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      LES DOCKS AURONT LEUR MILLION SUPPLÉMENTAIRE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     VAUD. Le législatif lausannois a accepté le crédit complémentaire pour la salle de concerts.

Samuel Russier Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Les travaux de construction des Docks seront payés. Les conseillers communaux lausannois ont accepté mardi soir le crédit complémentai >>>


      LES EMBLČMES DU LUXE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Logos ou simples embl';mes, ces signes ont pour fonction de représenter une marque et de la rendre identifiable au premier coup d‘śil. Ces codes, devenus populaires, sont porteurs d‘histoire et de valeurs autant que de statut social. Petite et grande histoire de ces blasons du luxe.

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      LES PETITES SOCIÉTÉS SUISSES CRÉENT PLUS DE VALEUR QUE LES GÉANTS
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Finance Fonds placement Marchés Economie Emploi, formation Sortir Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Dossiers Blogs Forums Archives Galeries de photos Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper E >>>


      MA POSTE FAIT DES SALADES
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
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      MARC JACOBS, BEAUTÉ ALTERNATIVE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Le designer américain crée ce qui lui plaît, au risque de déplaire, anticipant sur les désirs non formulés de celles qui porteront ses vętements, ou leurs copies. Le directeur artistique de Louis Vuitton a insufflé un esprit grunge dans le monde du luxe. Interview exclusive.
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      MATURITÉ BIENTÔT RÉVISÉE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
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      MEILLEUR ACCČS AU CASIER JUDICIAIRE DES CANDIDATS Ŕ LA NATURALISATION
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     TRANSPARENCE. Le Conseil fédéral accepte une motion d‘Oskar Freysinger. Valérie de Graffenried Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 L‘UDC met tout en śuvre pour rendre l‘obtention du passeport ŕ croix blanche plus difficile. Le parti a lancé une initiative populaire demandant le >>>


      MONDIAL 2010, LA COURSE CONTRE LA MONTRE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     FOOTBALL. Confrontée au scepticisme international, l‘Afrique du Sud se fait un point d‘honneur de respecter le cahier des charges qui lui a été confié. Sur place, enthousiasme et confiance sont de mise.

Valérie Hirsch, Johannesburg Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 «Ce son >>>


      NOUVEAU RECORD POUR UN HODLER
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
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      NUCLÉAIRE IRANIEN: LES «SIX» RÉUNIS Ŕ PARIS
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
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      OUI FRILEUX AUX RÉSEAUX
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Editorial. Sylvie Arsever Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Tout fait débat en mati';re de santé: la part respective de l‘assurance obligatoire et des complémentaires, la perception des primes, le statut des caisses, le financement des hôpitaux. Et tous ces débats sont polarisés, >>>


      PARIS ET BERLIN N‘EXIGENT PAS DE DATE BUTOIR DANS LE DIALOGUE AVEC ANKARA
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     UNION EUROPEENNE. Le président Jacques Chirac et la chanceli';re Angela Merkel proposent un nouveau calendrier ŕ la Turquie. Le président polonais Lech Kaczynski les a rejoints ŕ Mettlach.

Yves Petignat, Berlin Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Au dernier moment, Jacques Chirac aura sans >>>


      PHOTOGRAPHIER ET ĘTRE VU
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Le succ';s des récents appareils compacts tient aussi ŕ leur look. Le plus vendu d‘entre eux, l‘Ixus, est devenu un accessoire de mode d';s son lancement. Et le Leica M, męme numérique, reste un sommet inégalé d‘efficacité formelle.

