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President Obama Photo September 30, 2009

Obama – Clinton Clinton

Taking a look at the very public Obama - Clinton Clinton relationships.

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Finally, Evidence of a Death Panel

  Props to the NYT for this still image on yesterday's Senate Finance Committee death of the public option.

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Our Man at the G20 (#3): The Show Remains All Too Familiar

Looking at these Jason Andrew photographs, Perhaps the G20 protests are a lot like the establishment after all.

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Nazis Yes, Neda No

As the U.S. prepares to sit down with Iran to press for nuclear sanctions, I'm still thinking about Netanyahu waving Nazi floor plans of Auschwitz at the U.N. last week.

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International Focus Photo September 29, 2009

Which End Is Up?

It's hard to trust we've really got a "new partner" in applying Iran sanctions when such goofiness only reinforce who's really is running the show.

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Our Man at the G20 (#2): Radical Split

But who was the real enemy on the streets of Pittsburgh for the G-20

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Political Psychology Photo September 28, 2009

Ahmadinejad: Lie To Me

Check out what Ahmadinejad does with his face during a live interview with TIME after discovering he'd been busted hiding the existence of a nuclear development facility from the U.N.

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Our Man at the G20 (#1): Behind The Protest

  Over the coming week, BAGnewsNotes will be looking at last week's G20 protests in a way, we hope, that defies conventional thinking. To begin our inquiry, we offer (something wrong with) four girls on a roof doing a little drinking while hanging out on Friday night.

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Terror Focus Photo September 27, 2009

Terror in the Post Bush Era: A More Civil War

More reminders that the “terror bust” is a changing political art.

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Beyond "Cheney the Butcher"

I assume most of you are familiar with the Newsweek "butchering Cheney" controversy?

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John Moore Photo September 26, 2009

Outside the Pittsburgh G20: Bats in Hand

Police action at the Pittsburgh G-20 proves more than a game.

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Cry the G-20

Just think for a moment about the deep irony of tear gas, reducing citizens -- having converted the sad state of oppression into a sharp sense of will -- (back) to tears.

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Women and Gender Focus Photo September 25, 2009

Your Turn: Carlyfornia

I think teasing this ad apart is a worthy exercise to better understand how "Carly," a former-Fortune 500 exec, and a woman taking on Barbara Boxer (and orienting herself as the dog versus the cat), approaches the challenge from a branding/Mad Ave/web/demographic perspective.

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Back At The Center of the World

Less than a year after America and the world were finally extricated from the tyranny of George "Coalition of One" Bush, his distain for diplomacy, and his abuse of the United Nations, we saw a historic event take place situating the U.S. at the center of international civility.

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Culture Focus Photo September 24, 2009

The Dalai Lama on the Balcony of the Lorraine Motel

If it's off-topic headline-wise, I was really struck by this image on the wire yesterday of the Dalai Lama with Benjamin Hooks on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

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Ahmadinejad: Between You, Me and the Teleprompters

  It's at once a silent and deafening image set up by a delegate walk-out prior to Ahmadinejad's General Assembly speech yesterday.

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Iraq's UN-doing

I don't know why the 2003 bombing that killed Sergio Vieira de Mello and 22 other U.N. personnel, and instantly spelled the end of the U.N. mission in Iraq, is so personal to me. Reminded of it, it seems I can almost taste dust in my mouth.

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International Focus Photo September 23, 2009

Afghan Strategy: Hell If I Know

  While McChrystal is focused on why an attack on a few Taliban-hijacked fuel tankers went so wrong, check the map, folks, check the map.

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