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11:00 AM ET, September 26, 2007


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Annie Karni / New York Sun:
Backlash Against Bollinger Hits Columbia  —  A backlash against the president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger, who on Monday delivered a harsh rebuke to President Ahmadinejad, is coming from faculty members and students who said he struck an "insulting tone" and that his remarks amounted to "schoolyard taunts."
Mr. Lee Bollinger / Fars News Agency:
Iranian University Chancellors Ask Bollinger 10 Questions  —  TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Seven chancellors and presidents of Iranian universities and research centers, in a letter addressed to their counterpart in the US Colombia University, denounced Lee Bollinger's insulting words …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Reports from U.S: Iranians left to fill in blanks
Discussion: The Hill
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
NPR Rebuffs White House On Bush Talk  —  Radio Network Wanted To Choose Its Interviewer  —  The White House reached out to National Public Radio over the weekend, offering analyst Juan Williams a presidential interview to mark yesterday's 50th anniversary of school desegregation in Little Rock.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Can She Reach Religious Voters?  —  During a question-and-answer session at Tufts University immediately after the 2004 election, Sen. Hillary Clinton identified the alienation of religious voters as one of the Democratic Party's main problems.  And the appeal she proposed was straightforward …
Quinnipiac University News and Events:
September 26, 2007 - Clinton, Giuliani Neck And Neck In New Jersey Pres Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; More See Giuliani As More Principled Than Democrat  —  New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the Republican front-runner …
William Douglas / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Bush astounds activists, supports human rights  —  UNITED NATIONS — President Bush implored the United Nations on Tuesday to recommit itself to restoring human decency by liberating oppressed people and ending famine and disease.  —  Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly …
Opinion Journal:
Calling Rudy  —  For Mr. Giuliani, it's more than his wife that's on the line.  —  Most Americans understand it takes an extra chromosome to run for President, but there are some limits on odd behavior.  Which makes us wonder what Rudy Giuliani was thinking last Friday when he accepted …
Discussion: The Swamp, MSNBC and The Impolitic
Washington Post:
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM  —  General Motors and the United Auto Workers agreed to a new contract early Wednesday, ending a two-day nationwide strike with a watershed deal that establishes a new union-managed trust fund for retiree health care.
Discussion: and The Next Hurrah
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
MoveOn Pays The Times $77,508 for Ad Cost  — said yesterday that it paid The New York Times $77,508 after the newspaper revealed that its advertising department had undercharged the organization for an advertisement that ran two weeks ago and proved controversial.
Discussion: The Corner
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   No Liberal Bias At The Times
Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Hsu raised big money for Clinton supporters  —  Candidates she courted benefit  —  Disgraced fund-raiser Norman Hsu did a lot more than just pump $850,000 into Hillary Clinton's campaign bank account: He also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local, state, and federal candidates …
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
New Train Wreck Coming on FISA  —  I just got off the phone with Caroline Fredrickson from the ACLU, and the news is about what you'd expect if you have witnessed Democratic House behavior over the past six months.  The bottom line is that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are disorganized and giving …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Senate Panel to Consider Shield Bill for Reporters
Discussion: Macsmind
Investor's Business Daily:
The Soros Threat To Democracy  —  Democracy: George Soros is known for funding groups such as that seek to manipulate public opinion.  So why is the billionaire's backing of what he believes in problematic?  In a word: transparency.  —  George Soros & Exclusive Series
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
The Two Obamas  —  Last week, I saw Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama give two speeches.  The first was enthralling, the second disappointing.  Together, they offered a pointed reminder of Obama's undeniable promise as a politician and the fundamental, unanswered question of his candidacy …
New York Times:
Towns Rethink Laws Against Illegal Immigrants  —  A little more than a year ago, the Township Committee in this faded factory town became the first municipality in New Jersey to enact legislation penalizing anyone who employed or rented to an illegal immigrant.
Goldwasser recounts confrontation with Ahmadinejad  —  Wife of kidnapped IDF soldier Ehud Goldwasser tells Ynet of Iranian president's reaction to her question 'why don't you allow Red Cross to visit captives?' at New York press conference, saying, 'Now he knows I can reach him too, he does not scare us'
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Do Not Vote for This Guy  —  HE DOESN'T WANT DEMOCRATS TO VOTE—UNLESS IT'S TO APPOINT HIM TO THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.  —  Another one for you to file under "fox guards the henhouse": The Senate rules committee votes tomorrow (Wednesday) on whether to give Hans A. von Spakovsky …
Reed Walters / New York Times:
Justice in Jena  —  THE case of the so-called Jena Six has fired the imaginations of thousands, notably young African-Americans who, according to many of their comments, believe they will be in the vanguard of a new civil rights movement.  Whether America needs a new civil rights movement …
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Michael Scherer / Salon:
The GOP gets gaudy in Michigan
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Nelson set to sue DNC over Florida's primary
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Veterans still getting shoddy treatment
Discussion: Think Progress and On Deadline
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Small donors rewrite fundraising handbook
Discussion: Donklephant
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Sunni Insurgents in New Campaign to Kill Officials
JoAnne Allen / Reuters:
White House pulls nomination for top CIA lawyer
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
165 insurgents killed in Afghanistan
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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Islamist 'leader' wants revolution
Ilya Somin / Opinion Journal:
Uncle Sam Wants You, Gramps
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Althouse
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Washington Post:
House Passes Children's Health Bill