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September 3rd, 2010

More Dems buck plan to let taxes increase for rich

WASHINGTON – Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans.Worried about the fragile economy and their own upcoming elections, a growing number of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's plans to let some of the Bush administration's tax cuts expire.Democratic ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left’

The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

Senate Democrats abandon comprehensive energy bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, abandoning a priority of President Barack Obama.Obama had hoped to add a climate bill to the two biggest legislative successes of his presidency, a comprehensive health ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

McChrystal likely to resign over magazine comments, source says

Washington (CNN) -- America's top military commander in Afghanistan is unlikely to survive the fallout from remarks he made about colleagues in a magazine profile to be published Friday, according to a Pentagon source who has ongoing contacts with the general.Gen. Stanley McChrystal will likely resign Wednesday, the source said. ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Obama: I'll Decide on Firing McChrystal After Meeting

President Obama said late Tuesday afternoon that he will decide on whether or not to fire the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, following a meeting between the two men in Washington tomorrow.Mr. Obama summoned McChrystal to Washington to address derogatory comments made by the general and his staff ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Senate panel votes to repeal gay ban in military

WASHINGTON – A Senate committee on Thursday took a first step toward ending the policy that allows gays to serve in the military only if they don't disclose their sexual orientation.In a 16-12 vote, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a provision to repeal the 1993 "don't ask, don't tell" ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

US senators launch long-awaited climate push

WASHINGTON — Senators vowed Wednesday to revamp US energy priorities as they laid out a long-awaited plan to fight climate change, but they faced a tough battle ahead to sell a delicate compromise.The legislation comes in the shadow of a giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which led ... continue reading

March 24th, 2010

Harkin: Public option backers eyeing second reconciliation bill

Public option supporters could offer a second reconciliation bill to establish the program, a top Democrat said Wednesday.Supporters of creating a government-run public option health insurance program are considering moving the proposal after healthcare reform is finished via another budget reconciliation bill that would require just a simple majority to ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

Democrats, play hardball and force a reconciliation

President Obama's renewed effort to revive health-care-reform legislation by calling for a bipartisan summit Feb. 25 may be headed to the waiting room, as Republicans threaten to opt out if Democrats don't abandon measures already passed by the House and Senate.But Obama doesn't necessarily need Republican support.Democrats in the House ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 8th, 2010

Reframe the Debate: Make Congressional Members Claim Their Dead

Ah, the politics of it all. Healthcare reform may or may not pass through the 111th Congress. President Obama may or may not be successful in crafting further concessions to a Senate or House version of health reform that he dubbed “health insurance reform” in order to step away from ... continue reading

January 7th, 2010

Poll: Lieberman Hated By Everyone In Connecticut After Health Care Debates

The new poll of Connecticut by Public Policy Polling (D) finds that independent Sen. Joe Lieberman's approval rating is absolutely in the dumps after his actions in the health care debate, with him having antagonized every group imaginable by both weakening progressive efforts and then voting for the actual bill. ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Chris Dodd to step aside

Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans.Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Michael Moore Calls for Connecticut Boycott After Joe Lieberman Blocks Real Health Care Reform

'Boycott Connecticut' Mike calls for boycott of Connecticut businesses, urges peopleto hold rallies, flood Lieberman's officewith phone calls and e-mails'The Senator from Insurance'"I and millions of others across this country want to see Connecticutrise up against their representative who is not representing them."– Michael MooreClick Here to Cancel Your Aetna ... continue reading

December 20th, 2009

Insurance, health care firms give Lieberman big bucks

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has taken in millions of dollars in campaign contributions from the insurance and health industry he's now accused of protecting from meaningful health care reform.A review of Lieberman's campaign finance reports by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows health professionals and the insurance industry have ... continue reading

December 20th, 2009

Connecticut Companies to Boycott

Applera | Barnes Group | Bozzuto's Inc. | Carrier | Clairol; Your natural hair color is beautiful | Colt's Manufacturing Company | Electric Boat; Get your nuclear submarines elsewhere, America | ESPN | Ethan Allen | Foxwoods Resort & Casino; Head on down to A.C. | Gartner | General Electric ... continue reading

December 18th, 2009

Filmmaker threatens CT boycott over Lieberman

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is threatening to organize a boycott of Connecticut in response to Sen. Joseph Lieberman's opposition to key parts of federal health care legislation. Moore told The Associated Press he will launch the boycott if Lieberman continues to block the bill and residents fail to pressure him ... continue reading

December 17th, 2009

Franken objects to Lieberman taking a 'moment' for extra Senate remarks

Tensions flared in the Senate during an otherwise slow afternoon Thursday when Sen. Joe Lieberman asked for unanimous consent to extend some remarks on health care for "an additional moment." He didn't get it.Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut, has in recent days infuriated his fellow members of the Democratic caucus ... continue reading

December 17th, 2009

Michael Moore threatens boycott of Connecticut over Joe Lieberman

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is threatening to organize a boycott of Connecticut in response to Sen. Joseph Lieberman's opposition to key parts of federal health care legislation.Moore tells The Associated Press he will launch the boycott if Lieberman continues to block the bill and residents ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 16th, 2009

Sanders Says Single-Payer Day Will Come as He Withdraws Amendment

Sickening.  Saddening.  Maddening.  And the stuff of future determination in the political struggle for healthcare for all in the United States.  On the floor of the U.S. Senate today, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont rose to offer his single-payer, Medicare for All amendment No. 2837 and to begin debate.  Then, ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

Connecticut colleagues ‘fed up’ with Joe Lieberman

Liberal anger at Sen. Joe Lieberman spread across Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with a House Democrat from Connecticut calling for his recall and Lieberman himself acknowledging the angst he has caused. “No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I’ll say it flat out, I think he ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

4 arrested at Lieberman's office

Hartford (WTNH) - Protesters who are miffed about Joe Lieberman's stance against the current health care reform package held demonstrations today at his offices in Washington, D.C. and Hartford.  30 people showed up to Lieberman's Hartford office this morning. Four were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. "Arrest the real ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Police Arrest 6 Protesters At Lieberman's Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say six universal health care supporters have been arrested after protesting at Sen. Joseph Lieberman's office in Washington. Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says officers arrested the protesters Tuesday morning at the Hart Senate Office Building. Schneider says the protesters were asked to leave Lieberman's seventh-floor ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Lieberman Suggests Army Shooter Was 'Home-Grown Terrorist'

A senior U.S. senator on Sunday said the shootings at Fort Hood could have been a terrorist attack, and that he would launch a congressional investigation into whether the U.S. military could have prevented it.Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

House health care overhaul faces Senate stone wall

WASHINGTON – The glow from a health care triumph faded quickly for President Barack Obama on Sunday as Democrats realized the bill they fought so hard to pass in the House has nowhere to go in the Senate. Speaking from the Rose Garden about 14 hours after the late Saturday ... 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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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...

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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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