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Israeli Peace Effort Rests on Netanyahu
The Israeli prime minister believes that only someone like himself, with his hawkish credentials, has the will and support to produce lasting peace with the Palestinians.
Feud With Palin in Background of Alaska Upset
Sarah Palin reveled in the primary upset of Senator Lisa Murkowski, but tensions began well before.
The Early Word: Mideast Peace Talks
Israeli and Palestinian leaders begin direct peace talks today at the State Department.
National Brief | Midwest: Ohio: Disgraced Ex-Congressman Back on Ballot
James A. Traficant, a former Democratic congressman who served time in prison, will run again for a House seat as an independent.
National Brief | South: Louisiana: Judge Refuses to Toss Suit on Drilling Ban
A judge who overturned the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling has rejected the government’s bid to have the challenge thrown out.
White House Memo: For President and Predecessor, a Chill Returns
Relations are, at best, awkward between President Obama and George W. Bush.
A Celebratory Road Trip for Education Secretary
Arne Duncan’s bus tour from New York to Maine is billed as a way to honor teachers.
Foreclosures Could Pose Trouble on Election Day
Advocacy groups and election officials fear that the high rate of foreclosures will confuse many about their eligibility to vote.
Number of Illegal Immigrants in U.S. Fell, Study Says
The decline in 2009, to about 11.1 million, was the first clear drop in two decades, according to a report based on census data.
U.S. Adds Legal Pressure on Pakistani Taliban
The Pakistani Taliban, an Al Qaeda-linked group, is accused of playing a role in the failed Times Square bombing and an attack on a C.I.A. base in Afghanistan.
Leaders Call for Peace as Mideast Talks Begin
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority appeared together with President Obama.
California Senate Debate Turns on Economy
Senator Barbara Boxer and her opponent, Carly Fiorina, met Wednesday night in a heated forum focused on jobs.
Financial Crisis Panel Lends Sympathetic Ear to Lehman’s Ex-Chief
Without federal help, Lehman was not able to wind down operations in an orderly manner, which aggravated the global crisis, the former chief executive said.
Murkowski Concedes Senate Race in Alaska
Joe Miller, a challenger backed by Tea Party activists, won the Republican primary.
F.C.C. Seeks More Input on Wireless Internet Rules
The F.C.C.’s decision to seek more comments on preserving an open and competitive Internet precludes any agency action before the midterm elections.
Staff Losses and Dissent May Hurt Crisis Panel
The group examining the causes of the financial crisis hopes to produce a report by Dec. 15 that will influence future policies, but squabbles and turnover are hampering its efforts.
Lawyers for Lehman Are Seeking Records From Hedge Funds and Goldman
The estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings has subpoenaed records from big hedge funds and Goldman Sachs as it seeks to recover money lost in Lehman’s collapse.
Clinton Heading Back to Arkansas for Lincoln
Former President Bill Clinton will appear at an event celebrating Blanche Lincoln's first anniversary as chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Make No Mistake: Obama Meant 'Next July'
President Obama committed a slip of the tongue in his Oval Office address on Tuesday.
Economic Adviser Bids Farewell
Christina Romer, the departing chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, gives a farewell speech at the National Press Club.
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