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Rumsfeld defends handling of Iraq war in new book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld concludes in his new autobiography that the war in Iraq has been worth the cost and remains largely unapologetic about his handling of the conflict, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Yt2wi0ZpJ-M/us-rumsfeld-memoir-idUSTRE7120SX20110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Senate rejects bid to repeal healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats in the Senate blocked a Republican bid on Wednesday to repeal his healthcare overhaul, a year-old law whose ultimate fate likely rests with the U.S. Supreme Court. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5dZ3SjkkD68/us-usa-healthcare-congress-idUSTRE70O62D20110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Lawmakers’ views vary on aid cutoff to Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are unlikely to slash American aid to Egypt quickly, but they are watching to see where unrest there leads, congressional aides and analysts said on Wednesday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/i_fzIoFTwnU/us-egypt-usa-aid-congress-idUSTRE71194420110202\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Obama and McCain end long-running feud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain, bitter rivals from the 2008 election campaign whose feud festered for two years, completed a thaw on Wednesday when they sat down for Oval Office talks. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/vw5mhmUJiJ8/us-obama-mccain-idUSTRE7118XW20110202\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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