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Aug 9th, 2009

Summary: Aubrey Immelman, director of the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, has announced the release of a psychological profile of former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney on Monday afternoon, August 10, 2009. … Update: Barton Gellman reports in the Aug. 13, 2009 issue of the Washington Post that Vice President Dick Cheney’s memoir, to be published in spring 2011, will pull no punches in describing his policy differences and arguments with George W. Bush. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on Saturday, August 9, 2008 — the 26th 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 and exactly one month before the September 9 primary election — Aubrey Immelman kicked off his 100-mile walking tour of the Sixth District from Freeport in the northwest to Stillwater in the southeastern corner of the district, on the Wisconsin border. … As a public service announcement to help draw attention to the sacrifice of National Guard citizen soldiers serving in Iraq and the families they leave behind, Immelman featured Part 7 of the Associated Press series, “The Longest Deployment” (the story of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard and its tour of duty in Iraq).