Morning Brief, Thursday, February 7
2008 U.S. Elections Getty Images Which Democrat won more delegates on Super Tuesday? Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both claiming a narrow victory. This campaign has been “a political analyst’s nightmare,” says Charlie Cook. With the delegate count so tight, DNC Chair Howard Dean said he’d like to avoid a brokered convention. Hillary Clinton ...
2008 U.S. Elections
2008 U.S. Elections
With the delegate count so tight, DNC Chair Howard Dean said he’d like to avoid a brokered convention.
Hillary Clinton announced yesterday that she had loaned her campaign $5 million; some Clinton staffers have volunteered to go without pay. Now it’s on to Virginia, where Clinton hopes to pull off an upset.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Minister David Miliband flew to Kabul to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over his country’s growing security troubles.
“Whoever breaks the border line will have his foot broken,” warns Egypt’s foreign minister in a comment aimed at Palestinians in Gaza.
Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr instructed his flock to maintain its truce with U.S. forces.
Al Qaeda may be training boys to fight in Iraq.
A top European election watchdog group says it will boycott Russia’s upcoming presidential election.
Jailed Russian oligarch Mikhail Khordokovsy, on the ninth day of a hunger strike, speaks to the Financial Times.
The United States imposed travel bans on 10 Kenyans linked to ethnic violence.
Chad’s President Idriss Déby claims his forces have vanquished the rebels. Ongoing tensions with Sudan, however, run deep.
- The U.S. House Select Intelligence Committee holds a 10 a.m. hearing on “world wide threats.”
- Congress hosts the 55th National Prayer Breakfast.
- Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan is in Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
- Belize holds legislative elections.
- In Asia, it’s the Lunar New Year. Welcome to the Year of the Rat.
- The space shuttle Atlantis may finally take off this afternoon for a mission to the International Space Station, but weather could again delay a launch.
- NATO defense ministers are meeting in Lithuania.
- A brief solar eclipse will be visible today in Antarctica, New Zealand, and Australia.
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Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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