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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

July 20th, 2010

Join the FAT (Fast Against Torture) on August 1, 2010

Please consider participating in a 24 hour Fast Against Torture in memory of all those illegally, unethically tortured around the world, including, most importantly, those tortured and waterboarded by the Bush-Cheney administration. Sunday August 1, 2010 is the eight-year anniversary of the writing of the "torture memos" by Office of ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Gen. Petraeus confirmed as new U.S. Afghan commander

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously voted on Wednesday to confirm David Petraeus as commander of the troubled Afghan war, pinning U.S. hopes on the four-star general who helped turn around the conflict in Iraq.Petraeus, seen by some analysts as President Barack Obama's last, best hope to salvage the Afghan ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Feds open criminal probe of Gulf oil spill

PORT FOURCHON, La. – Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the nation's worst oil spill, and BP lost billions in market value when shares dropped in the first trading day since the company failed yet again to plug the gusher.Investors ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Obama administration moves to distance itself from BP on oil spill response

Struggling to convey command of the worsening Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Obama administration is taking steps to distance itself from BP and is dispatching Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to the Gulf Coast to meet with federal and state prosecutors. The Holder trip could signal that the ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Criminal charges likely from Gulf oil spill, legal experts say

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are likely to file criminal charges against at least one of the companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico spill, raising the prospects of significantly higher penalties than a current $75 million cap on civil liability, legal experts say. The inquiry by the Homeland Security and ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Kent State shooting victim seeks action based on tape

One of the Kent State University students shot by Ohio National Guardsmen during antiwar protests on May 4, 1970 is seeking a new investigation of the incident, based on evidence uncovered by The Plain Dealer.Alan Canfora said Monday he will ask U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Ohio Attorney General ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

BP reels as spill advances, fallout widens

VENICE, Louisiana – Energy giant BP Plc was under siege on Monday over the catastrophic oil spill from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, as its shares fell and the U.S. government pressed it to try to limit a major environmental disaster.As a huge oil slick advanced toward the Gulf ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

AP source: Criminal probe of Goldman under way

WASHINGTON – The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is conducting a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs over mortgage securities deals the big Wall Street firm arranged, a knowledgeable person said Thursday.The person said the probe stems from a criminal referral by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The source spoke on ... 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 29th, 2010

Kaptur Presses for Wall Street Probes

The pressure on federal investigators to bring financial fraud cases showed up on literally on the Justice Department’s doorstep today.Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Ohio), showed up with an entourage to deliver a letter signed by 62 members of Congress to urge the department to investigate Goldman Sachs and other Wall ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

REP. KAPTUR AND PCCC DELIVER 140,000 SIGNATURES TO JUSTICE DEPT – CALLING FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF GOLDMAN SACHS

"Nobody on Wall Street is too big for jail"Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) announced a letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs immediately after the SEC announced fraud charges against Goldman.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a 400,000-member organization, spearheaded grassroots mobilization around the ... continue reading

April 21st, 2010

House Democrats calling for criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs

A growing number of House Democrats are asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Goldman Sachs.Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) made the request Tuesday in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. Since then, almost 20 of her colleagues have signed on.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ... continue reading

February 2nd, 2010

La. senator to stop blocking Obama nominees

BATON ROUGE, La. -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Monday he'll stop delaying President Barack Obama's nominees to be federal prosecutors and judges in Louisiana.Vitter, a Republican, had blocked Senate confirmation of the nominees from his home state because he wanted assurances the White House wouldn't get rid of U.S. ... continue reading

January 30th, 2010

Justice Official Clears Bush Lawyers in Torture Memo Probe

For weeks, the right has heckled Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for his plans to try the alleged 9/11 conspirators in New York City and his handling of the Christmas bombing plot suspect. Now the left is going to be upset: an upcoming Justice Department report from its ethics-watchdog unit, ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

Guantanamo prison may have to stay open until 2011

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's commitment to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next month may be delayed until 2011 because it will take months for the government to buy an Illinois prison and upgrade it to hold suspected terrorists.The drawn-out construction timetable shows the political ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Kaptur Takes on Foreclosures

Before President Bush left office, Representative Marcy Kaptur visited then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. and presented him with a list of all of the people in her district whose properties had been foreclosed. Although each page included four columns of names, the full list still stretched all the way down ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

U.S. not ruling out Khadr repatriation

NEW YORK — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stopped short Friday of ruling out that Canadian-born terror suspect Omar Khadr could be repatriated to Canada — even as he announced the 23-year-old would continue for now to face prosecution in the military tribunal established at the U.S. naval base in ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

Five alleged 9/11 plotters to be tried in civilian court in New York

Reporting from Washington - The plotters of the 9/11 attacks will be tried as terrorists and criminals in a federal court in Manhattan, just blocks from the site of one of the terrorists' targets, the World Trade Center, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder announced today. "I expect we will ask ... continue reading

October 30th, 2009

Holder to meet plane carrying bodies of DEA agents

DOVER, Del. — The leaders of the U.S. Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration planned to travel to Delaware to honor three DEA agents killed in Afghanistan.Attorney General Eric Holder and DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart were to travel to Dover Air Force Base Wednesday night to meet the plane ... continue reading

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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...

Apr 20th
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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
8:27 PM
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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
3:55 PM
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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
10:13 PM
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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
5:41 PM
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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
4:48 PM
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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
5:56 PM
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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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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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