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December 8th, 2009

President Obama told me to stop ‘demeaning’ him, says Rep. Conyers

President Barack Obama recently called Rep. John Conyers Jr. to express his frustrations with the Judiciary Committee chairman’s criticism.In an interview with The Hill, Conyers said his opinions of Obama’s policies on healthcare reform and the war in Afghanistan have not sat well with the president.According to the lawmaker, the ... continue reading

December 6th, 2009

Karl Rove's Visit To UWM Incites Protest

MILWAUKEE -- Former White House adviser Karl Rove’s visit to UWM on Thursday triggers a protest.Rove was the mastermind behind both of George W. Bush’s election campaigns.About 40 protestors rallied and called Rove a war criminal, blaming him for getting the U.S. into the Iraq war."We believe that before he ... continue reading

December 5th, 2009

White House OKs expanding CIA drone program in Pakistan

Washington (CNN) -- The White House has authorized an expansion of the CIA's program to attack suspected al Qaeda and Taliban operatives in Pakistan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with missiles shot from pilotless planes, a U.S. official confirms. The covert effort is part of the Obama administration's plan to increase ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2009

Obama: 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan by summer

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he was dispatching 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, accelerating a risky and expensive war buildup, even as he assured the nation that U.S. forces will begin coming home in July 2011. The first new Marines will join the fight by Christmas.The escalation — ... continue reading

December 1st, 2009

Gibbs: Deployment to Afghan will be accelerated

WASHINGTON — A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama is ready to lay out an end-game scenario for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan because "we can't be there forever."Robert Gibbs also told MSNBC that Obama's prime-time West Point speech also will lay out a faster deployment plan than initially envisioned ... continue reading

November 27th, 2009

House Democrats from the Bay Area line up against Obama's expected troop surge in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama prepares to announce his long-awaited decision on Afghanistan, many war-weary Democrats in Congress are holding their tongues, uneasy about the possibility of a troop surge but wanting to give Obama space to make a defining decision of his presidency.San Jose's Mike Honda is not ... continue reading

November 27th, 2009

President vs. party on troop increase

President Obama will reveal his new Afghanistan war strategy in a speech Tuesday evening to cadets at West Point, but his most skeptical audience is likely to be the powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill who oppose a troop buildup. Top Democrats have made it clear to Obama that he will ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

President to meet with lawmakers before war announcement

President Barack Obama will meet with House and Senate leaders from both parties next week before he announces his Afghanistan policy.Multiple Congressional leadership aides have confirmed that Democratic and Republican leaders from both the House and Senate, as well as key committee chairman and ranking members, are scheduled to meet ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Obama to announce Afghanistan troop strategy Tuesday

Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will announce the U.S. troop strategy for Afghanistan in a speech at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday. The Pentagon was making detailed plans to send about 34,000 more U.S. ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2009

Obama holds Afghanistan meeting tonight

President Obama will be working late tonight: The White House just announced a national security meeting on Afghanistan, starting at 8 p.m.It will be the ninth such meeting in recent months, as Obama decides on deploying more troops to the war now in its ninth year -- a decision to ... continue reading

November 16th, 2009

Where have all the protests gone? US students in limbo

WASHINGTON — When student Hemnecher Amen joined a protest outside the White House recently, it was the latest visible opposition here to US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hardly anyone took notice."There's a lot of apathy and a growing disconnectedness to what's going on in world affairs," the frustrated Howard ... continue reading

November 11th, 2009

Official: Obama won't take any current war options

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.Obama is still close ... continue reading

November 11th, 2009

Obama, Security Team Meet as Afghan Decision Nears

 Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama met with his top national security advisers today to discuss four options for strategy in Afghanistan as he draws closer to deciding whether to commit more U.S. troops to the war.The president hasn’t made a final decision on the deployment and believes the ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

GOP to send Veterans Day letter to Obama asking for troop increase to Afghanistan

Top Republican lawmakers plan to press the president on Veterans Day to come to a decision about troop levels in Afghanistan.In a letter to Obama, dated for tomorrow and first obtained by The Weekly Standard, 25 House and Senate GOPers urge the president to reach a conclusion in his strategy-making ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Gorbachev to Obama: 'Prepare the ground for withdrawal' in Afghanistan

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Tuesday advised President Barack Obama to prepare to withdraw forces from Afghanistan, rather than adding more troops. The USSR leader, who in 1986 began the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan after a lengthy conflict there, said that adding more troops will be counterproductive."They ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Obama down to four options on Afghanistan

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Barack Obama is down to four strategic options as he nears a decision on whether to plunge thousands more troops into the Afghan war, the White House said on Tuesday.Obama will sift the four approaches on Wednesday in his latest meeting with top military ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

WH denies Afghan decision made, as tensions flare with Pentagon

WASHINGTON (CNN) – White House National Security Adviser Retired Gen. Jim Jones issued a rare public statement Monday vehemently denying media reports suggesting President Obama has privately decided to send close to 40,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, as tensions between the White House and Pentagon appear to be flaring ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 3rd, 2009

Yes, That Was Me Visiting the White House

I guess I should come clean and admit it.I've been hangin' out with the Obamas at the White House. Late on Friday, Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, after many requests by the news media (and many demands by right-wing groups), released the list ... continue reading

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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
7:28 PM
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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
3:28 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
9:48 AM
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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
2:19 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
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
4:48 PM
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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
5:38 PM
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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'

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
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? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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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
6:48 PM
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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
1:08 PM
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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
1:02 PM
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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
8:39 PM
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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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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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