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F-bomb for Tea Party; Afghan election turnout tops 600%; Obama's aunt lists her demands

Ohio's Democratic Party chairman has come up with an innovative response to the Tea Party: the F-Bomb. Speaking to a televised gathering at a United Steelworkers union hall, Chris Redfern was defending health-care reform when he earned the event an R-rating: "If your kid is going to graduate from college, now he or she gets health care, your health care, while he or she looks for a job. In the very base terms, we win these arguments. And every time one of these f---ers says --." There the chairman caught himself. "Excuse my language," he said.
Well, he did say he was speaking in "base" terms.

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There's some excellent news out of Afghanistan, where election returns are showing some impressive voter participation rates. One district in Paktika Province reports voter turnout of 626 percent.

Yet to be determined is why most of those votes were for Pat Buchanan.

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President Obama may have given up on immigration reform this year, but his aunt, Zeituni Onyango, is still on the case. The Kenyan half sister of the president's late father, granted asylum in May, has issued a televised demand to the U.S. government: "If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen," she told WBZ-TV. Onyango, who lived illegally in Boston for years, further instructed people to leave her nephew alone. "Don't drag my child into it," she said.


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It's not too late to observe today's "See You at the Pole" event, an annual day of "Global Student Prayer" in which people meet at flagpoles and pray. Turnout is expected to top 626 percent.

By Dana Milbank  | September 22, 2010; 12:40 PM ET
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