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A Del. Tea Party activist celebrates Christine O'Donnell's win. (Associated Press)

Tea Party Activists Win In Delaware, New York

Sep 15, 2010

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem. Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf speaks in Hong Kong.

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Republican Christine O'Donnell beat Congressman Mike Castle in the Del. senate primary, while N.Y. businessman Carl Paladino overcame former Congressman Rick Lazio in the state's gubernatorial primary. How did they build their victories? Morning Edition looks at Tea Party activism while our Very Cool Guys over at NPR's new It's All Politics blog read tea leaves for the fall election.


Secretary of State Clinton says Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas 'are getting down to business'. They face a looming deadline: a ban on Jewish settlement construction in the Palestinian West Bank expires Sept. 26. Palestinians say if building resumes, they'll quit the peace talks. Netanyahu is under pressure from Israelis, including members of his governing party, to let construction resume. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with Clinton, and says the Secretary 'gave no indication as to how they intend to overcome their first dispute over an Israeli settlement moratorium'.


Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who left office in Aug. 2008 under an impeachment threat is returning to politics. He's forming a new party: the All Pakistan Muslim League and plans to stand for president in 2013. Can he run? Can he win? Can he stay out of jail? The head of Pakistan's governing party says if Musharraf returns to Pakistan he'll be charged with several offenses linked to his declaration of martial law, his decision to fire Pakistan's Chief Justice (since reinstated) and conspiring to murder former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells NPR Newscasts Musharraf's critics 'dismiss him as a U.S. lapdog without any political support at home. Musharraf today countered he enjoys support among Pakistan's youth, 295,000 of whom he noted, follow him on Facebook'.  I guess his appearance on the Daily Show wasn't enough.

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