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Kennedy Feels ‘Like a Million Bucks’

Ted Kennedy was in good humor following brain surgery at Duke University Medical Center on Monday, joking with his wife, “I feel like a million bucks. I think I will do that again tomorrow.” Kennedy’s neurosurgeon said the operation was a success. The senator will now begin radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Posted on Jun 2, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ on Iraq Whack-a-Mole

Jon Stewart charts the administration’s “been there, done that, be back later” approach to fighting the war in Iraq. Plus a look back on operational nomenclature, the September surprise and Ted Koppel’s giant head.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007 READ MORE


Castro Has Surgery, Cedes Power to Brother

The Cuban leader temporarily relinquished power to his brother Raul because of intestinal surgery. Castro said in a statement he expected to be unable to govern for at least a few weeks.

  • Read a brief profile of Raul Castro

  • Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


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    Last Clinic Standing

    An extremist pro-life organization that helped make doctors the targets of deadly attacks in the 1990s is now mobilizing a protest to shutter the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. With reproductive rights under assault across the country, pro-choice activist Sunsara Taylor reports on the high-stakes battle about to take place in Jackson, Miss.

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    About That Huge Air Attack? Never Mind.

    The U.S. military announced Thursday that it had launched the “largest air assault since the U.S.-led invasion” in 2003. As it turns out, however, it was little more than a photo op. According to Time magazine, “there were no airstrikes… no leading insurgents were nabbed… there were no shots fired at all,” and U.S. forces met no resistance.
    Can anyone say Potemkin assault?
    UPDATE: The L.A. Times is now reporting that the operation has yielded 48 arrests, including at least one major insurgent ringleader, along with seizures of weapons and training manuals.

    Posted on Mar 17, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Forces Raid HQ of Sunni Muslim Scholars

    Clerics call act “crime,” punishment for anti-U.S. stance | more (See “Punishment Raid” subheading)
    Also, read Juan Cole on how Bush created a theocracy in Iraq. | link

    Posted on Jan 8, 2006 READ MORE


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