Posts Tagged ‘Pentagon’

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Daily International News 08.12.11

August 12, 2011

Daily International News
August 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Giant tent to go up over Japan nuclear reactor
[AP]
Candles flicker, mourners drum for dead in Japan tsunami town
[Reuters]
Koreas
Lee says there is path to break impasse with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
SKorea returns 7 NKoreans whose boats drifted
[AP]
S. Korean FM calls on DPRK to halt all nuclear activities
[Xinhua]
China
China train crash: Design flaws to blame – safety chief
[BBC]
Chinese activist Wang Lihong on trial as crackdown continues
[AP]
Tibetan monks leery of China-backed Panchen lama’s visit
[AP]
China launches communications satellite for Pakistan: report
[Kyodo]
China parking row sparks clashes in Qianxi, Guizhou
[BBC]
USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier arrives in HK for port visit
[Xinhua]
Chinese authorities find 22 fake Apple stores [BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to have talks with government
[BBC]
Myanmar government urges Suu Kyi to register party
[AP]
Thai PM Yingluck to press ahead with populist policies
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan court hands rare death penalty to soldier for civilian killing
[Al Arabiya]
India states ban film on low-caste quotas in education
[BBC]

Middle East
U.S. May Call for Syria’s Assad to Step Down Amid Violence, Official Says
[Bloomberg]
Syrian security forces ‘fire’ at protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Mass rallies in Yemen demand president step down
[AP]

Africa
Libyan rebels capture parts of Brega
[Al Jazeera]
Protesters overrun Libyan embassy in Sweden
[Al Jazeera]
UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia
[AP]
Famine squeezes life out of southern Somalia
[Reuters]
Tunisia ex-security chief acquitted over Ben Ali escape
[BBC]
South Africa unveils universal health care scheme
[BBC]

Europe
London police say nearly 600 charged over riots
[AP]
Riots: Arrest over death of Richard Mannington Bowes
[BBC]
Officers stabbed in Darlington street attack
[BBC]
British Police Reject Criticism on Response to Riots
[NYT]
Norway names commission to judge attack response
[Reuters]
Appeals court turns Tymoshenko down
[AP]
European markets swing higher in afternoon trading
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Chile’s protesters get lecture from leader
[Al Jazeera]
‘Supercommittee’ members: Experience required
[WaPo]
Pawlenty, Bachmann spar early, often in GOP debate
[WaPo]
Fact checking the GOP debate in Iowa
[WaPo]
Next up for Mitt Romney is Rick Perry
[POLITICO]
Pentagon loses contact with hypersonic plane
[Al Jazeera] 
Obama to meet with CEOs Friday on economy – source
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 07.22.11

July 22, 2011

Daily International News
July 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N.Korea official says two Koreas want six party talks soon-report
[Reuters]
Asean: N and S Korea envoys hold ‘constructive’ talks
[BBC]
North Korea names Ri YongHo as new envoy for stalled nuke talks
[AP]
North Korea to appoint ambassador to ASEAN
[AFP]
North Korea and Iran increase collaboration on nuclear missile, report claims
[Telegraph]
China
US-TW Business Council: US decision on Taiwan F-16 sales Oct. 1
[AP]
Canada to deport Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing
[BBC]
China to ordain more non-Vatican bishops
[BBC]
China: Bus fire in Henan kills dozens
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Clinton says Myanmar has to do more
[AP]
Clinton hails deal on South China Sea disputes
[AP] 
Cambodian PM proposes troop pullout deal with Thailand
[Reuters]
Australia and Malaysia ‘to sign deal on asylum seekers’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani PM: US promises not to repeat Bin Laden raid
[Guardian]
Wilson Centre speech: Musharraf vows to repeat his actions
[Pakistan Tribune]

Middle East
Syrian uprising: Crackdown on Homs ‘intensifies’
[BBC]
Syria holds massive rallies to ‘support Homs’
[Al Jazeera]
Amnesty: Saudi terror law ‘would strangle protest’
[BBC]
Yemen tribes say they stop militant convoy in south
[Reuters]

Africa
NATO Allies Opens to Possibility Qaddafi Could Stay in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Gaddafi rules out talks with Libya rebels
[Al Jazeera]
Al-Shabab says aid group ban remains in place
[Al Jazeera]
Investigation opens into Conde assassination attempt
[AFP]
Troops patrol Malawi towns after 18 killed in protests
[Reuters]

