TIME: Grand Jury Investigating CIA Abu Ghraib Torture for War Crimes

By |June 14th, 2011|

The ghosts of Bush-Cheney-Rummy torture still hangs over the C.I.A., no matter what Leon Panetta has done to infuse the agency with honor. From TIME magazine: It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" "“ for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make [...]

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Bush Iraqi Boondoggle: Pentagon’s $6.6 Billion Still Missing

By |June 13th, 2011|

From the LA Times we find out just what a disaster the team of Bush and Rumsfeld were for the U.S. From tax cuts that exploded the debt and an unjustified preemptive war kept off the books, add in Abu Ghraib and the plummeting of American credibility throughout the Arab and Muslim world, it's hard [...]

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Fracking, Compliments George W. Bush, Republicans & their Sponsors

By |June 1st, 2011|

New Yorkers, you've got one hell of an attorney general. As a bit of background, this all started because of George W. Bush. Spills and methane contamination fall under state and federal regulations. However, fracturing, as it's also called, got a "specific exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act," as the New York Times puts [...]

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Pentagon Sends Warning on Cyber Attack

By |May 31st, 2011|

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force. [...] In part, the Pentagon intends its plan as a warning to potential adversaries of the consequences of attacking [...]

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Obama White House Punishes Reporter in ‘Carla Fatwa’

By |April 29th, 2011|

The White House Press Correspondents' Association pool reporting guidelines warn about "no hoarding" of information and also say, "pool reports must be filed before any online story or blog." While uploading her video probably was the best way to file her report, Carla may have technically busted the letter of that law. But the guidelines [...]

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Screaming Drudge Headline of the Day

By |April 25th, 2011|

From the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch: The International Monetary Fund has just dropped a bombshell, and nobody noticed. For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the "Age of America" will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China. The Wall Street Journal editorial [...]

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Will Trump Tornado Pull Palin In?

By |April 17th, 2011|

**UPDATED - BUMPED** Real estate mogul Donald Trump touted his net worth as a selling point over likely presidential contender and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. "I'm a much bigger business man and have (a) much, much bigger net worth. I mean, my net worth is many, many, many times Mitt Romney," Trump said Sunday [...]

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Happy Tax Day, Suckers

By |April 15th, 2011|

Read it and weep, then remember that Pres. Obama and the Democrats are a big part of this problem today, beyond what the graph illustrates. They're the ones who not only initially caved on extending the Bush tax cuts, but adopted the Republican economic model of cutting spending and taxes, taking up the Right's narrative. [...]

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Obama’s ‘Are You In?’ Question

By |April 7th, 2011|

The biggest issue facing Obama's reelection team is whether Obama's base will show up and if they do in what numbers and with what level of enthusiasm. This is the story and why Obama embarrassingly asked "Are you in?" when he launched his reelection campaign. Not even the President and his team are [...]

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Obama’s Libya Stalemate

By |April 6th, 2011|

**UPDATED** However, despite President Obama's speech to the nation explaining the justifications for military engagement last Monday, an increasing percentage say that the military action lacks a clear goal "” 57% today, up from 50% a week ago. And by an overwhelming 66% to 25% margin, most say they would oppose the U.S. and its [...]

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