Luc Debrai >>>


      POLITESSE POLITIQUE EN DÉCLIN
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Barbara Vischer, Cologny (GE) Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Ai–je bien lu, dans votre édition du 1er décembre, parmi vos titres, «Moritz Leuenberger, gardien dérisoire»? Votre journal ne perd–il pas un peu de sa dignité en traitant de «dérisoire» la personne q >>>


      PRIX LITTÉRAIRE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     L‘écrivain suisse Ivan Farron a été récompensé avec le Prix Fénéon pour son roman «Les Déménagements inopportuns» (Ed. Zoé). Cette distinction, créée en 1'4' par le critique d‘art et chroniqueur littéraire français F >>>


      PROMOTION Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER: PRÉSENCE SUISSE A PEUR D‘ĘTRE PHAGOCYTÉE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Grande premi';re ŕ Bruxelles pour Christoph Blocher Réseaux des soins: la liberté favorisée Concurrence fiscale: l‘UDC veut un débat urgent Le Conseil national suit fid';lement le budget 2007 Maturité bientôt révisée Génie fédéral Swissmet >>>


      PUBLICITÉ INTELLIGENTE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Ma poste fait des salades SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Publicité intelligente COMMUNICATION. Olivier Girard est un publicitaire romand réputé. Membre du jury du Festival international de la publicité de Cannes, il commente les nouvelles tendances.

Patricia Briel Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 C >>>


      PÉRISCOPE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Emmanuel Garessus Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Le co$';t prohibitif d‘une médecine «gratuite» Les démocrates américains proposent d‘introduire un syst';me de santé socialisé selon le mod';le allemand initié par Bismarck, écrit le Wall Str >>>


      QUAND LA RUE SERT DE TREMPLIN AUX FOOTBALLEURS
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     FORMATION. En région parisienne, une banlieue sensible fait office de pépini';re ŕ talents.

Luc Bronner, Le Monde Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Le mini–stade goudronné, au milieu des immeubles et des parkings, a longtemps porté le nom officieux de «Nou Camp», u >>>


      QUATRE ICÔNES REVISITÉES
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     La Nautilus de Patek Philippe fęte ses 30 ans, tandis que la Reverso de Jeager–LeCoultre affiche 75 ans au compteur.

Pourquoi une montre devient–elle un classique? Comment lui faire traverser les décennies en douceur?

Sophie Lagrange Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Reverso de Jaeger >>>


      QUERELLE DE PATERNITÉ SUR LES CHIFFRES NOIRS VAUDOIS
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     VAUD. Large entrée en mati';re sur le budget 2007, trois mois avant les élections.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ BERNARD FRAGNIČRE. «UNE DÉFENSE EFFICACE POUR LA FORCE PUBLIQUE»
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Questions ŕ Bernard Fragni';re, secrétaire syndical régional au Syndicat des services publics de Fribourg.

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      REPČRE. DES BANQUIERS PRIVÉS AU WEB 2.0
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Rep';re. Frédéric Leli';vre Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Connaissez–vous «le taux de soumission mentale ŕ l‘Etat»? Il se mesure ŕ l‘aune du poids du secteur public dans le produit intérieur brut. Autant de points de PIB qui «amputent» la >>>


      RÉSEAUX DES SOINS: LA LIBERTÉ FAVORISÉE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     SANTE. Les sénateurs veulent encourager les soins intégrés mais ont renoncé ŕ la contrainte.

Sylvie Arserver, Berne Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 «Que mille fleurs fleurissent.» C‘est en parodiant Mao Tsé–toung que Pascal Couchepin a souhaité bon vent & >>>


      SWISS LIFE RENFORCE SA POSITION FINANCIČRE ET S‘ÉTEND Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     STRATEGIE. L‘effet d‘une diversification de Swiss Life dans l‘assurance non–vie ne réduirait presque pas ses besoins en capital, indique le groupe lors de l‘«Investors‘Day».

Emmanuel Garessus Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Swiss Life étonne la communaut&# >>>


      SWISSMETRO RESTE UNE UTOPIE, MAIS SA TECHNOLOGIE N‘EST PAS ENTIČREMENT PERDUE
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     TRANSPORTS FUTURISTES. Si la date de réalisation d‘un premier tronçon paraît proche des calendes grecques, certains développements réalisés par l‘EPFL, comme le moteur linéaire, pourront ętre utilisés dans d‘autres domaines.

