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Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America

Myth: The US was forced to declare war on Japan after a totally unexpected Japanese attack on the American naval base in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. On account of Japan’s alliance with Nazi Germany, this aggression automatically brought the US into the war against Germany. Reality: The Roosevelt administration had been eager for some time to wage war against ...

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How much does organization really matter in Iowa?

Is organization overrated? Every time you turn on cable news or read a blog, you can’t help but hear talk about how important it is for a presidential candidate to have a large and well-funded political organization to win the all-important Iowa caucuses. Loading… Comments Weigh In Corrections? Tweet Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix”, a campaign politics blog for the ...

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Wall Street experts weigh in on EU budget deal

Email Print Order Reprint Share: Share This Share Text tool name tool goes here By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ – AP Business Writer By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Tags: NEW YORK — The financial world initial rejoiced Friday when word came of a deal by most European countries – including all 17 that use the euro – to allow the European Commission to oversee ...

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Tamil rebels recruited children for last stand against Sri Lankan army

The official, who held a non-military position with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), said that in the spring of 2009, the rebels found themselves in an ever-worsening situation that led them to step up their forced recruitment of civilians between the age of 14 and 55. He said more than 300,000 civilians had intentionally been held to provide ...

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Australia PM reshuffles cabinet, targets jobs

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard reshuffled her cabinet on Monday, focusing on job creation and labor relations, as she tries to reverse plummeting voter support ahead of elections due within two years. Gillard’s changes included promoting junior minister Bill Shorten to a new super ministry for jobs, prosperity and industrial relations, while other major economic, defense and ...

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Villepin Announces Run for French Presidency

Paris. Former French prime minister and conservative politician Dominique de Villepin announced Sunday he would take on his right-wing rival President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s presidential vote. “I have decided to be a candidate in the 2012 presidential election,” he told TF1 television. “I intend to defend a certain idea of France… I have a conviction: the 2012 meeting ...

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Imran Khan: Pakistan’s next leader?

For years his political ambitions have been overshadowed by his cricket career. Now, his popularity as a politician has suddenly increased massively and his message to get rid of corruption and to cut military links with the US is resonating with Pakistanis. Could Imran Khan become the next prime minister or even president of Pakistan? And how would he end ...

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Manuel Noriega bound for Panama prison after extradition from France

Manuel Noriega in an American mugshot from 1990. The one-time dictator of Panama has been extradited from France to face a 20-year sentence in his home country. Photograph: EPA/US district attorney’s office Manuel Noriega, Panama’s military dictator of the 1980s, is to be returned home on Sunday to a jungle prison and a 20-year term for the murders of opponents ...

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Medvedev orders Russia poll inquiry after protests

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia’s parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and rerun. Nationalist activists shout slogans and wave banners during a demonstration in central Moscow December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov Medvedev responded on his Facebook site to the protesters’ ...

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