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Video: Kleptocracy?: How Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Personally Profit from Their Roles in...

http://democracynow.org - Are Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner personally profiting from their official roles in the White House? According to the Associated ... Via Youtube

White House denies misleading public in armada push

The White House says a US navy strike group is sailing towards North Korea despite reports that disputed the claim. Read more

Trump’s ‘armada’ turns toward North Korea as White House defends misleading remarks

The White House stood by President Donald Trump’s recent talk of a Navy strike force on...
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Video: Egg roll event rolls wrong: Bizarre moments from White House Easter celebration

Not everything went as planned at President Trump's first Easter Egg Roll. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Trump Rejects Calls for Transparency, Vowing to Keep Tax Returns and White House Visitor...

The White House is facing new criticism over its lack of transparency, as President Trump is refusing to release his tax returns as well...
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Video: Trump Rejects Calls for Transparency, Vowing to Keep Tax Returns & White House...

http://democracynow.org - The White House is facing new criticism over its lack of transparency, as President Trump is refusing to release his tax returns...

Trump White House Taking 'Marching Orders' from Hundreds of CEOs: Report

Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has met with at least 190 corporate executives, not including phone calls with heads of banks or his...

An Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report About the Nerve Agent Attack in...

Photo by Tom Lohdan | CC BY 2.0 The following letter in its entirety can be found here. Dear Larry: I am responding to your distribution of...
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Video: White House claims on Syria chemical attack ‘obviously false’ – Prof. Theodor Postol...

Earlier the US released a declassified intelligence brief accusing Syrian President Assad of ordering and organizing the chemical attack on civilians in the ... Via...

As Public Trust Dives, Trump White House Moves to Hide Visitor Logs

The Trump administration will not publicly disclose White House visitor logs in a decision the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said was just another...

‘Opposite of draining the swamp’: Watchdogs hit Trump for secret White House visitor log

President Donald Trump’s administration announced they will no longer disclose records pertaining to who visits the...

Did Al Qaeda Fool the White House Again?

Exclusive: Despite evidence that Al Qaeda and its allies have staged fake chemical attacks in Syria before, Official Washington asserts...

Trump admin sued over lack transparency for White House, Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

Three groups are suing the Trump administration for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information...
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Video: Pentagon, White House discuss military options in Syria – US official

The Pentagon and the White House are said to be discussing military options, in response to a chemical incident in Syria's Idlib province, according...

The White House Wouldn’t Post Trump Staffers’ Financial Disclosures. So We Did.

In a remarkable Friday night news dump, the Trump administration made dozens of White House staffers’ financial disclosure forms available. But they did it...

White House releases financial disclosures on Bannon & Kushner among 180 high-ranking officials

The White House has released financial disclosure documents from 180 officials, showing President Donald Trump’s administration...

White House to disclose financial info on high-level staff

Published time: 1 Apr, 2017 00:37 The White House is expected to publicly release several financial disclosure...

Nunes Intel Came From White House, Raising 'Profound Questions'

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) got his intelligence information—divulged earlier this month at a bizarre briefing that set off a brand-new Capitol...
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Video: ‘If Trump uses Russian dressing, that’s Russian connection’ Spicer to veteran White House...

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer caused a stir on social media after he got into a heated exchange with veteran journalist April Ryan...

Ivanka Trump named ‘Assistant to the President’ in official White House role

Published time: 29 Mar, 2017 22:13Edited time: 29 Mar, 2017 22:18 In an unprecedented move, first daughter...

House intel chair under pressure to recuse self from Russia investigation over White House...

Democrats are calling for the House Intelligence Committee chair to step down after he confirmed meeting...

Fox News trolled for news alert about Trump working in White House

Published time: 27 Mar, 2017 15:15 Fox News sent out a "news alert" that President Donald Trump...

‘Need to speak with Trump’: Woman arrested on White House grounds for 3rd time...

A woman has been arrested for trying to scale the fence and get to the White House grounds for the second time this week....

MAR-A-LAGO Act introduced to disclose ‘southern White House’ visitor records

Democrats have introduced the creatively acronymized MAR-A-LAGO Act requiring the White House to publish the visitor...

Trump ‘will be vindicated' on surveillance claims: White House

Trump is “very confident” that he will be "vindicated" regarding his claim that the Obama administration spied on him during the election campaign, White...

Funny, There Are No Workers on the White House Jobs Panel

By golly, The Donald delivers. Trump and his new blue-ribbon panel of working-class champions have announced a bold new initiative to create millions of American...

Md. high school rape highlights issues of sanctuary cities & illegal immigration ‒ White...

The reported rape of a high school freshman by two classmates in Rockville, Maryland, has become...

Security alert at White House after reports of person with bomb inside car

Published time: 19 Mar, 2017 05:52Edited time: 19 Mar, 2017 07:28 Security has been tightened at the...

US apologizes to Britain over White House claim GCHQ ‘wiretapped’ Donald Trump

The US has issued an official apology to Britain after the White House repeated a...

White House Scrambles as Time to Offer Proof of Trump Wiretapping Claims Running Out

The hourglass is running out. The Department of Justice has until the end of the day Monday to comply with the House Intelligence Committee's demand...

Trump pitches Obamacare repeal in White House ‘listening session’

President Donald Trump made his pitch for repealing his predecessor’s healthcare law by bringing a number...

'Time has come' for peace deal: Trump finally speaks with Abbas, invites him to...

US President Donald Trump has invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the visit the White...

Intruder Arrested at the White House

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the suspect in the White House intrusion Friday night was disturbed, calling it a sad situation...

White House intruder arrested after scaling security fence – reports

Published time: 11 Mar, 2017 16:45Edited time: 11 Mar, 2017 17:03 The US Secret Service says one...

Native Americans picket White House in #NoDAPL protest (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Mar, 2017 20:38Edited time: 10 Mar, 2017 21:07 Thousands of Native Americans and environmental...

With White House Embracing Climate Denial, Will Corporate Media Treat It as Science?

CNBC‘s Joe Kernan interviewing climate denialist EPA chief Scott Pruitt. If the public rollout of the Trump administration’s new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, is any...
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Video: Demonstrators gather outside White House to protest Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’

Protesters gathered outside the White House in Washington D.C., to condemn US President Donald Trump's newly revised executive order which would prohibit ... Via Youtube

White House praise of Exxon's $20bn investment ripped from company's press release

The world’s biggest oil explorer says it is set to invest $20 billion in the US...
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Video: Tapping Trump: White House asks US Congress to investigate power abuse by Obama

The White House has called on the US Congress to investigate whether the Obama administration wiretapped President Trump before the election. Former ... Via Youtube
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Video: 10% Boost: White House set to increase military spending to make army ‘more...

The White House is set to boost US military spending by 10% next year that is according to President Trump who aims to reform...

Crowd bangs pots & pans outside White House during Trump speech (VIDEO)

Published time: 1 Mar, 2017 06:54 A noisy protest took place outside the US White House while...

Trump to boost Pentagon budget by $54bn – White House

Published time: 27 Feb, 2017 15:32Edited time: 27 Feb, 2017 16:16 President Donald Trump aims to increase...
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Video: ‘Americans held hostage for too long, Trump right to bar MSM from White...

Many Americans are secretly loving the Trump administration's media offensive, because for the longest time these organizations, they believe, have held a ... Via Youtube
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Video: How Trump will plug White House leaks & UK by election results (Going...

We speak to former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone about Labour losses and wins at the by election. We ask the former Navy Seal...

White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and the heir to a family real estate empire, has emerged as perhaps Donald Trump's closest adviser. A near-constant...

Trump tweets he’ll skip White House Correspondents’ dinner – after some media also cancel

US President Donald Trump has tweeted he is not going to be present at the White...

’This is not America’: Spicer blacklists mainstream media outlets from White House gaggle

Published time: 24 Feb, 2017 19:40Edited time: 24 Feb, 2017 19:41 White House press secretary Sean Spicer...