Europe
Explosion rocks central Oslo, Norway PM’s office
[Reuters]
Serbia extradites Goran Hadzic to Hague court
[BBC]
Ukraine’s Tymoshenko mocks court in trial
[AP]
Georgian photographers released on spy charges
[AP]
EU leaders agree €109bn Greek bail-out
[FT]
World stocks jump after Greek debt deal
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Ottawa seeks 30+ ‘war criminals’ hiding in Canada
[BBC]
Ecuador president ‘to donate $40m libel damages’
[BBC]
Media watchdogs condemn Ecuador libel ruling
[Al Jazeera]
From Cuba, Venezuela’s Chavez governs via Twitter
[AP]
Brazil: record low unemployment and more job-creation in second half anticipated
[MercoPress]

Domestic
DADT: Pentagon to end US military gay ban
[BBC]
Don’t miss it: John Kerry backs gay marriage
[POLITICO]
Debt talks bring tensions between Democrats, Obama to surface
[WaPo]
John Boehner: House must act by Wednesday
[POLITICO]
Obama Aligns With Boehner in Seeking U.S. Debt Pact Amid Internal Strife
[Bloomberg]
Ex-NoW Executives Dispute Testimony of Murdoch Son
[NYT]
Justice Department Prepares Subpoenas in News Corp. Inquiry
[WSJ]
Owners approve proposed labor deal
[ESPN]
No new panda cub for National Zoo this year
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 06.22.11

June 22, 2011

Daily International News
June 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Relocation of U.S. base in Okinawa remains deadlocked after talks in Washington
[Mainichi]
Okinawa row: Governor Nakaima dismayed at US base delay
[BBC]
Kan set to resign by end of August
[Mainichi]
Koreas
Japan calls for bigger Chinese role in resuming 6-party talks
[Kyodo]
China
China warns US to keep out of S. China Sea dispute
[AP]
China says no cyber warfare between it, U.S. [Reuters]
China restricts popular report-a-bribe websites
[AP]
Gere criticizes China over abuse in Tibet in Seoul
[AP]
China says rebels “dialogue partner” as Misrata hit
[Reuters] 
Government: China’s inflation to rise in June
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Manila: US obliged to defend Filipinos in Spratlys
[AP]
Burma (Myanmar) border conflict threatens to complicate ties with China
[CSM]
Indian foreign secretary meets Suu Kyi
[IANS]
Saudi Arabia ‘apologises over Indonesia maid beheading’ [BBC]

South/Central Asia
Obama to Unveil Plan for Troop Drawdown
[WSJ]
India, Pakistan aim to nudge peace process
[Reuters]
Four Pakistani majors questioned over Islamist links
[Reuters]
Osama’s death bad, India biggest threat, say Pakistanis
[IANS]
Vigil for BBC reporter detained in Tajikistan
[BBC]

Middle East
Israeli leaders test nuclear bunker in defence drill
[Reuters]
Syria forced people to attend pro-Assad rallies, activist claims
[CNN]
Syrian Regime’s Backers Take a Turn at Protest
[WSJ]
Life sentences for Bahrain activists
[Al Jazeera]
Officials: 57 militants escape Yemen jail
[AP]
Four dead, dozens hurt in attacks on Iraqi police
[Reuters]
Iranian oil delegation attacked in Baghdad
[Reuters]

Africa
Sudan to block oil pipeline if south will not pay
[BBC]
Morning airstrikes by NATO target Tripoli area
[AP]
Italy breaks ranks over NATO’s Libya mission
[AFP]
Bipartisan Senate Resolution Gives Backing to U.S. Libya Military Mission
[Bloomberg]
Michelle Obama: Mandela looked strong, good, happy
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama in SAfrica: ‘What will you make of your inheritance?’
[Mail & Guardian]

Europe
Greek government survives vote of confidence
[Deutsche Welle]
Belfast endures worst sectarian violence in a decade
[Deutsche Welle] and Belfast riot shooting blamed on dissident republicans [Guardian]
Russia eliminates challenge from liberal opposition party
[Deutsche Welle]  
Europe says Russia will lift ban on vegetable imports
[BBC]

Americas
Cristina Fernandez announces re-election bid: “I always knew what I had to do”
[MercoPress]
Leading Mexico drug gang suspect arrested
[LA Times]
Haiti parliament rejects President Martelly’s PM choice
[BBC]

Domestic
Huntsman visiting SC day after launching 2012 bid
[AP]
Tim Pawlenty warns GOP on perils of isolationism
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann’s Iowa announcement coming Monday
[POLITICO]
Pentagon gets cyberwar guidelines
[AP] 
Unarmed ND Minuteman missile launched in Calif.
[AP]
Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama
[Bloomberg]
Gore: Obama lacks `bold action’ on global warming
[AP]
Members of Biden Group Oppose Short-Term Extension of U.S. Debt Ceiling [Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 06.17.11

