8/22: Morning Communique

THESE DAYS

The Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania said last week it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission questioning the legality of an ad campaign by The Scranton Times-Tribune that names senatorial candidate Bob Casey Jr. in a faux headline.

The ongoing and expanding polio epidemic in Indonesia poses a "real risk" of spreading the deadly disease to the rest of Asia, according to polio eradication experts.

Echoing similar comments from President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said "intelligent design" should be taught in public schools alongside evolution.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Get an insider's perspective on the stock market at The Kirk Report.

TIME WASTERS

How much of your favorite caffeinated drink would it take to kill you? Take this quick test to find out.

The Family Guy Ipecac drinking scene. Hilariously stupid and stupidly hilarious.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I look back on it, and I still say it was the lowest point in my life."

-- Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a longtime adviser to Colin Powell, on his involvement in the former secretary of state's presentation to the United Nations on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction


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