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  • Obama: Kuwait, Afghanistan and a boost from Maliki

     
    So, Obama, after a stopover to visit with troops and play some hoops in Kuwait, has now landed in Afghanistan, which apparently will precede Iraq on his foreign trip over the next week. A couple of good things have......
  • Obama meets commanders in Iraq

     
    by Liz Sly BAGHDAD - Sen. Barack Obama arrived in Baghdad on Monday for a firsthand look at conditions on the ground in Iraq as part of a tour of the Middle East and Europe designed to burnish his foreign-policy......
  • Pullout debate rages despite calm in Iraq

     
    by Liz Sly BAGHDAD -- No one disputes that Baghdad is calmer, but Iraqi opinions are deeply divided over whether the lull means it is safe to start contemplating a withdrawal of U.S. forces -- a debate that intensified ahead......
  • Obama, Karzai keep talk 'positive'

     
    by Kim Barker KABUL, Afghanistan -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for almost two hours Sunday in a friendly discussion that addressed some of the troubled country's challenges but avoided...
  • Ferraro: Biden has what Obama lacks

     
    by Mark Silva Never mind Joe Biden's suggestion that he isn't "the guy'' likely to make Barack Obama's presidential ticket. Geraldine Ferraro, who's been there before, said today that she got the call from Walter Mondale to serve as his......
  • Bailout is now 'rescue plan'

     
    by Frank James The conventional wisdom in Washington is that one reason the Bush Administration's proposal to buy toxic assets from financial institutions failed in the House earlier this week is because of bad marketing. The administration allowed the...
  • Senate bailout vote pressures House

     
    by Mark Silva So it is the Senate that goes first with the bailout -- some call it rescue -- of the nation's bad-mortgage-clogged banking institutions, with a vote tonight of 74-25. The Senate's strong and bipartisan approval of a......
  • Senators aim to close gun-show loophole

    Gun-control advocates have been largely stymied in their efforts to get significant new firearms restrictions, but they still believe they can achieve one goal: closing a loophole that allows sales at gun shows without background checks on purchasers....
  • Bad Bridges Passed up for Stimulus Cash

    Bad Bridges Passed up for Stimulus Cash
    (AP) - Tens of thousands of unsafe or decaying bridges carrying 100 million drivers a day must wait for repairs because states are spending stimulus money on spans that are already in good shape or on easier projects like repaving roads, an Associated...
  • New Proposal In Congress To Curb Overdraft Fees

    New Proposal In Congress To Curb Overdraft Fees
    Bank customers who overdraw their checking accounts would get new protections from excessive penalties under legislation proposed Monday by the Senate banking committee chairman. The measure unveiled by Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., would give people a...
  • Md. Guard unit expected to get call-up for Iraq

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced yesterday that 43,000 National Guard and Reserve support troops will begin replacing U.S. forces in Iraq early next year and that most of those part-time soldiers will be called to duty within 30 days. One unit from...