Sunday, March 29, 2015

Political News

Political news.

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Ray McGovern Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko – by thumbing his nose at the leaders of Russia, Germany and France as they repeatedly appealed to him...

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Alex Lantier The French judiciary took the unprecedented step yesterday morning of arresting former president Nicolas Sarkozy and placing him in 48-hour investigative detention in...

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Journalist says his team is investigating objections raised Jon Queally At midday on Monday, journalist Glenn Greenwald announced that revelations he has termed among "the most important" to...

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Kate Randall Barack Obama on Monday named former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to head the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The nomination...

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The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few...

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DAVID CAMERON’S former adviser Andy Coulson was told yesterday he was to face retrial for misconduct in public office after allegedly bribing policemen for...

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Nick Hanauer, internet entrepreneur, has a message for his fellow "zillionaires": the revolution is coming. Mr Hanauer, an early investor in internet retail giant Amazon, says like...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News In February this year, the Obama Administration violently overthrew the freely-elected and Russia-friendly President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. We hired gunmen dressed...

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Look no further than the leadership of the American financial industry for our own brand of oligarchs who enjoy criminal impunity. Robert J.S. Ross In the...

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Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are "near the breaking point." The video below...

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Fact or Fiction... Noting that it has had thousands of years to develop a more agreeable option,humankind expressed bewilderment this week that it has yet...

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Andre Damon The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released an extensive report Monday on the militarization of the police in the US, showing that the...

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Paul R. Pillar A “bias for action” has long been a buzz phrase in the business world. Tom Peters and Robert Waterman in their best-selling...

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Judy Bello Earlier this month, I traveled with seven other westerners to Syria where we joined with thirty plus activists, journalists and politicians from Asia,...

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Ever wonder where your congressperson’s political contributions come from? A new browser plugin is aiming to shed light on the money trail, and it...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News "A threat to the nation's well-being" --- that's what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of...

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Court strikes down three appointments as unconstitutional Developing... The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down three of President Barack Obama's recess appointments, ruling that he violated the...

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Peter Van Buren Here’s a bit of history from another America: the Bill of Rights was designed to protect the people from their government. If...

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Professor James Tracy The Obama Administration is giving Newtown another $7.1 million in federal funds for those allegedly impacted by the December 2012 mass shooting...

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What would it take for Hillary Clinton to reconsider her knee-jerk American exceptionalism? John Feffer In one of the most enduring images from the lead-up to...

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Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services,...

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Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” which premiered at Sundance barely a year after the legendaryhacker, programmer and information activist took his...

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There is no mystery as to why Russia is making preparations for being hit by a U.S. nuclear attack. When the U.S. toppled the freely elected, pro-Russian,...

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As the United Nations reveals more than 1,075 Iraqis have been killed so far this month, the Obama administration has promised Iraq "intense and...

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Andre Damon Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who together with her husband Bill Clinton has earned more than $100 million in speaking fees from...

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The descent of Iraq into complete mayhem was planned carefully and meticulously many years ago. Back in 1994, former US Vice president, Dick Cheney...

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Every presidential election cycle heats up quicker than the last, with the dismaying inevitability of Christmas marketing in May. With that in mind, it...

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Fresh surveys released today indicate that most Americans have finally realised that the Obama Administration’s foreign policy really doesn’t differ all that much from...

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Sen. Whitehouse Reintroduces Measure to Shed Light on Funders Behind Campaign Ads Public Citizen strongly supports the DISCLOSE Act of 2014, reintroduced in the Senate today...

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Barry Grey The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a redacted version of the hitherto secret Obama administration memo arguing...

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently stated that air strikes and drones should be used once again on Iraq to stem recent gains...

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In case you are a rabid partisan supporter of the Obama administration, or forgot your history, Richard Nixon was charged for ostensibly the same...

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Court-ordered release of DOJ 'drone memo' reveals legal arguments for targeting of US citizen Anwar al-Aulaqi in Yemen The U.S. government on Monday partially released...

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Robert Parry A favorite neocon meme about President Barack Obama is that he is “weak” – because he failed to bomb Syria, bomb Iran, sustain...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News On Monday, June 22nd, a video was posted to youtube showing (starting at 3:00) a Russian bank being vandalized in Ukraine by a mob of...

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A leading free-market voice and political leader of the free-market movement in the United States, former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) is also a medical...

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Johannes Stern RINF Alternative News In a show of support for the blood-soaked military regime in Egypt, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on...

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, still stung by the interim agreement reached by the US and Iran that places restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program in...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The Western news media have not been showing the footage of this action by the U.S. Administration, but U.S. news media...

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Matthew Butler As sectarian violence re-erupts in war-torn Iraq, Tony Blair has again justified waging the catastrophic Iraq War. From the pulpit of his interfaith...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News It's stunning. It's video showing inside the Odessa Trades Unions Building while hundreds of people who opposed Obama's coup that had overthrown...

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Charles Hugh Smith Reprinted with permission of WashingtonsBlog The Status Quo is not sustainable. Here are some resources on the many reasons why. Coming to the understanding...

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David Swanson  RINF Alternative News In this local TV news interview (video), we see Virginia Fifth District Democratic nominee for Congress Lawrence Gaughan say, "We need...

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Tom Heneghan  RINF Alternative News It can now be reported that the Military Games Division of CBS radio division news has uncovered the funding mechanism...

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Over the past year, the United States government has been in the news a lot for its efforts to undermine the Internet’s basic privacy...

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Gerald Pechenuk In his latest column, former U.S. Treasury official Paul Craig Roberts says that George W. Bush and Barack Obama have established the precedent...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News A Gallup poll published on June 20th shows that the only living current or former occupant of the White House who...

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You have to give one thing to Dick Cheney, the man has balls but more on that shortly. The ongoing bedlam in Iraq courtesy...

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Steve Watson In a very Orwellian turn of events, the Obama administration is mulling the prospect of air strikes in Syria, against militants that it...

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Syrian Elections Observers Report to UN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnFQd4wBXnk

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Tony Gosling What do Olof Palme, Patrice Lumumba, Princess Diana, Dr David Kelly, Robin Cook, Yasser Arafat, Slobodan Milosevic and Hugo Chavez have in...

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Twenty-six organizations called on the leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today to clarify a pending Congressional sign-on letter to the President concerning nuclear negotiations with Iran. The U.S., along...

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As Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Richest Representative of the One Percent in the House of Representatives, said: "Impeachment is off the table." Nevertheless,...

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Timothy Karr Last Tuesday, Rep. Eric Cantor learned the hard way that crony capitalism comes at a political cost. In a decisive 10-point upset, Cantor’s Republican...

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James Cogan In testimony Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defence, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said...

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