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WEDNESDAY MOURNING & AFTERNOON UPDATES
Coordinated wave of attacks in 13 towns and cities in Iraq kill dozens, raise fear of possible future "Tet" offensive?
Major Garrett exiting Fox News, leaves White House spot open for Breitbart, Ingraham, Carlson.
Nate Silver’s grim new projections for 538.com find Dems now losing 6 or 7 Senate seats. This marks debut of his new blog for NYT.
Follow up on editor’s suicide at Virginia Quarterly Review: top editor had drawn blame, staffers defend now.
Big ProPublica story — New Orleans cops were given okay to shoot and kill looters. Will be featured on PBS Frontline tonight.
For Tuesday’s primary results and analysis check TPM first. Among the highlights: Easy win for John McCain in Arizona, as move to right pays off. Ben Quayle wins 10-person GOP race there also…. And Kendrick Meek inherits the turf in Florida, and will oppose Rubio and Crist. Scott defeats McCollum for Fla. GOP nod for governor… Palin-backed candidate seems to pull shocking upset in Alaska over Murkowski, though not final.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg again shames most Democrats with another strong pro-Islam Center speech. …. Chris Matthews slams NY candidate Rick Lazio over "mosque" claims (video) … ….NYT: Area just south of Ground Zero in NYC was once dominated by Arab-Americans and known as Little Syria.