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Named Egypt’s Winner, Islamist Makes History — CAIRO - Egypt's military rulers on Sunday officially recognized Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood as the winner of Egypt's first competitive presidential election, handing the Islamists both a symbolic triumph and a potent weapon in their struggle for power against the country's top generals.

House Conservatives Want Bush's Pension Plan to Go Further — BALTIMORE, Feb. 4 - Conservatives in the House of Representatives put down their marker in the battle over changing Social Security on Friday, calling for larger individual accounts than President Bush has proposed and promising to fight any tax increases to pay for the benefits to the growing number of retirees.

MEDIA - Mr. Murdoch's War - — On the first day of the war with Iraq, Rupert Murdoch watched the explosions over Baghdad on a panel of seven television screens mounted in the wall of his Los Angeles office, telling friends and colleagues over the phone of his satisfaction that after weeks of hand-wringing the battle had finally begun.

Diplomats’ Bodies Return to U.S., and Libyan Guards Recount Deadly Riot — "I saw the ambassador's personal bodyguard - the one who was killed - running toward the villa where the ambassador was," he said. Armed only with a light weapon, the bodyguard "was running there to protect him."

In a Surprise, Calm Prevails in Egypt’s Elections — "We are betting on the Egyptian people," said Gen. Ibrahim Nassouhy, a member of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, as he visited a polling place in Shoubra, a neighborhood of Cairo. "We know our people very well. That is why we are insisting on elections," he said, calling the day a triumph.

From Alito's Past, a Window on Conservatives at Princeton — But in an application for a promotion in the Reagan administration in the fall of 1985, Judge Alito was asked to provide information about his "philosophical commitment" to administration policies and listed his membership in Concerned Alumni. When the White House disclosed the application this month, liberal groups opposed to his nomination pounced on the connection.

Bush Campaign Adviser Quits as Sexual Misconduct Case Is Recalled — Deal W Hudson resigns as adviser to Bush campaign, citing Catholic newspaper's investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct involving female student at college where he once taught; Hudson is publisher of conservative Roman Catholic journal Crisis and architect of Republican effort to court Catholic voters; says he regrets his 'past mistakes' and that matter was 'satisfactorily resolved' long ago; spokeswoman for Fordham University in New York, where Hudson taught from 1989 to 1995, confirms that student's charge of sexual harassment led to Hudson's resignation; Hudson is close friend of White House political strategist Karl Rove (M)

For Evangelicals, Supporting Israel Is ‘God’s Foreign Policy’ — WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 - As Israeli bombs fell on Lebanon for a second week last July, the Rev. John Hagee of San Antonio arrived in Washington with 3,500 evangelicals for the first annual conference of his newly founded organization, Christians United For Israel.

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Prominent Egyptian Journalist, Dies at 92 — CAIRO - Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, an Egyptian journalist and historian who was an alter ego to President Gamal Abdel Nasser and for a time became an informal adviser to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, died here on Wednesday. He was 92. His death was reported on Egyptian state television.

Kerry Gets Cool Response to Call to Filibuster Alito — WASHINGTON, Jan 27 - Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts could not attend the Senate debate on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Thursday. He was in Davos, Switzerland, mingling with international business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum.
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Jul 29, 2016

for those in the Arab world who may not be following, moving video: Father of Fallen Muslim American Soldier.... 

Jul 29, 2016

RT @MadaMasr: Despite localized dissent being reinforced by Al-Azhar, #Egypt's imams read from ministry-written texts this Firday 

Jul 29, 2016

RT @BeschlossDC: This horrible film comedy was released 1964--same year as the Civil Rights Act:

Jul 29, 2016

RT @carolynryan: Amazing photo by Josh Haner of @nytimes. Look at the center and see what you see.

Jul 28, 2016

RT @NPR: "You have sacrificed nothing," says Khizr Khan to Donald Trump. Khan's son, a Muslim, died serving in the U.S. Army.

Jul 28, 2016

@declanwalsh American idiom: we call it a Subway series, when a World Series between 2 NYC teams...

Jul 28, 2016

@EMostaque @shadihamid that famously includes Mike Pence. but those Christians think the US Constitution derives from the Bible...

Jul 28, 2016

RT @hillhulse: Site of a previous political convention in Philadelphia. Was quieter but hard to get credentials

Jul 28, 2016

RT @HebaFarooq: The Human Toll of Terror  Solid journalism here, beautiful writing. 61% of victims were Muslims.Read all the stories

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