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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

‘60 Minutes’ Probes Anti-U.S. Iranian President

Iran’s leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, railed against America’s “blind” support for Israel in a wide-ranging interview by Mike Wallace on “60 Minutes.” Watch it.

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What if Jon Stewart Were President?

That’s the premise of “Man of the Year,” a movie starring Robin Williams as a Jon Stewart-type who successfully runs for the Oval Office. The trailer makes it look kind of cheesy and predictable, but, as a cultural moment, it’s interesting: the hunger for a truth-teller of fake news to lead the country.

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Michael Gallagher
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Crazy Conservative Watch

Speaking on Fox News on Tuesday, conservative radio host Mike Gallagher proposed installing a Muslims-only line at U.S. airports. (Watch it) Even scarier, the studio audience broke into applause.
This is happening in real-life America, folks.

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Jill Carroll
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Jill Carroll Was Coached by Captors

In part three of the 11-part series, kidnapped Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll receives instruction from her captors on how to look miserable on camera.

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Abu Ghraib Whistle-Blower Goes Public

The U.S. soldier who exposed the atrocities at the notorious Iraq prison camp is speaking out for the first time about his experiences. His claims are unexpected: “Nobody in command knew about the abuse, because nobody in command cared enough to find out.”

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Bush butchers the language
Crooks and Liars

Is This a Trick Question?

Joe Scarborough, of all people, began his program on Tuesday by asking: ?Is Bush an ?idiot?? ? To provide context for his question, the MSNBC host let loose with a must-see highlight reel of the president?s assault on language and logic.

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S.R. Sidarth and George Allen
From Salon.com and Youtube.com

GOP Senator’s Ethnic Slur Provokes Outrage, Apology

Virginia Sen. (and presidential hopeful) George Allen referred to a young volunteer of Indian descent as “macaque,” which is tantamount to “monkey” or the “N word” among African immigrants. (Much more after the jump… but for quick hits: story / video / word origins)

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Hezbollah Leads Lebanon Reconstruction

Hezbollah, flush with cash from Iran, has already begun the work of reconstruction in Lebanon, enhancing its reputation in the country.  Hezbollah?s leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, promised a year?s rent to anyone who lost their home during the conflict, and hundreds of Hezbollah members have been spotted surveying and clearing damaged property.

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Looking for gold
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AOL?s New ‘Golden’ Business Model

America Online, the beleaguered Internet giant, has announced plans to dig for gold?seriously.  The company recently won a lawsuit against a spammer who then skipped town, so it plans to search his parents? property for gold and platinum bars it believes to be buried there.

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Civilian deaths
AP / Alaa al-Marjani

Over 3,400 Iraqi Civilians Killed in July

It’s the highest monthly death tally since the war started in March 2003. That’s an average of 110 per day, and in Baghdad, the numbers are up 18% over last month.

  • Also, a respected veteran Baghdad reporter writes of Iraqis’ fears that Bush & Co.‘s “rosy views are preventing the creation of effective strategies against the escalating violence.”

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