Mark Benjamin

National Correspondent, Salon.com

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National correspondent for Salon.com

Mark Benjamin on KCRW

The  New York Times  reports that an audiotape shows Maliki said this to  Der Spiegel , the German magazine: "Obama's remarks that, if he takes office, in 16 months he would withdraw…

Obama Meets Maliki in Iraq, Discusses Troop Withdrawal

The New York Times reports that an audiotape shows Maliki said this to Der Spiegel , the German magazine: "Obama's remarks that, if he takes office, in 16 months he would withdraw…

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American forces are in Iraq under a United Nations mandate that runs out at the end of this year.

How Long Will the US Stay in Iraq?

American forces are in Iraq under a United Nations mandate that runs out at the end of this year.

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President Bush is appointing a commission to investigate the quality of care at  Veterans' Administration  hospitals.

The Shabby Treatment of Wounded Soldiers

President Bush is appointing a commission to investigate the quality of care at Veterans' Administration hospitals.

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