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Sep 20th, 2010

Summary: Gen. Colin Powell discusses foreign policy regarding Afghanistan with David Gregory on NBC Meet the Press. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on September 20, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party released a statement that characterized Gov. Tim Pawlenty as “moving closer and closer to Representative Michele Bachmann’s extreme right-wing ideology.”

Dec 22nd, 2008

Summary: The brother of Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, says his apology letter was written against his will after he was tortured in detention. The shoe-throwing incident received worldwide media coverage and al-Zeidi has become a potent symbol for opponents of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq.