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Sarah Palin: Next Stop Fox?

Friday, July 3, 2009 4:25 PM
Speculation about the reason behind Sarah Palin’s surprise resignation as governor of Alaska has centered on her national political ambitions, possible unrevealed legal problems and maybe yet another pregnancy. More likely, Fox News or another TV ...
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New AllGov Feature

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 7:46 AM
This week we are introducing a new feature to AllGov: Photo of the Day. Past photos can be seen in the Photo of the Day Gallery. We have also added Pakistan to the Nations section.
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New Additions to AllGov

Saturday, May 30, 2009 6:19 AM
This week we have added to AllGov pages about the United Kingdom and Zambia. We welcome any suggestions to add to the information in these articles.
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New Additions to AllGov

Monday, May 18, 2009 6:37 AM
This week we have added to AllGov pages about four nations and one non-nation. They are: Venezuela, Vietnam, Vatican City, Uzbekistan and Western Sahara. We welcome any suggestions to add to the information in these articles.
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AllGov New Feature

Monday, May 11, 2009 6:55 AM
Thanks to the hard work of 17 UCLA students, AllGov is now providing agency- and nation- specific news links. Examples include the CIA, China and the United States Marshals Service. Go to the “News” module, click on “more” in the upper right corne...
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Bad Day for Polar Bears; Good Day for Secret Weapons

Sunday, May 10, 2009 6:18 AM
Environmentalists had hoped that President Barack Obama would use the endangered status of polar bears to crack down on man-made contributions to global warming, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the Obama administration will not g...
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Obama Having Trouble Breaking Away from Some Bush Policies

Saturday, May 9, 2009 6:02 AM
To the disappointment of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama has chosen to continue the policies of George Bush in unexpected ways. Administration sources are leaking the news that Obama will in fact try some suspected terrorists before...
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Afghanistan—Fighting a Border War without a Border

Friday, May 8, 2009 6:23 AM
When they were in power in Afghanistan, the Taliban were as repressive as any dictatorship in the world, and there is no reason to believe that they would be any different if they regained power there or in neighboring Pakistan. However, the war t...
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Health and Homeless

Thursday, May 7, 2009 6:45 AM
Single-payer health care is back in the headlines as consumer groups advocate for universal health care, while HMOs and many doctors oppose it. Single-payer already exists for Americans 65 and older—it’s called Medicare. Plagued by fraud, it non...
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Renaming the War on Terror

Thursday, March 26, 2009 4:56 AM
An unusual controversy popped up on Wednesday when the Washington Post reported that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was asking federal employees to stop using the Bush administration term “Global War on Terrorism.” OMB director Peter Or...
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Leon Panetta Absolves CIA Torturers…Why?

Sunday, March 8, 2009 3:35 AM
On Thursday, CIA Director Leon Panetta sent an e-mail to CIA employees reassuring them that no one who engaged in torture would be held accountable as long as they were following orders. In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Clinton sig...
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My First Hour as President

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:20 AM
After the Swearing-In Ceremony, I went straight to the Oval Office so that I could sign numerous Executive Orders that my staff had been preparing for weeks. But before I picked up my pen, I asked everyone to leave the room and to shut all the doo...
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Inaugural Address

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:17 AM
In preparing my Inaugural Address, I took the liberty of reading all 55 such addresses that have been delivered since our nation was founded 220 years ago, as well as several farewell addresses. There is a lot of wisdom in these speeches, so I hop...
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Obama Appointees

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:56 AM
As Barack Obama announces his choices for cabinet positions, agency heads and ambassadors, AllGov will provide profiles of each one to help Americans (and others) become familiar with the individuals who are running the U.S. government. The latest...
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In Praise of George Bush

Thursday, November 27, 2008 3:09 AM
I don’t think that anyone would accuse me of being soft on George W. Bush. For example, I have argued that Bush should be indicted for violating the U.S. War Crimes Act. However, the man is not all bad. I believe that his lack of racism played a s...
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Should George W. Bush be Tried for War Crimes?

Sunday, November 9, 2008 12:26 AM
Whenever someone publicly suggests that President Bush and other members of his administration might have committed war crimes, he or she is accused of being a wild, over-the-top extremist. But there is one group of people that has always taken th...
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Can Biden Murder Trump and Get Away With it?

Rumors are spreading that the U.S. Supreme Court will vote 5-4 to rule that a U.S. president cannot be prosecuted for anything he does while he is president. Some Democrats are suggesting that Joe Biden bring a gun to his first debate with Donald Trump. If he shoots Trump, he would be immune, but if Trump shoots Biden he would be prosecuted because he is not a sitting president.   read more

Electoral Advice for the Democratic and Republican Parties

The Republicans have a surefire secret weapon. It’s called the Democratic Party. Given the chance to be in charge, the Democrats, because of corruption and incompetence, will eventually screw up. Since there is only one other major party, if the Republicans can just shut up, disgusted swing voters will turn to them to get rid of the Democrats.   read more

U.S. Ambassador to Greece: Who is George Tsunis?

The first time George Tsunis was nominated to be a U.S ambassador, it did not go well. But Tsunis had learned his lesson. He waited until another Democrat occupied the White House, and he tried again. Playing it safe, Tsunis, in addition to donating to Democratic candidates, chipped in to help Republicans as well, including Rand Paul, John Barrasso and Jim Risch, all of them members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   read more

Henry Kissinger: A Pre-Obituary

Henry Kissinger turned 100, I don’t wish death on anyone, but I know that all the major media have already written his obituary in advance. As soon as he dies, they will add a line about his death, push a button and these obituaries, gushing with praise from Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Ted Koppel, Xi Jinping and other famous people, will appear online. But Kissinger doesn’t deserve such praise. Here’s why.   read more

U.S. Ambassador to Belize: Who is Michelle Kwan?

When George W. Bush was president of the United States, he chose his former college roommate, Robert Dieter, to be U.S. ambassador to Belize. When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he chose his former college roommate, Vinai Thummalapally, to be U.S. ambassador to Belize. When Donald Trump was president of the United States, he broke this tradition by failing to nominate anyone to be U.S. ambassador to Belize.   read more
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