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Afghans Urge Obama to Send Aid, Not Troops, to Afghanistan 26.3.2009 Democracy Now!
President Obama is expected to unveil a revised Afghanistan strategy Friday that will focus on expanding and improving the Afghan national police force. The revised policy is also expected to send more US troops to counter the Taliban's expanding influence in the southern part of the country. We speak with Pratap Chatterjee of CorpWatch, who recently traveled to Afghanistan. [includes rush transcript]
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Senate Republicans Skip White House Afghan Briefing 26.3.2009 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Senate Republicans Skip White House Afghan Briefing
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Cities Target Teens With Daytime Curfews 26.3.2009 WSJ: Most Viewed Today
Cities across the country are imposing criminal penalties on kids who skip school to hang out at the mall or on local street ...
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Newest Neocon Outfit Hosting Afghanistan Forum With Sen. McCain And Rep. Harman 26.3.2009 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Newest Neocon Outfit Hosting Afghanistan Forum With Sen. McCain And Rep. Harman
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Liveblogging the Obama Online Town Hall 26.3.2009 Wired Top Stories
Obama's "Open for Questions" Town Hall is on, and we're live blogging.

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Do the Secret Bush Memos Amount to Treason? Top Constitutional Scholar Says Yes 26.3.2009 Truthout.com

    Legal expert Michael Ratner calls the legal arguments made in the infamous Yoo memos, "Fuhrer's law."

    In early March, more shocking details emerged about George W. Bush legal counsel John Yoo's memos outlining the destruction of the republic.

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Geithner urges dramatic six-part overhaul of financial system 26.3.2009 LA Times: Top News
The Treasury secretary, addressing Congress, calls for 'new rules of the game,' including giving the government broader power over large institutions. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today called on Congress to enact sweeping financial regulatory reforms, warning that tighter and tougher scrutiny of the entire system was needed to repair a "great loss of ...
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Geithner calls for major overhaul of financial rules 26.3.2009 International Herald Tribune: Business
The wide-ranging plan subjects hedge funds and traders of exotic financial instruments to potentially strict new supervision.
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The Lessons of History 26.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by John Hope Franklin

Editor's note from The Nation: The great historian John Hope Franklin passed away this morning at the age of 94.

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GOP Push Seen As Attack On Michelle Obama 26.3.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
House Republicans are pressing for a change in federal law that could force Michelle Obama and future first ladies to do more of their policy...
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Democracy promotion in Obama's reign (Politico) 26.3.2009 Elections
Politico - Some observers have speculated that the Obama administration will downplay democracy as a foreign policy priority, reacting against the emphasis President George W. Bush placed on a “freedom agenda,” which many associate — rightly or wrongly — with a policy that sought to impose democracy on foreign countries.            
It's not just about laws, it's about following them 26.3.2009 SFGate: Op-Ed
As much as I respect and appreciate Chip Johnson's opinions, I just can't understand how more gun control laws in Oakland are going to help ("Police deaths provide leverage to toughen gun laws," March 24). We have plenty of laws in this town, but the sad... ...
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N.H. House votes to end death penalty 26.3.2009 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. - Three months after a man was sentenced to die for killing a police officer - New Hampshire's first death sentence in 50 years - the House voted yesterday to repeal capital punishment.
White House to Keep Agencies’ Focus on Terrorism 26.3.2009 NY Times: Washington
The White House signaled it would continue the Bush administration effort to shift the Justice Department and F.B.I. away from conventional law enforcement.
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Cut the ethics deficit 26.3.2009 Boston Globe: Opinion
House Speaker Robert DeLeo isn't wasting any time in taking up an ethics reform bill. But the legislation is missing two key components of any reform package.
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Chris Weigant: Question For Obama: How About A Science-Based Drug Policy? 26.3.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Obama is taking your questions now, and will answer them tomorrow. In a move to make Obama more accessible and answerable to the public,...
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Cupertino ordinance changes leave residents fearing wave of 'monster homes' 26.3.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
The opportunity for more flexibility with two-story home design and remodel has left some Cupertino residents fearing an influx of McMansions.
Mike Signer: Taking our Democracy to the Next Level -- in Virginia 26.3.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Disenfranchisement laws that date back to our Jim Crow era currently prevent at least one in five African-American men from voting in Virginia.
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NH legislators endorse repealing death penalty 26.3.2009 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
Three months after a man was sentenced to die for killing a police officer -- New Hampshire's first death sentence in 50 years -- the House voted Wednesday to repeal capital punishment.
NH legislators endorse repealing death penalty (AP) 26.3.2009 Yahoo: US National
AP - Three months after a man was sentenced to die for killing a police officer — New Hampshire's first death sentence in 50 years — the House voted Wednesday to repeal capital punishment.
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