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Gunmen kill nine in Baghdad goldsmith shop heist

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen with rifles and hand grenades blasted their way into a row of Baghdad goldsmiths shops on Monday, killing nine people and wounding 15, and escaping with gold and cash, police said. Police said the gunmen stormed the al-Aswad ...

Imogen Lloyd Webber: Iran: Smoke, Mirrors and the Rest

Posted by Imogen Lloyd Webber On March - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The only certainty we have in the public discourse in regards to Iran is that we are dealing with smoke and mirrors with every player.

Andy Ostroy: True Grits

Posted by Andy Ostroy On March - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
What's strange is that Mitt Romney thinks the way to win voters in the South is to turn them all into inarticulate, soul-food-eatin' caricatures.

Religious Freedom Is Social Justice

Posted by George Weigel On March - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
In his March 12 column, Washington Post writer E. J. Dionne Jr. attempts some fraternal intimidation of the Catholic bishops of the United States prior to the meeting of the bishops’ conference administrative committee on Tuesday and Wednesday. T...

The Coming Upheaval in U.S. Afghanistan Strategy

Posted by Michael Hirsh, NJ On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Hirsh, NJRecent events in Afghanistan, including Sunday’s horrific shooting of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier, are not just going to alter U.S. strategy there. They are very likely to upend it. Even before the latest tragedy, Pre...

Defense boss speaks to Karzai, condemns shooting of civilians

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday offered his condolences to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the shooting of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier. "I condemn such violence and am shocked and saddened that a U.S. service me...

WATCH: Chris Matthews Condemns GOP Over Key Issue

Posted by Katherine Fung On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Chris Matthews bashed the GOP for its take on women in the 2012 election with a claim against the party on his Sunday morning show....

Gingrich: U.S. Mission in Afghanistan ‘Not Doable’

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Following last week's jobs numbers that further cemented the belief that the U.S. economy is on the mend, Newt Gingrich shifted his criticism of the current Administration from economic issues to those of foreign policy, calling the U.S. mission in Afg...

Swatch eyes double-digit growth in 2012: paper

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
ZURICH (Reuters) - The chairwoman of watchmaker Swatch Group hopes to see double-digit sales growth this year, she told a newspaper on Sunday. "We have become used to recording double-digit growth rates so that eventually single-digit growth figures ar...

Last inmates pardoned by former Mississippi Governor released

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Reuters) - The last three inmates still in prison who had been pardoned by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour were released on Saturday, two days after the state's highest court cleared the way for their freedom. The rel...

Iraq militia stone youths to death for "emo" style

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad in the past three weeks in what appears to be a campaign by Shi'ite militants against youths wearing Western-style "emo" clothes and haircuts, security and hospital sources say...

US officials: Syrian regime holding under fire

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Top U.S. officials all the way up to President Barack Obama are predicting the Syrian regime's days are numbered, but recent U.S. intelligence reports suggest that the Syrian leader commands a formidable army that is unlikely to turn on him, an inner c...

Greece election on April 29 at earliest: government spokesman

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will hold a parliamentary election on April 29 at the earliest and may not hold the vote until May, a government spokesman said late on Friday, giving Prime Minister Lucas Papademos time to complete a debt deal to avert defaul...
The American job market is still a long way from healthy, but its pulse feels a lot stronger now than it did six months ago. The improvement is a boon for President Obama as he tries to hold onto his own job in November, but both he and his Republican rivals say 8.3 percent unemployment is not low enough.

Greece secures biggest debt deal in history

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Greece's private creditors agreed Friday to take cents on the euro in the biggest debt writedown in history, paving the way for an enormous second bailout for the country to keep Europe's economy from being dragged further into chaos.

U.S. Air Force sees Afghan plane issue as "isolated"

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Air Force weapons buyer said on Friday he believed the paperwork problem that prompted him to cancel a $355 million contract for 20 planes to be sold to Afghanistan was an "isolated situation." David Van Buren, actin...

Team Obama’s Super Paranoia

Posted by Major Garrett, National Journal On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Major Garrett, National JournalIn Obamaland, the 3 a.m. phone call has become the 3 a.m. e-mail. In their own way, both speak to a crisis mentality and a groping for security. The contexts couldn’t be more different, but the anxiety&mdas...

Republicans Against Education

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Krugman, New York TimesOne way in which Americans have always been exceptional has been in our support for education. First we took the lead in universal primary education; then the “high school movement” made us the first nat...

Syrian rebels reject Annan’s call for dialogue

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, said he would urge President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to stop fighting and seek a political solution, drawing angry rebukes from dissidents. "The killing has to stop and we n...

Syrian rebels reject Annan’s call for dialogue

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, said he would urge President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to stop fighting and seek a political solution, drawing angry rebukes from dissidents. "The killing has to stop and we n...

House Republicans look to reshape birth control debate

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican leaders are looking for a way to reshape the debate over the administration's new rule on birth-control insurance coverage before moving ahead with a bid to nullify the requirement. Representative Jeff Forte...

Kerry: Time is not right for US move against Syria

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry said Thursday the violent crackdown by Bashar Assad's regime in Syria should not be tolerated, but the world must respond "in a responsible way."

Kerry: Time isn’t right for US move against Syria

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry said Thursday the violent crackdown by Bashar Assad's regime in Syria shouldn't be tolerated, but the world must respond "in a responsible way."

U.S. could bring more common drugs over the counter

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prescription drugs to treat some of the most common chronic diseases, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, may become available over the counter under a plan being considered by U.S. regulators. In what would be a major shift i...