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Confederacy rises again; Obama gets a warning label; O'Donnell goes 'unfactual'

And you thought the Tea Party was conservative?

In South Carolina, they're taking far-right partying to a whole new level. The South Carolina Federation of Republican Women last week hosted political activists from across the country in Charleston for an event called "A Southern Experience." And quite an experience it was: Glenn McConnell, the state Senate's president pro tempore, dressed up as a Confederate general and posed for photos with African Americans wearing slavery-era dress.

After photos of the event showed up at Fitsnews.com, McConnell, a historical re-enactor, defended the event as "a smorgasbord of Southern culture."

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Now President Obama comes with a parental warning label.

In advance of Obama's annual speech to American students on Tuesday, the Leander School District in Texas sent home permission slips warning parents that their impressionable children were at risk of hearing a speech by the president. "If you would like your child to watch the presidential address, please complete the form below," the school district directed. "If your child does not have a signed form, he/she will not view the presidential address."

Unclear whether protective eyewear was offered to those who did attend.

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Christine O'Donnell, the surprise winner of Delaware's GOP primary, says Karl Rove's dim assessment of her talents is "unfactual." Grammarians: pls refudiate.

By Dana Milbank  | September 15, 2010; 8:51 PM ET
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