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Somali Sufi Group Backs Out of Government Power-Sharing Deal

A leader of Somalia's moderate Islamist Ahlu-Sunna Wal-Jama'a group says members of al-Shabab are holding top positions in the U.N.-backed Transitional Federal Government. The accusation follows the Sufi group's withdrawal from a power-sharing deal it signed with the government six months ago.

The chairman of Ahlu-Sunna Wal-Jama'a's Shura Council, Sheik Omar Sheik Abdul Karidir, says his group has documents that show some leaders of the Transitional Federal Government are also members of al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked extremist group fighting to topple the government.

China, Russia Agree to Strengthen Strategic Partnership

The leaders of China and Russia have signed a statement to deepen their strategic partnership and cooperation.

President Hu Jintao and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev inspected an honor guard at a welcoming ceremony Monday at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

Following a closed-door meeting, the two leaders signed a statement calling for comprehensively deepening what was described as "the strategic partnership of cooperation."

The two giant neighbors also signed agreements to fight separatism and extremism, and commercial deals covering coal, nuclear energy and banking.

Harrison Jack Defendants' Reply Briefs

Here are the Harrison Jack defendants' motion reply briefs, which have been
filed in the last couple weeks. The next hearing is still set for October
15, 2010, at 10 a.m.

http://edca.typepad.com/eastern_district_of_calif/us-v-harrison-jack/

The Danger Edition - Sep. 21

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Gun Owners of America Endorses Cory Gardner for Congress

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Cory Gardner for Congress in Colorado’s Fourth District. Tim Macy, Vice Chairman of Gun Owners of America, issued the following statement o members and supporters:

“As a state representative, Cory Gardner has never wavered in his support of the right to keep and bear arms. A firm believer that citizens have the right to protect themselves inside and outside of the home, Cory authored a bill to expand Colorado’s Castle Doctrine law.

Gun Owners of America Endorses Martinez for Governor

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund today announced the endorsement of Susana Martinez for governor of New Mexico.

Somali Prime Minister Resigns

The prime minister of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government has resigned, bringing an end to months of dispute that has further weakened the U.N.-backed administration in Mogadishu.

25th annual GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE in San Francisco

The Bellevue, WA-based Second Amendment Foundation is observing a milestone this weekend with its 25th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport hotel, Friday through Sunday.

"... Gottlieb launched the GRPC with a modest beginning, years ago in Seattle, with the idea of bringing together leaders in the gun rights movement for serious discussions and interaction on critical Second Amendment issues.

China Breaks Off Talks as Row with Japan Escalates

China has suspended top-level exchanges with Japan, as the row about the detention of a Chinese ship captain deepened Monday. The break-off of ministerial and provincial-level contacts follows a weekend of small anti-Japanese protests in Chinaand has pushed already tense relations to a new low.

China suspended ministerial meetings with Japan, Monday, as the rift about the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain arrested after a ship collision near disputed islands escalates.