February 2002
New Republic;2/25/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 7, p8
Presents news briefs related to international politics as of February 25, 2002. Efforts of some farm-state Senators in the United States to limit crop subsidy payments to wealthy individuals; Condemnation of Kenneth Lay, former corporate executive officer of Enron, by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, including those who received campaign fund contributions from the company; Negotiations between Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and his security chief, Jibril Rajoub, which resulted in an argument; Criticism of the Pentagon's new Information Awareness Office for organizing databases to catalog information gleaned from the government's ever-expanding array of surveillance systems.


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