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March 20 2011 Current Events Newsletter

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More Political Deja vu
Significant factors in the political landscape of the US from 1980 – 1992 included the demise of the Federal Savings and Loan division of banking, a stagnant US economy, record unemployment levels and a Republican domination of both chambers of the US Congress. Sound familiar?

WORLD EVENTS: 10 coal miners killed from methane gas explosion in Balochistan, Pakistan; Libyan no-fly zone in place after barrage of coalition attacks; Japan death toll in excess of 8,000 from earthquake and tsunami; US condemns attack on Ivory Coast market.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Q: What do “The Seattle Times,” Dana Priest, Mary Chind, Kathleen Parker and Brooks Atkinson have in common? A: They are all Pulitzer- prize winners.

POLITICAL INTERESTS: Having been stationed in Mexico for 19 months, US Ambassador to Mexico, Carlos Pascual appears to be the first senior diplomat to lose his job because of the WikiLeaks debacle.

PERSONALITIES Warren Minor Christopher (10/27/25 – 03/18/11) Former Secretary of State for President Bill Clinton, Deputy Attorney General under President Lyndon Johnson, Deputy Secretary of State for President Jimmy Carter, and former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. Mr. Christopher was also sent to supervise the contested Florida recount for Al Gore in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion.

ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the new US life expectancy is age 78.

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