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Sep 10th, 2011


One Year Ago — September 10, 2010

U.S. ‘Not Safer’ After 9/11

PHOTO Just 48 percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say the country is safer now than it was before Sept. 11, 2001.
A child and a man look out at Ground Zero on Sept. 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

One year ago today, I reported that Americans approached the ninth anniversary of 9/11 with a lower-than-usual sense that the country was any safer than it was before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, with just 48 percent of Americans saying the country was more secure than it was before the terrorist attack, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.


Two Years Ago — September 10, 2009

Tim Pawlenty Compared to Michele Bachmann

Bachmann-Pawlenty.jpg picture by Rifleman-Al
2006: Bachmann stumps for Pawlenty

Two years ago today, on September 10, 2009, I noted that the Dump Bachmann blog, citing the Minnesota Independent’s coverage of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s visit to Virginia to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, reported that “Michele Bachmann’s political poison continues to taint other Republican politicians.”


Three Years Ago — September 10, 2008

After the Primary Election Against Michele Bachmann: Day 1

“Good Try! 14%” — Nine-year-old Elizabeth presents me with a cake on behalf of my family to welcome me home from the campaign trail.

Three years ago today, on the first day after the Sept. 9, 2008 Minnesota State Primary Election in which I challenged U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, I reported and analyzed the election results.

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