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Nov 20th, 2010

Summary: Rep. Michele Bachmann’s enthusiasm for extending the Bush tax cuts has put her at odds with fact-checkers, once again. For distorting the tax proposals to a ridiculous extent, PolitiFact rate Bachmann’s claims “Pants on Fire.” … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on November 20, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that a suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded at least 23 others in a busy city square in western Afghanistan, while near the capital Kabul a powerful former warlord an ally of Afghan President Hamid Karzai narrowly escaped an assassination attempt.