June 17, 2011

Daily International News
June 17, 2011

International
UN climate chief calls on world leaders to step in
[AP]
UN body votes for protection of gay rights [AP]
Chinese president calls for joint efforts to address world economic challenges at International Economic Forum
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China
China to boost coastal forces amid sea tensions
[Reuters] and China stages military drills in South China Sea [AP]
US joins navy drill in Southeast Asia
[Xinhua]
Philippines to China: Don’t intrude into our water
[AP]
Blind Chinese activist badly beaten, wife says
[AP]
China-Indonesia joint training for special forces ends in Bandung
[Xinhua]
China, Russia sign power generation deal
[Xinhua]
Fatal floods hit China forcing over 500,000 to flee
[BBC]
Chinese copy of Austrian village stirs emotions
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea rejects North’s demands for return of defectors
[BBC]
China, Russia agree to address N. Korean nukes within 6-party format
[Yonhap]
N. Korea says will dispose of S. Korea’s mountain resort assets
[Yonhap]
Number of mobile phone users in N. Korea tops 500,000: operator
[Yonhap]
Japan
TEPCO starts cleaning highly radioactive water
[Xinhua]
Ishihara wants Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics
[AP]
Ships tossed ashore by tsunami get rescued
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US helps Vietnam to eradicate deadly Agent Orange
[BBC]
Thaksin seeking return, Thai Deputy PM says “impossible”
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon to POTUS: Wait Until Fall 2012 to End Afghanistan Troop Boost
[WSJ]
US vows to ‘capture and kill’ Ayman al-Zawahiri
[BBC]
Pakistan says intel on bomb factories was wrong
[AP]
Pakistan forms judicial commission to investigate journo death
[Asia Times]
Sri Lanka Tamil MPs ‘beaten up by troops’
[AFP]

Middle East
Cousin of Syrian president ‘quits business’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian security forces shoot dead 8 protesters
[AP]
Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban
[WSJ] 
Israel warns it will stop Gaza aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Bahrain Shi’ite cleric says cosmetic reform not enough
[Reuters]
EU welcomes newly-formed Lebanese gov’t
[Xinhua]

Africa
NATO targets Tripoli with daytime raid
[AP]
Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack: paper
[Reuters]
Liberia discovers arms cache near Ivory Coast border
[BBC]

Europe
Russia buys 2 Mistral-class warships from France
[AP]
APNewsBreak: UK blocks UPS sites over security
[AP]
Greece’s new finance minister faces unenviable task
[Guardian]
Merkel and Sarkozy united in support for Greece
[Deutsche Welle]
UK public sector pensions: Work longer and pay more, says Danny Alexander
[Guardian]
1 of 8 French kids ill with burger E.coli gets worse
[Reuters]

Americas
Kirchner describes PM Cameron’s Falklands’ statement as “mediocre and almost stupid”
[MercoPress]
Gang warfare kills 33 in Monterrey, Mexico
[BBC]

Domestic
Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: ‘We Need Each Other’
[PBS]
Huntman’s Drawdown Debate
[FP]
Tim Pawlenty goes after Mitt Romney, part two
[WaPo]
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms
[WaPo]
Pentagon scare: ‘Nothing suspicious’ found in vehicle
[WaPo]
Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
[AP]
Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane
[NYT]
For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status
[NYT]

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Daily International News 06.09.11

June 9, 2011

Daily International News
June 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan finance minister a frontrunner to be next PM
[Reuters]

Economy Sends Japanese to Fukushima for Jobs
[NYT]
North Korea
NKorea threatens to expose taped talks with South
[AP]

China, DPRK reach consensus on developing two economic zones in DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says envoy from Libyan rebels to visit soon
[AP]
Concern Over Grassroots Local Campaigns in China
[NYT]
China rebuffs UN plea over ‘disappeared’ Tibetan monks
[BBC]

Dalai Lama: China not enemy, some hard-liners are
[AP]
Vietnam and China hackers escalate Spratly Islands row
[BBC]
China warns neighbors: Stop oil search in Spratlys
[AP]
Report: General confirms China’s aircraft carrier
[AP]

Lagarde visits China to gather support for IMF top job
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma gets a record $20bn in foreign investment
[BBC]
Myanmar blames ethnic rebels for fatal train blast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Calls Increase for Drawdown in Afghanistan
[Bloomberg]
Gunmen attack Afghan wedding party, killing 9
[AP]
Over 100 militants attack Pakistan’s northwest
[Reuters]
Uzbek religious refugees in Kazakhstan face extradition
[BBC]
Fasting guru denies he’s arming followers in India
[AP]

