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New York Times
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-Supplier Under Scrutiny on Aging Arms for Afghans
To arm Afghan forces to fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, the U.S. hasrelied on a fledgling company that has provided ammunition that is more than40 years old.

-How Not to Prevent Foreclosures
John McCain's talk therapy will not ease, let alone end, the worstforeclosure crisis since the Depression or the financial crisis that haserupted in its wake.

-Obama, Clinton - and Echoes of Nader?
Yes, Hillary Rodham Clinton may still have a chance of winning theDemocratic nomination. But it's probably smaller than the chance that acontinued slugfest will hand the White House to John McCain.

-A Foolish Immigration Purge
Leave it to the Bush administration to throw thousands of law-abidingAmerican workers and companies off a cliff in perilous economic times.

-Imagined Snipers, Real Challenges
Here's some news for Hillary Clinton: the Bosnian war was over in 1996.
Those of us, like myself, who first went to Bosnia at the start of the warin 1992 and then, in 1994 and 1995, endured President Bill Clinton'scircumlocutions as we sat in an encircled Sarajevo watching pregnant womengetting blown away by shelling from Serbian gunners, know that.

-McCain, in Foreign Policy Talk, Turns His Back on Unilateralism
LOS ANGELES-In a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy, Senator John McCainsought Wednesday to distance himself from the unilateralism that has been ahallmark of the Bush administration, saying Americans must, in the words ofthe Declaration of Independence, show "decent respect to the opinions ofmankind."

-Weaning Teenagers Off Gossip, for One Hour at a Time
It would seem an odd, perhaps even absurd, announcement to make over a highschool's public address system.

Ky. Loses Racial Quota for Teachers
School officials in a Kentucky district will no longer consider race whenhiring or transferring teachers.

Delaware: Politics in the Classroom
A student alleges that her 5th grade teacher said Barack Obama is a Muslimwho â?obelieves in different things and is scary.

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-Facing foreclosure? Talk to your lender
Facing Foreclosure? Contact your lender
If a lender puts you on Foreclosure notice: Don't ignore mail from yourlender. Stay in touch even after a Foreclosure notice has been filed. Mostlenders would rather work out options than foreclose on a home.,0,1621458.story

Miami Herald
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-Iraqis who risked all deserve better
Saman Kareem Ahmad risked his life as a translator for U.S. forces in Iraq.How does the U.S. government thank him? By denying him permanent residency.This is unacceptable. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services shouldreconsider the decision.

-Huckabee's empathy cools pundits' hot air BY LEONARD PITTS JR.
Thank you, Mike Huckabee. It was getting to be a bit much, the marathondenunciations of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright by the professional chatterers ofFOX News, MSNBC and the like. Their screams of high dudgeon had grownshrill, their show of moral affront was wearing thin. And then Huckabee,invited by MSNBC last week to condemn Wright's bitter words, invoked insteadthe era of racial segregation that shaped Barack Obama's former pastor.
''And you know what?'' he said. 'Sometimes people do have a chip on theirshoulder and resentment, and you have to just say, `I probably would, too.In fact, I may have had more of a chip on my shoulder, had it been me.' ''It bears repeating: a black Mike Huckabee would be more angry than JeremiahWright, not less. It was an admission of startling, unexpected insight and,dare I say, Christian generosity.

Fort Report
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-Who Has the Power to End the Clinton-Obama Race?
Democratic Power Brokers from Gore to Carter to Dean May Weigh In
From a brokered convention to a superdelegate primary, contemplating thelatest what-if- scenarios in the Democratic race for the White House hasleft some wondering if the time is now for the party's panchayat to stepinto the fray to make decisions about what comes next.

-Slouching Toward Denver
The Democratic death march.
When Democrats contemplate the apocalypse these days, they have visions ofBarack Obama and Hillary Clinton slugging it out à la Ted Kennedy and JimmyCarter at the 1980 convention. The campaign's current trajectory is, infact, alarmingly similar to the one that produced that disastrous affair.
Back then, Carter had built up a delegate lead with early wins in Iowa, NewHampshire, and several Southern states. But, as the primary season draggedon, Kennedy began pocketing big states and gaining momentum. Once all thevoting ended and Kennedy came up short, he eyed the New York convention as akind of Hail Mary.

-Dangers of a Democratic Catfight
Democrats Concerned About Collateral Damage; Bill Clinton Doesn't 'Give a

-Obama offers plan for economic woes
NEW YORK (AP) - Democrat Barack Obama proposes relief for homeowners and anadditional $30 billion stimulus package to address the nation's economicwoes.


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