Bernard Wuthrich, Berne >>>


      TÉLÉTHON: QUI A LE MONOPOLE DE LA CONSCIENCE?
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Edward A. Gobits, consultant en communication, s‘indigne du «parasitage» de la campagne du Téléthon par la propagande d‘un médecin zurichois et par l‘Eglise catholique française.

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      UN MUSULMAN Ŕ LA TĘTE DU CENTRE DE CAUX
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     GENEVE INTERNATIONALE. Mohamed Sahnoun va présider l‘Association Initiatives et changement.

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      UN PARFUM Ŕ MES MESURES
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     Pour renouer avec la vocation élitiste de la parfumerie, de grandes maisons proposent des fragrances sur mesure ou des éditions intimistes.

Ce marché de niche, au succ';s florissant, a permis aux parfumeurs de renouer avec une liberté de création. Flânerie dans ces nouveaux >>>


      «LA POLOGNE VEUT S‘INSPIRER DU MIRACLE ÉCONOMIQUE IRLANDAIS»
      Le Temps, 06-12-2006
     INTERVIEW. La Pologne recevra quelque '0 milliards d‘euros de l‘Union européenne jusqu‘en 2013. Witold Sobków, vice–ministre polonais des Affaires étrang';res, répond au «Temps».

Willy Boder Mercredi 6 décembre 2006 Le 26 novembre, le peup >>>


      ANDY DICK APOLOGIZES FOR RACIAL SLUR
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     LOS ANGELES –– Andy Dick has apologized for using the same racial slur that got ex–"Seinfeld" star Michael Richards in trouble last month.

Dick, a former co–star of the ‘'0s sitcom "NewsRadio," jumped onstage during a routine by Ian Bagg at the Improv on Sat >>>


      BIRD FLU WATCH IS SAID TO FOCUS ON WRONG AREA
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     The federal government has been looking in the wrong direction for signs that bird flu has arrived on the U.S. mainland, research suggests.

A study in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that birds flying north from Latin America are more likely to bring the H5N1 virus to t >>>


      BUSH IS WEIGHING OPTIONS FOR NEW STRATEGY IN IRAQ, AIDE SAYS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Memo By Charles BabingtonWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 4, 2006; A05 Nearly four years after invading Iraq, President Bush is sorting through an array of options –– none of them easy –– for a way out, including a partial withdrawal of U.S. troops from violence–plagued cities a >>>


      CALIF. WOMAN, 2 DAUGHTERS ARE RESCUED IN OREGON
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     GRANTS PASS, Ore., Dec. 4 –– Three members of a San Francisco family missing for more than a week were found alive Monday along a snowy, treacherous roadway in southern Oregon, police said. A search continued for the father.

Investigators said a helicopter spotted Kati Kim, 30, waving an umbrella. D >>>


      CHOLESTEROL DRUG‘S FAILURE IS A BLOW TO RESEARCHERS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Rob SteinWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 4, 2006; A03 The discovery that an experimental cholesterol drug is dangerous is a major setback for what has been considered one of the most promising new approaches to fighting the nation‘s leading killer, experts said yesterday.

Pfizer Inc. abrup >>>


      CORRECTIONS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Wednesday, December 6, 2006; A02 '4; A photo caption with a Dec. 3 Metro article misidentified a youth football player. The photograph is reprinted here with a corrected caption.

'4; A Nov. 28 Health article about a study on sibling rivalry incorrectly said that the researchers involved are affi >>>


      COURT HEARS CASES ON SCHOOLS AND RACE
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Robert BarnesWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, December 5, 2006; A03 Supreme Court deliberations are private, but yesterday‘s oral arguments on whether it is constitutional to allow school systems to use race in making school assignments became as much a public debate between the divided justices as a questi >>>


      DEMOCRATS WHO OPPOSED WAR MOVE INTO KEY POSITIONS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Walter PincusWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 4, 2006; A04 Although given little public credit at the time, or since, many of the 126 House Democrats who spoke out and voted against the October 2002 resolution that gave President Bush authority to wage war against Iraq have turned out to be correct in the >>>


      E. COLI LINKED TO 3 TACO BELL RESTAURANTS IN NEW JERSEY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Dec. 4 –– An E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 22 people, two of them seriously, was linked by health investigators Monday to three Taco Bell restaurants in New Jersey.

