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2:20 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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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  —  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.
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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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.
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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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Robert Farley / American Prospect:
The group blog of The American Prospect  —  THIS DOESN'T SOUND GOOD.  Noah Shachtman of Danger Room has recently visited Iraq, and will be blogging in stages about his experiences there.  In the course of a post on IED countermeasures, he mentioned the following: … Huh.
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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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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 …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Waxman: State Dept. Official Thwarted Probes  —  Howard J. Krongard, the State Department's inspector general, has repeatedly thwarted investigations and censored reports that might prove politically embarrassing to the Bush administration, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Gavel
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."
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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 …
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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