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Daybreak: Democracy Overthrows Barron

Plus more election results, Greek help, and more in the news

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Charles Barron talks to reporters in 2008. (Azi Paybarah/Flickr)

• Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries overthrew his David Dukes-endorsed opponent Councilman Charles Barron in the primary for Democratic nomination to congress. It wasn’t even close: 72 percent to 28 percent. [Washington Post]

• Grace Meng defeated Rory Lancman in the Democratic primary to replace the retiring Gary Ackerman in congress, meaning that there will be one less Jewish representative in congress—but on the bright side, New York’s first Asian-American representative! [DNA Info]

• Iranian oil exports are down 30 percent, Iranian officials finally admit. [JPost]

• The Claims Conference more than doubled aid to Greek Jews to respond to the increasingly hostile climate. [Forward/JTA]

• Syrian rebels raided a pro-Government TV station as Bashar Assad said that Syria is in “a state of war.” [NYT]

• Iran’s vice president gave a speech at an international antidrug conference in Tehran saying that the Talmud is responsible for the illegal drug trade. [NYT]

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yevka says:

Congratulations to Hakeem Jeffries. In the toxic political culture of the past decade one never knows what to expect. If a creep like Bush can steal an election as happened in 2000, anything it seems as savagely strange is possible.

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