Thursday, April 20, 2006

Goood Morning to the Mainland!





The NYT front page
Shiite Drops Bid to Keep His Post as Iraqi Premier
Shiite Drops Bid to Keep His Post as Iraqi Premier

The move by Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, made under intense pressure, could help break a political deadlock.

F.D.A. Dismisses Medical Benefit From Marijuana

The agency's declaration that "no sound scientific studies" support the drug's medical use contradicted a review by government scientists.

Democrats Eager to Exploit Anger Over Gas Prices
Democrats Eager to Exploit Anger Over Gas Prices

Democratic candidates see gasoline as a metaphor for economic anxiety, while Republicans hope to highlight the economy's growth.

Bush and Hu Vow New Cooperation
Bush and Hu Vow New Cooperation

President Bush and China's president, Hu Jintao, made some progress on nuclear proliferation and trade imbalances, but broke no new ground on the most delicate issues that divide the two nations.

Standoff Over Property Taxes Threatens Band of Polygamists
Standoff Over Property Taxes Threatens Band of Polygamists

A Utah church that has long paid property taxes for its members is now in chaos, but its adherents refuse to acknowledge individual bills.

WaPo Front Page

Bush and Hu Produce a Summit of Symbols
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President presses Chinese leader to open markets and do more to curb nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea, but comes away with no agreements.
Peter Baker and Glenn Kessler
Analysis: U.S., China Together but Not Equal
Sketch: Greeted by a Host of Indignities
VIDEO: Hu Visits Washington | PHOTO GALLERY

Pinning Blame for Gas Prices
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Firms cite supply issues and deny gouging as drivers face ever higher prices at the pump.
Steven Mufson

A Teen's Passions, Writ Small
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You want to know the essential truth of teenagers? Check out the photos, inscriptions and jewels on their dog tags. –Ian Shapira

Iran's Youth Seek Opportunity
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While the world focuses on its nuclear ambitions, the nation's young people see theirs denied.



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