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Al Jazeera English - Americas - US passes India nuclear pact

Al Jazeera English - Americas - US passes India nuclear pact: "The US senate has approved a landmark deal that re-establishes bilateral nuclear co-operation with India.

The vote on Wednesday night follows its passage through the House of Representatives last weekend, ending a 30-year ban on US nuclear trade with India.

The senate's 86-13 vote handed George Bush, the US president, a victory on one of his top foreign policy priorities, which he will later sign into law.

The pact, passed by the House of Representatives with a 298-117 vote, comes ahead of a planned trip to India by Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, this weekend."

Turning a Wall Street Giveaway Into a Rescue for All Americans -- In These Times

Turning a Wall Street Giveaway Into a Rescue for All Americans -- In These Times
[Editor’s note: The following article provides a summary of the complex issues involved in negotiations over how to respond to the credit market crisis. For the sake of simplicity and navigability, it is broken into five separate parts, which you can scroll to individually: 1) The State of Play 2) Leadership Moves 3) Alternatives 4) Likely Outcomes and 5) The Progressive Bottom Line.]