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November 5th, 2010

Michael Moore Discusses the Midterms on Democracy Now!, November 2, 2010

AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to renowned filmmaker, author, activist, Michael Moore. For the past twenty years, Michael has been one of the most politically active, provocative and successful documentary filmmakers in the business. His films include Roger & Me about the corporation General Motors; Fahrenheit 9/11 about Bush and ... continue reading

November 5th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' (Part 2)

Michael Moore on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Thursday, October 4th, 2010:"This is what I love about Republicans. I honestly secretly really admire them because, man they have guts. They come in with both guns blazing. They take no prisoners. What I suggested to you here that played on ... continue reading

November 4th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell'

Michael Moore on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010:"When your opponent states clearly that 'our #1 job in the next two years is to make sure you don't have a second term -- our #1 job is to defeat you and to embarrass you,' you don't ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 28th, 2010

A Boot to the Head ...from Michael Moore

There she was, thrown to the pavement by a Republican in a checkered shirt. Another Republican thrusts his foot in between her legs and presses down with all his weight to pin her to the curb. Then a Republican leader comes over and viciously stomps on her head with his ... continue reading

Barry Eisler

Author and former CIA agent

October 20th, 2010

The Overton Window: More Poodle Than Panther

I'm pleased to announce that At the Tea Party: The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs and Whitey-Whiteness of the New Republican Right... and Why We Should Take It Seriously is available today! Edited by GritTV's Laura Flanders, it includes essays from an amazing lineup of writers: Max Blumenthal, Alexander Cockburn, Lisa ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

October 1st, 2010

'MR. OBAMA: END THESE F***ING WARS! WAR IS THE OBSCENITY!'

Mission accomplished. No arrests made. We even got the banner back. Here's our press release:Today at 1:00pm eastern time, U.S. military veterans hung an enormous banner on the front of the Newseum, wrapping their message around the First Amendment chiseled in five stories of limestone.Opposed to the wars and occupations ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 1st, 2010

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Today's OpenMike blog The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn. Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're ... continue reading

September 29th, 2010

House Approves Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill

Voting for the second time on the measure, the House of Representatives approved by a 268-160 vote today a $7 billion health bill for first responders who fell ill at the World Trade Center site, more than nine years after the September 11th terrorist attacks.The bill was voted down during ... continue reading

September 28th, 2010

GOP groups overwhelm Dems with political ads

WASHINGTON – In one way at least, the fight for control of Congress is grossly one-sided.Just five weeks from midterm elections, groups allied with the Republican Party and financed in part by corporations and millionaires have amassed a crushing 6-1 advantage in television spending, and now are dominating the airwaves ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 28th, 2010

A Fine Whine

Today's OpenMike blogBIDEN: (sniffling) What's the matter with our base? Why don't liberals like us any more! OBAMA: They like us still... but they're mean to us! BIDEN: And we're the opposite of mean! Like, we're so nice to the Republicans -- we don't even make them have to do ... continue reading

September 28th, 2010

Biden warned Obama during Afghan war review not to get 'locked into Vietnam'

On Thanksgiving weekend in 2009, as President Obama was crafting his final Afghan war strategy, Vice President Biden fired off six handwritten memos by secure fax from Nantucket island in Massachusetts, where the Biden family traditionally gathered to celebrate the November holiday. As Biden had for months, he was keeping ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

AP Poll: Many think health overhaul should do more

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture's not that clear cut.A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Biden to Dems: 'Stop whining'

Vice President Joe Biden stoked a firestorm of liberal discontent with President Barack Obama on Monday – demanding that the Democratic base “stop whining” and start fighting Republicans instead of the White House. Biden, speaking at a frozen yogurt plant in New Hampshire, said he wanted to “remind our base ... continue reading

September 25th, 2010

US asserts state secret in Awlaki targeted killing case

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's administration has invoked the state secret privilege to avoid a lawsuit on behalf of Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, whose father charges the US government of targeting him for assassination. Nasser al-Awlaki last month asked two civil rights groups to sue the White House and the ... continue reading

September 24th, 2010

Liberals seethe over Dem punt on tax cuts

Liberals are expressing outrage that Democrats are not holding a vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class before the elections.Two weeks after President Obama delivered an impassioned speech on the need to raise taxes for the wealthy, Democrats on Capitol Hill have delayed a vote on the politically ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Summers to Leave White House After Election

White House officials expect Lawrence Summers to leave his job as the president’s National Economic Council director after November’s congressional elections, according to three people familiar with the matter.His departure would leave Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the only member of President Barack Obama’s original top-tier economic team. Summers, 55, ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Senate Republicans block 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal

An effort to repeal the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy went down to defeat Tuesday afternoon, with Senate Democrats and Republicans squaring off in a procedural vote.In the face of a promised filibuster by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Democrats could not convince a single GOP senator to cross over ... continue reading

September 17th, 2010

Barack Obama taps Elizabeth Warren for consumer watchdog job

President Barack Obama, sidestepping a bruising confirmation fight while throwing a bone to his liberal base, announced Friday that he has selected consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren as the architect of the newly-formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency set up as part of the Wall Street reform act. In ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Obama puts bark in consumer watchdog: Elizabeth Warren

President Barack Obama's decision to appoint Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren to oversee the creation of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection cheered consumer advocates and Democrats, while dismaying Republicans and business groups. Warren was one of the intellectual architects of the new bureau, created by the recent ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

VIDEO: Thousands of Afghans stage anti-U.S. protest in Kabul

KABUL – Police fired into the air to disperse thousands of anti-American protesters in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, witnesses and police said, with one person killed and at least five wounded.Demonstrators chanted "Death to America," "Death to Christians," and "Death to Karzai," the latter referring to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in ... continue reading

September 15th, 2010

Exclusive: President Obama to This Week Name Elizabeth Warren to Special Advisory Role to White House/Treasury Dept to Form New Consumer Agency

President Obama will announce this week that Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law School professor who first proposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will be named to a special position reporting to both him and to the Treasury Department and tasked with heading the effort to get the new federal agency ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2010

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before ... continue reading

September 13th, 2010

2 ministers burn Quran in Tennessee backyard

SPRINGFIELD, TN — A Florida pastor's threat to burn Islam's holy book on the anniversary of 9/11 set off a nationwide furor and incited Muslim anger as far away as Afghanistan, but the incendiary plan ended quietly in the backyard of a home in Springfield.After a week that included warnings ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

Obama Meets With Elizabeth Warren

A White House official confirms that President Obama met with Elizabeth Warren at the White House on Tuesday, a top contender for heading the Consumer Financial Protection Board.“Elizabeth Warren is a respected advocate and she was meeting at the White House Tuesday, but no decision has been made about the ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
7:38 PM
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
9:40 PM
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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