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November 13th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Part 2 - 11/12/10

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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 3rd, 2010

SENATE: Democrats Retain Control Amid GOP Gains

With Democratic leader Harry Reid's victory in Nevada, Republican hopes for taking over the Senate faded – even as Reid's leadership qualities were sure to be put to the test in a more narrowly divided Senate. Republicans picked up six seats — in Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2010

Being SiCKO in a Tea Party Nation

RENO, Nevada -- I ventured backward in my memories to the fall of 2006 and wondered what might have happened differently if the Tea Party ruled this nation. It’s not that I am thrilled with the current state of political reality, but I am worried that if the trend toward ... 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

Dr. Clarence Lusane

Professor, Author and Activist

October 18th, 2010

From the White House to Obama's House

As he faces a critical juncture in his presidency, it is perhaps useful for President Obama to reflect upon an obscure but relevant anniversary. On October 17, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt officially changed the name of the president’s residence to the “White House.” Significantly, this occurred on the day after ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

September 23rd, 2010

Gray Panthers Urge an End to Tax Cuts for the Rich

The Panthers are dedicated to creating a humane society where the needs of people are put over profit.As the tax-cut debate rages through the Senate, the House, and among the prospective candidates for public office, the Gray Panthers are firmly committed to their stance that tax cuts for the wealthy ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Americans grim over economy before elections: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pessimism over the economy is rising and the grim mood could hurt both parties in the November 2 congressional elections, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday.Almost two-thirds of Americans believe the economy will worsen before it gets better, up from 53 percent ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

U.S. Democrats see good news in primary results

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 - After hearing months of dire political predictions, President Barack Obama's Democrats took heart on Wednesday from primary results that spared an endangered senator and highlighted Republican Party divisions ahead of November's elections. Democratic Senator Michael Bennet's primary win in Colorado bucked a national anti-incumbent trend and ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 2)

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July 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore's up to...something

Michael Moore is on the phone while driving around Traverse City. As always he's got lots to say and bounces from subject to subject with glee. But the one thing he doesn't want to talk about is what Michael Moore the filmmaker is up to these days. Last year at ... continue reading

July 20th, 2010

Tea party group on defensive over blog about NAACP

JUNEAU, Alaska – An official with the Tea Party Express on Monday blasted its expulsion from a national coalition over its refusal to oust a former chairman who satirized the NAACP in a controversial blog posting.The political action committee that raises money for Republican candidates was booted from the National ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Billboard Linking Obama, Hitler Draws Complaints

A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is drawing sharp criticism - even from fellow tea party activists who have condemned it as offensive and a waste of money. The North Iowa Tea Party began displaying the ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

Paul taking heat on Medicare payments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul says he opposes federal handouts, but the eye doctor takes government payments for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients.The dichotomy has drawn taunts of hypocrisy from his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway who on Tuesday called on Paul to quit "stonewalling" and release ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Activists protest offshore drilling at Miami Beach rally

Environmental activists rallied against offshore drilling Tuesday morning in Miami Beach. With large, black-plastic tarps -- meant to replicate oil slicks -- blowing in the wind, several dozen people passed over sunbathers and tourists in beach chairs in an attempt to show the impact oil would have on the pristine ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

May 7th, 2010

Is Your Senator a Bankster?

The one main benefit to the financial reform effort so far is that it helps further do away with the false paradigms of "left" or "right" and "Democrat" or "Republican" - fewer and fewer people are falling for those lies anymore. Try to get an ideological conservative to explain why ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Irate Workers, Union Leaders Rally On Wall St

NEW YORK — Frustration mounted on Wall Street Thursday as a huge protest took place. Demonstrators voiced their anger at the big banks who they say took the bailouts and still cut jobs. The protest was organized by a group calling itself "The Other 98 Percent," who are demanding financial ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live

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April 25th, 2010

William Ayers Stirs up Controversy in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. -- One of the leaders of a radical political movement of the sixties and seventies drew a crowd of protestors in Fresno Thursday night. William Ayers will speak at Fresno State Friday. He's a controversial figure because he led the Weather Underground, a radical group that set off ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

Hank Stuever reviews MSNBC's 'McVeigh Tapes'

Fifteen years ago today, Timothy McVeigh parked a Ryder truck filled with explosives and ammonium nitrate fertilizer in front of the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb so strong it sheared off half the building and killed 168 people. History is still puzzling through the event's lingering effects. ... continue reading

April 15th, 2010

GOP brass steers clear of tea parties

Some of the GOP’s grassroots heroes will be loudly applauded on the National Mall Wednesday by an adoring crowd of tea party activists, but the true power centers of the Republican Party will be nowhere in sight.Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader ... continue reading

April 14th, 2010

Okla. tea parties and lawmakers envision militia

OKLAHOMA CITY — Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

April 13th, 2010

Peace Activists Extend an Olive Branch to the Tea Party to Talk about War

On Tax Day, Tea Party members from around the country will descend on the nation’s capitol to “protest big government and support lower taxes, less government and more freedom.” CODEPINK, a women-led peace group advocating an end to war and militarism, will be sending some representatives to begin a dialogue. ... continue reading

March 29th, 2010

President Obama Gets Back on the War Wagon

Fresh off his historic and defiant passage of health care reform and barnstorming across the country soliciting popular support to combat Republican and Tea Party opposition, President Obama got back on the war wagon. After a surprise 13-hour flight, Mr. Obama made his first presidential visit to Afghanistan. While the ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

Tiny Town of Searchlight Prepares for Tea Partiers

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. -- Over 10,000 people from around the country are expected to descend on the tiny town of Searchlight, Nevada this weekend. They're coming for the kickoff of the Tea Party Express Tour and they're doing it in Harry Reid's hometown.Searchlight is about 60 miles south of Las Vegas ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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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...

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... 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 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
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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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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
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