Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘President Barack Obama’

Gagged On Torture: Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Detainee Treatment At Guantanamo Ahead Of The 9/11 Hearings

Attorneys for inmates at Guantanamo Bay say they’ve been banned from bringing up the subject of torture in court. They also claim that a number of other legal restrictions are stopping them from building a proper defence in cases that could result in the death penalty. Tweet

Obama Continues Most Of Bush’s Wiretap Policies

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Obama’s Hollow Guantanamo Apology

Obama’s Hollow Guantanamo Apology

Last Friday, in his first press conference since May, President Obama was concerned primarily with the economy, but also found time to answer a couple of questions about Guantánamo that were put to him by Ann Compton of ABC News Radio. For the most part, the media overlooked this section of the press conference, focusing […]

Net Neutrality: Is The FCC Ready To Take On The Big Dogs?

Net Neutrality: Is The FCC Ready To Take On The Big Dogs?

For those not following the FCC as of late, the issue of Net Neutrality has been a hot-button issue. For a few years now, mega internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon have been of the mindset that they can dictate the bandwidth allocated to whatever services they deem acceptable. In 2007, Comcast decided they had the God-given corporate right to slow down and even stop the bandwidth of Bit Torrents among other things Comcast didn’t find appropriate. The FCC actually stood up to them and tried to prohibit their nefarious actions.

How Are Recess Appointments Like Filibusters?

How Are Recess Appointments Like Filibusters?

We’ve grown used to hearing “progressives” urge Obama to make laws with signing statements and executive orders. The treaty he’s using to occupy Iraq never went to the Senate for ratification. His list of Americans to assassinate was never authorized by Congress. The Fourth Amendment and habeas corpus are not as dearly treasured as people pretended they were when doing so could make a Republican president look bad. But recess appointments is a new one.

Mr. President: Bankers and Pro Athletes are Fundamentally Different

Mr. President: Bankers and Pro Athletes are Fundamentally Different

President Barack Obama is a relative newbie to Washington. He didn’t even complete one term in the senate, and now he’s just finished his first year in the White House, so it’s stunning to see how quickly this one-time “community organizer” has lost his moorings in the marbled halls of power in Washington.

The YouTube Interview with President Obama

This is a raw pool report prepared by Kendra Marr of Politico following Monday’s YouTube interview with President Barack Obama: Citizens submitted questions during and after Obama’s the State of the Union. People cast more than 640,000 votes for 11,000 questions from around the world, and YouTube selected a few dozen of the highest rated […]

Obama’s Plan To Move Guantanamo To Illinois Poses Serious Problems

Obama’s Plan To Move Guantanamo To Illinois Poses Serious Problems

Last Tuesday, in a letter to Illinois governor Pat Quinn, five senior Obama administration officials — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano — announced that “the President has directed, with our unanimous support, that the Federal Government proceed with the acquisition” of Thomson Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison about 150 miles north-west of Chicago, to house prisoners from Guantánamo.

Obama Pushes Health Bill in Capitol Stop Sunday

President Obama made a trip to Capitol Hill during a rare weekend legislative session to ask rank-and-file Democrats to work for compromise healthcare legislation and do it quickly. Tweet

Obama Must Toss the Bums in Treasury Out, End the Wars, and Start Leading

Obama Must Toss the Bums in Treasury Out, End the Wars, and Start Leading

If you are sitting in class taking a test, and you’ve chosen to sit amongst your bone-headed, slacker friends, don’t turn to them for help when you can’t figure out of any of the answers. They may all tell you the same thing, but they’ll all be wrong. That’s the situation President Obama finds himself in today in the White House. Having surrounded himself with the very Wall Street con men who set up the crooked game that led to the current financial crisis and economic collapse, and finding that the lousy advice they have been giving him since last January has left the country still mired in deepening economic decline.

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