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Nov 3rd, 2011


One Year Ago — November 3, 2010

Rivers of Christian Blood in Iraq

Image: Interior of the Our Lady of Salvation church after the attack
A mobile phone camera image obtained by the Associated Press shows the interior of the Our Lady of Salvation church after the attack.

One year ago today, I reported that the Islamic State of Iraq, an al-Qaida front group, threatened more attacks on Christians after a siege on a Baghdad Catholic church left 68 people dead.


Two Years Ago — November 3, 2009

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

Two years ago today, on November 3, 2009, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army National Guard Spc. Adrian L. Avila, 19, Opelika, Ala., died Oct. 29, 2009 at Camp Buehring, Khabari Crossing, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat accident.

He was assigned to the 1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade of the Alabama National Guard, Fort Payne, Ala.


Three Years Ago — November 3, 2008

Getting Out the Write-in Vote

Three years ago today, on November 3, 2008 — the 16th day of my write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District – I reported that in the final week of my campaign I mounted a ground assault with an advertising blitz comprising ads in 25 newspapers across the district with a combined circulation of approximately 150,000.

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