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Jan 22nd, 2009

Summary: Speaking as “a good Republican,” former Congressman Joe Scarborough responded to the inauguration of Barack Obama by saying, “I’m damn proud to be a part of this great republic.”

Oct 26th, 2008

Summary: On the eighth day of his write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported that Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab political party suspended all dealings with U.S. civilian and military personnel after U.S. and Iraqi forces carried out a raid in which a senior official of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi’s Iraqi Islamic Party was killed. He also published links to personality profiles of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, with implications for their likely leadership style as president, developed at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, which he directs.