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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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  • Sadrists, Iraqi Forces Clash After Crackdown
    There have been violent clashes in Basra between Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The violence threatens to end the cease-fire with Sadr that began with the surge in U.S. troops in August.
  • Is the Cease-Fire with Sadr on the Brink?
    Will the Iraqi government's crackdown on militias in Basra push Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to end the cease-fire that began in August? Peter Harling, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group, says the Sadrists have been increasingly frustrated at being targeted by U.S. and government forces.
  • Renewed Violence Will Test Candidates on Iraq
    The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq looms for presidential candidates as renewed violence returns the issue to the forefront this election year. Rapid withdrawals could create new dangers for U.S. troops in Iraq, but keeping troops where they are also invites criticism.
  • Class Teaches New Muslims About Faith's Practices
    American converts to Islam find it challenging to learn about their new faith, even though it's one of the fasting growing religions in the world. Many new members gather in small groups to get answers to their questions.
  • Letters: Rev. Wright and Gays; Long Duk Dong
    A listener corrects the record on Reverend Jeremiah Wright's support for the gay community. There's also reaction to a profile of the Sixteen Candles character, Long Duk Dong.
  • Superdelegates Enjoy an Abundance of Attention
    Superdelegates hold the fates of the Democratic presidential candidates in their hands, so it's not surprising that some of the millions being spent on the campaigns are winding up in their hands, too.
  • Surrogates' Mixed Messages Frustrate Campaigns
    With surrogates playing a more prominent role in this election year than in the past, governors, senators, spouses and former staffers now speak on behalf of their candidates every day of the week, via every channel imaginable. Managing who speaks about what has become a major task for the campaigns.
  • Clinton Backtracks on Bosnian Trip Danger
    Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-NY) 1996 trip to Bosnia has come under scrutiny. Clinton said last week that, as first lady, she flew into an air base in Bosnia "under sniper fire," citing the visit as evidence of her foreign policy experience. Now she says she misspoke with regard to the risks she faced on the trip.
  • Does Bear Stearns Bailout Set a Bad Precedent?
    By orchestrating the survival of Bear Stearns and subsidizing its marriage with JPMorgan Chase, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department have removed some of the loss from the profit and loss system. But without the potential for loss, is reckless risk-taking more likely?
  • Baseball's Marlins Inspire Inventive Marketing
    The Florida Marlins are a perennial cellar-dweller when it comes to winning and attendance. Management has dealt away the team's best players. So what's left? Some pretty outrageous marketing — and lots of it.

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