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January 8th, 2006

Lawmakers Call on Iraq to Shape Up

In a visit to Baghdad, four members of Congress say Americans need to see signs of progress to continue U.S. military aid. By Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD — A bipartisan congressional delegation that included Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) had a blunt assessment Saturday for Iraq's political leaders: ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2005

Obama Calls on Bush To Admit Iraq Errors

'Limited' Troop Reduction Urged By Peter Slevin / Washington Post CHICAGO, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Barack Obama said President Bush should admit mistakes in waging the Iraq war and reduce the number of troops stationed there in the next year. But the Illinois Democrat, a longtime opponent of the war, ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2005

Obama Calls for Troop Reduction in Iraq

By Anna Johnson / Associated Press CHICAGO - Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday called for a troop reduction in Iraq and criticized the Bush administration for questioning the patriotism of people who have spoken out against the war. "I believe that U.S. forces are still a part of the solution ... continue reading

November 2nd, 2005

Mourners pay tribute to Rosa Parks

DETROIT, Michigan (CNN) -- Thousands of mourners packed a Detroit church Wednesday for an emotional tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who changed the country 50 years ago when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. About 4,000 people crowded the Greater Grace Temple ... continue reading

November 2nd, 2005

Thousands Honor Parks With Songs, Thanks

By Kathy Barks Hoffman / Associated Press DETROIT - A church packed with 4,000 mourners celebrated the life of Rosa Parks Wednesday in an impassioned, song-filled funeral, with a crowd of notables giving thanks for the humble woman whose dignity and defiance helped transform a nation. "The woman we honored ... continue reading

September 28th, 2005

$236 Million Cruise Ship Deal Criticized

By Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post On Sept. 1, as tens of thousands of desperate Louisianans packed the New Orleans Superdome and convention center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency pleaded with the U.S. Military Sealift Command: The government needed 10,000 berths on full-service cruise ships, FEMA said, and it needed ... continue reading

September 13th, 2005

The Other America

An Enduring Shame: Katrina reminded us, but the problem is not new. Why a rising tide of people live in poverty, who they are—and what we can do about it. By Jonathan Alter / Newsweek Sept. 19, 2005 issue -It takes a hurricane. It takes a catastrophe like Katrina to ... continue reading

September 11th, 2005

La. Senator Rips Bush Hurricane Response

By Larry Margasak / Associated Press Louisiana's senior senator on Sunday escalated the Democrats' rhetoric against the Bush administration's hurricane response, accusing the White House of a "full court press" to blame state and local officials for the initial sluggish rescue effort. The government's emergency managers came under fire from ... continue reading

September 6th, 2005

Bush, Clinton Announce Katrina Relief Fund

By Pam Easton / Associated Press HOUSTON - Former Presidents Bush and Clinton got smiles, hugs and requests for autographs when they met with refugees from Hurricane Katrina — but it was Bush's wife who got attention for some of her comments. Barbara Bush, who accompanied the former presidents on ... continue reading

September 6th, 2005

Barbara Bush: Things Working Out "Very Well" for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans

By E&P Staff / Editor & Publisher NEW YORK -- Accompanying her husband, former President George H.W.Bush, on a tour of hurricane relief centers in Houston, Barbara Bush said today, referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, "This is working very well for them." The ... continue reading

July 26th, 2005

Democratic Senators Press CIA Leak Probe

By Donna De La Cruz / Associated Press WASHINGTON - More than two dozen Democratic senators on Monday asked Congress to investigate the leak of a CIA officer's identity. "Americans deserve a Congress that holds Washington accountable for the truth about our national security," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who ... continue reading

June 1st, 2005

Data contradict VA's explanation on disparity in veterans' benefits

By Chris Adams / Knight Ridder WASHINGTON - A key reason the Department of Veterans Affairs offered recently to explain the wide disparity in veterans monthly disability checks across the country is undercut by the agency's own data. The data show that on average veterans of the same war receive ... continue reading

May 12th, 2005

Panel Declines to Recommend Bolton but Sends Vote to Senate

By Douglas Jehl and David Stout / New York Times WASHINGTON, May 12 - John R. Bolton suffered a setback in his quest to become ambassador to the United Nations today when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee declined to recommend him even as it voted to send the nomination to ... continue reading

August 6th, 2004

The US has killed around 300 Iraqi militants in two days. Hey! Does anybody remember Abu Ghraib? James L. Hart, a Republican candidate for the House, has been campaigning around Tennessee wearing a bullet proof vest carrying a gun, and telling people that "white children deserve the same rights as ... continue reading

July 29th, 2004

Al Sharpton Ignites the Democratic National Convention!

THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - JULY 28, 2004VIDEO: Windows Media: HI | LO | Real Player from CSPANAUDIO: Windows Media Thank you. Tonight I want to address my remarks in two parts. One, I'm honored to address the delegates here. Last Friday, I ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States 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 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 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
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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
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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
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith 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
5:41 PM
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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? Donna Smith 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
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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 Nick Turse 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
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? 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 Donna Smith 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 . . . | 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
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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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 Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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