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Aug 19th, 2009

Summary: In the deadliest coordinated attack in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew from urban centers at the end of June 2009 — and one of the deadliest of the war — a wave of bombings and mortar attacks in Baghdad have killed nearly 100 and wounded approximately 1,000. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on then the 36th day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman issued instructions regarding voter registration to citizens not already registered to vote in the Minnesota state primary election. He also issued an explanation to all prospective voters regarding Minnesota’s open primary system, which allows citizens to vote in the partisan primary of their choice — irrespective of whether they consider themselves Republican, Democrat, or independent.