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Yemen: Another US Battleground?
The United States may be on the verge of involvement in yet another counterinsurgency war which, as is the case in Iraq and Afghanistan, may make a bad situation even worse. The attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight by a Nigerian man was apparently planned in Yemen. There...
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Senate Health Care Bill Built on Obama’s Broken Promises
Ezra Klein is trying to make the absurd claim that this Senate bill closely resembles Obama's campaign promises on health care reform : The health-care bill that looks likely to clear the Senate this week is not very close to the health-care bill most liberals want. But it is very close to the...
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Obama's Big Sellout: The President has Packed His Economic Team with Wall Street Insiders
The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway
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US-Iran Talks: The Road to Diplomatic Failure
The talks between the G5 plus 1 and Iran are careening toward a premature breakdown. If they do fall apart, it will be due in large part to a serious diplomatic miscalculation by the Obama administration. Along with its European allies, the Obama administration seized on a plan that cleverly asked...
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Victory at Last!: Monty Python in Afghanistan
Let others deal with the details of President Obama’s Afghan speech, with the on-ramps and off-ramps, those 30,000 U.S. troops going in and just where they will be deployed, the benchmarks for what’s called “good governance” in Afghanistan, the corruption of the Karzai regime, the viability of...
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Déjà Vu: Obama Plans to Send 34,000 More Troops to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met Monday evening with his national security team to finalize a plan to dispatch some 34,000 additional U.S. troops over the next year to what he's called "a war of necessity" in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told McClatchy. Obama is expected to announce his long-...
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The Afghan Speech Obama Should Give (But Won't)
Sometime in the reasonably near future , President Obama will undoubtedly address the American people on whatever decision he makes about the war in Afghanistan. Every sign indicates that he will hew to Washington's political wisdom about what a war president can do in this country. Undoubtedly,...
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Push to Curb Credit-Card Rates Fades
Democrats resist consumer outcry
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Nato Chief Promises Afghanistan Will Get 'Substantially More Forces'
Nato and its allies will order "substantially more forces" into battle in Afghanistan over the next few weeks, the alliance's secretary general said today. Speaking in Edinburgh at a Nato parliamentary assembly meeting, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said: "In a few weeks, I expect we will decide, in Nato...
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The Answer to the Stupak? Overturn Hyde Now
Sorting through feelings as well as strategies in the face of the enormous defeat that the passage of a health care reform bill that so severely and punishingly restricts access to abortion will take time and hard political decisions. One wants to punish those who voted for the Stupak amendment and...
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