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dedicated to my good friend Ben


False Attack

From the President’s press conference today:

Q What is your reaction to the ad that mocked General Petraeus as General “Betrayus,” and said that he cooked the books on Iraq? And secondly, would you like to see Democrats, including presidential candidates, repudiate that ad?

THE PRESIDENT: I thought the ad was disgusting. I felt like the ad was an attack not only on General Petraeus, but on the U.S. military.

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Breaking News: Dollar Down

FRANKFURT, Sept. 20 — Investors around the world rushed to sell dollars today, pushing it to an all-time low of $1.40 against the euro and to parity with the Canadian dollar for the first time in three decades as currency traders digested the full implications of the Federal Reserve’s new course for interest rates.
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Via:  The New York Times