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October 30th, 2010

New polls, races still close

(CNN) – New poll numbers released show the so-called battleground states of the mid-term election are still battlegrounds. According to new McClatchy-Marist poll numbers released Saturday, the races in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin remain closely contested three days before Election Day.[Click here to read the rest of this article ... continue reading

October 29th, 2010

Geoengineering sparks international ban, first-ever congressional report

A senior House Democrat from Tennessee issued the first congressional report on geoengineering Friday, just as delegates from 193 nations approved a ban on such research under a global biodiversity treaty.The debate over whether humans should explore ways to manipulate the climate has taken on increased urgency over the past ... continue reading

October 29th, 2010

Roberts Court rulings on campaign finance reveal shifting makeup, forceful role

Since John G. Roberts Jr became chief justice five years ago, focus has been on the Supreme Court's changing makeup and shifting ideology. In the coming months, the Washington Post will examine the real-world consequences of the court's rulings in communities across the nation. RIVER FALLS, WIS. - Sometimes, it ... continue reading

October 28th, 2010

Ensign seeks legislation to blunt Wikileaks

Sen. John Ensign says he will be introducing legislation that would make it a crime to publish the names of military and intelligence informants, a response to the latest leak of classified field reports from the war in Iraq.Ensign said he is disturbed by the ongoing activities of the whistleblower ... continue reading

October 28th, 2010

Who's to blame for torture? Lawyers probe logs

LONDON (AP) — It has been one of the most bitter legal debates during the so-called war on terror — who's to blame for torture and how many degrees of separation are needed to dodge a lawsuit?The answer may lie in recently leaked documents, which lawyers and human rights groups ... continue reading

October 27th, 2010

Drone strikes kill 8 in northwest Pakistan

[...]In the first incident, one missile was fired on a militant hideout in the area of Mir Ali of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the two intelligence officials said. Five were killed. Later, a second suspected U.S. drone strike killed three individuals ... continue reading

October 27th, 2010

U.S. military campaign to topple resilient Taliban hasn't succeeded

An intense military campaign aimed at crippling the Taliban has so far failed to inflict more than fleeting setbacks on the insurgency or put meaningful pressure on its leaders to seek peace, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials citing the latest assessments of the war in Afghanistan.Escalated airstrikes and ... continue reading

October 27th, 2010

WikiLeaks likely has more secret files: Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon believes WikiLeaks likely has more secret government documents in its hands, beyond those the website has already released or mentioned publicly, a spokesman said Tuesday."We have reason to believe they have other documents as well," Colonel Dave Lapan told reporters, without elaborating.[...]Although US officials condemned WikiLeaks ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

U.S.: Enemies Searching WikiLeaks Iraq Papers

BAGHDAD — U.S. enemies already are combing through data released last week in a trove of Iraq war documents for ways to harm the American military, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Tuesday. U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn called the documents "stolen material" and said they give adversaries ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Pentagon suspects WikiLeaks has more documents

Washington -- The Pentagon is bracing for the release of more secrets by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, a Pentagon official said Tuesday, as the Defense Department drafts a new plan to securely distribute and protect military and other information. Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said WikiLeaks has more Defense Department ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Vatican urges Iraq to halt Aziz execution

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Vatican has urged Iraq to not carry out the death sentence meted out to former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and says it may intervene diplomatically to try to halt it.The international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Saddam’s deputy sentenced to hang

BAGHDAD: Saddam Hussein’s most powerful deputy, Tariq Aziz, has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court for being personally involved in the killing of members of Shiite religious parties after the first Gulf war.[...]Aziz’s son, Ziad, who was flown to the Jordanian capital by American forces in return for ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Saddam Hussein aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang

BAGHDAD (AP) — The international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting Shiites just over three months after the Americans transferred him to Iraqi government custody.Iraqi High Tribunal spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Sahib did not say when the 74-year-old former foreign minister would ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Iraq sentences Tariq Aziz to death

Tariq Aziz, one of the most notorious public faces of Saddam Hussein’s deposed regime in Iraq, has been sentenced to death by hanging.Mr Aziz, who rose to international prominence when he served as Iraq’s foreign minister during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, received the sentence from the Supreme Iraqi ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Britain to investigate WikiLeaks abuse claims

The British government has promised to investigate allegations of detainee mistreatment during the Iraq war.A spokesman for prime minister David Cameron says there is no place for the mistreatment of detainees, and any allegations will be investigated.[...][Click here to read the rest of this article from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation] continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Danish PM demands answers over torture report

COPENHAGEN, Tuesday — Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen said Tuesday he had ordered the country’s defence ministry to provide a full report on allegations Danish troops handed Iraqi insurgents over for torture.Confidential documents published on Friday by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks showed that Danish troops deployed in Iraq from 2003 ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

UN rights chief urges US, Iraq to probe WikiLeaks evidence

GENEVA — UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Tuesday urged Iraq and the United States to investigate allegations of torture and unlawful killings in the Iraq conflict revealed in documents leaked last week."The US and Iraqi authorities should take necessary measures to investigate all allegations made in these reports ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

VIDEO: National Guard members deploy to Iraq

Another group of local soldiers is making their final preparations to head overseas to Iraq. They are National Guard members who remove explosive devices and clear roads for convoys, and today they said their emotional goodbyes to friends and family.[...]Melissa Harrell of the 501st Ordnance Battalion says, “I feel honored ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

UPDATE: Tonko wants investigation into soldier's death

Congressman Paul Tonko says he expects a thorough investigation into what happened to a Montgomery County soldier who was found dead at his base in Iraq over the weekend.Army Private David Jones from St. Johnsville was found in his room with a gunshot wound to the head.The 21-year-old only had ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Area soldier found dead

A local soldier who planned to propose to his girlfriend was found dead in his room in Iraq, according to a family member.Army Pvt. David R. Jones, 21, of St. Johnsville, Montgomery County, was making plans to ask his girlfriend to marry him at an upcoming New York Giants football ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

VIDEO: Family of soldier found dead in Iraq wants answers

The air in the Bennett-Jones house in St. Johnsville is heavy with pain and sadness. On Sunday night, two uniformed military men showed up at their front door with the news that U.S. Army Private David Jones was found dead in his room on base in Baghdad, Iraq.His mother Theresa Bennett ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

St. Johnsville soldier dies in Iraq; details surrounding death probed

ST. JOHNSVILLE, NY — Friends of a 2008 St. Johnsville High School graduate remembered him as a loving, outgoing person Monday after news arrived about his death in Iraq. David Jones, who joined the U.S. Army about a year and a half ago, was killed Sunday during his first overseas ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

Meet the Cartoon Character the Army is Using to Combat Wikileaks

Wikileaks has the Army totally freaked out, and it's stepping up its efforts to keep sensitive information out of unauthorized hands. This lame cartoon character it uses to train soldiers not to leak stuff doesn't seem up to the challenge.[...][Click here to read the rest of this post from Gawker] continue reading

October 25th, 2010

US rebuffs Wikileaks Iraq torture claims

The US says it did not "turn a blind eye" to torture in Iraq, in response to allegations raised in files published by whistleblower website Wikileaks.[...]But Gen Casey told reporters on Monday that the policy during the administration of President George W Bush was to report abuse."Our policy all along ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

U.S. says did not under-report Iraq civilian deaths

[...]Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said the U.S. military never claimed to have an exact count of the number of civilians killed in Iraq. Lapan noted that estimates made by private organizations of civilian deaths in Iraq also have varied."Over the years, it has been impossible for the various organizations, ... continue reading

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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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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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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
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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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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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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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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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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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Mar 13th
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Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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