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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 […]

U.S. seeks $2 billion in military aid for Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced $2 billion in military aid for Pakistan on Friday as the two countries sought to dispel doubts about Islamabad’s commitment to uprooting Islamist insurgents from safe havens on its soil. Read the full story from Reuters

Boehner plays politics with plum committee assignments

Boehner plays politics with plum committee assignments

Deep in rural Georgia, the Republican who may become the next speaker of the U.S. House is playing let’s-make-a-deal with voters. Minority Leader John Boehner promised this week that if southwest Georgia residents unseat Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop, he will support placing GOP challenger Mike Keown on the House Agriculture Committee. It’s a promise designed […]

U.S. Pushing To Expand CIA Operations In Pakistan

WASHINGTON–The U.S. is pushing to expand a secret CIA effort to help Pakistan target militants in their havens near the Afghan border, according to senior officials, as the White House seeks new ways to prod Islamabad into more aggressive action against groups allied with al Qaeda, The push comes as relations between Washington and Islamabad […]

Hannah Peaker: If Women Ran the World

What’s the one thing that could bring ExxonMobil, Harvard University, Pfizer, and the former Prime Minister of Canada together? I know this sounds like the start of a bad joke, but the answer is no joke: they came together to discuss how to tap into the now better-educated half of the population — women. Nearly […]

James Neal, Watergate Prosecutor, Dies At 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Outside the courtroom, James F. Neal had an amiable, backslapping way with friends and foes alike. Inside the chamber, the face of one of America’s greatest trial lawyers often became fixed in a steely gaze. The attorney who regularly grabbed national headlines – whether prosecuting Jimmy Hoffa or key Watergate figures, or […]