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Front Page! Bush Administration Preps Obama For Crisis

  • George W. Bush's White House has prepared more than a dozen contingency plans for President-elect Barack Obama to use if he faces an international crisis after Inauguration Day. The extent of the transition, which also includes personal briefings by senior counterterrorism officials with their replacements, is unprecedented. — New York Times
  • UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that British troops will fully withdrawal from Iraq by May 31, leaving the US as the only foreign military presence in the country. — LA Times
  • Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. claims that he went to federal agents in 2006, reporting what he believed was corruption and misconduct by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Jackson rejects the label "informant" and says his complaint was unrelated to the current investigation. — CNN
  • Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari said that there's no firm evidence that gunman from the Mumbai Massacre came from Pakistan, despite the fact that US, Indian, and British officials claim the attack originated from training camps inside Pakistan. — BBC News


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