Morning Brief, Friday, March 16
MARK WILSON/Getty Images United States I’ll put my money down right now. With these new revelations, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales won’t withstand the wrath of Congress. The Senate rejected calls to set a firm deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw by 2008. Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame speaks in Congress today, at a hearing ...
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I’ll put my money down right now. With these new revelations, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales won’t withstand the wrath of Congress.
The Senate rejected calls to set a firm deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw by 2008.
Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame speaks in Congress today, at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
As part of its new counterinsurgency plan, the U.S. military will spread 100 small garrisons across Baghdad. Expect casualties to go up.
The U.N. Security Council votes next week on new sanctions on Iran. A draft resolution was finalized yesterday by what hip diplomatic types are calling the “P5+1″—the permanent five members of the Security Council plus Germany. Iran doesn’t like it, but the sanctions won’t do much.
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is telling his militia to lay low in Iraq.
This just in: there are militant anti-American groups in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The accidental killing of a British soldier by an American pilot was “criminal,” a British coroner has found.
Euthanasia is illegal in France, but not very, it seems.
Surprise! China’s parliament passed key property rights reforms demanded by the Communist Party leadership.
U.S. troops killed five Afghan policemen by mistake.
What sex slaves? says the Japanese government. Let’s hope it doesn’t derail next month’s “ice-thawing” trip to Japan by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
Why’s everybody always picking on Singapore? Indonesia has cut off the island nation’s sand supply.
This past winter was the warmest on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But what do they know?
The head of Cuba’s National Assembly says Castro is good to go for the 2008 elections.
It’s James Madison’s birthday today. Sure, he helped craft the U.S. Constitution. But was he a flip-flopper?
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