Who Will Get Last Fiscal Laugh?

By |November 30th, 2012|

photo: Pete Souza "Right now, the only thing preventing us from reaching a deal that averts the fiscal cliff and avoids a tax hike on 98 percent of Americans is the refusal of Congressional Republicans to ask the very wealthiest individuals to pay higher tax rates. The President has already signed into law [...]

Secretary Clinton on What Lies Ahead in Foreign Policy [Full Remarks]

By |November 30th, 2012|

The secretary of state delivers a speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy during a conference sponsored by the Foreign Policy Group and the State Department's Policy Planning Staff at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. [source: Foreign Policy] A FOREIGN policy speech given by Secretary Clinton at Foreign Policy's "transformational trends" forum, [...]

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Reports That Sec. of State Candidate Rice ‘Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands’

By |November 30th, 2012|

Writing at On Earth, Scott Dodd's Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands has introduced an environmental / energy factor into the conversations about Susan Rice. There's another possible consideration involved: a potential conflict of interest. Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become [...]

Palestinians Win Nonmember Observer Status in United Nations General Assembly Vote

By |November 30th, 2012|

...the General Assembly vote "“ 138 countries in favor, 9 opposed and 41 abstaining "“ showed impressive backing for the Palestinians at a difficult time. It was taken on the 65th anniversary of the vote to divide the former British mandate of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, a vote Israel considers [...]

Elect More Women: Debra Cooper for New York’s Upper West Side

By |November 30th, 2012|

Rep. Kathy Hochul (left), Debra Cooper (right) IT WAS an event this week in Washington, D.C. that provided a glimpse of the strong support for Debra Cooper, who is running for New York City Council, District 6, in November 2013. The women who came out to show solidarity with one of the strongest [...]

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Brig. Gen. James Shelton on Petraeus: Naive and Fell for Broadwell’s Charms

By |November 30th, 2012|

"I screwed up royally," Petraeus told his longtime Army pal, retired Brig. Gen. James Shelton in the hand-written missive. "I paid the price (appropriately) and I sought to do the right thing at the end of the day," he wrote in the Nov. 20 message. - David Petraeus says he 'screwed up royally' in letter [...]

Top Story — Pending Deal or No Deal? Sen. McConnell Rebuffs Taxing Top 2% *Updated*

By |November 29th, 2012|

IT'S BECOMING clear that since President Obama gave in once on extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest that McConnell and Boehner think he will again. The Hill reports: "We're insisting on keeping tax rates where they are, first and foremost, to protect jobs and because we don't think government needs the money in [...]

Chasing Ice: Going Over the Climate Change Cliff Looks Like This (VIDEO)

By |November 29th, 2012|

Human beings seem to have an infinite capacity to accept word spins and tricks and diversions, like "fiscal cliff," for example, while having an equally unlimited capacity to turn facts into fantasies and myths, like "climate change." I think it has something to do with comfort zones, not wanting to take responsibility for needed changes, [...]

Hunger Strike Launched in Solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade: Demands That Valero Divest From Keystone XL (VIDEO)

By |November 29th, 2012|

From Tar Sands Blockade: Earlier today, Longtime Gulf Coast activists Diane Wilson and Bob Lindsey Jr. ... locked their necks to oil tanker trucks destined for Valero's Houston Refinery in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade's protests of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Valero Energy Corp. is among the largest investors in TransCanada's toxic tar sands pipeline [...]

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News Desk: Fast-food Workers Walk in Biggest Effort to Unionize Ever Launched

By |November 29th, 2012|

**Click the photo to sign the petition** "Hey, hey, what do you say? We demand fair pay." PEOPLE CAN'T live a quality life on what fast-food companies pay their workers. Their bosses are making millions and the disparity has finally reached the tipping point. Fast-food workers at several restaurants in New York walked [...]