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Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee will seek to hold the Obama administration's feet to the fire on the implementation of sanctions against Iran, undercutting the president's diplomatic efforts to stifle Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
President Obama, Sarah Palin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Fox News host Glenn Beck, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Comedy Central fake newsmen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, "ground zero mosque" organizer Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, "the Chilean miners," "the unemployed American," Lady Gaga.
Every season, it seems, brings another round of nuclear diplomacy with Iran. This fall promises to be no different; in the near future, if current projections hold, Washington and Tehran will sit down for new talks over the Islamic republic's persistent quest for an atomic capability.
Ted Danson's day job is performing with Drew Barrymore in "Everybody Loves Whales," a movie now being filmed in Alaska.
China has pulled off a tricky and uncommon feat in space flight, maneuvering one of its satellites to within about 300 yards of another while they were orbiting Earth, space analysts say.
Lenovo Group, the world's fourth-largest personal computer maker, said Wednesday its latest quarterly profit rose 45 percent on strong sales in China and other emerging markets.
Virtually every adult in the Western world is by now aware of the barbarities committed by Hitler's Germany. A smaller number recognize that Stalin also was guilty of many atrocities. What Yale professor Timothy Snyder has now provided is a detailed recounting of the massive bloodletting in the lands between Germany and the Soviet Union before and during World War II.
Last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tried his hand at dissecting Republican foreign policy attitudes. I commend the senator for trying to come to grips with this vital question, which is getting so little, if any, national discussion. As foreign events grow ever more threatening, the view of the now both culturally and congressionally dominant party - the GOP - becomes central to the range of political options President Obama has available to him.
President Obama moved to cement the U.S. alliance with India, endorsing on Monday his host's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council as recognition of the country's growing political, economic and military clout.