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April 12th, 2011

Madoff spreads blame to banks in jail interview

Bernard Madoff has sought to spread blame for his $65bn Ponzi scheme to banks, regulators and some of his oldest business associates in a rambling jailhouse interview with the Financial Times. The disgraced US financier offered little evidence for his claims and admitted he had lied to investors and relatives ... continue reading

March 6th, 2011

Excerpt from 'Less Drama in White House After Staff Changes'

... Similarly, the White House mostly has sought to stay out of the fray in Madison, Wis., and other state capitals where Republican governors are battling public employee unions and Democratic lawmakers over collective bargaining rights. When West Wing officials discovered that the Democratic National Committee had mobilized Mr. Obama’s ... continue reading

February 20th, 2011

Wisconsin demonstrators party like it's 1968

MADISON, Wisconsin — The issues were serious but the mood was cheery on Sunday among demonstrators in Wisconsin protesting an effort by the Republican governor to reduce the bargaining power of public employee unions. [...] Draped in a Wisconsin state flag, Pagel distributed pizzas paid for by a supporter in ... continue reading

February 15th, 2011

Thousands of Wisconsin union workers protest budget plan

(Reuters) - More than 10,000 union public employees and supporters packed the Capitol Square and the inside of the statehouse on Tuesday to protest Gov. Scott Walker's budget plan to strip many bargaining rights from state and local government workers. Republicans legislators hope to get the bill, announced by the ... continue reading

February 15th, 2011

WikiLeaks Backers Will Fight U.S. Demand for Assange Twitter Account Data

Three WikiLeaks backers will seek to block the U.S. from reviewing their Twitter account data at a hearing today in federal court in Virginia, arguing that the government’s demands violate their constitutional rights. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan in Alexandria will hear a challenge to her order requiring Twitter to ... continue reading

February 5th, 2011

Tahrir Square remains primary battle site in duel for Egypt's future

CAIRO - For 11 days, Tahrir Square has been the canvas on which a revolution has unfolded.At times, it has been an almost utopian scene of Egyptian joy, hope and community. But it has also become an inferno of smoke, strife and death. As Egyptians vie over their country's future, ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2011

Wal-Mart draws ire even in poor parts of Brooklyn

Wal-Mart's lengthy struggle to open in New York City has hit fresh problems -- a controversial report that said America's biggest discounter does not just sell cheap, it makes neighborhoods poorer. The report concludes that Wal-Mart, the biggest U.S. private employer, kills jobs rather than creates them, drives down wages ... continue reading

January 25th, 2011

NY Times considers creating an ‘EZ Pass lane for leakers’

The New York Times is considering options to create an in-house submission system that could make it easier for would-be leakers to provide large files to the paper. Executive editor Bill Keller told The Cutline that he couldn't go into details, "especially since nothing is nailed down." But when asked ... continue reading

January 24th, 2011

Egypt opposition hopes for Tunisia-style protests

CAIRO — Egyptian opposition groups have launched a nationwide call for protests on Tuesday, in the hope that Tunisia's popular uprising will embolden crowds to take to the streets in support of economic and political reforms. Inspired by a wave of street riots that ended the rule of veteran strongman ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2011

Erekat's solution for the Haram

Saeb Erekat, the chief negotiator of the Palestinian Authority (PA), had suggested unprecedented compromises on the division of Jerusalem and its holy sites, the Palestine Papers obtained by Al Jazeera show. Minutes of negotiations at the US State Department in Washington DC indicate that Erekat was willing to concede control ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2011

Introducing The Palestine Papers

Over the last several months, Al Jazeera has been given unhindered access to the largest-ever leak of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There are nearly 1,700 files, thousands of pages of diplomatic correspondence detailing the inner workings of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. These documents – memos, e-mails, maps, ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2011

Lawyer for WikiLeaks Army figure alleges mistreatment

The lawyer for alleged government secrets leaker Bradley Manning is accusing military authorities of using punitive measures against Manning at the Marine Corps jail in Quantico, Va. Manning, a 23-year-old Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to the online site WikiLeaks, was placed on suicide watch for ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2011

