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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.

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    Chavez and Castro
    pbs.org

    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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    Jungle woman
    ecanadanow.com

    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
    northernstars.ca

    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.

    Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


    Bob Ney
    frontier.cincinnati.com

    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
    robertredford.com

    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.”

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    Roger Morris
    greeninstitute.net

    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


    Hugo Chavez
    news.bbc.co.uk

    Chavez Consolidates Power

    Hugo Chavez has won preliminary approval to rule by decree for 18 months. The Venezuelan president has said he intends to enact sweeping reforms, including the elimination of term limits for the president and the nationalization of some key industries.

    Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


    China satellite
    hhill.org

    China, U.S. May Be Preparing for Star Wars

    China has successfully completed a test of an anti-satellite weapon, alarming the United States and other nations, the White House said. Although the Bush administration is weary of a possible militarized space race, it has steadfastly opposed a ban on such tests in order to preserve U.S. “freedom of action in space.”

    Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


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