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Morning Newsdome: Newt Gingrich finally understands Obama's "Kenyan, anti-colonial" ways

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  • Joeff Davis

>> Referring to President Obama, Newt Gingrich says "the most accurate, predictive model for his Obama's behavior" is if your piece together his "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior." Is colonialism going to be on this election's Republican talking points? (National Review Online)

>> New chief economic adviser Austan Gooslbee told This Week that the unemployment rate is not going to lessen anytime soon, saying, "If you take the people thrown out of work in the 1982 recession, the 1991 recession, the 2001 recession, not only is this bigger, this is bigger than all of those combined." That kind of negativity won't get you any new friends, Gooslbee! (Mediaite)

>> Iranian officials have set a new bail of $500,000 for the release of a captured American female hiker accused of espionage. For the love of God, these damn hikers need to stick to the Appalachian Mountains. (ABC News)

>> Saudi Arabian diplomat Ali Ahmad Asseri has applied for asylum in the United States after Saudi officials found out he was gay, punishable by death, and "close friends with a Jewish woman." If the US grants his request, he will be the first diplomat to gain asylum in 16 years. So this is one of our closest Middle Eastern allies? (NBC News)

>> And finally: LA-based comedian Josh Simpson has [http://www.theawl.com/2010/09/josh-simpson-the-man-behind-bp-global-pr|outed himself as the creator of the @BPGlobalPR twitter ] which has mocked the oil company since May 19. He said he got the idea while "literally taking a whiz." Genius. (The Awl)