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Five News Items of Less Importance Than Sarah Palin’s E-mails



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. . . based on the coverage accorded by the mainstream media, that is.

● China is about to launch its first aircraft carrier.

● A RAND nuclear expert calculates that within two months, Iran will have enough weapons-grade uranium to manufacture a nuclear weapon.

● An analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that if the number of people looking for work today were the same as the number when President Obama took office, the reported unemployment rate for May would be 11 percent rather than 9.1 percent.

● Hearings are beginning in the House on allegations that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms knowingly allowed criminal suspects to purchase weapons and and smuggle them into Mexico for Mexican drug cartels.

● The president is creating yet another commission — this time to cut government waste.



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