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August 16th, 2010

WikiLeaks founder to write columns in Sweden

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will write bimonthly columns for a left-leaning Swedish newspaper.Assange says his columns in tabloid Aftonbladet will give perspective on the work of WikiLeaks, which has angered the Pentagon by releasing thousands of classified Afghan war documents.One of Sweden's biggest papers, Aftonbladet is ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

WikiLeaks 'will not be threatened' by Pentagon

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his organization will publish 15,000 documents from the Afghan war as planned despite warnings from the U.S.The Pentagon says the information would be more damaging to security and risk more lives than WikiLeaks' initial release of some 76,000 war documents.Before the start of ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Pentagon Refuses To Believe WikiLeaks, White House Calls Releases Troubling

Washington, DC, United States - The White House on Friday called the prospect of release of about half of the 15,000 documents WikiLeaks withheld earlier, “troubling” while the Pentagon refused to believe any announcements. The White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it was not easy to “quantify the troubling nature ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Last Afghan WikiLeaks out in 'couple of weeks'

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed Saturday to publish the last batch of secret documents on the Afghan war in "a couple of weeks", despite Pentagon pleas they would put further lives at risk.Asked at a press conference in Stockholm when the final batch of 15,000 classified files on ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Army analyst linked to WikiLeaks hailed as antiwar hero

For antiwar campaigners from Seattle to Iceland, a new name has become a byword for anti-establishment heroism: Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning. Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst, is suspected of leaking thousands of classified documents about the Afghanistan war to the Web site WikiLeaks. The breach has elicited a furious ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

New Wikileaks documents feared "even more damaging"

The Pentagon fears that the 15,000 leaked documents about the war in Afghanistan that website WikiLeaks says it will soon post are "potentially even more damaging" than the more than 70,000 already published, said Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan.The Pentagon does not know exactly what is in the new documents, ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

WikiLeaks preparing to release 15,000 more Afghanistan documents

The founder of WikiLeaks said Thursday the whistle-blower website is preparing to release another roughly 15,000 documents about the war in Afghanistan. "We are about halfway through them," Julian Assange told reporters in London, England. "This is a very expensive process." The Pentagon on Thursday warned WikiLeaks against releasing more ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

Dennis Kucinich: I Won't Challenge Obama

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who has run for president twice before, said today he will not challenge President Obama in a primary in 2012. His remarks come days after White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs angrily said progressives wouldn't even be happy with the liberal Kucinich as president."I think what we have ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

VIDEO: Rep. Alan Grayson wants Gibbs fired, calls him 'Bozo the Spokesman'

Rep. Alan Grayson (Fla.) Wednesday became the second congressional Democrat to call for White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' ouster, using colorful moniker to describe him.Gibbs raised the ire of liberals Tuesday when he told The Hill that some left-wing critics of the Obama administration "ought to be drug tested."Grayson, ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

Press secretary Robert Gibbs, revisiting a newspaper interview in which he blasted “the professional left” for criticizing President Barack Obama, brushed off calls for his resignation during Wednesday’s daily briefing and said his remarks were the result of frustration with pundits who haven’t given the administration its due."I don’t plan ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Gibbs stands by remarks on liberals -- sort of

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he might have said things differently when he lashed out at liberals he called the "professional left" and suggested some of them should be drug tested.But he told his daily White house briefing that he's certainly not leaving his job ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Gibbs returns to press podium after battle with 'professional left'

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, under fire from liberals, made it clear Wednesday he has no plans to resign.Gibbs returned to the daily White House briefing on Wednesday a day after his criticism of the “professional left” created a political firestorm.In an interview with The Hill, Gibbs said some ... continue reading

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August 11th, 2010

Hopium and Hypocritium

The arrogance of the Bush administration could never be surpassed, right? Wrong! Today, Whore House (again, with my apologies to my sex-worker friends) spokeswhore, Robert Gibbs, was quoted as saying this of the “professional left” who liken Obama to his predecessor: “(They) need to be drug tested,” and that these ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

Rep. Ellison: 'Gibbs Crossed The Line'

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) called on Robert Gibbs to step down on Wednesday, following the White House press secretary's sharp critique of what he called a "professional left" that is perpetually unsatisfied by President Obama. "I hear these people saying he's like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug ... 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

August 9th, 2010

Where's Julian? WikiLeaks Mysteriously Scrubs a Press Conference

Almost as quickly as it scheduled a press conference in London for Monday to address Pentagon demands that it hand over any secret U.S. government documents in its possession, the whistle-blower Web site WikiLeaks postponed the event indefinitely.The initial announcement, circulated Sunday morning by London's Frontline Club, identified the topic ... continue reading

August 7th, 2010

Plugging the WikiLeak: What can the government do?

WASHINGTON — An online whistle-blower's threat to release more classified Pentagon and State Department documents is raising difficult questions of what the government can or would do, legally, technically or even militarily to stop it.Constrained by the global reach of the Internet, sophisticated encryption software and the domestic legal system, ... continue reading

August 7th, 2010

Wikileaks vs the Pentagon: Phony Fingerpointing

Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference last week.  He was discussing Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site. "Mr. Assange,” Mullen ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

AP Exclusive: CIA flight carried secret from Gitmo

WASHINGTON – A white, unmarked Boeing 737 landed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before dawn on a CIA mission so secretive, many in the nation's war on terrorism were kept in the dark.Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were aboard.They arrived at Guantanamo on Sept. 24, 2003, years ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

WikiLeaks posts huge encrypted file to Web

LONDON — Online whistle-blower WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file named "Insurance" to its website, sparking speculation that those behind the organization may be prepared to release more classified information if authorities interfere with them.At 1.4 gigabytes, the file is 20 times larger than the batch of 77,000 secret ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Pentagon demands WikiLeaks return all leaked documents

Washington (CNN) -- The Defense Department has demanded WikiLeaks return all documents belonging to the Pentagon and delete any records of the documents, department spokesman Geoff Morrell said Thursday. "The only acceptable course is for Wikileaks to take steps immediately to return all versions of all of these documents to ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

New details emerge surrounding Spc. Bergdahl's capture

BOISE - U.S. military commanders ordered all operations stopped in the moments after Spc. Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan June 30, 2009, new secret military documents reveal.Within hours, soldiers started looking for the Hailey, Idaho, native using various tactics including drones, a paratrooper, a tracking dog team and ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Sailor who vanished from eastern Afghan province is dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — One of two US sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week — a 30-year-old father of two — has been confirmed dead and his body recovered, a NATO spokesman said yesterday.The search continues for the other missing sailor, said Lieutenant Colonel Todd Breasseale, a spokesman for NATO ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

BAGHDAD — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday. The report by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction offers a ... continue reading

July 24th, 2010

'Don't ask' critic Dan Choi honorably discharged

One of the most vocal critics of the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy has been honorably discharged for being in violation of the policy.Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and first lieutenant with the Army National Guard, said he learned of the decision on Thursday. “It's painful mostly, not ... 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...

Apr 22nd
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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
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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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