Mark Benjamin

National Correspondent, Salon.com

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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…

from To the Point

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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These are some interesting texts.

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

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For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the mounting calls from her caucus to start impeachment proceedings.

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Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

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