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Kenyan president stands in the way of healing his nation’s wounds

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and his political cronies are complicating efforts to end the violence in that country, upsetting U.S. diplomats and prompting the African Union to seek help from former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

In search of journalists reporting from the front lines

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — The last time I was in Baghdad, I ran into John McChesney from National Public Radio on my first day. Then I spent a few days in Fallujah with Tom Bowman, the NPR Pentagon correspondent. That was last year.

State’s Republicans face generation gap on presidential candidates

Age, race and gender — the trifecta of immutable biological facts — have, to some degree, become cultural and political divides.
In the presidential race, all of the action on race and gender is on the Democratic side.

Edwards has hitched himself to the Obama wagon: Could that doom them both?

In the afterglow of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s stunning “comeback” — which was neither really stunning, given her well-known tenacity, nor a comeback, as MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann pointed out, given that two weeks ago she was the presumptive frontrunner

Spin patrol: Pundits were wrong, but didn’t say it

Watching the analysis of Tuesday’s stunner on the Dem side of the New Hampshire primary, what I most wanted was to hear one of the bigfoot pundits say: “We were all wrong. We didn’t see this coming. The polls misled us.