Posts Tagged ‘Bush’

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Daily International News 08.26.11

August 26, 2011

Daily International News
August 26, 2011

Northeast Asia
Biden Leaves Asia Offering a No-Apology Message to U.S. Audience
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Kan bows out, says he did best he could
[Japan Times]
Analysis: Prime Minister’s Departure Underscores Japan’s Search for Leadership
[NYT]
DPJ leadership hopefuls must tackle foreign diplomacy, long-neglected after disasters
[Mainichi]
Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima
[AP]
Koreas
Kim renews push for resuming NKorean nuclear talks
[AP]
Judge rejects motions to dismiss North Korea leak case
[POLITICO]
N. Korean leader tours industrial facilities in China
[Yonhap]
Doors to dialogue open for North Korea: U.S. diplomat
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
China issues protest over US report on military
[AP]
China law change would allow secret detentions
[AP]
New Tibet boss does not mention Dalai Lama
[AP]
China charges 3 in death of Buddhist monk
[AP]
Taiwan ex-president Chen Shui-bian gets extra jail term
[BBC]
China bars some Lady Gaga hits from download sites
[AP]
China Foreign Ministry increases news conferences
[AP]
China, France agree to discuss yuan flexibility
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burmese Wary of ‘Democracy,’ After Decades of Oppression
[NYT]
6 killed, 1 wounded in Thailand’s violent south
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Son of assassinated Pakistani governor kidnapped
[Reuters]
India’s parliament set for corruption debate
[Al Jazeera]
Police: Bomb explodes at outdoor mosque in Afghanistan, kills 4
[AP]

Middle East
Syrian forces fire at Friday prayers protests
[Reuters]
Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire
[Reuters]
Israel to OK thousands of Egyptian troops in Sinai – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels storm Gaddafi stronghold
[Al Jazeera]
AP sources: White House wants NATO to hunt for WMD in Libya
[AP]
U.S. May Buy Looted Libyan Missiles Sold in Mali’s Black Market
[Bloomberg]
Rebels send in special forces to hunt for Gaddafi
[Reuters]
7 killed in bombing on UN building in Nigeria
[AP]
African Union pledges drought aid
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Breakaway Georgian region elects president
[AP]
Home Secretary in social media talks after riots
[AFP]
Nick Clegg: I will refuse to let human rights laws be weakened
[Guardian]
Greece battles huge forest fire near Turkish border
[Reuters]
Rhino Horns Put Europe’s Museums on Thieves’ Must-Visit List
[NYT]

Americas
Mexico casino attack leaves at least 53 dead
[WaPo]
U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight
[NYT]
Tens of thousands in the streets confirm support for Chile’s two-day strike
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Irene targets U.S. coast, many evacuate, cities brace
[Reuters]
Stocks slide ahead of Bernanke speech
[AP]
Second-Quarter G.D.P. Revised Down to 1%
[NYT]
Free-Trade Agreements Stuck in Obama-Republican Impasse
[NYT]
Biden thanks servicemen and women in Hawaii
[AP]
“Centrist” Jon Huntsman Isn’t Really All That Moderate After All
[TPM]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a challenger — from the left
[LAT]
In memoir, Cheney defends decisions, Bush as president
[WaPo]
Strauss-Kahn gets passport back after US case dropped
[BBC]

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Daily International News 05.13.11

May 13, 2011

Daily International News
May 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Homemade bomb injures 39 in China
[LAT]
China seems to rule out talks with Tibetan leader
[AP]
Government-Christian tensions highlighted in China
[AP]
U.S. Fast-Food Giant Yum Bids for Chinese Chain
[NYT]
Koreas
‘On the Record’ Broadcasts Live from North Korea for First Time, With Rare Look as Food Crisis Looms
[Fox News]
US envoy to discuss N. Korea in Seoul: diplomats
[AFP]
Offer to Kim Jong-il ‘Still Stands’
[Chosun]
NK abducted 180,000 foreigners
[Korea Times]
Hunger in North Korea: Let them eat maize husks
[The Economist]
Japan
Japan sets up compensation plan for nuclear plant
[AP]
How one Japanese village defied the tsunami thanks to sea wall
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
IAEA to probe safety of Malaysia rare earth plant
[AP]
Baby leopards, bear found in luggage at Thai airport
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Bombers take bin Laden revenge in Pakistan
[Reuters]
U.S. interviews ‘hostile’ bin Laden widows, with Pakistan officials
[CNN]
US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan: officials
[AFP]
India: Communists routed in West Bengal for first time in 30 years
[BBC]
Indian PM pledges $500m in aid to Afghanistan
[Al Jazeera]
NATO: Afghan policeman kills 2 service members
[AP]
Yunus steps down from Grameen Bank
[FT]

