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1.) Knock, knock, knocking on Obama’s door — Things are moving faster and getting more furious over Operation Fast and Furious. TheDC’s Matthew Boyle reports:
“On Monday, protesters are scheduled to gather outside the White House to demand President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder be held accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. According to a release grassroots organizers sent to the press, the protest will start at approximately 10 a.m. outside the White House’s north lawn gates. The protest will last for about two hours. ‘We want justice for the victims and families affected by this scandal,’ event organizer Oliver Darcy said in the release. ‘We are protesting to let Barack Obama and AG Holder know that the truth must prevail. They should fully disclose all documents related to the case in order to bring closure to a dark moment in our country’s history. Anything less is a fraud of justice.'”
But organizers don’t expect this to be the Million Man March. They’re shooting for more like 30 — not 30 thousand, just 30.
2.) The worst of intentions — Reza Kahili reports for TheDC that Iran may not have the best intentions when it comes to getting along with the West:
“A source who served in Iranian intelligence says the Iranian regime is preparing to down Western airliners in case of an attack on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program … The source said the regime has taken several measures should war erupt … “Thousands of cells have been established in collaboration with Hezbollah to conduct terrorist acts against Israel, America and the West. One specific preparation, as discussed by the Guard commanders, is to target America’s civilian airliners in order to cause terror in the West.”
3.) For love of country — TheDC’s Ginni Thomas talked to the chairman of Honor Flight Network, Jim McLaughlin, about the good he is doing for America’s World War II vets:
“McLaughlin’s privately funded organization helps World War II veterans come to the nation’s capital to see the war memorial built in their honor. There, the quiet and humble warriors remember the history they lived through, with honor and emotion … McLaughlin recently spoke with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about the importance of the program, some special moments he has experienced at the memorial, how ordinary citizens can help out and much more.”
4.) Heartache in Hollywood — Every fairytale must come to an end. Also, whatever is the opposite of a fairytale, every one of those must eventually come to an end too. Gage Smith reports for TheDC:
“Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after 5 years of marriage, People reports. The action star and ‘Dawson’s Creek’ actress married in 2006 at an Italian castle, after making waves with their whirlwind courtship and Cruise’s infamous couch-jumping on “Oprah.” Many media outlets speculated about the legitimacy of their relationship, as well as Cruise’s Scientology views.
5.) Poll of the Day: Obama remains slightly up on Romney nationally — RealClearPolitics polling average of general election: President Obama 47.5%, Mitt Romney 43.9%.