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September 10th, 2010

No decision imminent on US consumer chief-W.House

The White House said on Thursday that a decision on the nomination of the new head of the consumer financial protection bureau was approaching but not imminent. "I don't anticipate an announcement in the next couple of days but probably in the not too distant future," said White House spokesman ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

Consumer agency candidate Warren meets with Obama

Elizabeth Warren, whom the left is aggressively pushing to be named to head the new consumer protection agency, met with President Obama on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The meeting is fueling speculation that the Harvard law professor will be tapped for to lead the agency.Warren's potential nomination has ruffled ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 9th, 2010

Burn, Baby, Burn!

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of MichaelMoore.com] So the friggin' SECRETARY OF DEFENSE took time off running all our wars to call some nutjob preacher in Florida. And we have to witness the sissy sight of Gen. Petraeus begging from ... continue reading

September 8th, 2010

Iraqi soldier fires on US troops, kills 2

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi soldier fired a barrage of bullets at American troops protecting one of their commanders during a visit to an Iraqi army base Tuesday and killed two of them, the first U.S. servicemen to die since President Barack Obama declared an end to combat operations in the ... continue reading

September 8th, 2010

Iraqi soldier kills 2 U.S. soldiers

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- An Iraqi soldier opened fire Tuesday on a group of U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq, killing two and wounding nine others, the U.S. military and the Iraqi military said. They are the first American deaths in Iraq since the U.S. combat mission officially ended last week. ... continue reading

September 7th, 2010

Want to Feel Progressives’ Collective Strength? Attend ‘Fighting Bob Fest’

The labor movement and progressives are supposedly facing their darkest hour in decades, as the Republican steamroller heads toward an inevitable victory on November 2, mobilizing voters against the Democrats in retribution for the ongoing Great Recession.But this fatalism is rejected by many progressives, who believe that the stakes are ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

September 4th, 2010

Page Turning, Etc.

“As we do, (turn the “page” in Iraq) I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush. It’s well known that he and I disagreed about ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

5 Jaw-Dropping Stories in Wikileaks' Archives Begging for National Attention

In December 2008, I received an email message from Julian Assange -- the now world-famous public face of the whistleblower organization, Wikileaks. I don’t recall why or how it came about, but he invited me to join a counterinsurgency “analysis team” alongside a number of other academics, journalists and analysts.The ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

More Dems buck plan to let taxes increase for rich

WASHINGTON – Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans.Worried about the fragile economy and their own upcoming elections, a growing number of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's plans to let some of the Bush administration's tax cuts expire.Democratic ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

This year's U.S. death toll in Afghanistan the highest

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures. At least 321 troops have died so far in 2010, the highest yearly toll since the conflict began nearly nine years ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

Aging vets' costs concern Obama's deficit co-chair

RALEIGH, N.C. – The system that automatically awards disability benefits to some veterans because of concerns about Agent Orange  seems contrary to efforts to control federal spending, the Republican co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission said Tuesday.Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson's comments came a day after The Associated Press ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

Iraq remains occupied says Syria

DAMASCUS — Iraq, where US combat operations officially ended on Wednesday, will remain “occupied” until the last American soldier leaves, Syria’s official press said.“The American withdrawal from Iraq is an important step but incomplete on the road to the recovery of Iraqi sovereignty,” the Al-Baath newspaper of the ruling party ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

For Gates the US war in Iraq is over but cloud remains

CAMP RAMADI, Iraq — US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that America's war in Iraq is over but admitted that the outcome will remain "clouded" by the reason it was waged in the first place.Asked by reporters at Camp Ramadi, an American base about 100 kilometres (80 miles) west ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

VIDEO: Soldier Appearing In Controversial Video Speaks Out

As the president talks about ending the War in Iraq, a former soldier is speaking out about his role in the war. One Wichita man, who served in Iraq also appeared in a controversial video that went viral. The video captures an attack that happened more than three years ago. ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

Obama thanks Fort Bliss soldiers, talks with Reyes about border security

FORT BLISS - President Barack Obama's trip to Fort Bliss today to mark the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq steered clear of claiming victory, but he pointed out there is significant work left to help Iraqi people. Obama, who met with about 140 soldiers and 40 family members ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

President Obama's Oval Office speech on Iraq -- text

Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home. I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans. We ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

Obama won't say `Mission Accomplished' in speech

WASHINGTON — The White House says there are two words President Barack Obama will not say Tuesday night in his speech about the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq: "Mission accomplished."Seven years ago, President George W. Bush stood on an aircraft carrier to declare an end to major ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

Obama: End of Iraq combat effort, 'no victory lap'

WASHINGTON – Closing a divisive chapter of American history, President Barack Obama marked the end of the nation's combat mission in Iraq on Tuesday without declaring victory, winding down the U.S. role in a war he considered a terrible mistake.Obama's defiant pledge to end the war helped catapult him into ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

What Created the Populist Explosion and How Democrats Can Avoid the Shrapnel in November

To say that the American people are angry is an understatement. The political brain of Americans today reflects a volatile mixture of fear and fury, and when you mix those together, you get an explosion. The only question at this point is how to mitigate the damage when the bomb ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

Daniel Loeb, Hedge Fund Manager, Blasts Obama Administration's 'Redistribution Of Wealth'

A hedge fund manager's latest letter to investors has caused something of a stir among financial pundits, drawing comments from Paul Krugman, Andrew Ross Sorkin and others. The letter, which was penned by Third Point chief Daniel Loeb and first unearthed by Bess Levin at Dealbreaker, contains a host of ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

US spy chief: no more 'blabbing secrets' to the media

WASHINGTON — The chief of US intelligence has warned spy agencies against "blabbing secrets" to the media, saying employees should be "seen not heard."In a blunt memo, James Clapper, the new director of national intelligence, scolded staff members about leaks that appeared in recent news reports, saying it was a ... continue reading

August 29th, 2010

Obama’s Old Deal

Barack Obama was “incredulous” at what he was hearing, said one of his top economic advisers. The president had spent his first year in office overseeing the biggest government bailout of the financial industry in American history. Together with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, he had kept Wall Street afloat ... continue reading

August 27th, 2010

US points to oil as key to Iraq's postwar future

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. overthrew Saddam Hussein seven years ago, the Bush administration envisioned a liberated Iraq that was rich, stable, democratic and a shining example to the rest of the Arab world.Now, with the end of U.S.-led combat operations in Iraq, the Obama administration is predicting more or ... continue reading

August 27th, 2010

W.H.: Iraq violence won't affect withdrawal

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — The White House said the outbreak of deadly violence in Iraq during the past 24 hours, as President Barack Obama is preparing to speak to the nation Tuesday about the end of the U.S. military’s combat mission there, will not affect the administration’s timetable for withdrawal. “The ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Dozens killed in coordinated attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD — A day after the U.S. declared the number of American troops in Iraq had fallen to their lowest level since the war began in 2003, insurgents on Wednesday launched more than two dozen attacks across the country, killing at least 56 Iraqis.The coordinated assaults rekindled memories of the ... continue reading

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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
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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
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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
9:08 PM
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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
4:59 PM
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko' www.youtube.com

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
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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
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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
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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