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Still too much confusion about 9/11

I'm attending the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in this Tel Aviv suburb and I'm having a coffee and reading the International Herald Tribune. And there on page 2 is a feature, dateline Cairo, reporting that seven years after the attacks of Sept.
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Home is where the taxes aren’t

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like it. It is where the heart is.

It is home. Today, homes -- our homes and those of our presidential candidates -- are all over the news. The stories range from heart-wrenching crisis to comic ridicule. The coverage about our homes and theirs reveals much about the concerns of our government, our news media and us.


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Pulling the plug on an embarrassment

Whether it was the constant on-air feuding between the anchors or the Republican Party's protests that it was getting a raw deal, MSNBC moved closer to the journalistic center over the weekend with news that Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann would no longer be anchoring Election Night programming.


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Uncle Sam becomes a mortgage banker

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are, at least for the time being, curious entities called Government Sponsored Enterprises, federally chartered mortgage giants run as private for-profit businesses. And for a long time its executives and shareholders did very well out of them.


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What’s good for General Motors…

You're watching the Olympics and finding yourself bedazzled by the feats of utterly dedicated, amazing athletes when a commercial intervenes, likewise promising a bedazzling feat, this one by a major U.S. corporation. It's the sort of thing that just could alter American lives for the better.


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