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Gov. Granholm’s economic and political legacy

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – President Obama likes to say he was dealt a bad hand when he arrived in the Oval Office amid the worst recession since the Great Depression. If that’s the case, what was Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm dealt? Read the full story from The Washington Post”

WikiLeaks says logs show 15,000 more Iraq deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks said on Saturday its release of nearly 400,000 classified U.S. files on the Iraq war showed 15,000 more Iraqi civilians died than previously thought. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama accuses Republicans of peddling "snake oil"

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, fighting to keep Democrats in control of the Senate, accused Republicans on Friday of peddling discredited “snake oil ideas” about the economy. Read the full story from Reuters

Geithner and China’s Wang to meet on Sunday

GYEONGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday will travel to Qingdao, China, to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, a senior Treasury official said. Read the full story from Reuters

U.S. lied about number of Iraqi deaths

U.S. lied about number of Iraqi deaths

Military documents laid bare in the biggest leak of secret information in U.S. history suggest that far more Iraqis died than previously acknowledged during the years of sectarian bloodletting and criminal violence unleashed by the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The accounts of civilian deaths among nearly 400,000 purported Iraq war logs released Friday by the WikiLeaks […]

Michael Steele’s tarnished legacy at the Republican National Committee

Michael Steele’s tarnished legacy at the Republican National Committee

In the most favorable political environment for Republicans in decades, party chairman Michael Steele ordinarily might be lavished with the praise of candidates and party officials for leading the GOP to the brink of a historic triumph. But no. Instead, the party’s controversial chairman heads an organization that lags the Democrats by $15 million in […]