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Iraqis Move Toward Martial Law to Curb Insurgents

New laws passed by Iraq's interim government give Prime Minister Iyad Allawi broad powers to declare emergency rule and set curfews. The next step could be declaration of martial law in a bid to clamp down on insurgents. Hear NPR's Madeleine Brand and Christian Science Monitor reporter Annia Ciezadlo.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).