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All Things Considered
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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  • On War Anniversary, Bush Sees Victory in Iraq
    Although public opinion has turned against the war, President Bush reaffirms his decision to invade Iraq in a Pentagon speech Wednesday. Bush says the costly sacrifices have "opened the door to a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror."
  • Iraq War Protesters Stage Demonstrations
    Some Americans mark the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq with vigils and protests, with hundreds turning out to raise their voices and share their views in Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Forces Seek to Cement Gains in Iraq
    With potential troop drawdowns looming, U.S. commanders and diplomats in Baghdad say security gains will be sustainable only if the Iraqi government moves faster to deliver basic services in areas that have been secured.
  • McCain Backs Israel's Tough Response to Attacks
    After a visit to the southern Israeli town of Sderot, a frequent target of rockets fired from the nearby Gaza Strip, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, says he sees little point in negotiating with Hamas.
  • McCain Makes Gaffe on Iran
    During his Middle East tour, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) blames Iran several times for training al-Qaida in Iraq, before correcting himself to say Iran was training Shiite militants.
  • Pakistanis, World Await New Government
    As a new administration slowly begins to take shape, questions abound on how it will handle foreign policy issues such as its nuclear arsenal, relations with Afghanistan and the war on terror, as well as Kashmir.
  • White House, Lawmakers Ponder Housing Bailout
    On the heels of federal intervention following the Bear Stearns collapse, there are fresh indications that the Bush administration and House Democrats are willing to negotiate a plan to use taxpayer money to stem the flood of foreclosures.
  • How to Weather a Rocky Economy
    Listeners' questions on personal investments during struggling economic climate are addressed. Carolyn McClanahan, personal financial adviser and founder of Life Planning Partners, talks with Melissa Block.
  • Study Finds Nice Guys Finish First
    Harvard researcher David Rand randomly paired up students to play a prisoner's dilemma game, giving participants the option to "punish" their teammates for bad behavior. Those who did best in the game were those who punished the least.
  • Alabama Beer Drinkers Fight for Stronger Brews
    Seventy-five years after the repeal of Prohibition, alcohol-related debates still flare up across the nation. In Alabama, beer with more than 6 percent alcohol is illegal. That means some of the most coveted brews in the world are off-limits. But that may soon change.

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