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Iran official: Iran's nuclear program not for making arms

11/17/11 01:06PM

Mika Brzezinski: Are you saying it doesn’t exist? Leader, that is against Islamic jurisprudence to build use and mass destructive weapons. And secondly, it doesn’t add to our security. It is more liability than asset for us. Our military muscle is strong enough to repel or to deter any imminent threat, and this basically is a very important achievement.Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations: “Well, quite frankly it’s impossible to take the Iranian denial seriously. read more

Student demonstrators are confronted by California State University Police officers during a protest Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011

Top Talker: Violent Protests Over Tuition Hikes

11/17/11 11:42AM

In Long Beach, California, the state university system is dealing with the aftermath of violent protests. Last night, students clashed with police outside a Cal State board of trustees meeting, where officials were voting to increase annual tuition fees by 9%  in an effort to deal with state budget cuts. Protesters shattered a glass door, sending one police officer to the hospital. The tuition hike is the 9th increase for Cal State students in less than 10 years.   It's not just students getting in on the act, either. read more

An excerpt from Peter Schweizer's book 'Throw Them All Out'

An excerpt from Peter Schweizer's book 'Throw Them All Out'

11/17/11 06:19AM

Crisis for all, opportunity for someIn the summer and fall of 2008, the world economy hovered on the brink of catastrophe. A combination of too much bad debt and a burst housing market bubble threatened to push the American economy over the edge, with much of the rest of the world likely to follow. In Washington, D.C., dramatic and historic decisions involving trillions of dollars were made in rapid succession in an effort to contain the crisis. read more