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Lotteries Winners Splurge On... This?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

We all fantasize about what it would be like to win the lottery. We see ourselves driving fancy sports cars and living in a swanky penthouse. We would...

Improve Your Living Room With These 9 Simple Steps

Sophie Keller | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Sophie Keller

The living room is well situated in any area of the house. It is a room that we like to relax in and hang out with friends in, and for many of us it acts as a television room or den.

Republicans Disrespect Iraqi Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every current Republican gripe on the Iraq withdrawal boils down to a monumental refusal to face the reality of a full-fledged Iraqi democracy.

"The Best Seat in the House"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can no longer eat, sleep, drink beer, watch football, get thrown up on by our kids or do anything else on the best couch we ever had because it has gone to what I assume is, appropriately, its eternal rest.

US Occupation of Iraq - Will it Ever End?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

President Obama, listen and listen good; the Iraqis want an end to the American occupation of their country, and so do the American people.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Searching For A Way To Stay In Iraq?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is facing a major political and strategic dilemma as it debates a continued troop presence in Iraq after this y...

Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.

Good News From Iraq

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At the same time that Senate Republicans are voicing disagreement over withdrawal timetables when it comes to Afghanistan, we are about to meet a big milestone in our withdrawal timetable for Iraq -- and it doesn't even rate a mention.

Iraq Milestones

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the first time since the war began, there are fewer than 100,000 American troops in Iraq.

The Forgotten War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No so very long ago, Afghanistan was known as "the forgotten war." But these days, Afghanistan is hard to miss in the headlines. Obama needs to begin talking about our newly-forgotten war: Iraq.

Odierno Dismisses Reese Memo Calling For Early Iraq Withdrawal

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP RAMADI, Iraq — The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday an American role over the next 2 1/2 years is crucial to ensuring legitimate nat...

U.S. Advisor's Memo On Iraq: Time To "Go Home"

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A senior American military adviser in Baghdad has concluded in an unusually blunt memo that the Iraqi forces suffer from deeply entrenched deficiencie...

Maliki SOFA Switch: US Troops Might Stay Beyond 2011

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Iraqi prime minister has admitted US troops could stay in the country beyond 2011....

Iraq: What We Leave as We Withdraw

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

Just six years ago, only the old and very religious were covered, women were employed everywhere and Baghdad University was bustling with young women. Now it is bleak.

The Beginning of the End of the Iraq War?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

If our soldiers are out of Iraqi cities, and the Iraqi security forces start shouldering more and more responsibility as a result, do we really need all 130,000 troops sitting in their bases?

First Milestone Approaches In Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

America pulling combat forces out of Iraqi cities is going to have multiple effects within the country. At this point, nobody can accurately predict what those effects are going to be with 100 percent reliability.

Change the Tone Towards Iraq

Lydia Khalil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lydia Khalil

Obama's chiding Iraqi leaders "to take responsibility for their country and for their sovereignty" was uncharacteristically tone-deaf. He ignored the trajectory of Iraqi politics for the past 2 years.

Afghanistan Seeking SOFA Terms?

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan Defense Ministry document shows desire for greater control of international military operations. The Cable has obtained a draft document drawn...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

Non-US Foreign Troops Can Remain In Iraq In 2009

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's fractious parliament squeezed its abrasive speaker out of a job Tuesday and authorized non-U.S. foreign troops to stay in the c...

Iraqi Parliament Delays Vote On Foreign Troops, UN Mandate Expires December 31

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament speaker has delayed a session to approve a resolution allowing British and other non-American troops to remain in Ir...

Iraq Rejects Draft Law Letting Non-US Troops Stay

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament rejected for the second time Saturday a draft law allowing foreign troops from countries other than the United State...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

A Close Look At The Iraq Status Of Forces Agreement [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

What I found is that the Iraqis got almost everything they had pushed for, and the Bush administration got almost nothing of what they wanted.

Iraqi Council Gives Final Approval To Troop Pact With US

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's three-member presidential council on Thursday approved a security pact with the United States that sets out a three-year timefr...