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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cheat Sheet - Obama vs. Obama

Today: Phone-Hacking Victim List Grows , Richard Grenell on Why We're Still Talking About Clint , Afghan Bomber Kills 25
Cheat Sheet: Afternoon

September 04, 2012
Democratic Dilemma

There is one candidate looming over the race whom the president can never beat. Howard Kurtz on the ghost of Barack Obama 2008.


The number of people who likely were victims of phone hacking by Murdoch media entities has swollen to more than 1,000, according to police in the United Kingdom. The number of people considered likely to have been targeted was previously thought to be around 600. Meanwhile, the number of people who could potentially have been tapped by reporters in search of a scoop grew by 3,706, police said on Tuesday. A number of people who have been implicated in the still-expanding scandal, including former Fleet Street editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, are due to appear in court Sept. 26.


The media mocked Clint Eastwood's weird endorsement of Mitt Romney. But the actor says he meant every word—and his speech hasn't hurt the GOP, reports Richard A. Grenell.


Twenty-five Afghan civilians were killed and 30 more wounded on Tuesday after a suicide bomber struck a funeral in a remote village. No group immediately claimed responsibility for carrying out the attack, though it came in an area of the country where there has been frequent fighting with the Taliban. The bombing may have been directed against Hamisha Gul, a local official who was attending the funeral but survived the attack. Several hundred people were reportedly attending the funeral, and the Taliban often targets such gatherings for the officials they attract. Local Afghans recently rose up against the Taliban in the area.


McDonald's will try to increase its presence in India when the fast-food chain opens its first and only meat-free location in the north of the country. The Golden Arches, which has almost 33,000 outlets worldwide, has only 271 scattered across the Indian subcontinent—and the world's most ubiquitous purveyor of burgers and fries hopes to up that quotient by ditching the red-meat formula that worked so well in America and going whole-hog vegetarian. Most McDonald's franchises in India already serve a menu that is about half made up of fruits, vegetables, and other things that don't have parents. The new outlet will open near a Sikh temple in the city of Amritsar next year.

Campbell's Earnings Up
27 percent bump from last year proves soup is in.
Construction, Manufacturing Down
Two new reports show.
Coles New Top Editor at 'Cosmo'
Formerly held top job at "Marie Claire."
Minaj Raps About Voting Romney
Artistic or endorsement?
Michael Strahan Makes 'Live!' Debut
Beside Kelly Ripa.
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