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A Ray of Hope From Iraqi Insurgents?

Several Sunni-led insurgent groups have begun talks with the Iraqi government in hopes of starting cease-fire negotiations. The talks began in the wake of the reconciliation plan that the Iraqi prime minister presented on Sunday.

 

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President Bush and N.Y. Times editor Bill Keller

Bush Condemns, Keller Defends Bank Data Story

President Bush said the N.Y. Times’ disclosures about the administration’s bank data-mining program did “great harm to the United States of America.” The Times’ editor, Bill Keller, said “nobody should think that we made this decision casually, with any animus toward the current administration, or without fully weighing the issues.”

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Afghanistan Spiraling Ever Downward

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is proving unable to control the insurgency that is terrorizing large swaths of the country.

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Most 2008 Contenders Noncommittal on Iraq Pullout

Potential White House suitors Chris Dodd, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Evan Bayh all refused to join Sens. Kerry and Feingold in demanding a timetable for pullout of allied troops from Iraq.
Sens. McCain and Brownback, however, want the troops to stay as long as necessary.

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Newsweek: Lieberman Very Vulnerable to Lamont Bid

Newsweek says that pro-war Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) “stands a good chance of losing his August primary thanks to heavy blogger backing of his opponent, Ned Lamont.”

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    George Bush, the Alcoholic: Pt. 1

    A health columnist/blogger for Yahoo! kicks off a five-part series on how, in his opinion, Bush’s untreated alcoholism is hurting the country. “Our country is like the family of an alcoholic, devastated by the drinker’s actions but powerless to stop them.”

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    The Most Corrupt Lobbyist Ever?

    That’s what Truthdig has to wonder in light of newly released files detailing how Jack Abramoff funneled clients’ funds through nonprofit organizations, or others that show how Abramoff effectively charged people $100,000 for face time with President Bush or Karl Rove.

    Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Muslims Address Silence on Europe Attacks

    Why haven’t we seen huge, deafening condemnations of the terror attacks that have wracked Europe in recent years? The AP poses that question to Europe’s Muslims. Many say they’re so well integrated into Western society that they shouldn’t have to apologize for the radicals.

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    Iraqi Death Toll Hits 50,000

    The number is 20,000 higher than previously acknowledged by the Bush administration. The L.A. Times used stats from the Baghdad morgue, the Iraqi Health Ministry and other agencies. In the same time, at least 2,520 U.S. troops have been killed.

    Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi P.M. to Offer Olive Branch to Insurgents

    The Iraqi prime minister is set to unveil a national reconciliation plan that includes amnesty for insurgents, a timetable for withdrawal of allied forces, release of security detainees from U.S. and Iraqi prisons and compensation for some victims of coalition military operations.

    Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


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