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Wednesday Morning News Roundup: Most Viewed and What's Hot, McClatchy and Al Jazeera Edition

Welcome to Wednesday, 23 March 2011. Traditionally called "Hump Day" in some parts due to its location and identification as the "mid-week" milestone, here is a selection of some of the stories currently catching the most attention at sites like McClatchy and Al Jazeera (English):


Most Viewed Last 24 Hours

  1. S.C. Gov. Haley has appointed 26 campaign donors to posts
  2. China buying U.S. aviation firms
  3. As Mideast roils, Al Jazeera finds its 'CNN moment'
  4. Poll: Public already losing patience with new Congress
  5. Libya assault sets up battle between Obama, Congress

Special Reports

Commentary: Immigration rhetoric

Mary Sanchez: The outrageous suggestion that illegal immigrants could be dealt with like feral hogs flew out of Kansas state Rep. Virgil Peck’s mouth and across the Internet. The fact that it slipped out of his mouth so readily indicates that the tenor of the debate over illegal immigration may be reaching dangerous levels.

Special report: Afghan contracts

The U.S. program to spend billions of dollars on Afghanistan's facilities is failing. Corruption, nepotism and mismanagement hobble the reconstruction.

Investigation: Spending the Stimulus

Medill and McClatchy assess the impact of the Obama administration's economic stimulus package. Its benefits have been uneven across the country.

More on Camp Lejeune water

Scientists studying water contamination at Camp Lejeune have learned of another source of leaking fuel near a drinking well that served thousands of Marines and their families.

Al Jazeera

What's Hot

What's news in your neck of the woods? Let us know in the comments below. And as we begin our descent toward the end of the work week and long slow slide into the weekend, please keep your hands, feet and any miscellaneous appendages inside the vehicle...

Use this as an Open Thread.

Open Thread Evening Edition: McClatchy News for Sunday, March 20, 2011

Open Thread: McClatchy News for Saturday, March 19, 2011

Open Thread: McClatchy News for Friday, March 18, 2011

Here are headlines from McClatchy's Washington Bureau and McClatchy Newspapers for Friday, March 18, 2011


U.N. gives Britain, France go-ahead to strike at Gadhafi

France's Draft Resolution on Libya


Safety of Japanese reactors questioned long ago in U.S.

U.S. begins evacuation of Americans in Japan 

U.S. nuclear plants store more spent fuel than Japan's

Pakistan condemns U.S. over drone strike that killed 36

Aristide leaves South Africa for Haiti


Rep. Walter Jones pushes for Afghanistan exit

Pentagon is dividing up Guantanamo detainees for trials

Texas lawmaker's bill protects evolution nonbelievers from discrimination

Kansas lawmakers considering four abortion bills

Alaska lawmakers get increase to office allowances

Graham: U.S. nuclear regulations are 'gold standard'

Government shutdown averted for 3 more weeks

House GOP votes to strip NPR of federal funding


Missouri's long-term unemployed will lose benefits

Nancy Garrido unlikely to get plea deal in Dugard kidnapping case

Doctors believe Gulf baby dolphins deaths are stillborns


King's Muslim hearing put paranoia ahead of facts

Making sense of Middle East turmoil

After Japan, U.S. nuclear industry needs a re-think

Gadhafi has unleashed a bloodbath

In Japan's crisis, old-fashioned values emerge


Suits & Sentences: Barack Obama: Interrogator in Chief?

Planet Washington: Obama on Japan and radiation: Will not reach the United States

Mexico Unmasked: Caramba! 'Little Pea' hits his stride


Drop your news in the comments and remember ... this is an open thread.

