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Sep 7th, 2009

Summary: Suicide attackers struck near a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad and a checkpoint west of the Iraqi capital as bombings killed at least 17 people nationwide. Recent bombings, especially an Aug. 19, 2009 attack on government ministries in Baghdad that killed about 100 people, have shaken people’s confidence at a crucial time, just months before the election. … On the 55th day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman featured information from the Star Tribune Voter’s Guide, commentary by Eric Zaetsch of the “Developers are Crabgrass” blog, gave an update on get-out-the-vote campaign efforts, and reported some lighter moments on the campaign trail.