Middle East
Yemen’s Saleh defies crowds demanding his exit
[Reuters]
Qatar quits Yemen mediation bid; protests spread
[AP]
Syria: Opposition says Assad vows not to fire on rally
[BBC]
Thousands protest across Syria; at least 1 killed
[AP]
UK summons Syrian ambassador over violence
[AP]
Bahrain targets Shia religious sites
[Al Jazeera]
UN Says Iran Shipping Arms to Syria
[WSJ]
Al Jazeera journalist missing for two weeks
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
WikiLeaks hailed as catalyst in Arab Spring by AI
[POLITICO]
Thousands gather in Egypt’s Tahrir Square
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt extends Mubarak’s detention
[Al Jazeera]
Libyan rebels seek US endorsement
[Al Jazeera]
Libyan capital buffeted by airstrikes, protests
[AP]
No vote: Future of Uganda’s anti-gay bill in limbo
[AP]
ICC reports Djibouti to UN over al-Bashir visit
[AP]
Cameroon opposition vows to disrupt election
[AP]
World Bank: 1/2 Zimbabwe’s civil servants not qualified or not working
[BBC]

Europe
Adopted US twins return to Russian orphanage
[AP]
Arctic nations step up cooperation on safety, oil
[Reuters]
Eurozone’s economic growth accelerates
[BBC]
Experts debate destroying last smallpox viruses
[AP]

Americas
Official: suspected Sinaloa cartel leader nabbed
[AP]
Mexico deputy prison governor decapitated in Durango
[BBC]

Domestic
Friday the 13th edition: OBAMA SETS SPEECH AIMED AT ARAB WORLD AND BEYOND
[POLITICO]
Behind the Decision to Ask Bob Mueller to Stay at the FBI
[TIME]
War fatigue in House GOP
[POLITICO]
Poll: Obama Stronger Against Terrorism Than Bush
[Bloomberg]
Mark Halperin Weighs in on the Republican Party
[TIME]
Ron Paul: ‘The time is right’ for presidential run
[POLITICO]
Romney Bids to Defuse Health-Care Issues Clouding His White House Run
[Bloomberg]
Democrats, oil executives face off at hearing
[POLITICO]
Is Chicago ready for Rahm Emanuel?
[POLITICO]
SCOTUS needs an ethical code
[POLITICO]
Stakes Rise on Debt Vote
[WSJ]
Poll says 47 pct of Americans oppose debt increase
[Reuters]
Experimental AIDS vaccine ‘works in monkeys’
[Al Jazeera]
Thousands flee Mississippi River flooding
[Al Jazeera]

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Daily International News 03.14.11

March 14, 2011

Daily International News
March 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
US pulls ships, aircraft from Japan nuke plant
[AP]
Japan Battles Nuclear Meltdown as Millions Without Power, Water
[Bloomberg]
Second Explosion at Reactor as Technicians Try to Contain Damage
[NYT]
Japan earthquake, tsunami death toll likely above 10,000; survivors worry about supplies
[WaPo]
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
[NYT]
BOJ pumps $183bn to calm markets as stocks tumble
[BBC]
China rules out faster yuan rise despite soaring prices
[BBC]
Chinese premier calls for political reform
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: More ‘red-shirts’ released ahead of elections
[BBC]
Tear gas used on Christmas Island asylum protesters
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan court dodges decision on CIA contractor’s immunity
[Reuters]
Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills at least 37
[Reuters]
Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea
[AP]

Middle East
Saudi sends troops, Bahrain Shi’ites call it “war”
[Reuters]
Israel to expand West Bank settlements in response to settler slayings
[WaPo]
Violent protests across Yemen, 3 soldiers dead
[Reuters]

Africa
Clinton Trip Boosts Egypt, Tunisia Democracy While Libya Waits
[Bloomberg]
France steps up efforts for Libya no-fly zone
[Reuters]
Libya gains control of more rebel territory
[WaPo]
Fighting breaks out in Ivory Coast Gbagbo stronghold
[Reuters]

Europe
Ruling Party Is Accused of Fraud in Russian Vote
[NYT]
Swiss suspend plans for new nuclear plants
[AP]

Domestic
Obama to Reiterate Call to Overhaul Bush-Era Education Law
[Bloomberg]
President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms
[Arizona Star]
Who would lead the Democratic National Committee?
[WaPo]
‘Palin’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition’
[POLITICO]
Obama Owns The Treatment Of Manning Now [Atlantic]

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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]

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Daily International News 11.17.10

