- Making News: Jaafari Is Shiite Candidate for Iraqi Prime Minister
The Shia Alliance that won last month's Iraqi election has named its candidate for prime minister. It will be neither former Pentagon favorite Ahmad Chalabi nor interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. The nominee is Ibrahim Jaafari, leader of the Islamic Dawa Party. Phebe Marr, author of the Modern History of Iraq and senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, offers possible reason for Jaafari's selection and what we might from his leadership.
- Reporter's Notebook: Civilians Organize to Patrol the Arizona-Mexico Border
With Arizona having become the nation's busiest crossing point for illegal immigration, some border residents claim they'll take matters into their own hands. On April 1, a group calling itself the Minutemen Project says it will line up along 20 miles of the Mexican border to repeal illegals. Claudine Lomonaco, who covers immigration and the border for the Tucson Citizen, reports that vigilantes have organized to "assist" the US Border Patrol.
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