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Friday News February 29, 2008

Posted by uberhim in Uncategorized.


Obama vs. McCain

For Obama, a Taste of What a Long Battle Holds

The shifting tone among Republicans and their allies in recent days offers a glimpse of the party’s playbook as it adapts to the prospect that it will be running against Senator Barack Obama.


Right Wing Plays Muslim Card Against Obama

When a conservative talk show host introduced Sen. John McCain at an Ohio rally this week and referred to his possible opponent by his full name – “Barack Hussein Obama” – he highlighted a probable attack strategy, should Obama get the Democratic nomination: American xenophobia.


Race a Wild-Card Factor

It’s unclear if Obama’s minority status will help or hinder him. But it has changed the rules of engagement.



Obama and Israel


Obama: Good for the Jews?

Hillary Clinton’s surrogates are questioning Obama’s commitment to U.S.-Israel relations.


The Limit of Obama’s Imagination

At a time when Obama’s moral voice was most needed, the reach of his wings proved to be cautiously perforated on an AIPAC line.



In Other Political News

Clinton Campaign Starts 5-Point Attack on Obama

The effort reflects a belief among Clinton advisers that she can win over voters by finally drawing attention-grabbing contrasts with Barack Obama.


McCain’s Birthplace Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out

McCain’s likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate.


Bush Hits Obama on Foreign Policy

President says meeting with adversarial leaders can ‘send the wrong signal.’



World News


Some Turks Question Timing of Iraq Push

Did Incursion Just Happen to Coincide With Easing of Ban on Head Scarves?


And They Call It Peace

Vladimir Putin’s presidency began in Chechnya; the region is restive as it ends.


German Rescue from Honour Killing

“You say you’re Muslims,” I reminded them, “and killing is forbidden in the Koran, right? If you love your sister, couldn’t you just forgive her?”

“No,” one of the boys replied, “because honour matters even more than religion.”



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Prince Harry Serving in Afghanistan, British Officials Say

Harry was sent to Afghanistan with his regiment in December, but officials are reviewing whether he should remain there.


For Two Sisters, Little Cakes are a Big Hit

Georgetown Cupcake is this area’s first true example of a trend that has been building in other major U.S. cities for more than a decade.


Treating Death as a Commodity

A growing industry involves buying, selling, and profiting from life insurance.



The American Muslim


Filmmakers Focus on Muslim Americans

Jehan Harney is an Egyptian American filmmaker who has produced a short documentary, “Soul Mechanic,” about a Muslim mechanic and artist.


Democrats Benefit From Shift in Muslim Voters’ Allegiance

Muslim Americans, many of whom gave President Bush enthusiastic support in his first election campaign in 2000, have largely fled the Republican Party and could help Democrats win key states this November.




The Most Wanted List – by Noam Chomsky

Making a list of the most hated arch-criminals–not the usual suspects.


Why is Obama’s Middle Name Taboo?

McCain’s apology for a supporter’s use of “Hussein” won applause. But Barack Obama has nothing to hide


The Fading Jihadists

Politicians who talk about the terrorism threat — and it’s already clear that this will be a polarizing issue in the 2008 campaign — should be required to read a new book by a former CIA officer named Marc Sageman.



Just for Laughs

Dude goes to racetrack for his bachelor party. Dude gets drunk. Dude gets naked and decides to outrun the horses. The video.



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