Investigators also were examining whether an outbreak on Long Island was connected to the fast&nd >>>


      FOR DEFENSE NOMINEE, ECHOES OF OLD QUESTIONS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By R. Jeffrey SmithWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 4, 2006; A01 When President George H.W. Bush nominated him to lead the CIA in 1''1, Robert M. Gates was at 47 the youngest intelligence professional to achieve that distinction.

But during his Senate confirmation hearings, Gates –&nda >>>


      INTREPID ESCAPES N.Y. HARBOR MUD AND HEADS FOR REPAIRS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     A10 NEW YORK, Dec. 5 –– The tugboats pulled. The Hudson River churned. And in the second attempt, the legendary World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid broke out of its Manhattan berth to travel to New Jersey for needed repairs after being stuck in the mud for a month.

"It feels great," >>>


      INTREPID WRIGGLES FREE OF THICK MUD
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     7:52 PM Tugboats pulled, the Hudson River churned, and with no pomp and little ceremony, the legendary World War II aircraft carrier Intrepid made its way from Manhattan to New Jersey for needed repairs after being stuck in the mud for a month.

"It feels good," said Marino DiLeo, 70, who served as a h >>>


      IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     The following are excerpts from the Iraq Study Group report released this morning:Facts on the Ground "The situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating . . . [the government] is not adequately advancing national reconciliation, providing basic security, or delivering essential services." (p. xiv) "There i >>>


      MAN MISSING IN ORE. LEFT ITEMS AS CLUES
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     MERLIN, Ore. –– A missing San Francisco father, who set out on foot during the weekend to find help for his stranded family in Oregon‘s snowy coastal mountains, left clothing and other items that appeared arranged to guide searchers, officials said Wednesday.

Clothing and bits of an Oregon map >>>


      MILWAUKEE FACTORY BLAST KILLS 1
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     PM MILWAUKEE –– An explosion that may have started in a large propane tank rocked an industrial complex near downtown Milwaukee Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring at least 25 more.

One person was missing. The explosion at 8:15 a.m. ignited a fire at a Falk Corp. warehouse near the Po >>>


      MINNEAPOLIS LIKELY TO OUST LESBIAN FIRE CHIEF
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     A03 Two years ago, Minneapolis, known for its civic diversity and tolerance, made national headlines for naming Bonnie Bleskachek the first openly lesbian fire chief of a major U.S. city.

Now city officials are cringing in the face of four lawsuits filed against her.

The city has settled two lawsuits w >>>


      NASA LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH EYE ON THE PAST
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Some 1,000 years ago, Viking sailors became Europe‘s first great maritime explorers –– setting out for places unknown, not really understanding what they were finding, and often not returning home. It was a halting beginning to what later flowered when southern European powers sailed and colonized the >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Court Allows School to Favor Native Hawaiians SAN FRANCISCO –– A private school for Native Hawaiians may favor applicants based on their race, a divided federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, citing the unique history and relationship between Hawaii and the United States.

The 8 to 7 decision by the U. >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Truck Driver Convicted In Deaths of Immigrants HOUSTON –– A truck driver was convicted Monday in the deaths of 1' illegal immigrants crammed into a sweltering tractor–trailer, the deadliest human smuggling attempt in U.S. history.

The jury is to return Wednesday to begin hearing evidence o >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     School Violence Reports Down Fewer students reported being the victims of violent crime at school or school–sponsored events in 2004–05 than did a year earlier, the government reported yesterday.

School–age children remain far more likely to be assaulted, raped and robbed off school grounds, a >>>


      OBITUARIES FOR AN L.A. ICON WERE PREMATURE
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     LOS ANGELES –– When the City Council of America‘s second–biggest city voted unanimously last month to limit the planting of one species of palm tree, little did it know it would spark a media frenzy that would span the globe.