Furious families spurn Tony Blair's apology for Iraq War deaths

TONY Blair finally apologised for the Iraq War yesterday – and was jeered by furious relatives of British soldiers who lost their lives. After facing an official inquiry for the second time, the strained-looking ex-PM offered his “deep regrets” for the 179 troops killed in the conflict. But his remarks ... continue reading

January 20th, 2011

President, Dem lawmakers diverge on Social Security

President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress are moving in different directions on Social Security. The president has indicated a willingness to make significant changes to Social Security, while congressional Democrats are wary of his striking a deal with the GOP on the popular entitlement program. [Click here to continue ... continue reading

January 16th, 2011

Sanders warns Obama not to agree with GOP on Social Security benefit cuts

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Independent from Vermont, is pressing President Obama to keep his campaign promise not to cut Social Security benefits in a possible deal with Republicans. Sanders has joined a lobbying campaign by more than 200 labor unions and liberal groups pressing Obama to make a strong statement ... continue reading

January 14th, 2011

Biden pledges Afghan support beyond 2014

Joe Biden, the US vice president, has pledged long-term American support for Afghanistan, offering a commitment to help the war-torn nation beyond the 2014 target both countries have set to have Afghans fully in charge of their own security. The day after he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit, ... continue reading

January 14th, 2011

Contours of a large and lasting American presence in Iraq starting to take shape

BAGHDAD - Despite Iraqi leaders' insistence that the United States meet its end-of-2011 deadline for withdrawing all troops, the contours of a large and lasting American presence here are starting to take shape.Although a troop extension could still be negotiated, the politics of Iraq's new government make that increasingly unlikely, ... continue reading

January 9th, 2011

US Rep. Giffords responsive after shooting -doctor

Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head on Saturday at a event with constituents in Tucson, was able to communicate and follow simple commands, giving doctors a reason to be optimistic for her recovery, doctors said on Sunday. "We are very encouraged by that," said ... continue reading

January 8th, 2011

Icelandic MP fights US demand for her Twitter account details

A member of parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages. Birgitta Jonsdottir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, said last night on Twitter that the "USA government wants to know about all ... continue reading

January 8th, 2011

U.S. Subpoenas Twitter Account, WikiLeaks Says

LONDON (AP) — U.S. officials have issued a subpoena to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, the group announced Saturday, adding that it suspected other American Internet companies were also being ordered to hand over information about its activities. In a statement, WikiLeaks said U.S. investigators had gone to the ... continue reading

January 7th, 2011

Detained American Says He Was Beaten in Kuwait

WASHINGTON — An American teenager detained in Kuwait two weeks ago and placed on an American no-fly list claims that he was severely beaten by his Kuwaiti captors during a weeklong interrogation about possible contacts with terrorism suspects in Yemen. The teenager, Gulet Mohamed, a Somali-American who turned 19 during ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Anti-war activists cheer judge's ruling

ALBANY -- A Washington, D.C., judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against dozens of anti-war veterans and activists who protested in front of the White House last month. At least three Capital Region residents were among more than 130 people charged with "failure to obey a lawful order" on Dec. 16, ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Blue Shield of California seeks rate hikes of as much as 59% for individuals

Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases — this time it's Blue Shield of California seeking cumulative hikes of as much as 59% for tens of thousands of customers March 1. Blue Shield's action comes less than a year after Anthem Blue Cross tried ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Private memo exposes US fears over Wikileaks

The White House has instructed every US government department and agency to create "insider threat" programmes that will ferret out disgruntled or untrustworthy employees who might be tempted to leak the sort of state secrets recently made public by the website WikiLeaks. A 13-page memo detailing the new policy urges ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Israel pushed Gaza to 'brink of collapse': WikiLeaks

JERUSALEM — Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip was meant to push the area's economy "to the brink of collapse," according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks on Wednesday, signaling that Israel was well aware that the policy was taking a heavy toll on the area's civilian population. Israeli ... 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... 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 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 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 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 Donna Smith 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? Donna Smith 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 Nick Turse 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 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? 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 Donna Smith 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 . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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