The Fight Against Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism Won’t Be Won by This White House

Jewish Americans have generally been able to count on full support from elected officials of their rights as a minority, at least over the...
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Video: White House Refuses to Condemn Rise of Islamophobia as Radical Right Enters Political...

http://democracynow.org - The Southern Poverty Law Center has revealed the number of anti-Muslim groups in the United States tripled last year from 34 in...
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Video: Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight, White House leaks & post-Brexit CETA (Going Underground)

We speak to director Barry Jenkins about his new film Moonlight, why is Trump tweeting against the NSA, and did Obama leave in place...

Senate Confirms Austerity Champion Congressman as Influential White House Staffer

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's pick to be next director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies at his conformation hearing before the...

White House denies AP report of plan for 100,000 troops to round up immigrants

The Trump administration is considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up...

Dysfunction in the White House

Photo by Ninian Reid | CC BY 2.0 There is something both horrifying and fascinating about the behavior of President Trump, as we watch him...
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Video: Rep. Ted Lieu to Introduce Bill Requiring a Psychiatrist in White House

http://democracynow.org - Dozens of mental health professionals recently wrote a letter warning that President Trump is displaying "grave emotional instability. Via Youtube
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Video: Trump Security Protocols Questioned: Mar-a-Lago Resort is Not the White House Situation Room

http://democracynow.org - On Tuesday morning, President Trump tried to divert attention from the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn ... Via Youtube

White House Should Not Be Used for Enriching the President's Family: Rep. Lieu on...

The Office of Government Ethics says counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway committed a "clear violation" of federal ethics rules when she used a...
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Video: Rep. Lieu on Kellyanne Conway: White House Should Not Be Used for Enriching...

http://democracynow.org - The Office of Government Ethics says counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway committed a "clear violation" of federal ethics ... Via Youtube
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Video: What Did Trump Know & When Did He Know It? White House in...

http://democracynow.org - The Washington Post reports the White House is in "full-blown crisis" following the resignation of former National Security Adviser ... Via Youtube
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Video: Rep. Lieu: The White House Lying & Stifling Dissent on Yemen Raid is...

http://democracynow.org - Trump's White House has warned journalists and lawmakers against criticizing a botched raid by U.S. commandos on a Yemeni ... Via Youtube

Trump expects Russia to ‘return Crimea' – White House

US President Donald Trump has been tough on Russia and expects Moscow to “return” the Crimea...
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Video: ‘A lot of gossip’: White House looks into leaks of Trump’s calls with...

Officials in the White House are looking into leaks about President Donald Trump's phone calls with foreign heads of state, including Russian President Vladimir...

Common Cause Urges Rep. Chaffetz to Investigate Rampant Conflicts of Interest & Ethics Violations...

WASHINGTON - Common Cause is urging House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to investigate rampant conflicts of interest, apparent violations...

Whac-a-Mole? White House probes leaks on Trump’s calls with foreign leaders

Officials in the White House are looking into leaks about President Donald Trump’s phone calls with...

Trump White House besieged by leaks

Trump in the White House: What You See is What You Get

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0 Donald J. Trump may be many things, but coy is not among them. What you see is...

Hillary Clinton to return with book detailing White House battle with Trump

It seems Hillary Clinton is keen to return to the public sphere after her presidential election...

Israeli settlements not ‘impediment’ for peace, just ‘not helpful’ – White House

Donald Trump’s administration has warned that while further expansion of Israeli settlements on the occupied Palestinian territory is not an “impediment” for peace, it...
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Video: President Bannon?: Racist, Islamophobic Breitbart Leader Consolidates Power in Trump White House

http://democracynow.org - President Trump took the unprecedented step of giving Bannon a full seat on the "principals committee" of the National Security ... Via Youtube

‘Iran put on notice’ after ballistic missile test – White House National Security Advisor

Washington has put Tehran on ‘official notice’ over its recent ballistic missile test, with White House...

White House Defends Trump Holocaust Statement That Didn't Mention Jews

The White House has defended its omission of Jews and antisemitism from a statement remembering the Holocaust by saying that Donald Trump’s...

Judicial branch reappears on White House website after social media outrage

Donald Trump's administration has discreetly added the judicial branch to a section of the White House...

Executive hyperdrive: Trump’s first week in White House

President Donald Trump’s first week was a bumpy ride of executive orders, with the commander-in-chief and...

Did the White House just mistake British PM for porn star ‘Teresa May’?

The White House misspelled Theresa May’s name three times in official documents related to her...

Trump White House endorses anti-abortion march

The annual march of abortion opponents received its most significant endorsements this year, with Vice President Mike Pence addressing the gathering and President Donald...

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Responds to White House's Baseless Voting Claim

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human RightsWade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following...

White House promises to battle attempts by US media to ‘delegitimize’ Trump

The White House has promised to fight "tooth and nail" efforts to “delegitimize” Donald Trump's presidency as Chief of Staff Reince Priebus blasted the...

British PM Theresa May to meet Trump on Friday — White House

British Prime Minister Theresa May will become the first foreign leader to meet with US...

Were ‘LGBT’ & ‘climate change’ really removed from Trump’s White House website?

As soon as Donald Trump was inaugurated, social media went into meltdown, with many lamenting the...

Trump Fear-Mongers on Gitmo as White House Readies for Additional Transfers

On the same day the White House confirmed plans to transfer more Guantánamo Bay detainees before President Barack Obama leaves office later this month,...
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Video: CIA, White House owe US people proof of Russian role in US election...

The US unveiled the new sanctions after the release of a joint FBI and Homeland Security report. However, the joint report put together by...

History-maker Kellyanne Conway lands senior role in Trump White House

Donald Trump named his former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway as counselor to the president on Thursday....

On Russia’s Stealing the White House

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0 Paris. The current hysteria in the United States over allegations that Russia stole the American election to put...

‘He’s so bad’: Trump slams ‘foolish’ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (VIDEO)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has had a tough week. Just days after a press...

Media reporting on hacked DNC emails acted as ‘arms of Russian intelligence’ – White...

White House press secretary Josh Earnest has accused media outlets which reported on the contents of...

Briefing blunder: White House press secretary accuses China of DNC hack

The White House has accused Russia of hacking into the DNC so many times that one might expect press secretary Josh Earnest to...

New York Times Hires "Hack" Reporter Who Sent Stories To Clinton Staffers For Approval,...

Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New...
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Video: White House attacks Trump over connections to Russia and RT

President Obama's spokesman, White House press secretary Josh Earnest, has accused President-elect Donald Trump and top members of his team of ... Via Youtube
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Video: Trump’s call with Taiwan could undermine progress with China – White House

The media and US officials have been getting worked up over a phone call Donald Trump had with the leader of Taiwan. The island...

4.6mn sign petition calling for Electoral College to put Clinton in White House

More than 4.6 million people have signed an online petition to convince members of the electoral...
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Video: Trump vs. MSM: Donald’s twitter to become No1 source for White House news?

Donald Trump seems to be going to war with the US mainstream media. The president-elect has accused outlets of being dishonest and biased against...

Bernie Sanders' Surprise Speech Outside the White House on Rejecting Dakota Pipeline and Trump

We feature a surprise address by Senator Bernie Sanders outside the White House on Tuesday during a global day of action against the Dakota...
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Video: Bernie Sanders’ Surprise Speech Outside the White House on Rejecting Dakota Pipeline &...

http://democracynow.org - We feature a surprise address by Senator Bernie Sanders outside the White House on Tuesday during a global day of action against...
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Video: AP cameramen chat as Obama and Trump meet inside the White House

Obama welcomes president-elect Trump at the White House (Live feed by AP) RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky speaks in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 12, 2015. (Photo: Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina) On November 8, 2016,...

Another Clinton in the White House? Daughter Chelsea to carry on family tradition

For those who thought Donald Trump’s election victory put an end to the Bush-Clinton family dynasty...

