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July 19th, 2010

Harkin circulates letter backing Elizabeth Warren as consumer bureau head

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is looking to gather senators behind a possible nomination of Elizabeth Warren as first head of a new consumer financial protection office.Harkin is circulating a letter in the Senate that urges President Obama to consider nominating Warren as the first head of the bureau, which is ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Secretary Gates agrees to work on war message in meeting with GOP senators

President Obama has a problem with mixed messages about when American troops will leave Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Senate Republicans.At a meeting on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Republicans complained about inconsistency among political, policy and military leaders in the administration, telling Gates this cast doubt on U.S. military ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Progressives side with Warren, knock Geithner

Progressives are urging President Obama to nominate Troubled Asset Relief Program watchdog Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer agency created by financial reform legislation.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) seized on a report Friday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner opposes a possible Warren nomination to the Consumer Financial Protection ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Feingold Will Vote Against Financial Services Reform Bill

With three Republican senators (Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Mainers Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe) now signaling that they will vote with Democrats to enact new rules for how Wall Street and the big banks do business, President Obama says the country is on the verge of taking the steps necessary to prevent future financial meltdowns.“What members of both ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Gallup: Most Americans like Petraeus, but see difficulty in Afghanistan

In Iowa Monday, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich summed up in his own feelings the profile of most Americans on the thorny topic of the war in Afghanistan that emerges in the new Gallup Poll.“I like Dave a lot. I’ve known him for years. I think he’s wonderful,” Gingrich ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Seventy-six-year-old protester can't be silent about peace

For more than two years - no matter the weather - septuagenarian Joan H. Nicholson has maintained a solitary vigil along a busy stretch of Route 1 in Chester County.About 26,000 cars a day pass her outside the Old Kennett Meetinghouse. Hardly any of those motorists know the name of ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

Group Demands BP Provide Cleanup Workers With Respirators

Nearly every day another health care horror story emerges for workers and volunteers who toiled without respirators or proper safety clothing to clear the pile at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attack, as The Mouth’s Mike McAuliff and others at the Daily News have repeatedly reported.Now a coalition of activists ... 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

July 3rd, 2010

The challenge of Kandahar

Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan — Rahmatullah, a slender Afghan engineer who lives in Kandahar city, tried to be polite when young Shawn Adams of Digby, Nova Scotia, offered to help in his efforts to build a local school. Sgt. Adams, 23, was leading a Canadian foot patrol when he encountered ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

162 House Votes for an Exit Strategy From Afghanistan

An additional $33 billion in spending for President Obama's occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq -- and they are now his occupations as much as they once were George Bush's -- was approved by the House Thursday night as part of a broad "emergency" supplemental spending bill.But the money for the ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

Why a Bank-Bashing Populist Democrat Opposed the Wall Street "Reform" Bill

No member of the House has been a harsher critic of the abuses of big banks and Wall Street that Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur.No member of the House has been more on-target in his condemnations and her calls for reform.During the bank bailout fight of 2008, Kaptur became a national folk-hero ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

June 30th, 2010

Living On a Dying Delta

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldOur first full day in Louisiana finds us venturing south from New Orleans to Houma, a town about an hours drive to the southwest. It is from here we are to take a flight over the marsh to inspect the damage, thus far, caused by the ongoing ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 28th, 2010

America Speaks Back: The Effort to Gut Social Security and Medicare Takes a Hit

The opponents of Social Security and Medicare are getting in high gear. After all, it makes perfect sense that after the collapse of a housing bubble has just destroyed the life savings of near retirees that we would cut their Social Security and Medicare. Okay, at least in Washington that ... continue reading

June 28th, 2010

Feinstein: Afghanistan exit date flexible

In a sign of Congress’ increasing willingness to disregard President Obama’s July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that the draw-down timeline should depend on requests by the military.Feinstein appeared as a guest on “Fox News Sunday.” When asked if Obama should change his plans ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

June 28th, 2010

We Need a Change of Policy, Not a Change of Generals

I have no expertise about politics, military matters, diplomacy, and all the other things that go into making informed decisions about war and peace.  But, it really doesn't take a nuclear physicist to see that we are committing a huge blunder by continuing to fight in Afghanistan.I am quite disappointed ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Bank Stocks Rally As Financial Reform Comes Together

Financial stocks rallied after Congress passed a key hurdle--rather painlessly--in its effort to reform the U.S. financial regulatory structure, paving the way for President Obama's signature in the coming weeks."There was a big political component to this, and the fear on Wall Street was that this bill would be a ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

In Afghanistan, a New General -- But An Old Strategy

In announcing that he was replacing General Stanley McChrystal with General David Petraeus as the top commander in Afghanistan, President Obama made clear that while there would be a different man at the top, the war strategy would remain exactly the same."This is a change in personnel but it is ... 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 23rd, 2010

"That's so gay" and Gen. McChrystal

There is another problematic issue – unrelated to the war in Afghanistan or the chain of command – in the Rolling Stone article about Gen. Stanley McChrystal.The writer is privy to a conversation between McChrystal and his aides as the general prepares to attend a dinner in Paris, a dinner ... 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

June 22nd, 2010

British diplomat quits Afghanistan post

Britain's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who has criticized elements of the U.S. war strategy, has resigned and the new government of Prime Minister David Cameron is reviewing whether to fill the job, British officials said Monday.Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British counterpart of Obama administration special representative Richard C. Holbrooke, ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Furious President Obama summons Gen. Stanley McChrystal to D.C.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates publicly rebuked Gen. Stanley McChrystal Tuesday, saying in a statement that the top commander in Afghanistan had "made a significant mistake and exercised poor judgment" in the biting remarks he and his aides made in a Rolling Stone article about President Barack Obama and others in ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

American SiCKOs Head to Detroit

WASHINGTON - June 21 - Three women who were featured in Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary, SiCKO, will be marching, meeting and speaking in support of healthcare as a basic human right in the United States this week in Detroit at the U.S Social Forum. Each woman will convey the message ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

In Muslim nations, Obama approval slips

Confidence in President Obama among the world's Muslims is slipping, according to a poll of global attitudes that also found widespread concern that the United States remained a go-it-alone nation even under the new administration.The survey, by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, found support for Obama had remained ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

McDermott says health care reform is only the first step

U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, calling the nation’s new health care law “the biggest change in social policy since 1930,” told Islanders he’s running for a 12th term in the House because the landmark legislation needs much more work. Sounding at once both pleased by what Congress accomplished and frustrated by ... continue reading

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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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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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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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