Within weeks, news outlets across the United States and in Lat >>>


      PANTS MAY BE THOSE OF MAN MISSING IN ORE.
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     MERLIN, Ore., Dec. 5 –– Searchers on Tuesday found a pair of pants matching the description of one of those worn by a missing man who struck out for help Saturday after his family‘s car got stuck in the snow.

A helicopter with heat–sensing equipment joined other helicopters, snowmobiles >>>


      SCHOOL BUS, DUMP TRUCK INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     The Associated PressTuesday, December 5, 2006; ':14 AM Four children were taken to an area hospital this morning with minor injuries after the school bus they were riding in collided with a dump truck in Montgomery County.

The accident happened after 8 a.m. on Veirs Mill Road in the Wheaton Woods – As >>>


      SERIOUS USE FOR SILLY STRING
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     PM STRATFORD, N.J. –– In an age of multimillion–dollar high–tech weapons systems, sometimes it‘s the simplest ideas that can save lives. Which is why a New Jersey mother is organizing a drive to send cans of Silly String to Iraq.

American troops use the stuff to detect trip wires a >>>


      SUPREME COURT ALLOWS DISCRETION IN DEPORTATION FOR STATE FELONIES
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     A03 The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that an immigrant convicted of a state felony drug charge that would be a lesser crime under federal law may contest the government‘s decision to deport him.

The 8 to 1 ruling, with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting, held that a state felony charge that would be only >>>


      TACO BELL REMOVES GREEN ONIONS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     12:56 PM SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. –– Taco Bell ordered the removal of green onions from its 5,800 restaurants nationwide Wednesday after tests suggested they might be responsible for the E. coli outbreak that sickened at least three dozen people in three states.

The fast–food chain said prelimin >>>


      TRANS FAT BANNED IN N.Y. EATERIES
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously yesterday to require the city‘s roughly 20,000 restaurants to stop cooking with trans fats, making New York the first major U.S. city to adopt such a ban.

Artificial trans fats in shortening and oils are the most dangerous fats in the modern diet, sendin >>>


      A COMMISSION MADE IN HEAVEN
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Forget the Baker–Hamilton commission. I have high hopes for the Clinton–McCain Commission to Fix Social Security. Haven‘t heard of it? Actually, neither have Hillary Clinton and John McCain. It‘s my long–shot scheme for tackling the problem.

First, if not now, when? Third–rai >>>


      A PUBLIC SERVANT TO THE LAST
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Elizabeth WilliamsonWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, December 6, 2006; A23 In 1'61, Ed McGaffigan Jr. was a seventh–grader from Boston watching the inauguration on television when a president told him to ask what he could do for his country.

The son of an Irish immigrant laborer, McGaffigan h >>>


      A ROLE FOR SYRIA
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     James Baker has never met Alia Al–Naradi, but they both have an interest in seeing the United States engage Syria on Iraq. For Baker, engagement is about stabilizing Iraq to allow the United States to exit gracefully.

For Alia, it‘s about survival. Alia is an Iraqi refugee who fled to Syria, a count >>>


      A STUDY IN COMITY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Whatever the final impact of the Iraq Study Group report being issued today, for the 10 commission members this was an exhilarating experience, a demonstration of genuine bipartisanship that they hope will serve as an example to the broader political world.

"It was a very wonderful experience," former >>>


      AUDIT SAYS FEMA SQUANDERING KATRINA AID
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     WASHINGTON –– The government is squandering tens of millions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina disaster aid, in some cases doling out housing payments to people living rent–free, investigators said Wednesday.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recouped less than 1 percent of the $1 bill >>>


      BUSH DELIVERS REMARKS ON IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     DECEMBER 6, 2006 SPEAKER: GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES [×] BUSH: I just received the Iraq Study Group report prepared by a distinguished panel of our fellow citizens.

