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9:20 AM ET, September 24, 2007


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Brzezinski: White House hyping Iran threat  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski likened U.S. officials' saber rattling about Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions to similar statements made before the start of the Iraq war.
Discussion: Vidiot Speak
James Carroll / Boston Globe:
N.Y. site transcends boundaries  —  SO MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD is forbidden by the United States to visit Ground Zero.  Iran's president is to address the United Nations tomorrow, and while in New York, he had hoped to go to the World Trade Center site, as so many visitors do.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and TIME
Agence France Presse:
Iranian president to face protests in New York  —  NEW YORK (AFP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was to face angry protests Sunday in New York, where he was due to arrive amid a storm of controversy over his appearances at the United Nations and a top university.
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Discussion: Power Line and
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:   New York Grudgingly Opens Door to Ahmadinejad
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
'Meet the Press' transcript for Sept. 23, 2007  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: the Iraq war, healthcare, campaign fund-raising and more.  Our Meet the Candidates 2008 series continues.
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Hitting All the Sunday Talk Shows, Clinton Says a Lot but Reveals Little
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
The Clinton Sunday Show Blitz
Discussion: Don Surber and
PR Newswire:
Statement by Eli Pariser, Political Action Executive Director, Resolving the New York Times Ad Rate Issue  —  WASHINGTON /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the Public Editor column of today's New York Times, the Times' vice president admits that, without the knowledge or consent …
Roger L. Simon / Pajamas Media:
ALL THE PROPAGANDA THAT'S FIT TO PRINT  —  Pajamas Media CEO Roger Simon underestimated how deep the institutional bias in the New York Times truly runs.  That won't happen again.  —  Support Pajamas Media; Visit Our Advertisers  —  It's not often I underestimate the stuck-in-time …
Washington Post:
U.S. Aims To Lure Insurgents With 'Bait'  —  A Pentagon group has encouraged some U.S. military snipers in Iraq to target suspected insurgents by scattering pieces of "bait," such as detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, and then killing Iraqis who pick up the items, according to military court documents.
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Giuliani's Rhetoric on Terror Contrasts With His Record  —  As Rudolph W. Giuliani campaigns for president, he rarely misses a chance to warn about the threat from terrorists.  "They hate you," he told a woman at an Atlanta college.  They "want to kill us," he told guests at a Virginia luncheon.
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
French PM Fillon tells farmers 'France is broke'  —  France is bankrupt and can no longer afford to pay its workers generous salaries and subsidies, its prime minister has declared.  —  Francois Fillon made the undiplomatic outburst during a trip to the French island of Corsica, where farmers were demanding more government money.
The Corner:
Free-Speech Hypocrisy  —  Institutional memory is short, so just a flashback to the Qadhafi speech at Columbia.  The sad thing is that while faculty fall all over themselves to bring repressive dictators to campus, many dissidents from the same countries are ignored.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Politics in Black and White  —  Last Thursday there was a huge march in Jena, La., to protest the harsh and unequal treatment of six black students arrested in the beating of a white classmate.  Students who hung nooses to warn blacks not to sit under a "white" tree were suspended for three days …
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Post-9/11 Cases Fuel Criticism for Nominee  —  The 21-year-old Jordanian immigrant was in shackles when he was brought into the courtroom of Judge Michael B. Mukasey in Federal District Court in Manhattan.  —  It was Oct. 2, 2001, and the prisoner, Osama Awadallah, then a college student …
Discussion: Rook's Rant
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
North to the Future  —  The men who gave us the "Bridge to Nowhere" may be headed there themselves.  —  On Friday Alaska's Gov. Sarah Palin ordered the state to prepare a "fiscally responsible" alternative to the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere," which made the state a national laughingstock …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Florida Democrats Affirm an Early Primary  —  The Florida Democratic Party announced Sunday that it would move ahead with its plan to hold its presidential primary on Jan. 29 despite the national party's decision to block the state delegation from the 2008 Democratic convention.
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Associated Press:
Myanmar protesters hit 100,000 mark
Discussion: Truthdig
The Corner:
WFB on Ahmadinejad  —  The definitive statement on the controversy …
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Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Pakistan backs off Al Qaeda pursuit
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Seek the Paths of the Dead
Discussion: Corrente
Associated Press:
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CBS News:
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Discussion: Angry Bear
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Independent voters tilt toward Democrats
Patterico's Pontifications:
Toobin Will Say Whatever It Takes to Slam Clarence Thomas …
Discussion: BeldarBlog
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
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Scott Adams / The Dilbert Blog:
A Feeling I'm Being Had  —  I was happy to hear that NYC …