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  • Governor Paterson Calls On Senators To Resolve Power Struggle

    Governor Paterson Calls On Senators To Resolve Power Struggle
    A Republican coup in the state Senate, helped along by one Democrat with legal troubles and another who violated election laws, paralyzed the chamber on Tuesday. Democrats vowed to fight back, possibly with a lawsuit, but the new leaders said the...
  • Democrats Ask Court To Block NY Senate Coup

    Democrats Ask Court To Block NY Senate Coup
    The New York Senate's Democratic conference has gone to court to challenge the coalition that claims it seized control of the chamber in a parliamentary power grab on Monday. A state Supreme Court judge in Rensselaer County heard initial arguments, but...
  • Thai troops, protesters clash in Bangkok

    Thai troops in full combat gear cracked down against anti-government protesters early today, using gunfire and tear gas to disperse a crowd blocking Bangkok's busiest intersection. The demonstrators, wearing red shirts, returned fire with their own...
  • 'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America

    'Open Veins' and enduring ills in Latin America
    The reading list for my college core course at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1970s included a book by a young Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano, called "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." The book, which excoriated...
  • Guinea-Bissau: Cocaine's traffic hub

    Guinea-Bissau: Cocaine's traffic hub
    As a senior police official, Edmundo Mendes' job is to arrest the South American cocaine traffickers who use his troubled West African country, with its starry array of remote islands, as a transit point for drug shipments bound for Europe. It hasn't been...
  • Obama Afghanistan Speech Transcript

    Remarks of President Barack Obama--As Prepared for Delivery The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan United States Military Academy at West Point December 1, 2009 Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our armed...
  • Recipe: Carolyn Capacillo's Molded Chick-A-Roni Coup

    Recipe: Carolyn Capacillo's Molded Chick-A-Roni Coup
      1/2 pound bacon 2 pounds boned chicken breast, diced Salt, pepper 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup minced onion 1/3 cup minced celery 1/2 cup minced Bilbao-style chorizo, or pepperoni 1/2 pound cooked ham, diced...
  • Kirk's sexual orientation questioned in GOP opponent's ad

    A perennial candidate with a history of anti-Semitic rhetoric and legal disputes in federal court launched a radio ad for his Republican U.S. Senate campaign today that questioned the sexual orientation of the front-runner in the race. Andy Martin, who...
  • 'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills

    'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills
    Garry Wills is a formidable Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, one of America's leading public intellectuals and, over the last 50 years, our most important lay Catholic thinker and writer. In his 28th book, "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the...
  • Honduran President Ousted in Military Coup

    Honduran President Ousted in Military Coup
    Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says soldiers rousted him out of bed, beat his body guards and arrested him in his pajamas in what he criticized as "a coup" and "a kidnapping." Zelaya was flown to Costa Rica after being taken into military custody at...
  • Zelaya vows to return to Honduras

    Zelaya vows to return to Honduras
    What happens when a government announces that it is withdrawing in protest from an international organization -- which doesn't recognize the government in the first place? Are they in or out? That is just one of the quandaries facing Honduras these...