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Members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq organization chant slogans and hold banners during a tour organized by the Iraqi government for foreign diplomats in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Iraq's government has given foreign diplomats a rare look inside a refugee camp housing Iranian exiles, as Baghdad seeks international help resettling them in another country. Baghdad's Shiite-led government considers the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq a terrorist organization that is living in the country illegally. The government organized Tuesday's visit to Camp Liberty outside the capital, where 2,300 members of the group live, to speed their departure. The MEK is an opposition group to Tehran's clerical regime and cannot return to Iran. They were given sanctuary in Iraq by Saddam Hussein decades ago. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Last Remaining Iranian PMOI Members Leave Camp Liberty for Albania

On Friday, the remaining 280 members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) — also known as the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) — who were stationed in Camp Liberty (Hurriya) in Iraq were relocated to Albania, officially closing the camp which was a place of refuge for the dissidents against the Iranian regime since the 1980s.

Chris Matthews Promotes Hillary-Kasich Presidential Ticket

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews interview former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who touted the presidential candidacy of Gov. John Kasich (R-OH). During that interview, Matthews also praised Kasich and suggested he could be a potential running mate