I want to thank James Baker and Lee Hamilton and the panel members for spending a lot of time on this really difficult is >>>


      CATCH THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT –– AND A TERRORIST
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Flying out for the holidays for a little relaxation and family time? Fine. But Uncle Sam hopes you‘ll remain vigilant, on the lookout for terrorists who also might be heading home to see their families in such places as Myrtle Beach, S.C., or Londonderry, N.H.

To help, the State Department and the Departm >>>


      CIVIL LIBERTARIANS PROTEST PRIVACY POLICY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Ellen NakashimaWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, December 6, 2006; A11 The Bush administration‘s new privacy guidelines fail to protect the rights of Americans, and the board created to guarantee those rights lacks the independence to do the job, civil libertarians told the White House privacy board yester >>>


      CULTURE SHOCK ON CAPITOL HILL: HOUSE TO WORK 5 DAYS A WEEK
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     A01 Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January.

The horror. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the Maryland Democrat who will become House majority leader and is writing th >>>


      DEMOCRATS: PANEL‘S FINDINGS CONSISTENT WITH THEIR PROPOSALS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     December 6, 2006; 12:54 PM Congressional leaders of both parties welcomed the report of the Iraq Study Group as a chance to build a national consensus over how to proceed in a conflict that has claimed almost 2,'00 American lives, cost $400 billion and shows no signs of abating.

While some Democrats treated >>>


      GOP HOUSE LEADERS CHOOSE TO LET BILL DIE
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     December 6, 2006; B10 Republican congressional leaders decided yesterday not to bring to the floor a bill giving the District a full voting member of the House, dooming the measure‘s chances in this legislative session.

Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R–Va.), the bill‘s author, had appealed to his p >>>


      HILLARY CLINTON‘S EARLY MOVES
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Dan Balz and Chris CillizzaWashington Post Staff Writer and washingtonpost.com Staff WriterWednesday, December 6, 2006; A01 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D–N.Y.) is taking a series of concrete steps toward a likely campaign for president in 2008, settling on key members of her campaign team, recruiting potential >>>


      HOUSE GOP TO VOTE ON ‘FETAL PAIN‘ BILL
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     PM WASHINGTON –– The defining theme of the waning days of Republican congressional rule is a GOP leadership hawking an abortion restriction that has no chance of becoming law, loading up tax breaks with unrelated matters and dumping an unfinished budget on Democrats.

And it‘s all with the bles >>>


      HOUSE POSTPONES OFFSHORE DRILLING BILL
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     5:42 PM House leaders pulled an offshore drilling measure off the calendar today, an apparent signal that the bill did not have the two–thirds majority of votes needed for it to be adopted.

The bill would open up a substantial amount of new acreage for oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and would >>>


      HOUSE TO CONSIDER ABORTION ANESTHESIA BILL
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Jonathan WeismanWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, December 5, 2006; A05 In a parting gesture by social conservatives before Republicans relinquish control, House leaders plan to bring up a bill tomorrow that would declare that fetuses feel pain and require abortion providers to offer pregnant patients anesthesia f >>>


      HOUSE TO VOTE ON SENATE‘S OFFSHORE DRILLING PLAN
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     December 5, 2006; A04 The House is scheduled to vote today on a Senate plan for offshore oil and gas drilling that would open up new acreage in the Gulf of Mexico but that falls far short of an offshore drilling bill the House adopted earlier this year.

House Democratic leaders have decided not to take a positi >>>


      IRAQ GROUP CITES INTELLIGENCE FAILURES ON VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence has failed to understand Iraq‘s Sunni insurgents and Shi‘ite militias because of a lack of resources, language skills and experienced staff, a high–level panel said on Wednesday.

The Iraq Study Group said in its report that agencies including the >>>


      IRAQI SHIITE LEADER SPEAKS BLUNTLY IN WASHINGTON
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Robin Wright and Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, December 5, 2006; A23 President Bush yesterday told the leader of Iraq‘s largest Shiite Muslim party that the United States is not satisfied with the progress in Iraq and appealed for more help in fighting extremism and reconciling the country&ls >>>


      KANSAN TO LEAD THE DGA
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) will become chairwoman of the Democratic Governors Association next year, officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press.

