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Obama Visits Afghanistan (Update: Video)

President Obama arrived in Kabul on Sunday on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he is expected to address U.S. troops as well as put pressure on Afghan President Hamid Karzai to step up the fight against corruption and drug trafficking.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Dubya Meets ‘Legs Benedict’

In this “Daily Show” special feature, “Blessed Week Ever,” Jon Stewart surveys the American media’s scintillating coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit, from brilliant observations about the pope’s “gentle” ways to the glory of his White House visit, and offers his own take on just what President Bush might have said upon first meeting the pontiff. Popemania!

Posted on Apr 17, 2008 READ MORE


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Coming to America

The pope is set to land Tuesday for a whirlwind visit to America, his first since assuming the mantle of the Roman Catholic Church. A spokesman has indicated that Benedict XVI will address the church’s sex abuse scandal, a topic around which protests are expected.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Eye to Eye in Iraq

The media continues to fizz with excitement at Bush’s “spontaneous” trip to Iraq, and his “eye to eye” with Prime Minister Maliki.  However,  continuously escalating violence reveals his visit to be just another misleading “Mission Accomplished” photo-op moment.

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Illustration: Blair Golson

No Tampon Ads During the Papal Visit

The Polish town of Wadowice has banned ads for alcohol contraceptives, lingerie and tampons during Pope Benedict’s visit. You won’t believe why…. Read on….

Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


Secret Service Will Turn Over Abramoff Visit Logs

The logs will show how often the convicted lobbyist met with Bush administration officials—and with whom he met.

Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


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Cheney: I Wasn’t Sleeping During Hu’s Visit

The vice president claims that he was, in fact, reading his notes when this picture was taken. Check the ABC news slide show to see for yourself.

Posted on Apr 22, 2006 READ MORE


Ashcroft’s Deputy Opposed Parts of Spy Program

Two of Bush’s most senior advisors made an emergency visit in 2004 to a hospitalized John Ashcroft to get him to override his deputy and sign off on a continued warrantless domestic surveillance program. Read the story

Posted on Jan 1, 2006 READ MORE


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