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Iran Kicks BBC Correspondent Out of Country

BBC’s correspondent in Iran, Jon Leyne, has been given 24 hours to leave the country. The BBC has increased the number of satellites that carry BBC Persian TV to the region, BBC News. President Ahmadinejad has called for Britain and the US to stop their involvement in Iran’s affairs.

Polls show Americans strongly support government involvement in healthcare and are primarily concerned with the quality of healthcare. “The Times/CBS poll found 85 percent of respondents wanted major healthcare reforms and most would be willing to pay higher taxes to ensure everyone had health insurance.” 46 million American are uninsured and many more are underinsured, Reuters.

President Obama addressed the financial crisis and his plans for financial regulation in his weekly address. The administration has proposed a new agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, Washington Post.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads (and especially our dad) who read this site!  Obama’s official Father’s Day Proclaimation, Los Angeles Times.

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Iran Bars Foreign Media from Reporting Protests

Iran has barred foreign media from covering the rallies that have sprung up in support of Mousavi, the Iranian presidential candidates who disputes the results of last Friday’s election. Journalists are not allowed to leave their hotel rooms. Iran’s national media, which is run by the government, has only been reporting on rallies in support of Ahmadinejad, CNN.

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