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January 3rd, 2011

US diplomats pushed Boeing deals: cables

WASHINGTON — US diplomats have on several occasions intervened to convince foreign governments to buy aircraft from Boeing rather than its European rival Airbus, newly released diplomatic cables show. The cables, obtained by the New York Times from the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, document several incidents in which diplomats were involved ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2011

WikiLeaks cables: McDonald's used US to put pressure on El Salvador

McDonald's tried to delay the US government's implementation of a free-trade agreement in order to put pressure on El Salvador to appoint neutral judges in a $24m (£15.5m) lawsuit it was fighting in the country. The revelation of the McDonald's strategy to ensure a fair hearing for a long-running legal ... continue reading

January 1st, 2011

Major Health Care Reforms Take Effect January 1

Starting Saturday, two of the new health care law's most significant reforms take effect -- or at least begin to take effect. The first will dramatically clamp down on insurance industry waste, abuse, and excesses. Starting on New Year's Day, insurance companies will have to spend at least 80 percent ... continue reading

December 31st, 2010

U.S. Seeks Chief For Financial Consumer Agency

White House adviser Elizabeth Warren and a top lieutenant are quietly asking business and consumer groups for names of people who might run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, people familiar with the matter said. The hunt suggests that Ms. Warren, a lightning rod for some bankers, might not be ... continue reading

December 30th, 2010

From the Pentagon to the private sector

WASHINGTON — An hour after the official ceremony marking the end of his 35-year career in the Air Force, General Gregory “Speedy’’ Martin returned to his quarters to swap his dress uniform for golf attire. He was ready for his first tee time as a retired four-star general. But almost ... continue reading

December 30th, 2010

Veterans of recent wars confront grim employment landscape

IN HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. During the seven months that he was stationed in Iraq, Joe Janssen served as an assaultman, a job that involved manning the turret gun in a Humvee and using shoulder-fired rockets and other explosives to support his fellow Marines.Those skills were invaluable in war. But they are ... continue reading

December 28th, 2010

700 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan in 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coalition patrol fought off an insurgent attack in mountainous eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, on a day when two servicemen were killed in the country's troubled south, bringing the death toll for foreign troops in the country to 700 in 2010, according to an AP count. This ... continue reading

December 28th, 2010

U.S. declined to cooperate in Dubai probe of Mabhouh killing, WikiLeaks shows

The United States declined a request from the United Arab Emirates to assist an investigation into the assassination of a top Hamas commander. Dubai suspects Israel's Mossad agency to have been behind the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhoh in a Dubai hotel in January 2010. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied ... continue reading

December 27th, 2010

WikiLeaks: How U.S. tried to stop Spain's torture probe

MIAMI — It was three months into Barack Obama's presidency, and the administration -- under pressure to do something about alleged abuses in Bush-era interrogation policies -- turned to a Florida senator to deliver a sensitive message to Spain: Don't indict former President George W. Bush's legal brain trust for ... continue reading

December 12th, 2010

500 at WikiLeaks protest in Sydney

MORE than 500 people have rallied outside Sydney's Town Hall to protest against the public prosecution of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Greens Senator-elect Lee Rhiannon criticised the Federal Government's response to the 250,000 documents leaked by Wikileaks in recent weeks. "Julian Assange is an Australian. That makes me ... continue reading

December 11th, 2010

Sanders rails against Obama tax plan -- for 8 1/2 hours

WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders monopolized the Senate floor Friday with a marathon speech lasting more than 8 1/2 hours that railed against President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republicans — a proposal he called “Robin Hood in reverse.” “They’re taking from the middle class and working families and we’re ... continue reading

December 9th, 2010

House Backs Legal Status for Many Young Immigrants

A bill to grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant students passed the House of Representatives late Wednesday, giving President Obama an unexpected although largely symbolic victory in the final days of Democratic control of Congress on an issue he has called a top priority. The bill, ... continue reading

