- Making News: Saddam and Cohorts on Hunger Strike?
Saddam Hussein made international headlines today by announcing in court that he and his co-defendants have been on a hunger strike for three days. Borzou Daragahi, reporting from Baghdad for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the former Iraqi leader's "media stunt" as well as the election of interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari to head Iraq's new government.
- Reporters Notebook: Cheney Shooting, Day Three
Forty-eight hours after Vice President Cheney accidentally shot his hunting companion, Harry Whittington is recovering in a Texas hospital. Although he's had a mild heart attack, due to a shotgun pellet that's migrated near his heart, doctors are optimistic. The Vice President's office still has nothing to say. John Nichols is author of Dick: the Man Who is President and a contributor to the liberal Nation magazine.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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