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United Nations: U.S. Making Inflated Iranian Nuke Claims

A United Nations committee is bitterly complaining that parts of a U.S. House report on Iran’s nuclear capabilities are “outrageous and dishonest.”
Brain teaser: Name the last Middle Eastern country which America dubiously claimed was developing nuclear weapons, and whose name starts with the letters I-R-A…

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The World Just Got a Little Boring

Ann Richards, the sharp-tongued trailblazer from Texas, died on Wednesday at the age of 73.  Though she served only one term as governor, Richards left her mark on Texas and the nation.  Known for a keen wit, Richards also accomplished an unprecedented promotion of minorities and women to positions of influence.

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Keith Ellison
From KeithEllison.org

Democrat Could be 1st Muslim in Congress

From the AP: “A state lawmaker could become the first Muslim elected to Congress after edging out three rivals Tuesday for his district’s Democratic nomination.” He fended off accusations about past associations with the Nation of Islam, which he has previously denounced.

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Borat
Courtesy HBO

Bush to Hold Talks With Kazakh Leader on Ali G’s Borat

When the president meets with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Maine, the two will reportedly discuss the way in which Kazakstan’s image has been savaged by the Sacha Baron Cohen character, Borat. (h/t: Huff Po)

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Baghdad 9/13 Death Toll Nears 100

UPDATE: The numbers keep rising.

It’s carnage so grisly that the largest Sunni group demanded that the Shiite-led government take steps to disarm militias. The AP called it a “violent day even by the standards of Baghdad.”

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Chris Buckley
From Forbes FYI

Buckley: Let’s Quit While We’re Behind

Humorist and former Bush I speechwriter Christopher Buckley, a once-staunch Republican, writes that he hopes his party loses both houses in November. And as for Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”? Buckley suggests it should be termed “incontinent conservatism.”

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Dems’ Effort to Limit Surveillance Bill Is Blocked

From the AP: “Senate Republicans blocked Democratic attempts to rein in President Bush’s domestic wiretapping program Wednesday, endorsing a White House-supported bill that would give the controversial surveillance legal status.”
The November elections can’t come soon enough….

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Rumsfeld and Murtha
From Huffington Post

Murtha Resolution: Rumsfeld Must Resign

Rep. Jack Murtha, a decorated Marine veteran, has introduced a resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of defense, “not only for his past mistakes, but for the future of the military,” he told CNN.

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    Bush: ‘3rd Awakening’ of Religion Underway

    Speaking to conservative journalists, the president said he sees a “third awakening” of religiosity in America that has coincided with the so-called war on terror—which he depicted as “a confrontation between good and evil.” (h/t: Huff Po)
    It must be comforting to see the entire world in black and white. It obviates the need for, you know, thinking.

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    The Right-Wing Roots of ABC’s Undocu-Drama

    No, wait. You haven’t heard this before: The ABC/Disney miniseries “The Path to 9/11” was directed by a guy who formed an evangelical group “dedicated to a Godly transformation and revolution TO and THROUGH the Film and Television industry.”

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