Middle East
US hits Iran’s police chief with sanctions
[AP]

With one escape route, Syrians stream into Turkey
[AP]
Yemen government says 12 al-Qaida militants killed
[AP]  
Yemen awaits possible Saleh return after surgery
[Reuters]
UN nuclear watchdog refers Syria to Security Council
[BBC]

In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace for Now
[NYT]

Africa
Gaddafi faces new ICC charges for using rape as weapon in conflict
[Guardian]
Fresh round of NATO strikes hit Tripoli outskirts
[AP]
Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges
[Reuters]
Obama to welcome Gabon president at White House
[AP]
Tunisia Postpones Election, Possibly Aiding New Parties
[NYT]
Burkina Faso government replaces its governors
[AP]
Somali leaders postpone elections by a year
[AP]

Attack on Somali port kills 1 civilian
[AP]

Europe
EU keeps Bulgaria, Romania out of border zone
[AP]

Cesare Battisti extradition: Italy to go to Hague court
[BBC]
Dutch find different E. coli, pull beet sprouts
[AP]

Americas
Chinese oil workers ‘kidnapped by Colombia rebels’
[BBC]
Aide’s Quitting Casts Doubt on Brazil’s New President
[NYT]
Chile volcano: Ash cloud forces flight cancellations
[BBC]
Corruption scandal hits Argentina’s Mothers group
[AP]

Domestic
Nuclear Industry Will Conduct Post-Fukushima U.S. Safety Review
[Bloomberg]

Ex-NSA manager has reportedly twice rejected plea bargains in Espionage Act case
[WaPo]
Leon Panetta’s 5 challenges
[POLITICO]
Panetta faces no major hurdles to confirmation as Pentagon chief
[WaPo]
Opinion: Crocker Didn’t Dissuade Low Hopes on Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Weiner abides despite new photo, baby on the way
[AP]
President Obama’s campaign expands its 2012 map
[POLITICO]
Texas’s Rick Perry weighing a 2012 candidacy
[WaPo]
Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change
[WaPo]
Jon Huntsman’s no-names strategy
[POLITICO] 
Regulators pressuring banks after Citi data breach
[Reuters]
Sheriff orders remaining residents of 2 Arizona towns in path of huge wildfire to flee
[WaPo]
Heat gripping half of US expected to last for days
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.01.11

June 1, 2011

Happy June!

Daily International News
June 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea rejects South’s proposal for summits
 [AP] and North Korea Says It Rejected Secret Summit Offer [WSJ]
US Considers Tightening Sanctions on N. Korea
[Arirang]
Kim Jong-il portrait used as South Korean army target‎
[BBC]
SKorean inflation eases to 4.1 percent in May
[AP]
Japan
Japan’s PM faces no-confidence vote over crisis
[AP]
Japan nuclear: UN says tsunami risk was underestimated
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 106,000 Prius cars
[AP]
China
Chinese rights activist Li Shuangde jailed for fraud
[AP]
China’s response to latest unrest follows pattern
[AP]
China warns outsiders over creating unrest in Inner Mongolia
[Pakistan Daily Times]
3 Killed in Workshop Explosion in Xinjiang
[Crienglish]
China manufacturing slows in power, credit squeeze
[AP]
East China’s Changxing County witnesses worsening drought
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US man held for ‘Thai monarchy insult’ appeals to Obama
[BBC]
Meowing senator touches off political row
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani journalists defiant at reporter’s burial
[AP] Background – Pakistani Journalist Who Covered Security and Terrorism Is Found Dead [NYT]
US army chief: Impact of OBL death still unclear
[AP]
Rare execution in India prompts search for hangman
[AP]

Middle East
Toll of Syrian crackdown rises to 33 in 2 towns
[AP]
Australia: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad ‘should be tried’
[BBC]
Street battles in Yemeni capital leave 41 dead
[AP]
Yemen Forces Battle Tribal Rivals for Key Sites in Capital
[NYT]

Africa
Egypt’s Mubarak, sons to stand trial on Aug. 3
[AP]
700 immigrants trapped on fishing boat off Tunisia
[AP]
Libya’s oil chief Ghanem defects, now in Rome [Reuters]
NATO extends Libya operations to September
[Reuters]
NATO Resumes Airstrikes After Qaddafi Vows to Fight On
[NYT]
Downing Street denies British troops in Misrata
[BBC]
U.S. concerned over Libya weapons reaching Al Qaeda
[Reuters]
North and South Sudan Tentatively Agree to Demilitarize Disputed Border
[NYT]
Ethiopia commutes death sentences for 23 officials
[AP]

