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September 27th, 2010

US seeks to ease Internet wiretaps: report

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is drawing up legislation to make it easier for US intelligence services to eavesdrop on the Internet, including email exchanges and social networks, The New York Times said Monday. The White House intends to submit a bill before Congress next year that would require all ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir

Washington -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday. "DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

Mistakes widespread on foreclosures, lawyers say

Paperwork mistakes that led one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers to halt foreclosure evictions in 23 states last week have happened elsewhere and affect tens of thousands of foreclosures, say lawyers for homeowners.Ally Financial's GMAC Mortgage acted after manager Jeffrey Stephan gave a statement to opposing lawyers that he ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

GMAC moves on foreclosures

GMAC Mortgage, a unit of Ally Financial, is moving forward with foreclosure proceedings using disputed affidavits, despite saying last week that it would halt evictions and sales of repossessed properties until it completed an internal review of its procedures.The controversy, which has prompted investigations into GMAC by the Attorneys General ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

GMAC move calls foreclosures into question

DETROIT, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Regulators and real estate lawyers say paperwork problems at GMAC Mortgage have thrown the propriety of scores of U.S. home foreclosures into question.The nation's fourth-largest mortgage lender informed brokers and real estate agents last week that it was suspending foreclosures due to legal paperwork that ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

FBI raids six locations in Minneapolis as part of terrorism investigation

The FBI executed six search warrants in Minneapolis this morning, including homes of political activists, in connection to a terrorism investigation. The warrants were "seeking evidence related to an ongoing Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism," said FBI Special Agent Steve Warfield, spokesman ... continue reading

September 25th, 2010

US asserts state secret in Awlaki targeted killing case

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's administration has invoked the state secret privilege to avoid a lawsuit on behalf of Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, whose father charges the US government of targeting him for assassination. Nasser al-Awlaki last month asked two civil rights groups to sue the White House and the ... continue reading

September 24th, 2010

Obama administration objects to injunction against 'don't ask, don't tell'

The Obama administration objected Thursday to immediately ending the military's ban on openly gay service members, saying that an injunction to stop the "don't ask, don't tell" policy might harm military readiness at a time of war. In a filing with a federal court in California, the Justice Department said ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,200

As of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at least 1,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.The AP count is six more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Mixed messages from Obama, Petraeus on Afghanistan pullout

WASHINGTON - Even as new disclosures reveal that President Obama was leaning hard on the Pentagon to come up with an exit strategy for Afghanistan with no “wiggle room,” US troops on the ground are increasingly seeking out just that.As they make their case, soldiers tend to point to the ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

US official: CIA runs elite Afghan fighting force

WASHINGTON – The CIA has trained and bankrolled a well-paid force of elite Afghan paramilitaries for nearly eight years to hunt al-Qaida and the Taliban for the CIA, according to current and former U.S. officials.Modeled after U.S. special forces, the Counterterrorist Pursuit Team was set up in the months following ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Book unearths divisions over Obama war plan

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's early attempts to seize control of a neglected Afghanistan war yielded a strategy that pleased almost no one and hasn't turned the tide of a conflict near its 10th year. Just how contentious that plan has been, inside the Obama White House as well as ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Ally Financial legal issue with foreclosures may affect other mortgage companies

Some of the nation's largest mortgage companies used a single document processor who said he signed off on foreclosures without having read the paperwork - an admission that may open the door for homeowners across the country to challenge foreclosure proceedings. The legal predicament compelled Ally Financial, the nation's fourth-largest ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Man's home sold out from under him in foreclosure mistake

When Jason Grodensky bought his modest Fort Lauderdale home last December, he paid cash. But seven months later, he was surprised to learn that Bank of America had foreclosed on the house, even though Grodensky did not have a mortgage. Grodensky knew nothing about the foreclosure until July, when he ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

War resister marks one year of life in sanctuary

While the war in Iraq may officially be drawing to a close, former U.S. soldier Rodney Watson's battle to stay in Canada continues from a small one-bedroom suite within the First United Church in Vancouver. The 32-year-old war resister marked his one-year anniversary of sanctuary by making a public appeal ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

War resister marks anniversary of sanctuary

VANCOUVER - An Iraq War resister passed an anniversary on Saturday he didn't want to celebrate.For the past year, veteran Rodney Watson has lived in a one-bedroom apartment with his wife and 21-month-old son under sanctuary provided by Vancouver's First United Church."It's been stressful, a long road," he said. "It's ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

VIDEO: Iraq war resister marks one year since taking sanctuary in Vancouver church

VANCOUVER - American Rodney Watson will always remember watching a fellow soldier brutally beat an Iraqi civilian in anger over a divorce letter from his wife.He'll recall the soldier spitting racist slurs in the faces of the people they were there to help, and then the same man turning to ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

VIDEO: Activists Demand Release of Army PFC Bradley Manning

SAN DIEGO, CA — More than 50 individuals from activist organizations and their supporters gathered at Horton Plaza on September 19 to demand the release of Army PFC Bradley Manning. The Army intelligence analyst was arrested and jailed for allegedly leaking video of U.S. Apache helicopter pilots killing innocent people ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

US spy chief: no more 'blabbing secrets' to the media

WASHINGTON — The chief of US intelligence has warned spy agencies against "blabbing secrets" to the media, saying employees should be "seen not heard."In a blunt memo, James Clapper, the new director of national intelligence, scolded staff members about leaks that appeared in recent news reports, saying it was a ... continue reading

April 8th, 2010

Iraq War Vet: "We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us"

On Monday, April 5, posted video footage from Iraq, taken from a US military Apache helicopter in July 2007 as soldiers aboard it killed 12 people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency: photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh. The US ... continue reading

November 16th, 2008

Pakistan and U.S. Have Tacit Deal On Airstrikes

By Karen DeYoung and Joby Warrick / Washington Post   The United States and Pakistan reached tacit agreement in September on a don't-ask-don't-tell policy that allows unmanned Predator aircraft to attack suspected terrorist targets in rugged western Pakistan, according to senior officials in both countries. In recent months, the U.S. ... continue reading

May 6th, 2007

Al-Qaida No. 2 mocks U.S. Iraq withdrawal bill, invites Bush for drink

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A new video of al-Qaida's No. 2 leader released on Saturday mocks President Bush and U.S. legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, saying the bill would rob the group's fighters of the chance to kill more Americans. Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahri ... continue reading

January 21st, 2006


CHRIS MATTHEWS AND OSAMA BIN LADEN -- A "SPECIAL" FRIENDSHIP   Some believe Osama and Chris Matthews tried to sabotage Lance Armstrong's win in France last year.   "I find it the safest course of action to always let Osama have a strike, even when he throws a gutter ball." ... continue reading

February 21st, 2005

'He was a crook'; Hunter S. Thompson on the death of Richard Nixon


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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....

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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...

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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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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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Mar 2nd
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Mar 1st
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