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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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  • Clinton Rejects Petraeus' Call to Slow Troop Pullout
    As Gen. David Petraeus answered questions from a Senate panel about the status of the war in Iraq, Sen. Hillary Clinton suggested it's time "to begin an orderly process of withdrawing troops." The Democratic presidential hopeful discusses her approach to Iraq and her push to woo superdelegates with Michele Norris.
  • Superdelegate Role Complicates Re-Election Bid
    Pennsylvania Rep. Jason Altmire is an uncommitted superdelegate facing a tough re-election battle in November. Regardless of which Democratic presidential candidate he ultimately supports, Altmire worries he will alienate constituents.
  • Recording Shows Tribune Owner Zell's Fiery Side
    Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell is like a bull in a china shop. Meeting with staffers at the company's Washington bureau, Zell refers to journalists as "overhead" and suggests the days of the newspaper as "a holy monopoly" are over.
  • CBS May Turn to CNN for News
    CBS has been talking to Time Warner about outsourcing some CBS News operations by using CNN.
  • No End in Sight to Sadr City Battles
    Fresh fighting in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City puts new strains on an already fragile cease-fire ordered by radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. U.S. casualties are mounting as fighting spreads.
  • Film Documents Rape of Women in Congo
    Documentary filmmaker Lisa Jackson traveled to the Congo in 2006 to investigate the systematic rape of tens of thousands of women. She discusses her film, The Greatest Silence, which debuts Tuesday on HBO.
  • Nerves Fray as Zimbabwe Awaits Election Results
    Zimbabweans are increasingly tense and frustrated as they wait for results of the March 29 presidential vote. Opponents of President Robert Mugabe, who has held power for 28 years, suspect fraud.
  • Letters: Picking an NCAA Winner
    We update a conversation with a math student at the College of Charleston who helped create an algorithm that correctly predicted the outcome of Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship.
  • Petraeus: Iraq Progress 'Fragile, Reversible'
    Gen. David Petraeus, the top American commander in Baghdad tells a pair of Senate committees that a troop surge in Iraq has been successful, but that the success is fragile. Ambassador Ryan Crocker echoes Petraeus' concerns.
  • Lawmakers Grill Petraeus, Crocker
    Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, faced tough questions on Iraq from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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