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Sep 28th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, compiled from U.S. Department of Defense news releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on September 28, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that Young Americans for Liberty refused to publicize Michele Bachmann’s appearance with Ron Paul at a University of Minnesota rally, saying, “We don’t feel that we can promote her in good faith, because she represents none of the libertarian principles that we joined this group for.”

Sep 27th, 2010

Summary: A U.S. soldier is in custody in connection with the shooting deaths of two fellow service members in Fallujah, Iraq. Spc. Neftaly Platero is in custody as authorities investigate the deaths of Spc. John Carrillo Jr., 20, of Stockton, Calif., and Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, 26, of Watertown, Conn. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on September 27, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann, speaking at the “How to Take Back America” conference, said that the priorities of Republicans if they retook Congress in 2010 would be to “pass repealer bill after repealer bill,” to prevent the creation of a one-world currency, and to pull the government back from the “36 percent of private business profits” that she claimed it now controlled.