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July 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The total cost of the Iraq war is approaching the Vietnam War's expense, a congressional report estimates, while spending for military operations after 9/11 has exceeded it. The new report by the Congressional Research Service estimates the U.S. has spent $648 billion on Iraq war operations, putting it in range of the $686 billion, in 2008 dollars, spent on the Vietnam War -- the second most expensive war behind World War II. Since the 2001 terrorist...
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August 8, 2013 | By Nicholas Goldberg, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Left-wing historian Howard Zinn -- author of the perennially popular “A People's History of the United States” -- has long been criticized by other historians on the left, a number of whom have publicly challenged both his facts and his interpretations. Some of that criticism was aired again in an op-ed piece last week (after it was learned that former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels had sought to ban the book in that state's schools). The Times also discussed the controversy over Zinn's work at the time of his death in 2010.
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April 26, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Lost in the coverage of Haley Barbour's decision not to run for the Republican presidential nomination was a small gaffe made by Mitt Romney, the man who as much as anyone stands to benefit from Barbour's retreat. In an op-ed published Monday in New Hampshire's Union Leader, the all-important Manchester newspaper, Romney hammered President Obama for his deficit-reduction plan and his overall economic policies — an argument key to the central Romney message that he would be a more effective steward of America's finances.
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January 18, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Gary McGivern, convicted of murdering a deputy sheriff but granted clemency by Gov. Mario M. Cuomo in a politically explosive decision, was denied parole Friday. Cuomo commuted McGivern's minimum sentence on New Year's Eve and made him eligible for immediate parole consideration, provoking vehement protests from law enforcement groups.
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May 18, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
A sex scandal before an election might be expected to help the opposing party's candidate, but Republican Rep. Mark Souder's resignation in Indiana's 3rd Congressional District could dash Democratic hopes for a possible pick-up this fall. Souder, who was seeking a ninth term, disclosed Tuesday that he had an extramarital affair with a part-time staff member, and announced he would leave Congress by week's end. An evangelical Christian, Souder was elected in the Republican wave of 1994 after a career as a Capitol Hill staffer in both chambers for Dan Coats, also a Republican from Indiana.
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May 26, 2011 | By Maeve Reston
On a day when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shook up the Republican presidential field with the news that she was launching a national bus tour, potential competitor Michele Bachmann said she was pressing ahead with her own effort and planned an announcement next month in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa. Palin’s decision on whether to run, the Minnesota congresswoman said, would not affect her plans. Bachmann was slated to headline a fundraiser for the Polk County GOP in Des Moines on Thursday night, but missed the event to stay in Washington for a vote on the Patriot Act. She appeared in an awkward live video chat at the banquet where her remarks echoed around the room, out of sync from her blurry image on screen.      Bachmann still plans several stops in Iowa on Friday and told reporters she has hired staff in South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa for her presidential effort.
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May 20, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty plans to formally announce his Republican candidacy for president in Iowa on Monday, a campaign aide confirmed Friday. The announcement will come during a town hall meeting in the lead-off caucus state. His wife will introduce him at the event at the State of Iowa Historical Building. In the eyes of the Federal Election Commission, Pawlenty is already a full-fledged candidate. But he has maintained he is still in an exploratory phase, waiting until the pace of the campaign picked up before making a showier splash.
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