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Sep 16th, 2009

Summary: Former president Jimmy Carter told NBC’s Brian Williams in an interview that he believes race is at the core of much of the opposition to President Obama. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on seventh day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported on a spate of bombings in Iraq coinciding with an unannounced visit by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Feb 28th, 2009

Summary: The Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual hate group report, titled “The Year in Hate.” The study found the number of hate groups has grown by 54 percent since 2000. The SPLC identified 926 hate groups — defined as groups with beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people — active in 2008.