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Politics & Policy

The finger-pointing begins as markets fall

Who or what is responsible for the recession that may already have begun, and for spreading turmoil in the world’s financial markets? Some say the financial system is fundamentally broken.

Second thoughts on state caucus date change? Nope

By Doug Grow | Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008
Leaders of the DFL and Republican parties remain comfortable with their decision to move up the state’s caucuses to join the nation’s Super Duper Tuesday free-for-all on Feb. 5.

U.S. settles into Iraq like a complex ecosystem

PAX TERMINAL, BALAD, IRAQ — After almost four years operating out of a collection of tents, the Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad, Iraq, recently moved into a new permanent facility that feels like a small regional hospital in the United States.

Christmas mission’s flight crews make history

The women of the Minnesota-based 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion didn’t set out to prove anything, says Capt. Andrea Ourada, but in the end their Dec.