Sanders 2020? Bernie doesn’t rule out another White House run

Bernie Sanders hasn’t ruled out another run for presidency in 2020, while also branding the Democratic...
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Video: RAW: Obama welcomes president-elect Trump at White House

Barack Obama welcomes president-elect Donald Trump at the White House RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

White House aides devastated as Obama delivers Trump congratulations speech (PHOTOS)

More than 100 aides gathered in the White House’s Rose Garden to hear President Barack Obama congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory –...
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Video: In Trump White House, Will Mike Pence Become the Most Powerful Vice President...

http://democracynow.org - According to The New York Times, Donald Trump's son called John Kasich's adviser before the Republican National Convention ... Via Youtube
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Video: Trump Biographer Wayne Barrett on Donald Trump’s Shocking Rise to the White House

http://democracynow.org - We speak about the man who is now America's president-elect with Wayne Barrett, who writes for the New York Daily News and...
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Video: How Do We Explain to Young People We Have a Sexist, Racist Islamophobe...

http://democracynow.org - "We failed our young people. We failed generations to come," says Linda Sarsour in response to the upset victory of Donald Trump...

UKIP chief Nigel Farage eyes job in Donald Trump White House

Brexiteer-in-chief Nigel Farage wants a top job in the White House if Republican candidate Donald...

Nigel Farage says he will ‘join Donald Trump’s team in the White House’

UKIP’s interim leader, Nigel Farage, has quelled rumors that he plans to star in the reality TV show ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out...

Could White House winner be decided by Britain-based US voters?

US voters living in Britain could cast the pivotal ballots in next month’s race for the White House, an Oxford University study has found. Although...

White House Urges ‘Extreme Caution’ to Viewers of Project Veritas Videos

The Obama administration warns that Americans and journalists should be skeptical of material coming from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. During the White...

Putin: White House uses Russia scaremongering to manipulate Americans

The Obama administration is dragging Russia into the US presidential election to manipulate American voters for...

White House rejects petition calling for halt to THAAD deployment in S. Korea

The White House has rejected a public petition demanding the US reverse its decision to deploy...

White House emails show concern over media coverage of Clinton emails before campaign –...

Months before Hillary Clinton declared her bid for the presidency, her team stayed in close contact...

Bombing Assad not in US interests, but ‘options’ aren’t off the table – White...

The US says bombing the Assad forces is unlikely to reduce violence, but nothing can be...

White House petition to call Pakistan ‘terrorism sponsor’ passes 600,000 benchmark

An online petition calling on the US to declare Pakistan “a state sponsor of terrorism,” has...

White House proposes adding racial category for Middle Eastern, North African

The White House is proposing a new racial category for people of Middle Eastern or North...

Freudian slip? White House puts Jerusalem in Israel, rushes to correct itself

The White House seemed to have had a momentary blackout, listing Jerusalem as part of Israel...

Madoff in the White House? How Trump's Conflicts of Interest Could Become Ours

Bernie Madoff -- known as the mastermind of the biggest financial fraud in US history -- departs court following a hearing in...

White House to veto Obamacare mandate exemption bill

President Barack Obama is set to veto a Republican-passed bill that gives people an exemption from...

Commute from hell: Metro station blocks from White House evacuated due to fire on...

The main hub of the Washington, DC subway is being evacuated due to smoke during the...
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Video: White House holds Russia ‘responsible for air strikes on aid convoy near Aleppo’

White House on Tuesday asserted that it holds Russia “responsible for air strikes in this space, given that their commitment under the cessation of...

Sanders the top pick for Dems if Clinton forced to drop out of White...

Should Hillary Clinton leave the presidential race for health or other reasons, Democrats favor leftwing US...
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Video: Tax Wars: Apple, White House, and the U.S. Treasury vs. the European Union

Economist James Henry discusses the recent ruling by the European Commission that Apple owes $14.6 billion Ireland because its tax benefits there are illegal...
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Video: In Dramatic Reversal, White House Halts Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Under Missouri River

http://democracynow.org - To discuss Friday's district court ruling in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's lawsuit against the U.S. government to stop the Dakota ... Via...

CIA & White House tried to suppress Senate torture probe – report

A Senate report into the CIA’s use of torture and its cover-up was heavily redacted and...

Seymour Hersh on White House Lies About bin Laden’s Death, Pakistan and the Syrian...

People look into the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, May 4, 2011. (Warrick Page / The New York Times) In...

Anti-Trump conservatives recruit former CIA & Goldman Sachs banker to derail Trump in White...

Conservative Republicans have recruited a former CIA staffer and top House GOP aide to launch an independent White House bid --...
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Video: Google in the White House? Assange Warns of Close Ties Between Hillary Clinton...

http://democracynow.org - During the Green Party convention in Houston, Texas, over the weekend, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke via video stream ... Via Youtube
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Video: Bill O’Reilly Claims Enslaved Africans Who Built White House Were “Well-Fed”; Dyson &...

http://democracynow.org - Fox News's Bill O'Reilly has sparked widespread condemnation over his comments that enslaved Africans who built the White House ... Via Youtube

Leaks Show DNC Asked White House to Reward Donors With Slots on Boards and...

Email exchanges involving top officials at the Democratic National Committee released along with private documents by WikiLeaks show that DNC officials hoped to reward...
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Video: Clinton has to go further left, or she’s not going to make it...

The race for the White House is nearing its final stage - and it looks like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are to face...

Petition for White House to declare Black Lives Matter a terrorist group has 100,000+...

Black Lives Matter has come under fire from over 100,000 people who have signed on to...

Turkey terror attacks: White House, presidential candidates respond

The White House and US presidential candidates weighed in with their reactions to the terror attacks...
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Video: White House displeased with Brexit but Obama says UK-US ties endure

Another concern sparked by the move is the future of the close ties between London and Washington. The US President has been quick to...

95% of Americans support organ donation, only 50% donate – White House calls for...

About 120,000 people in the US are on the organ transplant waiting list and a new...

Op-Edge: Muhammed Ali was the people’s champ – not No 10's or the White...

On Friday, the world says farewell to the Greatest. Muhammed Ali, who died last week,...

Sanders hopes for California win to stop ‘bigot’ Trump, as White House said to...

Bernie Sanders is not conceding the race to Hillary Clinton, arguing on the eve of the...
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Video: Where will Obama go after leaving White House?

While some are still dreaming of moving into the White House, Barack Obama seems to be enjoying his last months in office and preparing...

Anti-Trump protesters to greet White House hopeful on Scotland visit day before Brexit vote

Hundreds of protesters are planning to greet US presidential hopeful Donald Trump when he visits...

Shots reported near the White House, area on lockdown

The White House is on lockdown after shots appear to have been fired in the area....

Strikers persist as Verizon shares slip & White House gets involved

Five weeks into a strike by nearly 40,000 workers, the Obama administration is pushing Verizon and...

Two Very Different Donalds, One White House Goal

Doubling Down The Trump campaign's filings with the FEC show it has made more than $833,000 in payments to McGahn's firm, Jones Day, since the...

‘Dangerous White House propaganda’: Obama team & GOP battle over Iran media spin

Mainstream media outlets in the US had a tough week after being accused of being puppets...

White House correspondents dinner: A degrading spectacle of conformism

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Patrick Martin Saturday night was the eighth appearance by President Barack Obama...

Mimicking Trump? Secret Service proposes taller fence around White House (VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Apr, 2016 15:41 Although Donald Trump's promise to build a huge wall on the...
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Video: Walls vs Fences: White House admin now backing Trump proposal?

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has become fairly well known for an affection for building walls! He has always been opposed by the US...

Creepy, mysterious noise interrupts White House event (VIDEO, POLL)

A strange and unexplained loud noise interrupted a White House press briefing on Thursday, minutes before...

White House on lockdown for 2nd day in a row

The executive mansion has been locked down for the second time in less than 24 hours....
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Video: Chinese people would prefer Trump in White House, not Clinton – survey

Trump's passion for China hits back? Survey shows Chinese people would prefer Trump in White House, not Clinton RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to ... Via...

Hedge Funds are Part of a Tricky Money Maneuver to Put Hillary in the...

At the Democratic debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on November 14, 2015, Hillary Clinton attempted to portray herself as the fierce...

Inhale to the chief: Pot activists light up outside the White House

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the White House to smoke marijuana this weekend, calling on the...

