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Sep 27th, 2009

Summary: In St. Louis for the “How to Take Back America” conference, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has said she will not fully comply with the 2010 census, declined to respond to a question by Washington Independent reporter David Weigel regarding the apparent lynching — later ruled a suicide — of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 18th day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported on a skirmish between Kurdish security forces and Iraqi police in Iraq’s northeastern Diyala province near the disputed Kurdish autonomous region and provided a daily summary of security incidents in Iraq.