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Aug 17th, 2009

Summary: U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) expressed criticism of those comparing Democratic leaders to Nazis in the healthcare debate. … U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Bill Cahir, 40, a journalist who enlisted at the age of 34 after 9/11, has been killed by enemy gunfire in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 34th 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 attended the annual St. Francis Xavier Parish Fall Festival in Sartell, Minn.

Jun 8th, 2009

Summary: Some 10,000 Marines have poured into Afghanistan, comprising the first wave of 21,000 additional troops President Barack Obama ordered to Afghanistan in 2009 to help defeat an increasingly violent Taliban insurgency.