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Jeremy Scahill on the future of Libyan stability

08/24/11 02:08PM

The always-insightful Jeremy Scahill joined us this morning, and he brought with him a barrel of insight into what's happening in Libya.And since at least Monday, we've heard from people who've pontificated on what the fate of the collection of the Libyan rebels and the Transitional National Council will be once they reached their goal of ousting Gadhafi. Once the glue of the common objective has been realized, what happens? read more

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday (August 21, 2011) rejected views that American power is waning and said Washington would never default, wrapping up a China visit that has played down tensions between the worlds two biggest economies. We are still...

Top Talker: Romney attacks VP Biden on China's one-child policy

08/24/11 10:11AM

 Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues his push to criticize the Obama administration.  Yesterday, he slammed Vice President Biden for comments he made during his recent trip to China.  Speaking to a group of students, the Vice President seemed to condone China's controversial one-child policy.  He said, "Your policy has been one which I fully understand, I'm not second guessing, of one child per family.  The result being that you're in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. read more

Must Read Op-eds for August 24, 2011

08/24/11 08:50AM

OBAMA, TIGER, GOLF AND POLITICS  BY THOMAS FRIEDMANNEW YORK TIMESIt’s all nonsense. Obama is smart, decent and tough, with exactly the right instincts about where the country needs to go. He has accomplished a lot more than he’s gotten credit for — with an opposition dedicated to making him fail. But lately he is seriously off his game. He’s not Jimmy Carter. He’s Tiger Woods — a natural who’s lost his swing. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, August 24th

08/24/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?8/23/11...where were you?The quake's reachFacebook, Twitter report record earthquake messagesWe wish Pat Summitt all the bestGadhafi vows victory or martyrdom read more