News Desk


February 2008


Turkey Defies U.S. on Iraq Incursion

Even as Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Turkey to wrap up its military operation in northern Iraq in the coming days, Turkish diplomats say the incursion will continue as long as the Turkish military deems necessary.

"We have certain targets planned for this operation," says Nabi Sensoy,

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Turkey
Gates, Robert

Obama Takes Aim at Jewish GOP Criticism

Barack Obama's campaign is working to tamp down criticism levied by the Republican Jewish Coalition over the Democratic presidential front-runner's history of support for Israel.

In questioning Obama's Middle East bona fides, the coalition cited comments made this week by new third party ...

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Obama, Barack
Nader, Ralph

The McCain VP Race Is On

Republican strategists today applauded the Sunday TV appearances of two likely GOP vice presidential contenders, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

While both ducked when asked whether they are running for the job, they have been the top picks—along with Mike Huckabee ...

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McCain, John
Sanford, Mark
Pawlenty, Tim

McCain Team Worried About Bush Ties

John McCain's strategists are increasingly concerned about his ties to President Bush, and they are looking for ways to distance him from the unpopular incumbent in the fall campaign.

"The Democrats want to run against George Bush," a senior McCain adviser told U.S. News. "We want to make it clear ...

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McCain, John
Bush, George W.

Vote Early, Hillary Urges Texans

Vote early. That's Hillary Clinton's campaign drumbeat in Texas, where starting yesterday and continuing until three days before the March 4 primary, Lone Star voters are allowed to mark their ballots at special locations in their counties.

Ace Smith, Clinton's Texas state director, says the ...

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Clinton, Hillary
Texas
primaries
voters

Democrats Target McCain on Rumsfeld Support

As John McCain was winding up his campaign in Wisconsin hoping for a knockout victory over Mike Huckabee today, the Democratic National Committee was zeroing in on what party officials consider McCain's vulnerabilities in the general election.

In an E-mail distributed to reporters this morning,

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Morning Buzz: Feb. 13, 2008

Barack Obama, once thought to be the underdog in the Democratic presidential primary against Hillary Clinton, may have finally shed that title last night by winning three convincing victories in the Potomac primaries, where voters in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia went to the polls and ...

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Poll Predicts 111-Delegate Lead for Obama

A new poll by Thomas Riehle at RT Strategies indicates that Barack Obama's lead over Hillary Clinton in pledged delegates will be 111 after the polls in the Potomac primaries close tonight.

Obama's widening lead complicates the race in which Clinton is already seen as losing momentum.

"Once the lead ...

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Obama, Barack
Clinton, Hillary

White Evangelical Vote for Democrats Is Up

One in three white evangelical voters who participated in Super Tuesday primaries in Missouri and Tennessee voted Democratic and overwhelmingly marked their ballots for Hillary Clinton, according to poll findings released this morning by the organization Faith in Public Life and the Center for ...

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evangelicals

Bush Mercury Rules Overruled

The Bush environmental agenda suffered another blow this morning when a federal appeals court ruled that the administration's policy of allowing coal- and oil-fired power plants to avoid making mandatory cuts in mercury and other toxic air pollutants was illegal. The decision invalidates what the ...

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House Panel Defends FEMA Trailer Whistle-blower

The House Committee on Science and Technology is demanding that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cease what appears to be retaliatory actions against the whistle-blower who brought attention to the threat of long-term exposure to formaldehyde in government-supplied trailers for ...

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FEMA
CDC

Morning Buzz: Feb. 7, 2008

Senate Democrats are looking hangdog today after their Republican colleagues blocked a Democrat-backed effort to add $44 billion to the economic stimulus package that is stalled in the Senate. Legislators are now under increasing pressure from the White House to pass the House-approved plan. "To be ...

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Drive-by Election Results

Those bright, multicolored electronic billboards that loom off the side of the road won't be limited to ads for McDonald's or talk radio tonight when drivers in several Super Tuesday states return home from the office. Instead, they'll be displaying primary returns.

Billboard operators in at least ...

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Georgia
Iowa
primaries
advertising
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