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Monday News Reel February 25, 2008

Posted by uberhim in Uncategorized.



In Memories of a Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama

Some voters are invoking the memories of the killings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.


Crossing Over for Obama

Renegade Republicans are supporting the senator’s campaign in surprising numbers.


High Oil Prices Take a Toll on Gulf’s Middle Class

The oil-price boom is helping to propel an extraordinary rise in the cost of basic goods that is squeezing the region’s middle class and setting off strikes, demonstrations and occasional riots.



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Egyptian Preacher Tops Forbes Income List

Egyptian preacher Amr Khalid tops the list of Islamic religious preachers/scholars with the highest incomes for 2007, according to a Forbes Arabia magazine ranking.


Michelin Guide’s Tokyo Edition Drawing Mixed Reviews

The first Asian version of the Michelin guide is a commercial success, but there is a backlash against its perceived lack of understanding of Japanese cuisine.


Big Wheels for Iraq’s Mean Streets

Despite their military provenance, most of the new armored vehicles coming out of American factories share components with heavy-duty civilian trucks.




How Would Jesus Vote?

I’m an Evangelical — and a Liberal. Really.


The Audacity of Hopelessness

The Clinton camp has been the slacker in this presidential race, and its candidate’s message, for all its purported high-mindedness, is self-immolating.


Obama’s Kenyan Roots

The step-grandson of an illiterate woman in Kogelo, Kenya, a village of mud huts, may be the next president.



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