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The Dinner Party Download: a right turn




Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) greets her supporters after winning the Iowa Straw Poll on the campus of Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa.
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) greets her supporters after winning the Iowa Straw Poll on the campus of Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa.
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Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano, hosts of The Dinner Party Download, join us to offer some tasty tidbits to kick off your weekend gatherings: the dirty secret of Manhattan liberal ladies - they love Michele Bachman's hair. Plus, this week in history Sweden switched driving from the left to the right side of the road and a new app that will tell you how fast to drive to make that green light.