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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

June 22nd, 2010

White House: McChrystal firing 'on the table' in meeting with Obama

Firing Gen. Stanley McChrystal is "on the table" for an angry President Barack Obama when he meets Wednesday to discuss criticism of the president McChrystal made in a new magazine article.The White House tersely refused to endorse McChrystal's ability to continue to serve in his role as commander of troops ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Another cargo ship heading toward Gaza in defiance of blockade

The MV Rachel Corrie, a cargo ship loaded with humanitarian aid and bound for Gaza in defiance of an Israeli blockade, is on track to arrive there Saturday, according to the Free Gaza Movement. The 19 people aboard the vessel -- which is owned by the Free Gaza Movement -- ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

BP Resists EPA’s Order to Use Less Toxic Dispersant

If BP had followed the Environmental Protection Agency directive to switch to a less toxic dispersant, the company should’ve already been applying a different dispersant to the Gulf oil spill by now. Instead, over the weekend, BP told the EPA that it was going to continue to use Corexit, which, ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2010

Only BP has expertise to stop spill, top U.S. response official says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. official leading the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Sunday that only BP had the expertise to plug the gaping hole in its deepwater well and that he trusted the oil company was doing its best.The comments by Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant ... 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

May 2nd, 2010

Oil spill grows, with little success stopping flow

VENICE, La. – BP's chairman defended his company's safety record and said Sunday that "a failed piece of equipment" was to blame for a massive oil spill along the Gulf Coast, where President Barack Obama was headed for a firsthand update on the slick creeping toward American shores.BP PLC chairman ... continue reading

April 5th, 2010

Obama spokesman on Steele: Not 'the race card,' but 'the credit card'

The White House is getting quite a kick out of the problems of the Republican National Committee and its chairman Michael Steele, particularly the story about expenses charged to a sex-themed club in Southern California.So White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was happy to respond to Steele's comment today on ABC's ... continue reading

April 5th, 2010

Obama error margin smaller because of race: top Republican

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama is judged more harshly because he is black, embattled Republican party leader Michael Steele said Monday, blaming some of his own woes on the same phenomenon."Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all, a lot of folks do. I mean, it's a different role ... continue reading

March 26th, 2010

Sen. McConnell unapologetic for trying to block Democrats' agenda

WASHINGTON — If it seems as if the political maneuvering over health care legislation has resembled a championship-level chess match, consider that one of the major players, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is widely acknowledged as a preternaturally skilled tactician. For his part, the Kentucky Republican has been uncharacteristically forthcoming ... 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

March 5th, 2010

President Obama: Replace Rahm with Me ...an open letter from Michael Moore

Dear President Obama, I understand you may be looking to replace Rahm Emanuel as your chief of staff. I would like to humbly offer myself, yours truly, as his replacement. I will come to D.C. and clean up the mess that's been created around you. I will work for $1 ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2010

Activists in final health care push

President Barack Obama returned health reform to the front burner last week by releasing his own reform proposal and holding a bipartisan White House summit that gave his stalled top domestic priority a much-needed shove toward the finish line. But that momentum could be slowed this week as congressional Democrats ... continue reading

February 28th, 2010

‘Time Is Up’ to Pass Obama’s Health-Care Plan, Pelosi Says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “time is up” for Congress to pass health-care legislation and that lawmakers in her chamber need to figure out the right policy, see what the Senate does, then decide how to vote. “We all agree that the present system is unsustainable,” the Democrat from California ... continue reading

February 9th, 2010

Robert Gibbs Scrawls Notes on Hand, Mocking Sarah Palin (Video)

Following President Obama's surprise appearance at the White House press briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs garnered laughter from the press corps by holding up his hand to reveal that he had written notes on his palm in black marker. Gibbs' move was a jab at Sarah Palin, who was shown ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2010

Obama's unwanted anniversary: Gitmo

This is an anniversary President Obama would just as soon ignore.A year ago today, the new president signed an executive order to "provide the process whereby Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now."Today, the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remains open,with nearly 200 detainees.In some ... continue reading

January 21st, 2010

Obama Turns To Populist Pitch To Reclaim Anti-Establishment Mantle

The White House and Congress Democrats are launching a major populist initiative in an effort to lead, rather than suffer from, the anti-Wall Street, anti-establishment mood sweeping the country. In a sharp turnaround, the administration on Thursday announced a new proposal to place limits on the size of banks and ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

White House: Limbaugh's Haiti comments 'really stupid'; radio host urged people not to donate

WASHINGTON - The White House is firing back at Rush Limbaugh after the conservative talk radio host urged people not to donate to relief efforts in Haiti.Spokesman Robert Gibbs says there are always people who say "really stupid things" during a crisis. He says it's sad that Limbaugh would use ... continue reading

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January 12th, 2010

The Case Against Geithner

As we sit here today, Wall Street continues to exploit a policy of government-sponsored giveaways and secrecy to pay themselves billions. Record-setting bonuses due to banks like Goldman Sachs as early next week. Yet instead of acting as our cop, Secretary Tim Geithner has become central to what may be ... continue reading

December 8th, 2009

Coordinated blasts hit Baghdad; kill at least 121

BAGHDAD -- A series of coordinated attacks struck Baghdad Tuesday, including two suicide car bombers and another vehicle that blew up near government sites. At least 121 were killed and hundreds wounded in the worst wave of violence in the capital in more than a month, authorities said. A total ... continue reading

December 1st, 2009

Gibbs: Deployment to Afghan will be accelerated

WASHINGTON — A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama is ready to lay out an end-game scenario for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan because "we can't be there forever."Robert Gibbs also told MSNBC that Obama's prime-time West Point speech also will lay out a faster deployment plan than initially envisioned ... continue reading

November 28th, 2009

U.S. faces 'absolute defeat,' Taliban leader purportedly says

(CNN) -- The United States and its allies are facing "an absolute defeat" against the Taliban in Afghanistan even if additional troops are sent, according to a message purportedly from the Taliban's elusive leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar. In a transcript of the message posted Wednesday on the Afghan jihadi online ... continue reading

November 27th, 2009

President vs. party on troop increase

President Obama will reveal his new Afghanistan war strategy in a speech Tuesday evening to cadets at West Point, but his most skeptical audience is likely to be the powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill who oppose a troop buildup. Top Democrats have made it clear to Obama that he will ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Obama to announce Afghanistan troop strategy Tuesday

Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will announce the U.S. troop strategy for Afghanistan in a speech at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday. The Pentagon was making detailed plans to send about 34,000 more U.S. ... 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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