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Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy Crisis

Missed in all the controversy over Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark is Romney’s callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.

09/20/2012

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Condi Rice In RNC Speech: Obama Lacks World Leadership

The current Stanford professor spoke at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, where Mitt Romney will formally accept the Republican presidential nomination..

08/29/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Has Disclosed Zero Complete Tax Returns

It turns out Romney either lied to the American public or filed an incomplete and incompetent IRS return in 2010. W. Mitt Romney is hiding the document that reveals more information about the money he is hiding in financial institutions favored by despots, terrorists, drug dealers, money launderers and tax cheats.

07/19/2012

Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer

2 UC Berkeley Grads Convicted of Spying In Iran Getting Married

Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago got married Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area.

05/05/2012

Maloos the cat was brought to San Francisco for treatment after being seriously injured in Iran. (San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

Injured Iranian Cat Brought To San Francisco For Treatment

Although the U.S. and Iran are at odds politically, a partnership between animal care groups helped to save a cat found seriously injured in the Iranian capital of Tehran by sending it to San Francisco for treatment.

04/27/2012

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Bay Area Gas Prices Continue To Rise

According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of gas in the state hit $4.20 this week.

02/25/2012

Sarah Shourd (L), Shane Bauer (C) and Josh Fattal, hug during a press conference after the two men returned to the US on September 25, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Freed Cal Hikers Set Bay Area Wedding Date

Two University of California, Berkeley grads who were accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran are planning to get married in the spring.

11/14/2011

Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer

Former Cal Grads Coming Home After 2 Years In Iranian Prison

Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were “eager to go home” just before boarding their flight to the U.S. from Oman, the Gulf state that helped mediate their release after more than two years in custody on accusations of spying.

09/24/2011

Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer

Cal Grads Fly To Freedom After Release From Iran Prison

Two UC Berkeley graduates jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran’s prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody.

09/21/2011

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Freedom Imminent For Cal Graduates Jailed In Iran

Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in “the near future” to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans’ lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.

09/17/2011

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