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Park Service: No Permit Yet for Stewart, Colbert

Comedy central duo plan DC rallies next month

(Newser) - Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have generated lots of buzz for their DC rallies on October 30 (see video here ), but the National Park Service doesn't want anyone to get too excited just yet: The permit has yet to be approved. The agency "is neither saying that it... More »

Iran Charges Dozens More in Another Mass Trial

(Newser) - Iran staged another mass trial of protesters today, charging a Frenchwoman, two employees of the French and British embassies, and dozens of Iranian nationals with spying and fomenting unrest following the election, Reuters reports. Once again, defendants offered confessions and sought leniency. “We deplore these trials and the so-called... More »

Chasing Comeback, McCain Races Through 7 States

15,000 attend 1 am rally in Miami

(Newser) - John McCain spent yesterday on a whirlwind tour, hitting seven states with eight rallies as he looked to make a last-minute comeback, the Washington Post reports. “I am an American, and I choose to fight,” he told crowds from Florida to Arizona, starting with a 1am rally in... More »

Two Distinct Americas Emerge on Campaign Trail

Party faithful split on politics but united in distrust

(Newser) - Vastly different crowds appear at the rallies of the candidates who started their campaigns calling for bipartisan unity, a roving New York Times reporter finds. Republican rallygoers shout to a country-pop soundtrack; the Democratic faithful dance to folk and Motown. Flag pins, pompoms, and patriotic songs define GOP gatherings, while... More »

'70s Rocker to Mike: Hands Off My Song, Dude

'More Than a Feeling' writer finds Huckabee less than appealing

(Newser) - The founder of '70s rock band Boston is sick of Mike Huckabee using his hit song "More Than a Feeling" without permission, the AP reports. "By using my song, and my band's name Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which... More »

3 Dead In New Kenya Violence

31 dead since anti-government rallies launched last week

(Newser) - At least three people were hacked to death with machetes and homes were set ablaze in a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in Kenya today between President Mwai Kibaki's Kikuya group and opposition backers of Raila Odinga, Reuters reports. The deaths bring to 31 those killed since Odinga's supporters began... More »

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