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September 14th, 2005

Afghan official says commanders let Osama escape

By Sayed Salahuddin / Reuters KABUL, Sept 14 - Osama bin Laden was provided safe passage to Pakistan in 2001 by Afghan commanders paid by al Qaeda and sympathetic to its cause, a senior Afghan official told Reuters on Wednesday. Lutfullah Mashal, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry spokesman, said commanders helped the ... continue reading

August 1st, 2005

DON'T TRUST THE QUIET GUY

THE MARCH OF FREEDOM Oil wealth and oil power divide the Iraqi constitutional committee. Kurds and Shiites grapple with the future and whether they should have control of their own regions (a confederacy, of sorts) or if it should be centralized (a republic, of sorts). Civil war smells like this: ... continue reading

July 30th, 2005

Musharraf hints bin Laden, al-Zawahari in Pakistani mountains

(Kyodo) _ President Pervez Musharraf strongly hinted Friday that al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and his Egyptian-born top deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are hiding in "mountains in Pakistan." Musharraf told a packed press conference that the U.S. interrogation of senior al-Qaida member Abu Farraj al-Libbi had revealed that the terrorist network's ... continue reading

June 21st, 2005

GEORGE GOES TO NAM?

THE MARCH OF FREEDOM An Indiana Army National Guard recruiter is charged with raping (six times) a 21 year old soldier. The Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps holds camp for 4,500 ROTC students from across the country.Lying on the ground Friday, Spahr stared down the barrel of his rifle to ... continue reading

June 20th, 2005

VIETNAM WAR

THE MARCH OF FREEDOM The leader of the American unit that has suffered the highest number of war casualties in Iraq is facing a fresh battle - to clear his name after being relieved of his command and told his promotion was being blocked. Last Throes: Eight car bombs, one ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2005

U.S. Rockets Reportedly Kill 5 Pakistanis

American military says troops were pursuing guerrillas who attacked in Afghanistan, but does not confirm fatalities across the border. By Zulfiqar Ali and Paul Watson / Los Angeles Times PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A battle between U.S. forces and militants in eastern Afghanistan spilled across the border into Pakistan during the ... continue reading

March 26th, 2005

Security entourage holds clues in hunt for bin Laden

In an interview, Lt. Gen. Safdar Hussain, a top Pakistani commander, talks of the hunt on Pakistan's northwestern border. By Owais Tohid / Christian Science Monitor PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN - After three years of poking around caves, raiding compounds, and getting the slip from motorbike mullahs, the intelligence communities chasing Osama ... continue reading

March 15th, 2005

U.S., Pakistan admit bin Laden trail is cold

Pakistan's leader says forces once were close to al-Qaida chief NBC News LONDON - Pakistani and American officials said Tuesday the hunt for top al-Qaida and Taliban leaders would continue, but acknowledged the trail was cold.Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said his forces believed they had nearly hunted down Osama bin ... continue reading

March 15th, 2005

Pakistan 'lost' Bin Laden trail

BBC Pakistani forces had their best chance of capturing Osama Bin Laden last year, but they lost the trail, President Pervez Musharraf has told the BBC. Gen Musharraf said the intelligence services had their strongest indication about the al-Qaeda leader's whereabouts eight to 10 months ago. He said the "dragnet ... continue reading

December 21st, 2004

HOT AIR BLOWING FREELY

THE MARCH OF FREEDOM America suffers worst Iraq attack yet. More pictures here. New allegations of serious mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, some after the Abu Ghraib scandal. A lost leg and a demolished taxi: $10,000. Three male family members dead, $9,700. Making things right at Camp Victory: Priceless. Birds of ... continue reading

December 5th, 2004

Musharraf: Bin Laden's Location Is Unknown

By Robin Wright and Peter Baker / Washington Post Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday that the search for Osama bin Laden has gone completely cold, with no recent intelligence indicating where he and his top lieutenants are hiding. More than three years after al Qaeda's attacks on the World ... continue reading

December 4th, 2004

Bush Defends Pakistan's Hunt for Bin Laden

By Jennifer Loven / Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday defended Pakistan's cooperation in the hunt for Osama bin Laden despite the inability of U.S. and Pakistani troops to find the al-Qaida leader who, Bush once declared, was wanted dead or alive. The trail has gone cold in ... continue reading

December 4th, 2004

Bush Mum on Pakistan's Hunt for Bin Laden

By Jennifer Loven / Associated Press President Bush offered no criticism Saturday of Pakistan's role in the still-unsuccessful hunt for al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, even though Pakistan's army is pulling out of one area where the terrorist mastermind has believed to hide. After an Oval Office meeting with Pakistan's ... continue reading

December 4th, 2004

DEEP IN THE HEART OF WAZIRISTAN

LAUREN RAINEY STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM GOVERNOR ABOUT MEDICAID NURSING You can help Lauren Rainey. Write a letter, make a phone call, send a fax, get through to Alabama's governor... GO HERE. THE MARCH OF FREEDOM As of December 3rd, 2004, 1,265 Americans have died in Iraq. Illinois veterans ... continue reading

November 28th, 2004

Pakistani soldiers abandon search for bin Laden; Pakistan will withdraw soldiers from tribal region considered hiding place for Al Qaeda leadership

Toronto Star PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The Pakistan army said today it will withdraw hundreds of troops from a tense tribal region near Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden and his top deputy were believed to be hiding. The withdrawals from the South Waziristan area come after several military operations by thousands ... 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
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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
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? ...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
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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
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'

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
1:21 PM
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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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