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…

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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…

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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.

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

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