November 17, 2010

Daily International News
November 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
US navy Hong Kong visit hints at warmer China ties
[BBC]
Senate advisory panel urges action on Chinese currency
[AP]
China vows to tame inflation, price controls in reserve
[Reuters]
China introduces subsidies amid food shortages
[BBC]
China cracks down on safety after blaze kills 53
[MSNBC]

Koreas
N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors
[AFP]
N. Korea seen restarting two-track strategy
[Korea Herald]
Japanese media allege NK preparing nuke test
[Korea Times]
SKorea rejects NKorea offer of talks on tourism
[AP]

Japan
Japan to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Extradited ‘arms dealer’ Viktor Bout arrives in US
[BBC]
On the streets of Myanmar, little hope for change
[AP]
Analysis: Why was Aung San Suu Kyi released?
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Trial of ex-Kyrgyzstan president Bakiyev opens
[BBC]
US wants tribesmen to fight Taliban in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas – NATO
[Reuters]
Police fire tear gas on protesters in Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran says foreign planes violated its airspace
[AP]
Iran military stages mock warplane interception
[Reuters]
Have the Mideast Peace Talks Become a Game Show?
[Time]
UN pay strike closes Palestinian schools in West Bank
[BBC]
Palestinians: 1 killed in Gaza car blast
[AP]
Israel approves pullout from Lebanon border village
[BBC]
Iraq’s Talabani says will not sign Aziz death order
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria reports Iran arms seizure to UN Security council
[CNN]
Guinea: state of emergency after post-poll riots
[AP]
Madagascar military group claims takeover
[AP]
Madagascar votes in controversial referendum
[BBC]
Egypt frees blogger convicted of insulting Islam
[AP]

Europe
EU plays down Irish Republic bail-out talks
[BBC]
Germany steps up security on news of planned terror attack
[DW]
No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed
[BBC]
Italian police arrest top mafia fugitive
[Reuters]
Serbia asks Interpol’s help in locating Mladic
[AP]
New Archbishop Represents a Shift for the Church
[NYT]

Domestic
Few signs of cooperation between White House, GOP
[WaPo]
Altman Is Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Summers
[Bloomberg]
Efforts to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts Falter as Talks Are Delayed
[Bloomberg]
Administration fills UN reform post
[FP]
Clinton, Kerry, and Lugar: We need to do New START this year
[FP]
WH wants vote on Russia nuclear pact this year
[AP]
Black Caucus satisfied with Clyburn’s role
[WaPo]
Reid shuffles staff, an ‘institution’ retires
[WaPo]
Kucinich challenges Towns for top Gov. Reform panel slot
[WaPo]
Alaska’s Murkowski Prepares to Declare Victory
[Fox]
Sarah Palin: I couldn’t afford to stay governor
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.15.10

November 15, 2010

Daily International News
November 15, 2010

POTUS Asia Trip Wrap-Up
Obama Returns From Asia Confronted With Unfinished Business
[Bloomberg]
Back from Asia, Obama weighs strategic partnerships, China’s economic muscle
[CSM]
CSM Op-ed: Obama in Japan: what a difference a bad year makes
[CSM] and CSM Op-ed: US-Japan alliance is ripe for renewal [CSM]
Obama, Bush and America’s Limits
[Time]
Obama’s Asian trip shows limits on global stage
[AP]
No concrete plans from APEC summit
[IHT]
China Yuan Falls After G-20, APEC Meetings; Central Parity Higher
[WSJ]

Northeast Asia
Korea
N.Korea ‘Building Nuclear Reactor’
[Chosun]
Number of NKorean defectors to SKorea tops 20,000
[AP]
N. Korea begins mass-producing cell phones: report
[Yonhap]
Kim Jong-un Marks 50 Days in the Limelight
[Chosun]
South Korea basks in growing global role after G20
[Reuters]

China
Zakaria Op-ed: A ‘hedge’ strategy toward China
[WaPo]

Japan
Japan is test case for Pac Rim free trade zone
[AP]
Japan economy in surprise growth
[BBC]
Samuelson Op-ed: How to avoid Japan’s economic mistakes
[WaPo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi Calls for Freedom, Reconciliation in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Aung San Suu Kyi aims for peaceful revolution
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US to present Afghan pullout plan
[Al Jazeera]
Afghan Taliban reject talks, again, violence soars
[Reuters]
Petraeus warns Afghans about Karzai’s criticism of U.S. war strategy
[WaPo]
NATO, Russia to cooperate in Afghan war
[AP]
Indian parliament adjourned over telecoms ‘scam’ uproar
[BBC]

