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3:55 PM ET, September 21, 2007


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Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Dems end week with another Iraq failure  —  The Senate will adjourn for the weekend after a long week of tense debate over Iraq in which Democrats failed to move the ball and Republicans decided to stick with the White House in backing an unpopular war.  —  Yet another Democratic amendment …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Breaking: Levin-Reed amendment fails.  —  Today, the Senate voted 47-47 on an amendment sponsored by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) that "would require a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq to begin in 90 days and end in nine months."  —  When the Senate previously voted on the bill in July, the vote was 52-47.
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Democrats' Iraq Offensive Turned Back  —  In the week just concluded, the Senate has debated a variety of measures related to the war in Iraq.  The only measure which passed was one to denounce MoveOn for for its attack on General David Petraeus.  By that measure, it was the most productive week the Senate has had on Iraq in months.
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Sen. Dodd votes 'no' on Senate war bill
Michael Saul / NY Daily News:
Hillary Clinton: I'm not a lesbian  —  Hillary Clinton officially declared she's not a lesbian - not that there's anything wrong with that.  —  During an interview with The Advocate to be published next week, Sean Kennedy, the gay magazine's news and features editor, asked the presidential candidate …
Melissa McEwan / Shakespeare's Sister:
Hmm  —  Do you think CNN's decision to pick possibly …
Discussion: The American Street
Josh Hirschland / Columbia Spectator:
Student Groups Question Bollinger on Ahmadinejad  —  Nearly 50 student leaders and a dozen administrators sat down with University President Lee Bollinger for an hour on Thursday for a passionate yet civil discussion to air concerns about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scheduled speech on campus on Monday.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Boycott Ahmadinejad  —  A Columbia student asked how he could effectively protest his university's invitation to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak Monday.  My first response was to suggest petitions, e-mails to President Bollinger and the university trustees, letters to the student paper, peaceful protest, and the like.
MIT Student Arrested For Fake Bomb At Logan  —  Police Say Simpson Had Circuit Board, Wiring, and Play-Doh  —  Blog Chatter: See what people are saying about this story  —  (WBZ) BOSTON An MIT student with a fake bomb strapped to her chest was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Bully Boys Of The Internet  —  The Dan Rather lawsuit has given more of the TANG story figures a new lease on life, even if animated by the former CBS anchor's strange brand of conspiracy thinking.  The woman who had the most responsibility for the airing of the 60 Minutes II segment …
Discussion: PressThink and
Rhonda Stewart / The Swamp:
Protesters give McCain best line at NRA gathering  —  McCain: "We beat you yesterday.... We'll beat you today . . . And we'll beat you tomorrow!"  File photo by Chuck Kennedy, McClatcthy/Tribune  —  by Christi Parsons  —  Anti-war protesters barged into a speech Sen. John McCain was giving …
Washington Post:
Israel, U.S. Shared Data On Suspected Nuclear Site  —  Bush Was Told of North Korean Presence in Syria, Sources Say  —  Israel's decision to attack Syria on Sept. 6, bombing a suspected nuclear site set up in apparent collaboration with North Korea, came after Israel shared intelligence …
Mandela still alive after embarrassing Bush remark  —  JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela is still very much alive despite an embarrassing gaffe by U.S. President George W. Bush, who alluded to the former South African leader's death in an attempt to explain sectarian violence in Iraq.
Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
George Bush the Texan is 'scared of horses'  —  President Bush may like to be seen as a swaggering tough guy with a penchant for manly outdoor pursuits, but in a new book one of his closest allies has said he is afraid of horses.  —  Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
No joke: National Press Club to host Ahmadinejad at videoconference luncheon; Update: Revoke his visa, says Fred  —  It's the luncheon part that's so precious.  Listening to him speak is disgusting enough but that at least can be spun as knowing thine enemy.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Too bad to check: NYT taking Ahmadinejad to lunch at Four Seasons?
Discussion: The Corner and Mere Rhetoric
The Atlantic Online:
That MoveOn Ad  —  I completely agree with the dread DC Establishment that calling General Petraeus "General Betrayus" was dumb.  That said, I'm staggered by the amount of emphasis that people inside this town are placing on this.  One virtue of having moved to the Beltway is that I can tell you …
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Kerrey Is Leaning Against a Senate Run  —  For weeks, Democrats have been keeping their fingers crossed for Bob Kerrey to announce that he was jumping back into politics to run for an open Senate seat in Nebraska.  —  But that, of course, would require Mr. Kerrey to leave New York City.
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly surprised "there was no difference" between Harlem restaurant and other New York restaurants … During the September 19 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, discussing his recent trip to have dinner with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's, a famous restaurant in Harlem …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Times of London:
Climate change may help rainforests  —  Climate change may lead to lush growth rather than catastrophic tree loss in the Amazonian forests, researchers from the US and Brazil have found.  A study, in the journal Science, found that reduced rainfall had led to greener forests …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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