Open Thread: McClatchy News for Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here are headlines from McClatchy's Washington Bureau and McClatchy Newspapers for Thursday, March 17, 2011:


With helicopters and live fire, Bahrain cracks down on protests


Japan's crisis intensifies debate: Is nuclear worth it

U.S. officials: Japanese should widen nuclear evacuation zone

Japan nuclear crisis prompts China to halt plans for new plants

Toyota to match American workers donations for Japan relief

Florida sends radiation protection suits to Japan

El Salvador's long-ago civil war still colors U.S. relations

Lawyer: 'Blood money' bought CIA contractor's freedom

Aristide to return to Haiti by Friday

WikiLeaks beef: Mexico's Calderon wants U.S. ambassador out


Texas House approves handguns on college campuses bill

S.C. Lt. Gov. Ard charged with 92 ethics violations

Kansas Senate kills bill denying immigrants' children in-state tuition

EPA to limit coal-fired power plants' toxic emissions

Obama ducks transparency award, but reason isn't clear

Ex-Murkowski rival Joe Miller to hit paid speaking circuit


Imam Abdul Rauf touches on 'Ground Zero mosque' controversy during UNC talk

Poll: Californians support unions but also want pensions capped

Japan crisis impacts Alaska's economy

Three radiation monitoring units are headed to Alaska

Honey producers vote down tax plan

U.S. tops in world wine consumption


PBS plays a vital role in our society

Journalistic stings and ideologically-blinkered tricksters

We taxpayers have let NFL owners, players down

Voter ID will raise barriers to democracy

Rand Paul's toilet tantrum


Suits & Sentences: Arab League, Libya and skin in the game

Planet Washington: Michelle Obama to pen book on WH Garden

Mexico Unmasked: Turning a page on El Salvador's history


Please add your daily news links in the comments. Remember ... this is an open thread.

Betrayed in Iraq

Originally posted 2009-03-30 10:34:19 -0500, bumped by carol

March 30, 2009


Leila Fadel: Leaders of Awakening Councils are arrested, tortured and killed by Iraq government



Leila Fadel, Baghdad Bureau Chief of McClatchy Newspapers speaks to Paul Jay about the recent escalation in violence in Iraq's capital. She says the former fighters termed the "Sons of Iraq" who have turned on Al Qaeda and joined the U.S. are now being persecuted by the Iraq government. She says the Maliki government is afraid of the power they've accumulated in the neighborhoods they were put to protect by the U.S. and many are now in exile or in hiding.

Lets Look At The 'surge'

I wasn't planning on posting anything today, have to much to do and other thoughts on my mind.

But yesterday I watched, as many have seen by now, someone who should have a much better understanding, above that of it's citizens, what this countries policies are and their implementation.

McClatchy has a couple of reports that hit on a couple of the Points of the 'surge':

Political: The 'surge' Working, Take 1

Iraqi army prepares assault in Diyala as election law vetoed

McClatchy - "We got the wrong guys"

McClatchy has started a series today on our 'War on Terror'.

McClatchy tracked down 66 men released from Guantanamo in the most systematic survey to date of prisoners held there. Many had no connection to terrorism, but their experience turned them against America.

Starting Sunday 6-15-08 - Guantanamo - McClatchy

For more than six years, the United States has held hundreds of men at Guantanamo — "the worst of the worst," in the words of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. But the truth was different. McClatchy tracked down 66 men released from Guantanamo in the most systematic survey to date of prisoners held there. Many had no connection to terrorism, but their experience turned them against America.

As Iraqis See It

good stuff, rba. -- cho

Michael Massing: As Iraqis See It:
When it comes to covering the war in Iraq, McClatchy Newspapers has always done things a bit differently. .. About a year ago, it set up a blog exclusively for contributions from its Iraqi staff. "Inside Iraq," it's called, and several times a week the Iraqi staff members post on it about their experiences and impressions (the blog can be found at "It's an opportunity for Iraqis to talk directly to an American audience," says Leila Fadel, the current bureau chief, whose father is from Lebanon and whose mother is from Michigan, who grew up in Saudi Arabia, and who is all of twenty-six years old. [The New York Review of Books (17 January 2008)].

[This just in (via standingup): McClatchy has launched a new blog called Crisis in Pakistan, with entries by Jonathan Landay & Warren Stroebel.]
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