Archive for ‘July, 2009’

Pelosi To Allow Floor Vote On Single-Payer Healthcare Plan

Pelosi To Allow Floor Vote On Single-Payer Healthcare Plan

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she would allow a floor vote later this year on a single-payer option for healthcare reform after Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, agreed to remove an amendment he proposed for inclusion in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s version of a healthcare reform bill, which the panel passed […]

House Panel OKs Healthcare Reform Bill, Setting the Stage For Floor Vote

House Panel OKs Healthcare Reform Bill, Setting the Stage For Floor Vote

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed an “historic” healthcare reform bill late Friday, breaking a two-week deadlock between Democrats and Republicans that threatened to derail one of President Barack Obama’s top domestic issues. The bill passed by a vote of 31 to 28. No Republicans voted in favor of the bill and five […]

CIA Recruiting Hedge Fund Managers

CIA Recruiting Hedge Fund Managers

The CIA recruits hedge fund managers and others, asking financial professionals to put their skills to work for the good of the company. Tweet

Uncertainty Surrounds Fate Of Young Afghan Detainee

Uncertainty Surrounds Fate Of Young Afghan Detainee

One of Guantanamo’s youngest prisoners, ordered by a federal judge to be released after almost seven years in detention because his “confession” was obtained through torture, may face further hurdles before being set free. A federal judge yesterday ordered the government to release Mohammed Jawad, who was reportedly 12-14 years old when he was captured […]

Iglesias: ‘Long Suspected Rove’s Fingerprints Were All Over’ US Attorney Firings

Iglesias: ‘Long Suspected Rove’s Fingerprints Were All Over’ US Attorney Firings

In an interview Thursday, Iglesias said he was “not surprised” Bush “got involved in the decisions to dismiss the prosecutors. “For something that became this politicized it had to get his input his approval,” Iglesias said. “I suspect when all the evidence comes out he wasn’t just in the loop he approved it.” Iglesias said […]

Judge Orders Young Afghan Prisoner Released From Guantanamo

Judge Orders Young Afghan Prisoner Released From Guantanamo

Rejecting arguments from both the Bush and Obama administrations, a federal judge has ordered the release of an Afghani who may have been as young as 12 when he was detained 6 ½ years ago for allegedly wounding two U.S. soldiers and an Afghan translator by throwing a grenade at their unmarked jeep. U.S. District […]

The Unconstitutional ‘Treaty’ Bush Agreed to During His Last Days

The Unconstitutional ‘Treaty’ Bush Agreed to During His Last Days

In November 2008, then President George W. Bush and then Puppet Nouri al-Maliki negotiated an unprecedented, unconstitutional treaty to “legalize” three more years of war in a manner not unlike the “legalization” of invasions, detentions, torture, and warrantless spying by secret decree of the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. This […]

Holder Torture Probe Would Likely Be a Whitewash

Holder Torture Probe Would Likely Be a Whitewash

Last year, in the heat of the presidential campaign, Eric Holder was a featured speaker at the American Constitution Society’s annual convention where he told a packed crowd that the “American people are owe[d] a reckoning” as a result of the “abusive” and “unlawful” policies of the Bush administration. “Our government authorized the use of […]

Petition Opposing Hiring of Alberto Gonzales Gaining Signatures

Petition Opposing Hiring of Alberto Gonzales Gaining Signatures

Seventy professors at Texas Tech University have signed a petition protesting the hiring of Alberto Gonzales and accused the college’s chancellor of nepotism in bringing the disgraced former attorney general to campus to teach a political science class. According a copy of the petition obtained by the Texas Tech’s student newspaper, The Daily Toreador, the […]

Wanted: A Joint Public-Option Single-Payer United Front

Wanted: A Joint Public-Option Single-Payer United Front

If you support a healthcare bill with a public option in it, chances are many single-payer advocates don’t trust you. If you supported that same bill in exactly the same way and also advocated leaving in it the language that allows states to create single-payer, those same missing passionate advocates might not line up perfectly […]

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