White House accused of censoring French president mentioning ‘Islamist terrorism’

The White House has been accused of censoring the French president at a Nuclear Security Summit...

2 Americans killed in Istanbul blast – White House

Two Americans were killed in the suicide bombing that rocked a tourist shopping street in Istanbul...

There Will Always Be Hyenas in the White House

The panic aroundtoupee and TVcharmer, neck to neckwith all others, PhDsJDs, MDs, CIA, FBINSA, DOD, somehowthis white trashbillionaire is a plagueoh our nano-secondhistory, bombing...

Former Marine with mental issues wanted for Idaho pastor shooting arrested at White House

(RT) - A former Marine suspected of shooting an Idaho pastor was arrested outside the White...
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Video: Max Blumenthal: GOP Elite Prefer Losing the White House over a Trump Presidency

Author and Journalist Max Blumenthal Says the Republican Party Can't Stop the Monster their Policies Helped Birth. Via Youtube
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Video: The Road to the White House Begins in Iowa, But Is It Already...

http://democracynow.org - Spending by so-called "dark money" groups—political super PACs and other organizations who can hide their funders—is already far ... Via Youtube

Teen hackers strike again: White House official becomes latest high-ranking victim

The president’s senior adviser on science and technology is the latest high-ranking government casualty of a group of teenage hackers with a pro-Palestine agenda....

White House wants to ‘edit’ Daesh propaganda

Since our providers and tech makers in Silicon Valley are already deep in bed with the NSA to help spy on us, it should...

What Clinton’s latest emails say about Benghazi, White House, private accounts

While the US public may be bored of Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails,” as her rival Bernie Sanders put it, the latest batch of messages...
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Video: Banana jokes, ‘Night in White House’ offers – that’s Blair & Clinton’s weird...

Newly released transcripts of phone calls made between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton sound not only humorous but often strange and so ridiculous that...

We Threw a Wrench in the White House’s TPP Fast Track Plan

Our campaign to fight the anti-user Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was a rollercoaster this year. Our mobilization against the Fast Track trade bill resulted...
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Video: ‘Russia & US not in line on Syria’s peace deal’ – White House...

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution to intensify the attack on ISIS' global funding network. Russian president Putin has praised the...

White House Secret Service officer arrested in child sex sting

A White House Secret Service officer has been arrested for allegedly sending obscene photographs to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl from Delaware,...

War Criminals Obama, Netanyahu visit in White House as protesters gather outside

US President Barack Obama has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 13 months. At the meeting on Monday, Obama said it was “no...

White House braces for government shutdown

The US federal government has begun preparing for a possible shutdown, according to the White House. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that “it...
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Video: Siri accidentally answers question on Iran at White House briefing

The iPhone personal assistant Siri has interrupted a White House briefing while a reporter was asking the question if President Obama was “upset” he...

Video: Siri accidentally answers question on Iran at White House briefing

The iPhone personal assistant Siri has interrupted a White House briefing while a reporter was asking the question if President Obama was “upset” he...
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Video: The White House Has the Craziest Conspiracy of them All

David Knight covers how the White House is now saying that those Planned Parenthood videos that have been shown all over the world aren't...
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Video: Ex-DIA boss Michael Flynn: White House took “willful decision” to fund, train Syria...

"Willful Decision" Obama Took “Willful Decision” to Support Free Syrian Army (FSA) Islamists that became (ISIS): Former US Intelligence Chief ... Via Youtube

Former DIA Chief Warned White House of ISIS Rise

Lengthy discussion of the DIA memo begins at the 8:50 mark. In Al Jazeera’s latest Head to Head episode, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency...

White House official in charge of Obamacare rollout hired as health insurance lobbyist

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In the video below, Attkisson exposes the corruption of the mainstream media and the part the White House and politics in said corruption and calls it a "chilling effect" from the Obama administration on journalists.

 

The MSM is completely controlled by Washington, they are nothing more than puppets and any journalist with integrity that stands for what journalism used to stand for, meaning holding our politicians accountable and informing the general public of the truth, is forced out and/or gagged.

Key Quote:


ATTKISSON: I didn’t run into that same kind of sentiment [at CBS] as I did in the Obama administration when I covered the Bush administration very aggressively, on its secrecy and lack of Freedom of Information responses, and its poor management of the Food and Drug Administration and the national laboratories, the Halliburton-Iraq questions of fraud. I mean, there was one thing after another. The bait-and-switch of TARP, the bank bailout program. All of those stories under Bush were met with a good reception. There were different managers as well, but no one accused me of being a mouthpiece for the liberals at that time.







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White House Crime Boss Powwow

White House Crime Boss Powwow

by Stephen Lendman

On March 12, Ukraine's illegitimate putschist prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Obama met in the Oval Office.

A previous article said Yatsenyuk came to meet his new boss. He got marching orders. He learned more about Obama's plans to rape and pillage Ukraine. More on what they both said below.

Meanwhile, on March 5, House Res. 499 "Condemn(ed) the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation."

It called for removing all Russian military troops from Crimea except Black Sea Fleet forces operating in accordance with 1997 Friendship Treaty terms.

It permits up to 25,000 Russian forces. Around 16,000 are currently there. None operate illegally on Crimean territory. Claims otherwise are false.

House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce (R. CA) called the resolution "an important part of a larger effort to aid Ukraine and impose real costs on Russia."

It's "a very important declaration of support for the people of Ukraine during this crisis," he added. It condemns nonexistent 'Russian aggression' "in clear and unmistakable terms." It calls for:

  • Removal of all Russian military forces from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula other than those operating in accordance with its 1997 agreement regarding its Black Sea Fleet stationed there.

  • Deployment of independent monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Crimea and other areas of Ukraine.

  • Suspension by NATO allies and European Union member states of military cooperation with Russia, including sales of military equipment.

  • Boycott of the G8 summit in Sochi, Russia, by the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Britain and Japan.

The non-binding resolution passed 402 - 7.

On March 11, Senate Res. 378 "condemn(ed) illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine." It:

"(1) condemns the unprovoked and illegal Russian military seizure of the Ukrainian Crimea and demands the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces except as specifically allowed for by treaty;

(2) demands the immediate release of besieged Ukrainian security forces in Crimea, who have shown remarkable restraint under threat;

(3) warns that failure to do so or any additional military action against other areas of Ukraine will lead to swift and significant consequences in the Russian Federation's relations with the United States and those nations who share our views;

(4) urges the President to use all appropriate economic elements of United States national power, in coordination with United States allies, including loan guarantees matched with requirements of international financial institutions regarding Ukrainian economic reforms and transparency, to strengthen the Ukrainian economy and protect the independence, sovereignty, and territorial and economic integrity of Ukraine;

(5) urges the President to use appropriate economic and diplomatic measures, including calibrated sanctions, against those responsible for the illegal seizure of Crimea;

(6) urges the President to propose to G-8 nations to suspend the Russian Federation, and to propose to our NATO allies to suspend operation of the NATO-Russia Council and suspend the Russian Federation’s military and diplomatic representation at NATO;

(7) condemns the economic coercion pursued by the Russian Federation beginning in July 2013 against Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, and other countries in the region in order to obstruct closer ties between the European Union and the countries of the Eastern Partnership and supports the people of Ukraine in their desire to forge closer ties with Europe;

(8) supports assisting Ukraine and United States allies in the region in gaining energy security in order to alleviate their vulnerability to the Russian Federation’s threats and manipulations;

(9) expresses its continuing support for democratic allies who regularly face aggression on their borders from the Government of the Russian Federation and supports enhanced security cooperation with, and security assistance to, states in Central and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine;

(10) encourages governments in Europe to take similar and coordinated actions to make it clear to the Government of the Russian Federation that violating the territorial integrity of sovereign nations will have swift and significant consequences;

(11) calls for the immediate acceptance of a credible international observer mission in Crimea and other parts of the Ukraine;

(12) calls on the Government of the Russian Federation to seriously engage with the Government of Ukraine in a political dialogue on a political and diplomatic path that respects Ukrainian sovereignty and the Crimea’s complex historic and ethnic makeup;

(13) supports the efforts of the Government of Ukraine to bring to justice those responsible for the acts of violence related to the anti-government protests that began on November 21, 2013;

(14) supports the efforts of the Government of Ukraine to recover and return to the Ukrainian state funds stolen by former President Yanukovych, his family, and other current and former members of the Government of Ukraine and elites; and

(15) calls upon the leadership of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to reconsider its decision to place World Cup 2018 matches in Russia."

