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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Read this: Syrian first lady; Cuccinelli vs. Salahi; Mark Sullivan


Asma and Bashar al-Assad (AFP/Getty Images)
A gushing puff piece on bloodthirsty Syrian President Assad’s “glamorous, young and very chic” wife Asma — now better known as “the Marie Antoinette of the Arab Spring” — has been magically vanished from Vogue’s web site, reports our colleague Paul Farhi.

And columnist Robert McCartney has finally found a reason to side with Ken Cuccinelli — but only because the Virginia AG is going after Tareq Salahi. (Perhaps you’ve heard? Salahi says he’ll run for governor.). . . . And David Nakamura profiles Mark Sullivan, the Secret Service director once again in the hot seat. The last time was after the uninvited Salahis managed to get into the 2009 White House state dinner, but the director’s “forthright” testimony — what some lawmakers called the “Mark Sullivan self-preservation tour” played well on Capitol Hill.

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