Middle East
Netanyahu lobbies his Cabinet on U.S. peace talk incentives
[LAT]
Palestinians slam U.S. incentives to Israel for freezing settlement
[Xinhua]
Iran: Arms seized in Nigeria a ‘misunderstanding’
[AP]
Eyeing Iran, Israel slates missile shield for 2015
[Reuters]
Muslims on hajj in Saudi Arabia ascend holy mount
[AP]
Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Muhammad arrested in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
South Sudan leader Salva Kiir urges massive vote
[BBC]
Guinea protesters contest presidential poll
[AP]
Somali pirates release British couple held for more than a year
[CSM]

Europe
Sarkozy Appoints a More Rightist Cabinet in Reshuffle
[NYT]
Merkel acknowledges disappointment with gov’t
[AP]
Rebels pull out of Berlusconi government
[Reuters]
Official to AP: Rolls-Royce replacing A380 engines
[AP]
Greece’s budget deficit worsens
[BBC]
Irish in crisis talks with EU nations, refuse aid
[AP]

Americas
Cuba frees the first of 13 political prisoners
[AP]
Mexico hotel blast kills 5 Canadians, 2 Mexicans
[AP]
Haiti cholera death toll tops 900
[BBC]
Troop pull-out urged in Nicaragua-Costa Rica border row
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton and Gates Op-ed: Why the Senate should ratify New START
[WaPo]
Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012
[WaPo]
Live-Blogging the Rangel Hearing: Rangel Walks Out
[NYT]
Mulligans: Secretary of State Cantor charts new Mideast policy
[WaPo]
McCain wants study of ‘don’t ask’ repeal on troop morale
[WaPo]
Report: More Chinese students studying in US
[AP]
The Year’s Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs
[WSJ]
The Economy: The Republican Party’s One-Note Agenda
[Time]

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Daily International News 11.11.10

November 11, 2010

Daily International News
November 11, 2010

G20
Obama’s G-20 Misfire
[Daily Beast]
Pessimism pervades as G20 leaders show sharp split
[AP]
Koreans Should Take Pride in the G20 Summit
[Chosun]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Obama Speech Marks Shift on North Korea
[NYT]
North Korea Exports $100 Million a Year in Arms, UN Report Says
[Bloomberg]
Pritchard reports work on NKorea’s Yongbyon building
[JoongAng]
N. Korea proposes talks on Mount Kumgang on Nov. 19: ministry
[Yonhap]
South Korea, U.S. fail to resolve trade deal row
[Reuters]
China
China’s monitoring of activists surges post-Nobel
[AP]
Obama: US, China relationship stronger
[AP] and China, U.S. presidents agree to further boost ties [Xinhua]
China inflation jumps to 25-month high in October
[AP]
Mounting inflation pressure tests Chinese policy makers
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Burma court rejects Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Australia refugee law case trumps government policy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India for UNSC: Pakistan cabinet criticises US support
[India Times]
Pirates hijack ship near India with 31 crew aboard
[AP]
Reports: Bomb rocks Pakistan’s largest city
[AP]
U.K. Commander Offers Different Afghan Timetable
[WSJ]
Audio recording reveals fraud in Afghan election
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq deadlock ends, al-Maliki to stay on as PM
[AP]
U.S. Blocks Iran’s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat
[NYT]
Iran accuses IAEA of leaking information to US
[AP]
Clinton seeks ‘way forward’ in stalled Mid-East talks
[BBC]
Hamas and Fatah fail to reach agreement
[Reuters]

Africa
Emergency polio campaign in 3 African nations
[AP]
Five Somalis deny US piracy charges
[BBC]
Tropical disease kills 300 in Southern Sudan
[AP]

Europe
ANALYSIS-UN watchdog may struggle to cope with atom revival
[Reuters]
Russian ‘double agent’ named by Moscow newspaper
[BBC]
Iceland investigates possible US embassy spying
[AP]
Italy rivals fail to break political deadlock
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama honors US troops in Germany
[AP]

UK
Facing austerity, Britain proposes cuts in welfare and education
[NYT]
UK PM calls for prosecutions after violent demo
[AP]
Nick Clegg regrets signing anti-tuition fees pledge
[BBC]
Britain to Tape Traders’ Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Foreign media ‘focus too much on Mexico drug violence’
[BBC]
Kerry says December looks good for New START
[FP]
Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war
[WaPo]
F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
[NYT]
White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts
[HuffPo]
Rifle squad honors vets with 57,000 goodbyes
[AP]
A Careless Man: What the Bush Memoir Reveals
[Time]
Christine O’Donnell fighting ‘late night terrorism’ from Bill Maher
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann drops leadership bid
[Politico]