The Senate's non-binding resolution passed unanimously. Profiles in courage were absent.

On March 12, Obama welcomed Yatsenyuk to the White House. He duplicitously praised "the courage of the Ukrainian people in standing up on behalf of democracy and on the desire that I believe is universal for people to be able to determine their own destiny."

He lied about "how ordinary people from all parts of the country had said that we want a change."

He ludicrously praised Yatsenyuk's "courage." He outrageously called him a leader possessing "great skill and great restraint."

He disgracefully said Ukraine's "most pressing challenge…is the threat to its territorial integrity and its sovereignty."

He lied claiming a "Russian incursion into Crimea outside of its bases..." He called what didn't happen "a violation of international law."

No country is more contemptuous of rule of law principles than America.

None in human history committed graver crimes of war, against humanity and genocide multiple times.

None more threaten humanity's survival. Obama bears full responsibility for months of Kiev violence. Illegitimate neo-Nazi putschists usurped power.

Courage is not one of their attributes. Ukraine's sovereignty was eviscerated. Plundering its resources is planned. So is exploiting its people. 

Russia justifiably opposed what happened. In a wide-ranging interview, Vladimir Putin spoke out forthrightly. He denounced what he called "an anti-constitutional takeover, an armed seizure of power."

"Does anyone question this," he asked? "Nobody does." Viktor Yanukovych remains Ukraine's legitimate president. Putschists have no legitimacy whatever.

No one "should...support illegal change," he said. Authorities usurping power are illegitimate, he added.

"The current acting president is definitely not legitimate. There is only one legitimate president, from a legal standpoint." 

Putin supports the right of all Ukrainians to determine their future democratically. He denounced accusations about Russian military forces invading Crimea.

None were sent. "So far, there is no need for (them), but the possibility remains" to protect Russian nationals if necessary, he explained.

Compare democracy to neo-Nazi putschists seizing power. Russia hasn't interfered in Ukraine's internal affairs, Putin stressed.

"(W)e firmly believe that all citizens of Ukraine, I repeat, wherever they live, should be given the same equal right to participate in the life of their country and in determining its future."

Obama promised Yatsenyuk full support. "(Y)ou can rest assured" you've got it, he said.

Yatsenyuk thanked Obama. "We will never surrender," he said. "Ukraine is and will be part of the Western world." What Ukrainians want doesn't matter.

By end of next week, he'll sign an agreement on joining the EU, he said. Doing so will surrender Ukrainian sovereignty to Western European authority.

He plans selling its soul to IMF debt bondage. He intends having ordinary Ukrainians bear the burden of paying bankers first.

On Friday, John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov will meet in London. "Our job is to present (Russia) with a series of options that are appropriate in order to try to respect the people of Ukraine, international law, and the interests of all concerned," said Kerry.

He'll try to persuade Russia through Lavrov not to annex Crimea. Both foreign ministers will meet two days ahead of Crimeans voting up or down on independence and joining Russia.

Polls show popular sentiment overwhelmingly favors doing so. It's entirely legal. Claims otherwise are false.

Kerry warned earlier that annexation would "close any available space for diplomacy." Russia isn't cowed by Washington threats. It's got plenty of ammunition to respond.

Evidence keeps surfacing about what really happened in Kiev's Independence Square. Putschist snipers bore full responsibility for killing up to 100 Ukrainian civilians and security police, as well as injuring hundreds more.

Days earlier, Estonian Prime Minister Urmas Paet pointed fingers the right way. He confirmed what's been independently believed all along.

"There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition," said Paet.

On March 12, former Ukrainian Security Service head Aleksandr Yakimenko agreed. He blamed putschist official Andrey Parubiy. He's a neo-Nazi Svoboda party leader.

"Shots came from the Philharmonic Hall," he said. "Maidan Commandant Parubiy was responsible for this building." 

"Snipers and people with automatic weapons were 'working' from this building on February 20. They supported the assault on the Interior Ministry forces on the ground who were already demoralized and had, in fact, fled," he added.

"When the first wave of shootings ended, many have witnessed 20 people leaving the building."

They were carrying military-style bags used for sniper and assault rifles with optical sights.

Many witnesses saw them. Foreign elements may have been involved. Perhaps CIA, US special forces, and secret service operatives.

What happened was well planned in advance. "These were the forces that carried out everything that they were told by their leadership - the United States," Yakimenko stressed.

Maidan leaders practically lived at Washington's embassy, he added. As security chief, he was ready to order Ukrainian troops to enter the building and remove the snipers, he said.

He needed approval from Parubiy to do it, he explained. Otherwise, so-called "self-defense" elements would have attacked him, he believes.

"Parubiy did not give such consent," he said. He controlled access to weapons used in Independence Square.

Moscow wants an independent investigation. It wants full disclosure of what happened. Deep East/West divisions remain.

Russia is on its own to investigate. Western plans for Ukraine are fixed. Evidence compromising them will be buried. 

Ukraine's dark future is planned. It remains to be seen how ordinary Ukrainians react. Euromaidan protests 2.0 may follow. The battle for Ukraine's soul continues.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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The Damn Fool in the White House

by Stephen Lendman

Geopolitical conditions today are incendiary. Obama's war on Syria rages. No end in sight looms. 

Washington manipulated peace talks to fail. Odds favor full scale US intervention. Doing so risks regional war.

In late February, Israel bombed Hezbollah targets. It did so along Lebanon's border with Syria.

Hezbollah vowed to respond "at the appropriate time." It justifiably denounced "blatant" Israeli "aggression."

Washington and Israel partner in regional adventurism. Do Obama and Netanyahu want war on Lebanon? Are they planning regional conflict? 

Will Iran be targeted? Will US-orchestrated Venezuelan violence continue? Will other nations be targeted for regime change?

The damn fool in the White House risks global war. Ukraine is a major flashpoint. Conditions today are the most dangerous since the 1962 missiles of October crisis.

Jack Kennedy was president. Early in his administration he changed from cold warrior to peacemaker. 

He wanted all nuclear weapons abolished. He favored "general and complete disarmament." He wanted all US forces out of Vietnam by December 1965.

He wanted to "splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds."

After resolving the 1962 crisis, he said he "never had the slightest intention" of confronting Cuba or Soviet Russia aggressively.

The damn fool in the White House is no Jack Kennedy. Neocons infest his administration. Rogue elements make policy.

Ousting Ukraine's democratically elected government was planned long before violence erupted last November.

Obama partnered with neo-Nazis extremists. He's got a tiger by the tail. Millions of Ukrainians reject them. Expect millions more to join them once their agenda becomes apparent.

Eastern Ukraine is largely pro-Russian. Crimeans may choose independence. East/West tensions keep escalating.

The damn fool in the White House risks war. He outrageously warned Putin against intervening.

On Saturday, Russia's upper house Federation Council authorized use of military forces in Crimea.

Putin requested deployment permission to protect the safety of Russian nationals.

On Sunday, RIA Novosti reported "(l)arge movements of Russian troops...around the (Crimean) peninsula…"

Western media headlines lied. They screamed Russian invasion. The CIA-linked Washington Post claimed "Russian forces seize(d) Crimea."

Neo-Nazi coup d'etat interim Ukraine president Oleksandr Turchynov accused Russia of "direct aggression against the sovereignty of Ukraine."

Neocon WaPo editors headlined "Condemnation isn't enough for Russian actions in Crimea."

"Invasion," they screamed. They outrageously accused Putin of "provoking a separatist rebellion..."

Obama and EU partners "must act quickly to prevent Ukraine's dismemberment," they said.