December 8th, 2010

Tax Package Will Aid Nearly All, Especially Highest Earners

The deal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for two years includes a bevy of additional credits and deductions that will reduce the burden on nearly all households. But the tax benefits will flow most heavily to the highest earners, just as the original cuts did when they were passed ... continue reading

December 7th, 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested on Swedish warrant

LONDON -- Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks Web site whose release of sensitive U.S. documents on the Internet has generated outrage and embarrassment in officials circles, was arrested by British police Tuesday morning on a Swedish warrant and was set to appear before a magistrate for a bail ... continue reading

December 6th, 2010

Wikileaks: Swiss bank freezes Julian Assange's account

The whistle-blowing website says the freeze includes a defence fund and personal assets worth 31,000 euros. Wikileaks has published hundreds of secret US diplomatic cables, angering the US government and triggering moves by several companies including PayPal and Amazon to end their services. Click here to continue reading this story continue reading

December 4th, 2010

Top Chinese officials led Google hacking: WikiLeaks

(Reuters) - The hacking of Google Inc that led the Internet company to briefly pull out of China was orchestrated by two members of China's top ruling body, according to U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and cited by The New York Times on Saturday. Citing the cables, the Times ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2010

Lieberman's Objections Cause WikiLeaks More Problems

The Lede has learned that a Seattle-based software company, Tableau, which provides a free Web platform for interactive graphics, removed charts linked to by WikiLeaks in response to Sen. Joe Lieberman's public statement that companies should stop helping the whistle-blowers. After The Lede reported - in our 2:38 p.m. update ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2010

Lieberman Introduces Anti-WikiLeaks Legislation

Senator Joseph Lieberman and other lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime for anyone to publish the name of a U.S. intelligence source, in a direct swipe at the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks. “The recent dissemination by Wikileaks of thousands of State Department cables and other ... continue reading

November 29th, 2010

WikiLeaks cables: Bin Laden's PR is better than ours, Americans complained

Osama bin Laden has been a bugbear for American officials in Pakistan since long before the 9/11 attacks. In 1999 the Islamabad embassy noted that Bin Laden posters were hitting the streets for just 30 cents – "a bit more than the cost of a sidewalk haircut". The posters, officials ... continue reading

November 29th, 2010

No evidence that WikiLeaks releases have hurt anyone

WASHINGTON -- American officials in recent days have warned repeatedly that the release of documents by WikiLeaks could put people's lives in danger. But despite similar warnings before the previous two releases of classified U.S. intelligence reports by the website, U.S. officials concede that they have no evidence to date ... continue reading

November 28th, 2010

Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran to stop nuclear programme

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme, according to leaked US diplomatic cables that describe how other Arab allies have secretly agitated for military action against Tehran. The revelations, in secret memos from US embassies across the Middle ... continue reading

November 28th, 2010

US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis

The United States was catapulted into a worldwide diplomatic crisis today, with the leaking to the Guardian and other international media of more than 250,000 classified cables from its embassies, many sent as recently as February this year. At the start of a series of daily extracts from the US ... continue reading

November 21st, 2010

Flaws can cancel life insurance — after death

American General Life Insurance Co. markets its policies as protection for "the hopes and dreams of American families" — a promise Ian Weissberger took to heart during his losing battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. But after the Cathedral City mortgage broker died in 2005, American General cancelled his life insurance ... continue reading

November 12th, 2010

Amnesty: prosecute Bush for admitted waterboarding

(Reuters) - The United States must prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture if his admission in a memoir that he authorized waterboarding holds true, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday. In "Decision Points," published this week, Bush defended his decision to authorize waterboarding, a form of simulated ... continue reading

November 8th, 2010

New hearing ordered for 3 in Ark. scout deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The three men convicted in the grisly murders of three West Memphis Cub Scouts won new hearings Thursday to argue their innocence, more than 15 years after they were sent to prison despite scant physical evidence linking them to the crime scene. The Arkansas Supreme Court ... continue reading

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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...

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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...

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Apr 17th
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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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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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