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October 31st, 2008

Obama ads in GOP turf; McCain says he's leftist

By Mike Glover and Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In a bold move brimming with confidence, Democrat Barack Obama broadened his advertising campaign on Friday into two once reliably Republican states and further bedeviled rival John McCain by placing a commercial in the Republican presidential nominee's home ... continue reading

October 30th, 2008

Shays takes swipe at McCain

(CNN) – New England's lone House Republican appears to have publicly broken with his party's standard-bearer, saying John McCain has not run a clean campaign and is likely to lose his bid for the presidency. "I just don't see how [McCain] can win," Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays told the Yale ... continue reading

October 21st, 2008

McCain targets liberals in sharpened stump speech

By Glen Johnson / Associated Press ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Republican John McCain and his supporters on Monday branded Democrat Barack Obama a liberal and criticized feminists and the media as they rallied their conservative base in Missouri, a hotly contested bellwether state, two weeks before the election. In a ... continue reading

October 21st, 2008

Cpl. Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan Was an American Soldier

"I'm also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, 'Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.' "Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim; he's a Christian. He's always ... continue reading

October 19th, 2008

Powell endorses Obama for president

Republican ex-secretary of state calls Democrat ‘transformational figure’ and NBC News WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for president on Sunday, criticizing his own Republican Party for what he called its narrow focus on irrelevant personal attacks over a serious approach to ... continue reading

October 2nd, 2008

Make-Believe Maverick

A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty By Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone At Fort McNair, an army base located along the Potomac River in the nation's capital, a chance reunion takes place one day between two former ... continue reading

September 16th, 2008

Asked about McCain's Georgia position, Powell urges caution

(CNN) — Five former Secretaries of State from both parties told CNN Monday the Bush administration’s hard-line approach on Iran needs to be abandoned by the next president – with one GOP foreign policy heavyweight calling the current White House position “ridiculous.” "I would advise the president to fully engage ... continue reading

September 16th, 2008


From NBC's Libby Leist Colin Powell, the first African-American Secretary of State, said this afternoon that electing an African-American US president would be “electrifying” for the world, but he said he still remains undecided between McCain and Obama. Appearing today at George Washington University with four other former US Secretaries ... continue reading

August 27th, 2008

Teenaged Democrats flock to Obama's side

DENVER, Colorado (AFP) — Some of them aren't even old enough to vote yet, but impassioned by the message of hope preached by Barack Obama they have flocked here to help crown their idol the Democratic standard-bearer.These students and high-school pupils are the youngest delegates to the Democratic Party convention, ... continue reading

July 7th, 2008

Why some conservatives are backing Obama

By Carolyn Lochhead / San Francisco Chronicle The "Obamacans" that Sen. Barack Obama used to joke about - Republican apostates who whispered their support for his candidacy - have morphed into a new phenomenon, or syndrome, as detractors like to call it: the Obamacons. These are conservatives who have publicly ... continue reading

June 13th, 2008

Powell tells B.C. crowd he might vote for Obama

By Ian Bailey / Globe and Mail VANCOUVER -- Colin Powell, the former Republican secretary of state, says he is not ruling out a vote for Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic nominee for president. While Mr. Powell served in the administrations of two Republican presidents, he suggested yesterday his support ... continue reading

June 11th, 2008

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH Washington, Jun 10 - Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio In the United States House of Representatives Monday, June 9th, 2008 A Resolution INDEX Article I Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq. Article II Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the ... continue reading

June 5th, 2008

Citing new report, Dems rip ‘heinous’ prewar rhetoric

By J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill Democrats blasted the Bush administration’s rhetorical road to war in Iraq as “heinous” Thursday, citing a new Senate Intelligence Committee report that said the administration mishandled prewar intelligence. However, senators stopped short of pressing for criminal charges, and the White House shot back ... continue reading

May 29th, 2008

Powell speech draws anti-war protesters

By Evan Goodenow / Fort Wayne News-Sentinel FORT WAYNE, IA — It was perhaps the most important motivational speech of the 21st century, but four protesters outside Memorial Coliseum said he never should have made it. Not the speech former Secretary of State Colin Powell gave Tuesday at the Get ... continue reading

April 11th, 2008

Cheney, others OK'd harsh interrogations

By Lara Jakes Jordan and Pamela Hess / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Bush administration officials from Vice President Dick Cheney on down signed off on using harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality, The Associated Press has learned. The officials also took ... continue reading

April 10th, 2008

Sources: Top Bush Advisors Approved 'Enhanced Interrogation'

Detailed Discussions Were Held About Techniques to Use on al Qaeda Suspects By Jan Crawford Greenburg, Howard L. Rosenberg and Ariane de Vogue / ABC News In dozens of top-secret talks and meetings in the White House, the most senior Bush administration officials discussed and approved specific details of how ... continue reading

March 18th, 2008

Anti-Iraq war U.S. diplomats poorer but proud

By Adam Tanner / Reuters SAN FRANCISCO - In 2003, three senior U.S. diplomats abruptly ended prestigious careers and gained international attention by noisily resigning in protest over the U.S. war in Iraq. In interviews on Tuesday on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the invasion, the three said ... continue reading

February 13th, 2008

Rice heatedly defends her integrity on Iraq claims

By Arshad Mohammed / Reuters WASHINGTON, Feb 13 - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice vehemently defended her integrity on Wednesday when asked about an independent report that found she made 56 false statements on the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. At a congressional hearing, Rep. Robert Wexler, a ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2008

Study: False statements preceded war

By Douglass K. Daniel / Associated Press WASHINGTON - A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks. The study concluded that the ... continue reading

January 11th, 2008

Our shameful Guantanamo anniversary

The appalling fact that innocents have been locked up and abused at the U.S. prison for six long years is not the only reason we must close it now. By Anthony D. Romero / Salon Today, America's Guantánamo era enters its seventh shameful year. If we are ever to regain ... continue reading

September 11th, 2007

'Whose Honor?' Dan DeWalt

Preparatory to General Petraeus’ testimony today, some Congress members, incensed by a full page ad in the NY Times referring to him as General Betray us, lashed out at that organization and the “Left” in general for daring to utter a doubting word about the General. Then they extolled ... continue reading

June 21st, 2007

White House near decision to close Gitmo

By Matthew Lee / Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is nearing a decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility and move the terror suspects there to military prisons elsewhere, The Associated Press has learned. President Bush's national security and legal advisers are expected to discuss the move ... continue reading

February 16th, 2007

Ex-aide says Rice misled U.S. Congress on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice misled the U.S. Congress when she said last week that she had not seen a 2003 Iranian proposal for talks with the United States, a former senior government official said on Wednesday. Flynt Leverett, who worked on the National Security Council when ... continue reading

February 6th, 2007

Ten protesters arrested in McCain's office

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. Capitol Police arrested 10 anti-war protestors in Sen. John McCain's Capitol Hill office Monday, police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider tells CNN. The protestors, members of the anti-war organization "Code Pink," said the demonstration was one of more than two dozen similar protests held across the country ... continue reading

January 19th, 2007

Washington 'snubbed Iran offer'

BBC News Iran offered the US a package of concessions in 2003, but it was rejected, a senior former US official has told the BBC's Newsnight programme. Tehran proposed ending support for Lebanese and Palestinian militant groups and helping to stabilise Iraq following the US-led invasion. Offers, including making its ... continue reading

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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
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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? Donna Smith 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
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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