They support Ukraine's illegitimate xenophobic, ultranationalist, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi coup plotters. They demand Moscow recognize them.

They demand Obama order a "heavy price" otherwise. They want Western monied interests given a free hand to rape and pillage Ukraine. They barely stopped short of urging war.

On Saturday, Obama and Putin spoke for 90 minutes. The damn fool in the White House wrongfully accused him of breaching international law. 

He threatened unspecified "costs." Washington won't participate in upcoming preparatory G-8 talks, he said. Russia risks political and economic isolation, he added.

Ukrainians have the right to determine their own future, he claimed. His orchestrated coup denies them entirely.

Putin won't be bullied. He won't roll over for Washington. He'll responsibly defend Russian interests. 

He'll do so, he told Obama. He'll protect the safety and security of Crimean Russian nationals, he said. He'll do so in other eastern areas if needed.

Real threats exist. He'll address them responsibly. If violence threatens Russian nationals, he'll take "all necessary measures" against it.

He'll do so "within the framework of international law." He stressed the need to prevent crisis conditions from escalating. He expressed concern about Kiev ultranationalist putschists usurping power.

Security Council members held an emergency Saturday session. Vitaly Churkin is Russia's UN ambassador.

Crimean authorities requested Russian help, he said. Claims about invading Russian forces are false.

"In the eastern part of Ukraine and Crimea in particular, we have seen the emergence of people from Kiev with a clear intention of repeating what has been happening in the Western part of Ukraine," he said.

Coup plotters "want to replace regional governments," he stressed.

Radicalized elements control Kiev, he added. They replaced what remains of legitimate Ukrainian governance. 

Churkin called on Security Council members to act responsibly. He wants them to tell Kiev elements to refrain from violence.

Gunmen attempts to seize control of Crimean government buildings were foiled, he explained.

Russia's Federation Council authorized limited stabilizing military forces "on the territory of Ukraine" until "socio-political" conditions "normal(ize)."

Putin hasn't yet ordered it, he said. Claims otherwise are false. Or that Russia intends using military force against Ukraine.

Churkin urged all sides act "with cool heads." He wants Security Council members to order reinstitution of the February 21 agreement.

He wants Ukraine's legitimate government respected. He recommended establishing national unity governance.

Events in Ukraine remain fluid. Voice of Russia (VOR) reported mass defections from Ukraine's military serving in Crimea.

Deployed units are joining local self-defense forces. Soldiers doing so reject Kiev putschists. They resigned from Ukraine's military. Key is what its commanders do ahead.

At the same time, thousands of pro-Moscow supporters rallied in eastern Ukrainian cities. They back Russia's anti-Kiev position.

On Saturday, RT.com headlined "Ukrainian Navy flagship takes Russia's side - report."

The Hetman Sahaidachny reportedly refused to follow Kiev orders. It hoisted the Russian flag.

Federation Council member Igor Morozov said it "c(ame) over to our side today." The move came after Ukraine's "Navy command resigned Friday," said RT.

Coup d'etat president Aleksandr Turchinov appointed Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky new navy chief.

He defected straightaway. "I, Berezovksy Denis, swear allegiance to the Crimean people and pledge to protect them, as required by (military) regulations.," he said.

The Hetman Sahaidachny headed home to Sevastopol after taking part in a Yanukovych authorized counter-piracy operation with NATO and the EU.

On Saturday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke to his illegitimate Ukrainian counterpart, Arseniy Yatsenyuk. He urged both sides prioritize stability.

He said Russia reserves the right to protect "the lawful interests of citizens and servicemen deployed in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea."

If needed, Russian forces "have the right to act in the framework of the mandate issued by the Federation Council to the president," he added.

Ukrainian officials act irresponsibly "if they make unlawful decisions on the use of force against Russian citizens," he stressed.

On Sunday, Ukraine's coup d'etat parliament held an emergency closed-door session. Reports suggest martial law may be imposed.

Neo-Nazis operate this way. Rule of law principles don't matter. Imposed tyranny ups the stakes further. 

It remains to be seen how western Ukrainians react. Expect eastern ones to ignore Kiev diktats. What happens then is up for grabs.

On Sunday, Crimean Prime Minister Vladimir Konstantinov told Kiev to stay out of Crimea's business.

"You in Kiev sort it out between yourselves, and we will deal with the republic's problems," he said.

Most Crimean law enforcement and military officials feel the same way, he added. They support local defense forces.

They want protection from anti-Russian elements. Konstantinov warned Kiev against forcefully trying to usurp control in Crimea as well as other areas resisting its authority.

On March 2, Ukraine's Belgorod Governor Yevgeny Savchenko said three pro-Russian regions reported increasing refugee flows.

Thousands from southern, eastern and central Ukraine came to Belgorod. They reject Kiev authority. They're concerned for their safety.

Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev said Ukrainians no longer feel safe in their country. Bryansk Region Governor Nikolay Denin said the same thing.

Russia's Federal Border Guard Service estimates around 675,000 Ukrainians sought refuge in Russia in January and February.

Expect many thousands more to join them. Chaotic conditions drive them to seek safety.

On Saturday, Russian immigration authorities reported 143,000 asylum requests in a two week period. They promised expedited processing of their requests.

According to Federal Migration Service citizenship department head Valentina Kazakova:

"The tragic events in Ukraine have sharply increased the number of applications to regional migration authorities."

"People are bewildered, frightened and despondent, she added.

Increasing numbers of Ukrainians living in Russia are applying for citizenship.

The neocon infested Project for the New American Century (PNAC) renamed itself the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI). 

Its directors and staff include a rogue's gallery of hard-right extremists. They deplore peace. They crave war. On March 1, they issued a statement on Russia's so-called "intervention in Ukraine."

They lied claiming "Putin has violated Ukrainian sovereignty..." Obama 'warned' him, they said. '(T)here will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine,' he said.

FPI rogues want Obama to "lead the world (in) impos(ing) (them) and to ensure his bullying fails."

They demand Putin renege on his promise to protect Crimean Russian nationals.

They want John Kerry and Chuck Hagel to visit Kiev. They want them to "show solidarity" with its neo-Nazi coup d'etat government.

They want bilateral US/Russian discussions suspended unrelated to ongoing events.

They want financial sanctions imposed on Russian officials.

They want NATO member states having the option of abandoning NATO-Russia Founding Act of 1997 provisions. 

They include prohibiting NATO force deployments in former Warsaw Pact countries. Ten, including former Soviet republics, are NATO member nations.

"It is critical that the United States and the international community make clear to President Putin that his military intervention in Ukraine is unacceptable, and will isolate the Russian government diplomatically, politically and economically," said FPI.  

"Failure to do so will only reward President Putin's indefensible and dangerous actions, and could embolden him to take further actions towards Ukraine and its neighbors."

Obama's administration is infested with FPI type extremists. How he'll respond to events remains to be determined. 

At stake is world peace. Will the damn fool in the White House undermine it further? His track record isn't encouraging.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs Fridays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.


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White House sued for covering up crimes of JPMorgan

Gabriel Black  RINF Alternative News Better Markets, a non-profit Wall Street watchdog, filed a lawsuit Monday against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging that its...

Obama White House targeting American for drone murder

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Idiocracy? The White House’s ‘Healthy’ Diet Plan for Kids, Brought to You by Subway

Hey kids, can you say “corporatism”? Now eat up (don’t read the ingredients, though). If you need any more proof that our government is essentially a fascist vehicle for corporate interests, please look no further than Michelle Obama partnering with the nation’s second largest fast food chain Subway in aRead the Rest...

White House Selling “Free Trade” Deal, But Who’s Buying?

New bill in Congress is getting back from Obama administration, but 'fast track authority' ill-received by most Democrats so far Jon Queally  RINF Alternative News Though progressives...

White House Reacts to Jersey Follies

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With the White House’s Blessing, Rand Moves to Formally End the Iraq War

John Hudsonthecable.foreignpolicy.comJanuary 14, 2014 It's been more than two years since U.S. troops withdrew from...

