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Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

December 11th, 2010

President NAFTA Backs President SHAFTA

It was a stunning spectacle yesterday afternoon when former President Clinton took the podium from President Obama in the White House briefing room to help shove the Obama-GOP tax deal down the throats of Democratic activists and Congress members. It was a fitting spectacle too (carried live on CNN) -- ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Summers to Leave White House After Election

White House officials expect Lawrence Summers to leave his job as the president’s National Economic Council director after November’s congressional elections, according to three people familiar with the matter.His departure would leave Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the only member of President Barack Obama’s original top-tier economic team. Summers, 55, ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Senate blocks move to lift ban on gays in US military

WASHINGTON — The US Senate Tuesday blocked moves to repeal a ban on gays in the military in a procedural vote, indefinitely delaying consideration of the controversial measure.Known as "Don't ask, Don't tell," the 1993 law has aroused impassioned debate with celebrities such as pop star Lady Gaga calling for ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Senate Republicans block 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal

An effort to repeal the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy went down to defeat Tuesday afternoon, with Senate Democrats and Republicans squaring off in a procedural vote.In the face of a promised filibuster by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Democrats could not convince a single GOP senator to cross over ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Elizabeth Warren, likely to head new consumer agency, provokes strong feelings

Somewhere along the line, Elizabeth Warren became a symbol. She's either the plain-spoken, supremely smart crusader for middle-class families that her supporters adore, or she's the power-hungry headline seeker her critics loathe, a fiery zealot disguised in professorial glasses and pastel cardigans. But no one disputes that she's the most ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

U.S. Democrats see good news in primary results

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 - After hearing months of dire political predictions, President Barack Obama's Democrats took heart on Wednesday from primary results that spared an endangered senator and highlighted Republican Party divisions ahead of November's elections. Democratic Senator Michael Bennet's primary win in Colorado bucked a national anti-incumbent trend and ... continue reading

July 7th, 2010

Lesbian Ex-Sergeant Hopes for Repeal of Military's Policy

LAKELAND | Felicia Pecora said she hadn't yet found herself when she enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve at age 22.Eight years later, Pecora says, she had gained maturity, fortitude and self-confidence. She had also attained the rank of sergeant and been deployed on missions to Bosnia and Haiti.It was ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Bill Clinton: We May Have to Blow Up Oil Well

Former President Bill Clinton said during a panel discussion in South Africa that it may become necessary to blow up the Deepwater Horizon well that continues to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico."Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

White House eyes a compromise on gays in military

WASHINGTON – A proposal to step up the repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military but still allow the Pentagon time — perhaps even years — to implement new policies was being discussed Monday by administration officials and gay rights activists. The White House ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Legislators suggest fraud, request Goldman inquiry

WASHINGTON - A group of 62 House lawmakers is asking the Justice Department to conduct a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Ohio) said Wednesday that a letter from the group to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. requested an immediate opening of a criminal probe."On ... continue reading

April 20th, 2010

Columbine prepares for shooting anniversary

The scrolling list of online student activities for Tuesday, April 20, lists a spring play rehearsal, a talk by "famous photographer, John Fielder" -- and "NO SCHOOL." It's a tough day to be within those walls. It was there, 11 years ago, that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold embarked on ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

Today's eerie similarities to Oklahoma City

It has been 15 years since Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb at the Oklahoma City federal building, destroying it and killing 168 innocent people, including 19 children under age six. As part of the team that prosecuted McVeigh and his co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, it was clear to me ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

Oklahoma City bombing remembered amid rising tensions

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — The United States will mark the 15th anniversary of its deadliest domestic terrorism attack on Monday amid rising political tensions and anti-government sentiment that has terrorism experts on edge.The April 19, 1995, truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City by ... continue reading

March 26th, 2010

Larry Summers May Be Leaving Obama Administration

The conventional wisdom in Washington and on Wall Street has been that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner -- the target of populist outrage over Wall Street bailouts and high unemployment -- would be the first to leave the Obama administration’s economic team after the mid-term elections. But the FOX Business Network ... continue reading

February 4th, 2010

America's Sorry History with Haiti, Part II

The Haitians have a saying in their native créole language: Piti, piti, wazo fe nich li. “Little by little, the bird builds its nest.” Freed of the powerful grip of the Duvaliers in 1986, and despite a dysfunctional system, little by little, the Haitians undertook the difficult work of rebuilding ... continue reading

February 4th, 2010

Haiti death toll tops 200,000 as aid anger mounts

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The death toll in the Haiti quake has swelled to 200,000, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said as angry protests over the slow arrival of aid flared on the rubble-strewn streets.More than three weeks after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, Bellerive said his tiny Caribbean nation had been ravaged by "a ... continue reading

January 26th, 2010

Obama's Tiny Jobs Ideas for Main Street, A Big Spending Freeze for Wall Street

President Obama today offered a set of proposals for helping America’s troubled middle class. All are sensible and worthwhile. But none will bring jobs back. And Americans could be forgiven for wondering how the President plans to enact any of these ideas anyway, when he can no longer muster 60 ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

Help steps up, but so does scale of Haiti tragedy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The staggering scope of Haiti's nightmare came into sharper focus Monday as authorities estimated 200,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless in the quake-ravaged heart of this tragic land, where injured survivors still died in the streets, doctors pleaded for help and looters slashed at one another in ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Obama, GW Bush, Clinton: Together on Haiti

President Obama thanked predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton today for heading up a new Haiti fundraising project, and asked them to tap America's compassion to help the impoverished nation devastated by a deadly earthquake."In times of great challenge in our country and around the world, Americans have always ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

President Barack Obama throws full military might into aid effort

The American secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, flew into Haiti yesterday to spearhead a huge aid operation that the US administration hopes will serve as a symbol of America’s humanitarian spirit and an example of the prowess of its armed forces. For Clinton, who called the supply of aid “a ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Haiti aid flow grows; feuds over reaching victims

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Hungry, haggard survivors clamored — and sometimes fought — for food and water Saturday as donors squabbled over how to get aid into Haiti and rescuers waged an increasingly improbable battle to free the dying before they become the dead.Haiti's government alone has already recovered 20,000 bodies ... continue reading

January 5th, 2010

Obama's nuclear-free vision mired in debate

Reporting from Washington - President Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, posing a threat to one of his most important foreign policy initiatives.Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in ... continue reading

January 4th, 2010

Why Obama Has Defaulted to Bush Foreign Policy Positions

After a year with President Barack Obama at the helm of U.S. foreign policy, an observer could be forgiven for concluding that the presidency is more like taking over the controls of a train than getting behind the wheel of a car. That's because you can't steer a train; you ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

November 25th, 2009

Get Ready for the Obama/GOP Alliance

With President Obama pushing a huge troop escalation in Afghanistan, history may well repeat itself with a vengeance. And it's not just the apt comparison to LBJ, who destroyed his presidency on the battlefields of Vietnam with an escalation that delivered power to Nixon and the GOP. There's another frightening ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Bush to face anti-war protest in spot where Lennon recorded 'Give Peace a Chance'

MONTREAL — The clamour of anti-war protest will once again surround the Montreal hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a bed-in that helped define the peace movement of a generation.But this time Ono won't be at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where 40 years ago she and Lennon recorded ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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