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Analysis: Obama no-nukes pledge not so farfetched (AP) 4.4.2009 Elections
AP - President Barack Obama's startling call Friday for a "world without nuclear weapons" brings to mind Ronald Reagan's idealistic, unfulfilled dream of eliminating the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Chief justice blocks release of sex offenders (AP) 4.4.2009 Elections
AP - Chief Justice John Roberts has granted the Obama administration's request to the Supreme Court to block the release of certain sex offenders who have completed their federal prison terms.
Forgetting the rule of law: A Canadian's ordeal in Sudan 3.4.2009 - News for the rest of us

A Canadian citizen travelling abroad is arrested at the behest of a Canadian security agency and accused of being a terrorist. He is imprisoned in a foreign country and probably tortured. Four years later the RCMP admits there is no evidence against him yet; his attempts to return home are blocked by the government. No, this is not a bad dream or a one-time slip up; apparently, it is a reality of today's Canada.

It would be nice to think that our government had learned from the Maher Arar affair, but Abousfian Abdelrazik's ordeal in Sudan is convincing proof of the contrary.

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DealBook: Fannie and Freddie Detail Bonuses 3.4.2009 NY Times: Business
The mortgage-financing giants that the government rescued last fall outlined plans to pay $159 million in retention bonuses.

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Obama Holds Town Hall in Strasbourg, France 3.4.2009 Washington Post World
PRESIDENT OBAMA: (Extended cheers and applause.) Hey! Thank you! Thank you so much. Good afternoon. Bon apres-midi -- (cheers, applause) -- and guten tag.

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German Upper House Approves Bank Takeover Law 3.4.2009 International Herald Tribune: Business
The law, which will allow the takeover of the ailing lender Hypo Real Estate, permits the state to expropriate shareholders of troubled banks under certain circumstances.
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S.F. sanctuary policy shielded up to 185 youths 3.4.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
As many as 185 undocumented youths held on felony criminal charges in San Francisco were shielded from deportation between 2005 and last summer, when the controversial policy came to light, according to juvenile probation statistics obtained by The Chronicle.... ...
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'Sexting' Hysteria Falsely Brands Educator as Child Pornographer 3.4.2009 Wired Top Stories
An assistant principal in Virginia begins piecing his life back together after being cleared of child pornography charges this week -- ending a year-long legal nightmare that started with a mysterious photograph of a partially-clothed student circulating in his school.

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Obama Census Plan: No Illegal Alien Left Behind (Michelle Malkin) 3.4.2009 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
Michelle Malkin - I have seen the electoral future, and it is rigged. With fraud-prone, ideologically driven interest groups swarming the census-gathering process, the left is solidifying its chances of a permanent ruling majority. Lax immigration enforcement is the not-so-secret key to the Democrats' power grab. And the Obama administration is all too happy to aid and abet.
President Obama Holds Press Conference at G-20 3.4.2009 Washington Post: Politics
SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA [*] OBAMA: Good afternoon, or good evening. We're running a little bit late. Earlier today, we finished a very productive summit that will be, I believe, a turning point in our pursuit of global economic recovery. By any measure, the London summit was historic. It...

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City, county turning foreclosed homes into rentals to help stabilize neighborhoods 3.4.2009 Tucson Citizen
Midvale Park is being targeted by Pima County officials in an effort to combat the negative effects of foreclosures in the neighborhood.
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House votes to let FDA regulate tobacco industry 3.4.2009 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The House on Thursday voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry. The measure, which would allow the FDA to reject new tobacco products, restrict advertising and take other steps, may face a filibuster in the Senate. The House has voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry. But the measure may face a filibuster in the ...
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On the White House: The Words Have Changed, but Have the Policies? 3.4.2009 NY Times: Washington
“Surges” and the “enemy combatants” are out, as the Obama administration scrubs the Bush lexicon, if not necessarily policies.
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Vermont House Backs Gay Marriage 3.4.2009 Politics on
MONTPELIER, Vt. — After impassioned pleas from gay and lesbian legislators sharing their own love stories in front of hundreds of partisans packing the chamber,...
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Fairfax Eyes Use of County Cars 3.4.2009 Washington Post
Officials review practice of letting employees take home county vehicles, after questions of abuse.

Vermont House gives preliminary OK to gay marriage (AP) 3.4.2009 Yahoo: US National
AP - After impassioned pleas from gay and lesbian legislators sharing their own love stories in front of hundreds of partisans packing the chamber, the Vermont House on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry. ...
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House Approves $3.6 Trillion Budget Blueprint 3.4.2009 Politics on
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a budget blueprint drawn to President Barack Obama's specifications Thursday and the Senate hastened to follow suit after administration...
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Text of Obama's news conference after G-20 summit 3.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Text of President Barack Obama's news conference Thursday at the ExCel center in London following the G-20 summit, as provided by the White House:
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Shannyn Moore: The LIEonization of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens 3.4.2009 Politics on
I was at Ted Stevens' Girdwood home when the FBI was raiding it. While agents were removing large black bags of evidence, I asked if...
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Fannie, Freddie quietly lift moratorium on foreclosures 3.4.2009 Minnesota Independent
A ban on foreclosure sales and evictions from houses owned by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which began as a high-profile effort just before the holidays to keep people in their homes as the government tried to come up with homeowner rescue plans, is over.
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