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Americans may have mixed feelings about former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his reported marital infidelity. Not so for the Austrians, who proudly opened his childhood home near Graz to the public Saturday, the Governator’s 64th birthday. Local artisans meticulously re-created Mr. Schwarzenegger’s Sacramento office for the project, and 1,000 objets d’Arnie are featured, including his first set of body-building weights.

The man himself — who is re-entering Hollywood with “Last Stand,” a movie that casts him as an aging lawman taking on the Tex-Mex border wars — is pleased and says he’ll return to his native land in November for a star-studded formal party.

“He’ll be back,” quips the Croatian Times.


One productive way to recognize the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: bring back the 9/11 commission, say Republican Reps. Peter T. King of New York and Frank R. Wolf of Virginia, who have introduced H.R. 2623, legislation that would reconstitute the commission in terms of what was learned — and emerging national security threats, including domestic radicalization.

Mr. King is chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Mr. Wolf is chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the FBI.

“A decade out from the deadliest attack on U.S. soil, we owe it to the American people to have an independent and comprehensive reassessment of the steps taken to guarantee the safety and security of this nation,” Mr. Wolf says.


• 42 percent of likely U.S. voters view President Obama as a “good or excellent leader.”

• 82 percent of Democrats agree.

• 41 percent of voters overall rate Mr. Obama’s leadership as “poor.”

• 73 percent of Republicans agree.

• 32 percent overall say the president’s leadership style is “about right.”

• 58 percent of Democrats agree.

• 30 percent of voters overall say his style is “too confrontational.”

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