The Democrats are coming off a successful campaign season, picking up six statehouses in last month‘s elections.

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      KUDOS FOR THOSE WHO DO GOOD WORKS OVERSEAS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     6, 2006; A23 Back in the day, there was naught for a diplomatic spouse to do but bake and complain. But that was then: Yesterday, five State Department employees and spouses were recognized for charitable works abroad –– and two of them were men.

Every year, beside the holiday trees in the stately B >>>


      LIBERAL COALITION EYES FIRST HUNDRED HOURS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Jeffrey H. BirnbaumWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, December 6,
2006; A06 A large group of liberal organizations is planning to wage a national lobbying and public relations campaign to press for passage of the House Democrats‘ legislative agenda next year, taking a page from longtime corporate practi >>>


      MALIKI SEEKS REGIONAL MEETING ON IRAQ SECURITY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Nancy TrejosWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, December 6, 2006; A21 BAGHDAD, Dec. 5 –– Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki called Tuesday for a regional conference on stabilizing his country but rejected a proposal from U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan that it take place outside Iraq.

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      PANEL: BUSH IRAQ POLICY ‘NOT WORKING‘
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     6, 2006; 12:52 PM WASHINGTON –– President Bush‘s policy in Iraq "is not working," a high–level commission said Wednesday in a blunt, bleak assessment that urged an urgent diplomatic attempt to stabilize the country and allow withdrawal of most combat troops by early 2008.

After >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     Iraq group cites intelligence failures on violence WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence has failed to understand Iraq‘s Sunni insurgents and Shi‘ite militias because of a lack of resources, language skills and experienced staff, a high–level panel said on Wednesday. The Iraq Study Group said >>>


      SEN. BROWNBACK FORMS GROUP TO EXPLORE WHITE HOUSE BID
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     A06 Sen. Sam Brownback joined the ever–growing group of politicians with an eye on the White House by announcing the creation of an exploratory committee for a presidential run yesterday.

The Kansas Republican made clear that he will focus on the socially conservative themes that have formed the foundatio >>>


      SENATORS SO VERY, VERY NOT CONTRARY TOWARD GATES
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     And so it came to pass, in the 12th month of the sixth year of the reign of Bush, that a prophet came forth to deliver us from the war in Babylon.

Actually, it was only Bob Gates at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, but the rapturous senators seemed to regard the president&lsq >>>


      THE IRAQ STUDY GROUP
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     The Iraq Study Group‘s long–awaited report will be released online at 11 a.m. today, just as panel members begin a news conference on Capitol Hill to discuss its recommendations.

The report will be posted to the Web sites of four organizations that have been involved in the effort: '4; The U >>>


      THE PRICE OF IRAN‘S HELP
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     DUBAI –– On the eve of the Baker–Hamilton commission‘s report, a top Iranian official set a tough condition for his country‘s help in stabilizing Iraq, saying that Tehran isn‘t interested in such cooperation unless the Bush administration sets a timetable for withdrawing its troops.>>>


      TREASURY TARGETS HEZBOLLAH FUND RAISERS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     PM WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration took action Wednesday aimed at choking off a major fundraising channel for Hezbollah operating in the tri–border area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

The Treasury Department‘s action covers nine people and two entities _ a shopping center in Pa >>>


      TRIO FROM HILL ASK GSA HEAD NOT TO SHIFT AUDIT BURDEN
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     December 6, 2006; A0' Three federal lawmakers yesterday called on the new administrator of the General Services Administration to halt her plan to replace government auditors in the agency‘s inspector general‘s office with private auditors, saying in a letter that the change could lead to less oversight >>>


      U.N. AMBASSADOR BOLTON WON‘T STAY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     5, 2006; A01 President Bush surrendered to congressional foes yesterday in his fight to install John R. Bolton as permanent ambassador to the United Nations, a harbinger of how the political world has changed since Democrats captured both houses of Congress.

