new 787 Dreamliner is unsafe.  —  Forty-six-year veteran Vince Weldon contends …
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 …
 
 
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The Politico:
Democrats chuck Iraq compromise
Discussion: Hot Air and New York Times
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
GOP Senator Warner "Reconsidering" Support For Webb Troop Bill
Discussion: Open Left
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Diplomatic convoys curtailed in Iraq
Discussion: Cliff Schecter and AMERICAblog
FOX Attacks:
FOX's "balanced" analysis of the Petraeus hearings
Dave Schuler / The Glittering Eye:
Government of Laws  —  For the last four or five weeks I've …
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Security Took 'Turn for Worse' In Southern Iraq, Report Says
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MORE ON COUNTER-INSURGENCY  —  TPM Reader EK notes a recent study …
T. A. Frank / Washington Monthly:
Why Is Bob Herbert Boring?
Discussion: The RBC and Ezra Klein
 Earlier Items: 
Pew Research Center:
Petraeus' Proposals Favored, But No Lift in War Support
David J. Garrow / Los Angeles Times:
'The Nine' by Jeffrey Toobin
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Law Blog
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Oregon Legal Battle Ignites Debate on Circumcision
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  The Federal Open Market Committee …
Discussion: PrestoPundit and Angry Bear
Daily Mail:
Muslim dentist 'told patient to wear a headscarf or go elsewhere'
Discussion: VodkaPundit
CNBC.com:
Failed Lender Makes Grab for Employee Funds
Discussion: Pandagon
Bill / INDCJournal:
Random Pictures, Two  —  The "Twin Towers Mosque" …
Discussion: protein wisdom and BLACKFIVE