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Iran Leader Scoffs at Sanctions

A defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that U.N. sanctions would have no effect on his nation’s nuclear policy or economy: “The [U.N.] resolution was born dead and even if they issue 10 more of such resolutions it will not affect Iran’s economy and policies.”

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Media Conglomerate Considers Bids

Tribune Media, the conglomerate that owns the Los Angeles Times along with other major newspapers, TV stations and even the Chicago Cubs, announced it is considering offers for its sale. The economic wisdom of conglomeration has come under fire in recent years, but Tribune’s troubles have raised concerns over the future of the newspaper industry in general.

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Hillary Clinton Joins 2008 Race

N.Y. Sen. Hillary Clinton jumped into the Oval Office race Saturday, telling her supporters in an e-mail: “I’m in. And I’m in to win.”

  • Also, GOP Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback announced his candidacy.

  • Posted on Jan 20, 2007 READ MORE

    Chavez and Castro

    Chavez Raises Doubts Over Castro’s Health

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has reinvigorated speculation over Fidel Castro’s health after announcing that the Cuban leader is “locked in a battle for his life.” The two leaders are known to be close, and Castro has yet to make a public appearance since undergoing surgery in July.

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    The Jungle Woman of Cambodia

    A woman in Cambodia walked out of the jungle a week ago, making odd grunting noises and walking like a monkey. From a scar on her arm, one family has claimed her as its own, saying she ran away 19 years ago. But skeptics abound, and her inability to speak is no help in solving the mystery.

    Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE

    Denny Doherty

    Doherty of Mamas and Papas Dead at 66

    The Mamas and the Papas’ Denny Doherty died on Friday at the age of 66. The singer had suffered a brief illness and was experiencing kidney problems.

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    Bob Ney

    Disgraced Congressman Gets 30 Months

    Rep. Bob Ney was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Friday for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Ney’s prison time could be significantly reduced if he completes an alcohol rehab program.

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    Military Spending Boggles the Mind

    The Pentagon estimates that the cost of the Iraq war will reach $8.4 billion a month this year, or $9.7 billion if you include Afghanistan. That’s up from $8 billion a month last year, and $4.4 billion back in 2003. Either America was getting twice as much war for half the price four years ago, or someone is inflating his budget.

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    Robert Redford

    Redford Demands Bush Apology for War

    Robert Redford opened the Sundance Film Festival by demanding an apology for the war in Iraq. The festival features several decidedly political films, including “Chicago 10,” which centers on demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic convention, and “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.”

    Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE

    Roger Morris

    A Chance to Retrieve History

    Roger Morris, who served on the senior staff of the National Security Council under Presidents Johnson and Nixon, knows a thing or two about the folly of escalation. In this must-read essay, the award-winning historian reminds us that a military’s unwillingness to admit defeat and a president’s desire for victory are no excuse for the lives wasted on a futile vision of conquest.

    Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE

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