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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Newsdome: Russians protest Vladimir Putin's rigged elections ten years too late

Vladimir Putin
>> President Obama went all Teddy Roosevelt on Kansas's butt yesterday when he gave a speech in Osawatomie, the same town of Roosevelt's famous 1910 progressive address. Obama championed the middle class, proposed a progressive income tax and promised to do the opposite of whatever Mitt Romney does. (Talking Points Memo)

>> Newt Gingrich leads the GOP nomination in the latest Iowa polls, with 31 percent compared to Mitt Romney's 17 percent and Ron Paul's 16 percent. Should Romney be mad? No, says Gingrich, who points out that Romney should be thanking him for making him rich. Does Hallmark make back-handed political thank-you cards? (MSNBC)

>> Tens of thousands of Russians protested the Kremlin's alleged vote-rigging today after Vladimir Putin's party won last weekend's Duma election. About 300 people were detained with some given 15-day prison sentences. Putin stealing the election? Why he would give his shirt right off his back! (CS Monitor)

>> Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is reportedly in Dubai for medical treatment for a heart condition, though his spokesperson called the reports "untrue." The supposed trip has spurred rumors of his resignation following a memo scandal involving the U.S. to prevent a military coup. Or maybe he just has a cold. (Voice of America)

>> And finally: The son of the deceased Muammar Ghaddafi, Saadi, tried to secretly move to Mexico with false documents, Mexico's interior minister announced today. A Canadian, Danish and two Mexican plotters were arrested in the scheme last month. What happens in Mexico doesn't always stay in Mexico. (CNN)

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