|Aftermath of Iraq bombing (AP)|
U.S. and Iraqi forces exchanged fire with suspected Sunni insurgents on Monday, killing two and wounding four of them during a massive search for three missing American soldiers in a volatile area south of Baghdad, the Iraqi army said.
An al-Qaida front group, the Islamic State in Iraq, claimed Sunday that it had captured U.S soldiers in a deadly attack on a U.S. convoy the day before in Sunni area south of Baghdad that is known as the "triangle of death" â€” a longtime al-Qaida stronghold.
Meanwhile, 4,000 U.S. troops backed by aircraft, intelligence units and Iraqi forces were scouring the farming area around Mahmoudiya and the nearby town of Youssifiyah for the third day, as the military promised to make every effort available to find the missing soldiers.
|Alberto Gonzales (AP)|
Politics played a major role in the firings of at least half of the U.S. attorneys targeted for removal by the Bush Administration last year.
Despite claims by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the White House that the lawyers were removed "for cause," newly-discovered documents show complaints by Republican lawmakers resulted in removal of at least six of the attorneys and possibly more.
|Mitt Romney & wife (AP)|
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he also is troubled by the Mormon church's past practice of polygamy, but that he can overcome voter concern about his religion.
"What's at the heart of my faith is a belief that there's a creator, that we're all children of the same God and that fundamentally the relationship you have with your spouse is important and eternal," he said Sunday on CBS' "60 minutes."
Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized President Bush on Saturday as running a "government of the few, for the few and by the few."
"For six long years the hardworking families of our middle class have been invisible to this president," she said, promising to be a president who again sets goals for the country.