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2 Afghans shot and killed Sunday protesting Koran burning in USA….. "Non-combat" U.S. troops in another shooting incident in Iraq, this time no one killed. Soldiers there object to media depictions of end-of-combat….. L.A. Times: al-Qaeda surging again in Iraq….. From Nick Turse — "Afghanistan on Life Support." …
Newt Gingrich says Obama may follow a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” worldview . Crucial context here from Kevin Drum. UPDATE: Press spokesman Robert Gibbs says it’s just Newt’s way of boosting the Birthers (or is that Birchers?) again.
New Jon Stewart profile in New York mag. He says he watches mostly sports on TV so his head won’t "explode" but "downstairs" staffers watch "every minute of Fox News."
You remember the concern expressed when it emerged that the son of NYT‘s Middle East bureau chief Ethan Bronner had joined the Israeli IDF? Many worried about biased reporting, or at least the appearance of same. Now we learn that the paper’s longtime Gaza correspondent stopped working in June because of the dangerous position the Bonner move put her in. Must reading from Nieman Reports here.
Shock poll: Tea Party candidate ahead of GOP shoo-in MIke Castle 47-44 for Delaware Senate contest (primary tomorrow), if she wins would give Dem candidate great chance at victory . Meanwhile, GOP chair in the state gets death threat for failing to back Tea Party candidate…
A "tea-had" coming? NYT on Palin-Beck ticket in 2012, or as one protester put it, "Lipstick and Dipstick." The Guardian separately saw signs of Palin, at least, running …. Albert Pujols hitting .200 since appearing at Glenn Beck rally, as Cards drop out of race.