Obama Supporter Leading IRS Probe Visited White House in ’09 — For Seven Hours

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Obama Supporter Leading IRS Probe Visited White House in ’09 — For Seven Hours

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White House offers ridiculous excuses to object to Obamacare transparency bills

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White House downplays Dec. jobs data

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White House downplays December jobs numbers

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White House Says Record Low Temperatures Caused by Global Warming

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The GOP's top 2016 presidential nominee...

White House hits back at Gates’ book

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Obama White House most ‘controlling’ since Nixon, Kissinger – former defense sec

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Obama inviting top NSA critics to private meeting at White House

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White House announces new executive actions on background checks for guns

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White House to Step Up Obamacare Propaganda In 2014

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White House wants jobless aid restored

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White House pushes for IMF funds

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White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts

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White House Gets Down and Dirty to Promote ObamaCare to Homosexuals

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NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

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White House panel: Little to no indication mass NSA surveillance thwarts terrorism

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Obama defends NSA programs during rare White House press conference

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White House lifts Obamacare mandate for people whose insurance was cancelled due to Obamacare

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White House Panel Slams NSA, Says Mass Spying Is Unnecessary

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White House Signals Trans-Pacific Partnership Remains a Top Priority

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White House releases recommendations for limiting NSA programs

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White House Releases Findings of Internal NSA Review

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White House names former Microsoft exec to run Healthcare.gov

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White House: No debt-ceiling negotiation

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White House Hires New Press Secretary (Satire)

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White House Calls for Cosmetic Changes to Illegal NSA Spying

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White House raps AP over CIA revelation

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White House-backed panel to call for cosmetic changes to illegal spying programs

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White House Front Group Vows to Target Alternative Media

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White House ‘misrepresents’ Iran deal

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White House petition to change ECPA gets 100,000 plus signatures

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US Congress, White House to allow jobless benefits to expire for 1.3 million

By Andre Damon12 December 2013 In a display of cruelty and callousness, Congressional Democrats have made clear that they intend to allow federal extended...

Phil Schiliro returns to White House

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White House Petition: “Tell The Truth To The American People About Radiation Emitted By...

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White House Petition: “Tell The Truth To The American People About Radiation Emitted By Fukushima Dai-Chi Reactor Disaster. Stop LYING” was originally published on Washington's Blog

Report: White House Created Problems by Fast-Tracking Obamacare Rules

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White House Thanksgiving Day Reminder: Be Thankful for SNAP

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White House reporter: Obama administration ‘most hostile’ to journalists in US history

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Obama boycott: Major US news outlets refuse to use White House photos

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White House confident it’s met deadline to fix Healthcare.gov for most

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White House faces court for Obamacare

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Major News Groups Complain of Lack of White House Access

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Journalists protest White House ban on photographers

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White House: Our Visual Propaganda a “Clear Win” for American Public

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Press gets heated with White House

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White House releases disappointing Obamacare enrollment total: 106,000

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White House Claim: Government Shutdown Cost Billions, GDP Growth

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White House, lawmakers reject clemency for Snowden

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White House Expected to Ease Sanctions Targeting Syria

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White House Orders Insurance Companies Not to Criticize Obamacare

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White House OK’d spying on leaders

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White House says US should collect info

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White House Catches Twitter Leak, Benghazi Betrayers Still Free

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White House “Tweaks” ObamaCare; Major Problems Remain

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White House staffer fired for notorious anti-administration Twitter account

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How many lies can the White House tell before the walls collapse?

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White House defends drone policy

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Arnold won’t lobby for White House run

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) said Friday he was not planning a constitutional challenge that would allow him to run for president in 2016.

"Appreciate all the comments, but no plans to lobby to change the constitution," Schwarzenegger tweeted Friday afternoon.

The Austrian-born actor-turned-politician was responding to a New York Post report that he might launch a legal challenge to the section of the Constitution barring foreign-born citizens from becoming commander in chief.

Schwarzenegger became a US citizen in 1983.

A two-thirds majority in the House and Senate must approve any amendment to the Constitution, but the Post reported Schwarzenegger might attempt another route.

“Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules,” a source told the Post.

The report notes in a 2010 appearance on “The Tonight Show,” host Jay Leno asked him if he’d run if the law was changed.

“Without any doubt,” Schwarzenegger said.

In 2003, he replaced former Gov. Gray Davis in a recall election, and served as governor of California until 2011.

He resigned from his seat that year, and has largely been absent from politics ever since. His ex-wife Maria Shriver divorced him after revelations surfaced about his extramarital affair. Shriver’s uncle was the late President John F. Kennedy.

For now, the actor is working on a new film with Sylvester Stallone called “Escape Plan.” The Hill

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Republican Sell-out: White House Wins on Budget, Debt

The Republican congressional leadership capitulated completely to White House demands for full funding of the federal budget at fiscal 2013 levels and a suspension of the debt limit through February 7. 

In the October 16 votes, the House of Representatives voted 285-144, with 144 Republicans voting nay, and the Senate voted 81-18, with 18 Republicans voting nay. President Obama signed the bill into law shortly after midnight after the evening votes.

“We fought the good fight,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a press conference after the House Republican leadership capitulated. “We just didn’t win.” Boehner and his leadership team, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Ohio), shown in blue tie, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) voted in favor of the bill that failed to make any cuts to federal spending and gave a blank check to the White House to rack up new debt. 

The New York Times accurately summarized the bill in “The Republican Surrender,” a house editorial: "The health care reform law will not be defunded or delayed. No taxes will be cut, and the deal calls for no new cuts to federal spending or limits to social welfare programs.”

The bill funds federal government appropriations at fiscal 2013 levels through January 15, confirms that many federal employees have just finished a two-week paid vacation and suspends the national debt limit until February 7 in a provision of the bill called the Default Prevention Act of 2013. It would also require — in a sop thrown to Republicans — that President Obama verify that those qualifying for subsidies under ObamaCare are indeed qualified to receive those subsidies. The White House panned the provision as symbolic only, and stressed that it would in no way interfere with the funding or implementation of ObamaCare. 

The bill also includes a variety of pork barrel projects, including a $174,000 gratuity to the widow of the recently deceased Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey (who was one of the wealthiest members of Congress, with an estimated personal wealth of more than $50 million) and more than $2.1 billion in new money for work on a dam on the Ohio River, which borders Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's state of Kentucky. (McConnell voted for the capitulation and is running for reelection next year.)

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), elected with Tea Party support in 2012, was among the majority of House Republicans opposing the bill, noting that the law “will increase our nation's debt limit by hundreds of billions of dollars while simultaneously refusing to make a single cut or reform to address our nation's spending problem.” He noted in a Facebook post, "The only sustainable way to avoid a debt crisis is to balance the federal budget." Massie was among the House Republicans who voted against the bill.

Only in America are the ones who want to balance the budget and make raising the national debt limit unnecessary labeled terrorists, and those who want to raise the national credit card limit to infinity deemed “reasonable.”

The debate over the budget and debt limit was symptomatic of the sickness that is infecting both American politicians and mainstream media:

• On the budget, the debate was largely about what was not in the spending bills (specifically, funding for ObamaCare), rather than what was in them.

• In the budget debate, the dysfunction in the system has now become the only function. It was once a sign of the failure of the appropriations process that an omnibus “continuing resolution” was needed to fund several of the regular 12 annual appropriations bills. President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) insisted that the budget be funded in a single bill, rather than through 12 different appropriations bills, as the rules of both houses of Congress require.

• Most of the budget is on autopilot; Congress does not vote to spend most of the budget any more. As a result, the vast majority of entitlements such as most of ObamaCare are automatically funded annually without a vote from Congress.

• The media and most politicians trumpeted only one option as a metaphysical necessity throughout the debate: They must raise the debt ceiling. Only a few Tea Party-supported congressmen ever discussed the alternative — balancing the budget — which would have made raising the debt ceiling unnecessary.