Bush circumvented Senate opposition last year, sendin >>>


      U.S., N. KOREA TALKS REGARD OBLIGATIONS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     WASHINGTON –– In discussions with North Korean officials, U.S. diplomats offered specific details on the kind of economic and energy assistance Pyongyang would receive in exchange for dismantling its nuclear weapons facilities, a State Department official said Wednesday.

Ambassador Christopher Hill >>>


      WHITE HOUSE RULES OUT ONE–ON–ONE TALKS WITH IRAN
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday said it has ruled out one–on–one talks with Iran about Iraq unless Tehran suspends nuclear activities, after the Iraq Study Group recommended more engagement with the Islamic republic.

The report by the bipartisan panel recommended that the W >>>


      WHITE HOUSE STEPS INTO RAIL LABOR DISPUTE IN NY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush intervened on Wednesday to prevent any possibility of a near–term strike by workers on the heavily traveled Metro–North commuter rail line serving New York, the White House said.

Bush appointed a special board to address issues that have prevente >>>


      WHY WE PERSEVERE
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     BAGHDAD –– I don‘t see a civil war in Iraq. I don‘t see a constituency for civil war. The vast majority of the people want hope for their families, not to massacre their neighbors or divide their country. A poll conducted in June by the International Republican Institute, a nonpartisan group that >>>


      ADVOCATE FOR ENVIRONMENT TO HEAD CANADA‘S LIBERALS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     A21 MONTREAL, Dec. 2 –– In a convention that underscored the rising political weight of climate change issues, Canada‘s Liberal Party on Saturday chose Stéphane Dion, a former environment minister, to lead the party and try to wrest power from the ruling Conservatives in the next national election >>>


      AFGHANISTAN OPIUM CROP SETS RECORD
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     A01 Opium production in Afghanistan, which provides more than '0 percent of the world‘s heroin, broke all records in 2006, reaching a historic high despite ongoing U.S.–sponsored eradication efforts, the Bush administration reported yesterday.

In addition to a 26 percent production increase over >>>


      BRITISH POLICE TAKE POISONING INQUIRY TO MOSCOW
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Mary Jordan and Peter FinnWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, December 5, 2006; A22 LONDON, Dec. 4 –– A team of British police investigators arrived in Moscow on Monday to begin questioning people about the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who had recently become a British >>>


      BUSH CALLS IRAQ REPORT ONE AMONG MANY IDEAS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Michael Abramowitz and Charles BabingtonWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, December 6, 2006; A20 Congress seemed eager yesterday to embrace the new Baker–Hamilton report as a possible way out of the morass in Iraq, while the White House is increasingly insistent that the document is but one of several sugg >>>


      CAMERON MARKS YR. AS CONSERVATIVE LEADER
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     PM LONDON –– He is young, charismatic, and has a knack for publicity stunts like cutting through Arctic snow on a dog sled to promote green issues or addressing voters in a video blog from his kitchen.

Marking exactly one year Wednesday as leader of the main opposition Conservatives, David Cameron c >>>


      DRUG ADDICTION ON RISE WITH AFGHAN KIDS
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– Farida‘s son inherited her drug addiction in the womb, and drank her opium–laced breast milk. And when he cried and fussed, she calmed him with specks of opium diluted in tea.

This is the hidden face of addiction in Afghanistan _ parents spreading drug use in the co >>>


      EGYPT DETAINS AMERICAN IN TERRORIST CELL CASE
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     By Craig WhitlockWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, December 5, 2006; A18 BERLIN, Dec. 4 –– Egyptian authorities said Monday that they had arrested an American and nearly a dozen Europeans after breaking up an international terrorist cell that was recruiting operatives to go to Iraq.

The Egypti >>>


      EGYPTIANS FIND 4,000–YEAR–OLD MUMMY
      Washington Post, 06-12-2006
     PM CAIRO, Egypt –– Archeologists discovered the mummified remains of a doctor they believe lived more than 4,000 years ago and who was buried along with metal surgical tools.

Egypt‘s official Middle East News Agency quoted Zap Haws, chief of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as saying Tuesda >>>



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