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Rep. Howard L. Berman
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Egypt: Pulling the Plug on the Internet

Posted February 3, 2011 | 19:52:56 (EST)

With the virtual flip of a switch, Egyptian President Mubarak shut-down access to the Internet to the people in his country. This level of censorship is completely unprecedented. Not even China has attempted this feat. For a full week, Egyptian citizen were denied access to information, and deprived of their...

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Senate Should Immediately Consider New START Treaty

Posted December 14, 2010 | 17:02:05 (EST)

The immediate approval of the New START Treaty by the Senate is vitally important to U.S. national security. Failure to ratify this treaty in a timely manner would damage our relations with Russia -- at a time when Russia has just agreed to work with US and NATO on missile...

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Why We Should Care About the Congo

Posted July 23, 2010 | 19:51:06 (EST)

Deep in the mountains that separate the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Rwanda, largely hidden from public view, a war has been raging for the past 14 years. In this gruesome conflict, rape is frequently the weapon of choice, and a wide array of armed groups with many different...

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