Bombings and mortar attacks may have hardened the resolve of Iraqis to take part in yesterday's voting. But the results won't put an end to widespread corruption, and — when US combat troops pull out in August -- there's no guarantee of stability. We look at the prospects. Also, President Obama pushes for public support on healthcare. On Reporter's Noteboo, The Hurt Locker beat out Avatar last night in all the Oscars that matter, including Best Picture and Best Director. What will it mean for Hollywood?
Banner image: Iraqi men show their ink-stained fingers after casting their votes at a polling station in the Sunni bastion of Fallujah in the Anbar province on March 7, 2010.Photo: Azhar Shallal/AFP/Getty Images