News Desk


November 2007


Pakistan's Lawyers Take On Musharraf

KARACHI, PAKISTAN—The state of emergency declared by Pakistan's military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has plunged the country into a judicial crisis as the lawyers fraternity—which has been leading street protests for the past five days—is pledging to boycott courts being led by Musharraf's ...

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Musharraf, Pervez
Pakistan

Lugar Wants an Envoy to Libya

Sen. Richard Lugar, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling for rapid Bush administration and Senate action to formally nominate and confirm a U.S. ambassador to Libya, a step he said would contribute to resolving once and for all the lingering disputes ...

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Lugar, Richard
Libya

U.S. Takes a Hit From Pakistan's Turmoil

KARACHI, Pakistan—It might have been Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf who mounted what many Pakistanis are calling a "coup" against the country's judiciary when he declared a state of emergency and fired the nation's chief justice on Saturday. But Washington is receiving its share of the ...

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Musharraf, Pervez
Pakistan

Book Details Century of Anti-Women Media Bias

Hillary Clinton had a rough debate last week—and an equally rough weekend of news analysis of her presidential campaign's official reaction to what her advisers characterized as the "piling on" of her male rivals in the battle for the Democratic nomination. (General theme: If Clinton can't take the ...

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Congress Watch: Money, Mukasey, and Farms

It'll be another week of bickering between congressional Democrats and President Bush over the budget, while the president's pick for a new attorney general may experience relatively smooth sailing.

On the budget front, because Congress has yet to pass any of the 12 appropriations bills to fund the ...

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GOP Focus Group Is Down on Bush

RICHMOND, Va.—There's no shortage of polls underscoring America's sour mood these days. Surveys generally show that 7 in 10 Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction and that most Americans believe their leaders in Washington are doing a poor job. U.S. News led the way in ...

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Cheney Lawyer Is Leaving

The office of Vice President Cheney is saying goodbye to a top-level official. Cheney's office confirmed late today to U.S. News that counsel Shannen Coffin is leaving government tomorrow and will head back into private practice at his former law firm Steptoe & Johnson.

A source says Coffin is ...

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Cheney, Dick

U.S. Falls Short of Iraqi Refugee Target

The United States accepted only some 450 Iraqi refugees in October, well short of the Bush administration's stated goal of 1,000 a month.

The figure also marks a decline from September, when 889 refugees were admitted. Iraq's neighbors have been overwhelmed by a flood of more than 2 million Iraqi ...

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refugees
Iraq

Hagel Blasts Bush Foreign Policy

In a broad-ranging talk at a dinner Tuesday night in Washington, GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska warned of dangers in the way the Bush administration is handling the Iran issue, previewing a major policy speech on Iran that he will give next week.

Hagel has announced that he will leave the Senate ...

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Hagel, Chuck
Iran
North Korea

Survey: Both Parties Face Angry Public

A new poll suggests that both parties could have a huge problem gaining traction in next year's election.

The public "is angrier with the state of the country than we have ever witnessed," according to Democratic consultants Stan Greenberg, James Carville, and Al Quinlan, basing their assessment on ...

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