• The deadline over the debt limit extension seemed phony. Consider that the government shutdown, which stopped funding of 16-18 percent of the federal government during the first two weeks of October, matches almost exactly the projected deficit level for the same fiscal year. Why, if government spending was cut at the same level of the deficit, would the U.S. continue to accumulate debt? Why didn't the spending reductions, even if temporary, move the deadline needle at all?

Photo of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: AP Images

Republican Sell-out: White House Wins on Budget, Debt

The Republican congressional leadership capitulated completely to White House demands for full funding of the federal budget at fiscal 2013 levels and a suspension...

IRS Officials Visited White House Over 150 Times During Period of Scandal

Further investigation into the IRS scandal involving draconian scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status reveals that there was significant collusion between the IRS and various government entities, including the FEC and the White House. Documents show that two IRS officials made over 100 visits to the White House during the period in which the tax agency was targeting conservative organizations.

IRS official Sarah Hall Ingram reportedly made 165 visits to the White House to meet with an Obama official who was exchanging confidential taxpayer information with the IRS. Ingram headed the IRS office that oversaw tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012.

Likewise, IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman visited the White House 157 times — more than any of the most trusted members of the president’s cabinet, including Kathleen Sebellius and Janet Napolitano. As noted by the Daily Caller, “By contrast, Shulman’s predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration.”

The period of Shulman’s extensive access to the White House coincides with the time that the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups.

Documents show that Ingram was never present during Shulman's meetings, and Shulman was never present during Ingram's appearances, but both IRS officials played significant roles in the scandal that has been the subject of investigation for several months. It involves the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the IRS openly targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization status between 2010 and 2012. Those groups faced additional audits and scrutiny by the agency. The audits cost the organizations tens of thousands of dollars and thousands of employee hours, and ultimately delayed the groups from receiving tax-exempt status.

Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George has been conducting an investigation into the IRS being used as a tool to target groups over the course of two election cycles, and has determined that the tax agency was using inappropriate criteria to identify tax-exempt applications for review by a team of specialists, including applications from organizations with “Tea Party,” “Patriots,” or “9/12” in their name.

E-mails obtained by National Review indicate that the IRS was not the only organization involved in the systematic and deliberate targeting of conservative groups.

According to National Review, IRS official Lois Lerner exchanged e-mails with an attorney at the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel on two separate occasions wherein she influenced the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization.

The correspondence suggests the discrimination against conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American Future Fund, before recommending that the commission prosecute it for violations of campaign-finance law.

Lerner had been employed by the FEC from 1986 to 1995, and had developed a reputation for aggressively investigating conservative groups while there.

But the scandal reaches even further into the Obama administration — into the White House staff.

The Daily Caller reports, “Of Ingram’s 165 White House meetings with White House staff, a staggering 155 of them were hosted by deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew, according to a June Watchdog.Org analysis of White House visitor records.”

Ingram exchanged confidential information with Lambrew as well as White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz, according to a 2012 e-mail obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Meanwhile, the White House has taken to removing visitor logs recording details of these meetings, citing the government shutdown as the reason for their removal.

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Chris Christie doesn’t want to talk about the “nonsense” of his feud with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Buzzfeed reports that at the National Governors Association...

Rand Paul Takes Lead in GOP Chase for White House

Chris Christie doesn’t want to talk about the “nonsense” of his feud with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Buzzfeed reports that at the National Governors Association...

White House Closes Inquiry Into Afghan Massacre — and Will Release No Details

Physicians for Human Rights sent forensic experts to conduct a preliminary forensic assessment of various mass graves in northern Afghanistan, including the one at...

Vietnam’s president visits White House

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White House Continues Playing "Let's Make a Deal" With the GOP on Social Security...

Just two months ago, the Obama White House vowed it wouldn’t be sucked into debt ceiling negotiations with Republicans again. “Thank goodness” we all...

White House hardens stance on budget cuts ahead of showdown with Republicans

Zachary A. Goldfarb and Paul KaneThe Washington PostJuly 26, 2013 Senior White House officials are discussing...

White House skips Guantanamo hearing

Protesters sit in the audience during a Senate hearing on Guantanamo prison on July 24, 2013.The administration of US President Barack Obama did not...

White House ducks out of Senate’s first Guantanamo hearing in five years

Though president Obama recommitted to closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in May, the first Senate hearing in five years held to discuss...

White House denounces Amash amendment as dismantling of NSA

On the eve of a congressional discussion that may lend to ending the National Security Agency’s mass collection of domestic phone records, the White...

NSA Opponents Call Out White House for Hypocrisy of "Informed" Debate on Spying

(Photo: Press TV)The Obama Administration is fiercely campaigning against a proposed legislative measure in the House–up for debate Wednesday–to curb NSA secret spying, on...

Federal Judge Challenges White House Authority on Drone Killings

Insisting that the United States is still "a nation of laws," a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Friday sharply challenged the Obama administration's claim...

Thanks to lobby effort, flawed drone still flying despite Pentagon, White House objections

Despite needed cuts to big ticket US defense programs, an investigation into Northrop Grumman’s lobbying efforts reveals the military contractor kept its costly Global...

Cognitive Dissonance in the White House Imperial Palace

This article was originally published by Global Research in February 2004 When the starving and exasperated people of Paris stormed the Bastille’s prison fortress on...

White House mum on preparations for verdict in George Zimmerman trial

Justin SinkThe HillJuly 13, 2013 White House press secretary Jay Carney on Friday sidestepped a question...

White House mum on preparations for verdict in George Zimmerman trial

Justin SinkThe HillJuly 13, 2013 White House press secretary Jay Carney on Friday sidestepped a question...

White House: Russia shouldn't provide Snowden with 'propaganda platform'

The White House said Friday that Russia granting political asylum to Edward Snowden would be on par with providing the National Security Agency leaker...

CDC Study Ordered by Obama Contradicts White House Anti-gun Narrative

In January, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Obama issued a “Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes...

The GOP's Endless War on Obamacare and the White House Delay

The official reason given by the Administration for delaying, by one year, the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers with more than 50 full-time...

The White House Threatens To End Aid if Palestine Joins the ICC

Beirut Fatou Bom Bensouda, the Gambian-born deputy prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), was never Washington’s first choice to succeed the inveterately self-promoting elitist...

White House Study Finds Guns Save Lives: “Consistently Lower Injury Rates Among Gun Using...

Though statistics prove time and again that disarming a free people leads to more violent crime and the potential...

Gitmo protester arrested after scaling White House fence

An activist who has been protesting the continuous operation of the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility was arrested Wednesday after climbing over the fence...

“Pardon Edward Snowden” Petition Reaches Threshold for White House Response

Obama administration will again be forced to address NSA spying revelations Steve WatsonInfowars.comJune 24,...

White House: Snowden still in Russia

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Stasi in the White House

On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself above the developing National Security Agency (NSA) spy scandals, sought to associate himself...

Stasi in the White House

Stasi in the White House: Obama’s Lofty Words of Peace While Beating the Drums...

On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself above the developing National Security Agency (NSA) spy scandals, sought to associate himself...

Stasi In The White House

Paul Craig RobertsInfowars.comJune 22, 2013 On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself...

U.S. training Syrian rebels; White House ‘stepped up assistance’

The White House refuses to confirm but says ‘substantial assistance’ is being provided. David S. Cloud...

Stasi In The White House – Paul Craig Roberts

Stasi in the White House Paul Craig Roberts, June 21, 2013 On June 19, 2013, US President Obama, hoping to raise himself above the developing National Security Agency (NSA) spy scandals, sought to associate himself with two iconic speeches made at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy pledged: “Ich…

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CNN Poll: Did White House order IRS targeting?

CNN PoliticalJune 18, 2013 A growing number of Americans believe that senior White House officials ordered...

White House defends high bills for Africa trip

Dave BoyerWashington TimesJune 16, 2013 The White House Friday defended the first family’s upcoming weeklong trip...

White House Announces Strong Opposition to Religious Freedom in Military

The Obama Administration has released a statement saying that it “strongly objects" to an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would...

White House Announces Strong Opposition to Religious Freedom in Military

The Obama Administration has released a statement saying that it “strongly objects" to an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would...