Europe
Germany: sharp rise in E. Coli cases, source unknown
[Reuters]
Mladic must face war crimes charges – prosecutor
[Reuters]
Sepp Blatter announces World Cup host vote changes
[BBC]

Americas
Special Report – If Monterrey falls, Mexico falls
[Reuters]
Magnitude-6.4 quake rocks central Chile
[AP]

Domestic
Robert Gates: After 8 presidents, I may be ‘too cautious’
[POLITICO]
List of cyber-weapons developed by Pentagon to streamline computer warfare
[WaPo] and DOD to treat cyber-attacks as ‘acts of war’ [BBC
West Wing Briefing: Obama will meet with House Republicans on deficit, debt limit [WaPo]
Huntsman Op-ed: Our Current Time for Choosing [WSJ]
Rahm Emanuel doesn’t close the door on 2016
[POLITICO]
Economy shadows President Obama’s 2012 campaign
[POLITICO]
Anthony Weiner tries to move beyond Twitter mess
[POLITICO]
Endeavour space shuttle makes last touch-down
[BBC]
Cellphones ‘possibly carcinogenic,’ WHO says
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 05.27.11

May 27, 2011

Daily International News
May 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N Korea ‘to release US citizen Eddie Jun Yong-su’
[BBC] and N. Korea says will release American detainee in conciliatory gesture toward U.S. [Yonhap]
China trip by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ends
[BBC]
Iran meets North Korea, Syria in Bali
[Jakarta Post]
North Korean Dependence on China Trade Rises as Sanctions Worsen Isolation
[Bloomberg]
South Korean court jails four Somali pirates
[BBC]
Korean War POW finally buried after 60 years
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US lawmakers block China firms from Pentagon contracts
[BBC]
45 senators urge Obama to sell F-16s to Taiwan
[Bloomberg]
Taiwan Opposition Candidate Would Seek Deals With China
[VOA]
Japan
Japan beats deflation for the first time in two years
[BBC]
Japan moves to protect children as new nuclear leak revealed
[Reuters]
IAEA team inspect Fukushima plant
[Xinhua]
AP Exclusive: Fukushima tsunami plan a single page
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China, Myanmar forge partnership, ink deals
[Xinhua]
Thailand arrests US citizen for ‘insult to monarchy’
[BBC]
Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee
[AP]
Author jailed over Singapore criticism
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan air force kills 23 militants in northwest
[AP]
India, US pledge to boost intelligence cooperation
[AP]
2 blasts hit US troops in deadly Afghan attack
[AP]
Clinton in Pakistan
Tension Marks Clinton’s Visit to Pakistan
[NYT]
Anti-Americanism will not end Pakistan’s problems: Clinton
[Dawn]
Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden
[BBC]
Hillary Clinton sees turning point in Pakistan
[POLITICO]

Middle East
Arab democracies win G8 aid pledge
[FT]
G8 leaders expected to back Obama on 1967 borders
[Haaretz]
Protesters ‘shot dead’ by Syrian forces
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh faces growing condemnation
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians gather for second ‘day of anger’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO air strikes rock Libyan capital
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Says U.S., France Resolve to ‘Finish the Job’ They Began in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Russia agrees to mediate Gaddafi exit
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan’s Seizure of Abyei Region Won’t Spark New War, Ex-U.S. Envoy Says
[Bloomberg]
S.Sudan says 80,000 flee after north takes Abyei
[Reuters]
Long-sought former Hutu militia leader captured
[CNN]

Europe
Warm welcome, few policy wins for Obama in Europe
[AP]
Obama visit to Poland chance to add vigor to ties
[AP]
Mladic due in Belgrade court for extradition case
[CBS]
Embarrassment, mockery over Berlusconi’s latest gaffe
[Reuters]
Air France captain was absent when descent began
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia identifies almost 10,000 bodies in unmarked graves
[Guardian]
U.S. Congress Approves Four-Year Extension of Patriot Act Wiretap Power
[Bloomberg]
Clyburn Predicts Last-Minute Debt-Limit Deal to Cut Up to $6 Trillion
[Bloomberg]
Democrats See Revived Political Prospects for 2012 Elections
[Bloomberg]
Romney, Santorum and Bachmann all signal 2012 announcement plans
[WaPo]
Bachmann, Palin Could Compete for Same Audience, Splitting Tea Party Vote
[Bloomberg]