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T.G.I. FRIDAY SPECIALS
HIllary Clinton expected to announce today that Israelis and Palestinians to resume direct talks after 20 month lag, seen as victory for Obama team…. Meanwhile, U.S. may have convinced Israel that it will take at least a year for Iran to build a nuclear weapon (assuming it is doing this) — Obama administration feels it has halted Israel move to maybe pre-emptively bomb.
Andy Borowitz on U.S. troop pullout this week: "The withdrawal from Iraq is a withdrawal in the sense that Cher’s first farewell tour was a farewell."
Roger, Over and Out: The politics of Roger Clemens getting indicted on charges of false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Remember? GOPers on panel fawned over Clemens while Dems were critical. Now Clemens hammered as we were heading for extra innings.
AP fact check debunks falsehoods about proposed NYC Islamic center. Powerline blog guy mad that AP reported as fact that Obama is not a Muslim. AP memo advises staff against using "Ground Zero mosque." …. Howard Dean tries to defend his call to move "mosque," pressed by Keith Olbermann.
Big piece in this Sunday’s NYT Magazine: Why won’t today’s 20-somethings grow up or at least move out of parents’ house or something? (Yeah, tell me about it.)