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May 24th, 2010

White House eyes a compromise on gays in military

WASHINGTON – A proposal to step up the repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military but still allow the Pentagon time — perhaps even years — to implement new policies was being discussed Monday by administration officials and gay rights activists. The White House ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

American Heart: Wisconsin Man Starts 'Good Food' Revolution

Will Allen is a towering figure in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin, field. Working as a farmer, missionary and coach, he preaches the gospel of good food grown in the heart of the city."Our new farmers will not come from rural America," Allen said.As president of the nonprofit organization Growing Power, Allen ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Obama, Karzai say Afghan war to worsen

WASHINGTON — President Obama and his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, appeared side by side yesterday in a stiff, choreographed effort to demonstrate they have set aside differences over how to prosecute the war in Afghanistan.Both acknowledged the war is likely to worsen in the months ahead as U.S. troops push ... 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 12th, 2010

Gulf oil spill turning ‘unbelievably bad'

WASHINGTON – With a quick solution ominously uncertain, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is on track to become an unprecedented economic and environmental disaster with millions of gallons of oil destroying an ecosystem as well as a way of life. BP America said Monday that it would ... continue reading

May 6th, 2010

Sanders: White House Lobbies Against Amendment to Audit Fed with “Bogus” Arguments

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called Sen. Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, to explain to him that the White House officials oppose Sanders’ amendment to allow an audit of the Federal Reserve because their economic advisers believe it “would get Congress involved in the day-to-day affairs of Fed ... 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

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

April 21st, 2010

The Greening of the Gray Panthers

One had always thought of the Gray Panthers as an admirable organization advocating for the dignity and rights of older people, as so brilliantly represented by its founder, the magnetic Maggie Kuhn.But, one would have been not fully informed. On Saturday, April 17, the Panthers celebrated their 40 years of existence, ... continue reading

April 21st, 2010

Most transparent White House ever...

Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."People who have covered the White House for years tell ... 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

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 23rd, 2010

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between One and Four When we have a Permit)

On the 7th commemoration of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there was a rally and march in DC sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition that was attended by about eight thousand people. For quite awhile, I have been having problems with marches on Saturday, anyway. It seems like we ... continue reading

March 21st, 2010

Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones

[From the editor of MichaelMoore.com: Cindy Sheehan, Seven Others Arrested (VIDEO); "We did lose some momentum when Obama came into office, but now we have younger people that are very energetic." – Cindy SheehanPhoenix, AZ (VIDEO); "It's creating enemies rather than causing peace." – David Winkler | Claremont, CA; "I'm ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 15th, 2010

Beer with Obama

“Change doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington.”– Barack ObamaLast summer, we here in the news-o-tainment capital of the world, were distracted with the shiny spectacle of the “Beer Affair.” You remember that one, right? In July, in Cambridge, Mass—police in something that was a racially charged misunderstanding—confronted a ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2010

Obama: repeal health insurers antitrust exemption

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to strip health insurers of their decades-old exemption from federal antitrust laws—hardening his stand against the industry as he tries to revive his stalled health care overhaul.The White House announced Obama's support for a House bill that would repeal the industry's ... continue reading

February 22nd, 2010

Polls: In Key States, Public Option Far More Popular Than Senate Plan

Okay, this should really give a boost to those arguing that Dems should pass the public option via reconciliation — for the specific reason that it will make the Senate health reform bill more popular.A batch of state polls by the non-partisan Research 2000 shows that in multiple states represented ... continue reading

February 17th, 2010

US, Russia near 'finish line' on nuclear disarm deal

The United States and Russia are within sight of a new deal to slash their nuclear arsenals but certain "principles and elements" have yet to settled, a top US official said Wednesday. "We are at the end game -- we see the finish line -- of negotiations in the START ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Lindsey Graham: White House mulling indefinite detention

The White House is considering endorsing a law that would allow the indefinite detention of some alleged terrorists without trial as part of efforts to break a logjam with Congress over President Barack Obama’s plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday. Last summer, White ... continue reading

January 28th, 2010

9 Minnesotans Arrested at White House Protest

9 people from Minnesota were arrested Wednesday after laying down on the sidewalk in front of the White House in a protest the group called a "die-in." FBI whistleblower and activist Colleen Rowley was one of the protesters at the White House on Wednesday who started their demonstration by reading ... 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

January 11th, 2010

Activists protest in DC over Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON — Dozens of human rights activists marked the eighth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison for detainees by protesting by the White House on Monday.Members of Witness Against Torture, which is calling on President Barack Obama to follow through with his pledge to close the U.S. ... continue reading

January 5th, 2010

Obama's nuclear-free vision mired in debate

Reporting from Washington - President Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, posing a threat to one of his most important foreign policy initiatives.Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in ... 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

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 22nd, 2009

Senate, White House Health Reform Tucks in Gun Rights

Could we make this stuff up?  We cannot get healthcare as a basic human right for one another.  But we sure can make sure gun ownership protections are tucked into the Senate health reform bill that is so celebrated as historic by the White House.It gives a whole new meaning ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists

On orders from President Barack Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles early Thursday against two suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, administration officials told ABC News in a report broadcast on ABC World News with Charles Gibson. One of the targeted sites was a suspected al Qaeda training camp north ... continue reading

December 9th, 2009

US says bin Laden sometimes slips into Afghanistan

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden may periodically slip back into Afghanistan from his remote hideout in neighboring Pakistan, a senior White House official says, adding a new twist to the mystery of the elusive terrorist's whereabouts.President Barack Obama's national security adviser, James Jones, said bin Laden, believed hiding mainly in ... 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
4:20 PM
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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
12:35 PM
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