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Cheney, Reid spar over Iraq policy (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 04:18:35 GMT

Vice President Dick Cheney accused Democratic leader Harry Reid on Tuesday of personally pursuing a defeatist strategy in Iraq to win votes at home — a charge Reid dismissed as President Bush's "attack dog" lashing out.

New US ambassador to UN seeks multilateral plans for Iraq (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 03:36:42 GMT

The new US ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, confirmed Tuesday that Washington wants to involve the world body in Iraq, in light of the high stakes for Iraq and the region.

Bush Gives Mixed View Of Progress In Iraq (Washington Post)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 04:21:25 GMT

NEW YORK, April 24 -- President Bush said Tuesday that the verdict is still out on whether the Iraqi government can make the political changes necessary to end sectarian violence as he offered a mixed report card on the progress of his new Iraq strategy.

Nations Balk at Compact For Iraq (Washington Post)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 02:23:58 GMT

U.S. and Iraqi efforts to win international support to help stabilize Iraq are running up against serious obstacles, with key countries balking at provisions for debt relief and others concerned about blanket endorsement of an Iraqi government that has failed to follow through on many political...

Bush sees possible US-Iran talks on Iraq (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 03:29:58 GMT

US President George W. Bush said Tuesday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice might have bilateral talks with her Iranian counterpart at a conference on Iraq next month in Egypt.

Cheney, Dems clash over Iraq (USA Today)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 01:22:46 GMT

Partisan vitriol boiled over on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as the White House jousted with Democrats over their plan, up for a House vote Wednesday, that would attach timetables and conditions to the U.S. combat presence in Iraq.

9 Fort Bragg paratroopers killed in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 01:35:32 GMT

Army officials on Tuesday continued the solemn process of contacting the families of nine paratroopers killed in a suicide truck bombing in Iraq, the single deadliest attack for the storied 82nd Airborne Division in nearly 40 years.

Iraq's Jerusalem (USA Today)
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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:07:14 GMT

For decades, the title of "powder keg" a place where a small spark could touch off a regional war has belonged to Bosnia. These days, that honor more properly belongs to the Kurdish region of Iraq.

Iraq developments reported Tuesday (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:47:54 GMT

• Al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for suicide bombings that killed nine U.S. paratroopers on Monday in the worst attack on American ground forces in Iraq in more than a year. A senior Pentagon official said the attack involved suicide bombers in two large dump trucks.

Insults fly over Iraq compromise (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:38:35 GMT

Harsh words flew on Tuesday among President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Democrats on funding the Iraq war as Congress inched toward a possible compromise that drops timetables for withdrawing U.S. troops.