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Obama agenda: Killing al-Awlaki

The New York Times: “A missile fired from an American drone aircraft in Yemen on Friday killed Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who was a leading figure in al Qaeda’s affiliate there, according to an official in Washington.”

“Al-Awlaki would be the most prominent Al Qaeda figure to be killed since Osama bin Laden’s death,” AP writes, adding, “Al-Awlaki, born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, was believed to be key in turning Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen into what American officials have called the most significant and immediate threat to the Untied States.”

The DNC is going up this weekend with a Spanish-language ad in Denver and Las Vegas, in two critically important states to the president’s reelect. The ad pushes Obama’s jobs plan and is called, “Siempre Dicen No,” or “They always say no,” about Republicans.

“The Obama administration told the United Nations that too few of its 10,307 workers are being cut and average salaries, currently $119,000 a year, have risen ‘dramatically,’” Bloomberg reports.