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When Hillary Clinton Stops Making Sense

When Hillary Clinton Stops Making Sense

U.S. President Barack Obama will be a lame duck next year and the officials in his administration, especially his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are hilariously doing their best to make sure that they haven’t spared any effort to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries and sabotage the stability and security of those […]

Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor: “Seems Like A Third Bush Term When It Comes To National Security”

Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor: “Seems Like A Third Bush Term When It Comes To National Security”

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Morris Davis speaks bluntly about some of President Barack Obama’s policy decisions. “There’s a pair of testicles somewhere between the Capital Building and the White House that fell off the president after Election Day [2008],” said Davis, an Air Force colonel who spent […]

After Ten Years Of The “War on Terror,” It’s Time To Scrap The Authorization For Use Of Military Force

After Ten Years Of The “War on Terror,” It’s Time To Scrap The Authorization For Use Of Military Force

Many Americans probably think that the “War on Terror” began on September 11, 2001, when the terrible terrorist attacks took place, whose 10th anniversary has recently been marked. However, the “War on Terror” actually began on September 14, 2001, when Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force, which authorized the President “to use […]

Ten Years After 9/11, America Deserves Better than Dick Cheney’s Self-Serving Autobiography

Ten Years After 9/11, America Deserves Better than Dick Cheney’s Self-Serving Autobiography

On August 30, when In My Time, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s self-serving autobiography was published, the timing was pernicious. Cheney knows by now that every time he opens his mouth to endorse torture or to defend Guantánamo, the networks welcome him, and newspapers lavish column inches on his opinions, even though astute editors and […]

Heels Dug In, Cheney Rewrites History

Heels Dug In, Cheney Rewrites History

Human rights advocates and legal experts are hitting back at statements made by former vice president Dick Cheney in his new book, “In My Time,” that abusive interrogation methods – torture — yielded information that saved lives and that he had “no regrets” about their use. Cheney has been unshakable in defense of his decision […]

Hispanic Caucus Blasts “Secure Communities” Demands A Moratorium From Obama

Hispanic Caucus Blasts “Secure Communities” Demands A Moratorium From Obama

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is charging that the President’s Secure Communities (S-Comm) policy “is not living up to its name,” and is demanding that the Obama Administration declare a moratorium on the program’s implementation. The Caucus said it has sent a letter to President Obama “following a chorus of growing criticism of program.” The letter […]

White House Website Lying About Your Taxes

White House Website Lying About Your Taxes

The White House has a handy website to mislead you about your tax dollars. It claims that only 26.3 perent goes to “National Defense”. This is similar to the claim in the 1040EZ US income tax form booklet (see pages 36-37). Here are those two pages in a PDF. There the claim is that the […]

Holder, Obama And The Cowardly Shame Of Guantanamo And The 9/11 Trial

Holder, Obama And The Cowardly Shame Of Guantanamo And The 9/11 Trial

Since May 2009, when President Obama first bowed to Republican pressure on national security issues, and abandoned a plan by White House Counsel Greg Craig to rehouse on the US mainland a couple of cleared prisoners at Guantánamo who were at risk of torture if repatriated, it has been apparent that no principles are sufficiently […]

White House Denies Existence Of ‘Task Force’ Ex-Guantanamo Psychologist Claims He Was Appointed To By Michelle Obama

White House Denies Existence Of ‘Task Force’ Ex-Guantanamo Psychologist Claims He Was Appointed To By Michelle Obama

This report was written by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye and originally published on Truthout. The White House has categorically denied that it set up a task force to address the psychological well being of military families and had First Lady Michelle Obama appoint as one of its members the former chief psychologist at Guantanamo, […]

The Race For Space Solar Energy

The Race For Space Solar Energy

The failures of the General Electric nuclear reactors in Japan to safely shut down during the 9.0 Tahoku earthquake, following in the wake of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the deadly methane gas explosion in Massey’s West Virginia coal mine, conclusively demonstrate the grave dangers to human society […]

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