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Reinventing the Evil Empire

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | For the West, everything changed but stayed the same, hard-wired and in place. Things just lay dormant in...

Dem Convention Begins: Time To Suspend Disbelief

By Ruth Conniff | If the all-too-familiar sight of a slightly paunchy Joe Biden jogging to the podium, his white comb-over waving gently in...

McCain’s Plan to Privatise Veterans’ Health Care

(IPS) | If John McCain is elected the next U.S. president, wounded veterans could be in for a world of hurt. On the campaign trail,...

Anti-Union Groups Run Orwellian Ads

PR Watch | The Center for Union Facts, one of lobbyist Rick Berman's front groups, is railing against the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation...

McCain’s Mostly Ignored Gambling Problem

By Stephen C. Rose | Today the Internet is rife with speculation about whether John McCain heard the questions Rick Warren asked Barack Obama. McCain...

McCain Betrays Himself By Defining Rich at $5 million

By Matthew Rothschild | I don’t know why a pastor was allowed to hold the first forum with the Presidential candidates–in a church, no...

Memo to the President

It's basically what you would expect: Appoint a national cyber security advisor, invest in math and science education, establish standards for critical infrastructure, spend...

Bush escalates confrontation with Russia over Georgia

By Barry Grey | In a provocative statement delivered from the White House Rose Garden on Monday, President George W. Bush escalated the confrontation...

Petraeus: US is flying Georgian troops into battle zone

The Times | 'US aircraft have started to fly some of Georgia’s 2,000 troops in Iraq back home to join the fight in the breakaway...

Candidates for Sale

What do Obama and McCain have in common? The same big donors, who will expect to have their way no matter who wins Remember...

America’s never-ending prohibition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's alcohol prohibition lasted 13 years, filled the country's prisons, inspired contempt for the law among millions, bred corruption and produced...

Iraqis: Deal close on plan for US troops to leave

AP | BAGHDAD - Iraq and the U.S. are near an agreement on all American combat troops leaving Iraq by October 2010, with the...

War with Iran – On, Off or Undecided?

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | There's good news and bad, mostly the latter but don't discount the good. On May 22, (non-binding) HR 362 was introduced...

Next president should order investigation of Bush-Cheney use of torture

By Rosa Brooks, Los Angeles Times | Even war criminals have fan clubs. On Tuesday, 15,000 people in Belgrade, Serbia, protested the transfer of indicted...

Afghanistan: Not a Good War

By Conn Hallinan | Every war has a story line. World War I was “the war to end all wars.” World War II was...

Pentagon plays down fears over Afghan violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon Wednesday sought to play down the seriousness of growing violence in Afghanistan but declined to say the United States...

President George W Bush backs Israeli plan for strike on Iran

By Uzi Mahnaimi in Washington | President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future...

New Law is Urged on War Powers

Los Angeles Times | A bipartisan commission Tuesday called for a new law to require the next president to ask Congress for formal approval...

Bush signs G8 deal to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

guardian.co.uk | George Bush today paved the way for his successor in the White House to strike an historic deal on climate change when he...

AMERICA’S CULTURE OF WAR NOT AN ISSUE THIS ELECTION

By Sherwood Ross | One issue the American people likely are not going to hear about in this presidential campaign is how to stop...

Happy Oil Dependence Day

By Robert Scheer | As we head into the Fourth of July weekend of patriotic bluster and beer swilling – but before we are...

US advisers steered Iraqi oil contracts to Western firms

By Bill Van Auken | As the Iraqi regime formally opened the bidding for foreign oil companies to resume exploitation of the country’s oil...

Pretending That Bush is Not a Tyrant

Consortium News | All over the world down through history, political leaders who have engaged in torture and other grotesque crimes of state have justified...

The ‘W.’ Stands for ‘War Criminal’

By Nat Hentoff | In a June 6 letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey–largely ignored by a press immersed in the future of Hillary...

Guantanamo’s days numbered, tough choices ahead

ANDREW O. SELSKY | This was a sleepy Navy outpost before the U.S. began using it to hold prisoners in the wake of the...

Five Myths About the New Wiretapping Law

By Patrick Radden Keefe | Sometime today, the Senate is likely to approve the most comprehensive overhaul of American surveillance law since the Watergate...

Congress wrestles over spying bill

By Gail Russell Chaddock | Washington - Congress is on the verge of ending a year-long struggle with the White House over a contentious intelligence...

Blackwater is Still in Charge, Deadly, Above the Law and Out of Control

On June 3, Jeremy Scahill's bestselling Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army was released in fully revised and updated paperback...

General Accuses White House of War Crimes

By Dan Froomkin | The two-star general who led an Army investigation into the horrific detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib has accused the Bush administration...

Bush’s “ownership society” hits the canvas

By Mike Whitney | The economy is in tatters. Consumer confidence has plummeted, food and energy prices are soaring, and the housing market is...

How powerful is the mass media?

Socialist Worker | Our rulers can’t fool all of the people all of the time, argues Sadie Robinson. The idea that the mass media...

V.A. Using Iraq Vets as Guinea Pigs in Drug Tests

By Greg Mitchell | As if the "soldier suicide" problem wasn't bad enough already, word has just emerged from ABC News and The Washington...

Democrats to back down on Iraq war conditions

By Richard Cowan | Democrats in the Congress, who came to power last year on a call to end the combat in Iraq, will...

Change, What Change?

CounterPunch | On Tuesday June 3 Barack Obama claimed the greatest prize the Democratic Party can offer, namely his nomination as its candidate for...

Can the US empire strike back?

By Alex Callinicos | Despite opposing the war, Obama is committed to US imperialism. Imagine, in a galaxy far, far away, an empire in...

The Heinous Crimes of George W. Bush in 35 Articles of Impeachment

By Elaine Brower & Cheryl Abraham | Monday, June 9, 2008 was an astoundingly historic night for the United States of America. In the evening...

Iraqi lawmakers say U.S. demanding 58 military bases

By Leila Fadel | Iraqi lawmakers say the United States is demanding 58 bases as part of a proposed "status of forces" agreement that...

Fisk: The West’s weapon of self-delusion

By Robert Fisk | So they are it again, the great and the good of American democracy, grovelling and fawning to the Israeli lobbyists...

Clinton Suspends Her Presidential Campaign

By Paul Harris | Hillary Clinton yesterday suspended her bid to become America's first woman president and vowed to help Barack Obama in his...

Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps

By CHARLIE SAVAGE | A top adviser to Senator John McCain says Mr. McCain believes that President Bush’s program of wiretapping without warrants was lawful,...

Indicators Point to a Softening of America’s Marijuana Laws

By Alexander Zaitchik | With key medical marijuana ballot initiatives likely to pass, and a more pot-friendly majority in Congress, there is room for...

The desperation of Hillary Clinton’s campaign

By Clarence Lusane | Sen. Hillary Clinton has disgracefully pursued a disturbing strategy of racial opportunism. Since early March, when Sen. Barack Obama racked...

‘Iraq Troop Pullout Would Harm Israel’

US presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain on Monday criticized Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's calls for withdrawing US troops from Iraq, saying that...

Amnesty urges next US president to ban torture

AFP | Rights watchdog Amnesty International yesterday urged the next US president to close the “war on terror” prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, ban...

Indictment and Trial of Bush and Cheney

By David Swanson | Remarks made on May 24, 2008, in Radford, Va., at the Building a New World Conference: http://www.wpaconference.org. In a December...

Mass Funding For War While There’s Poverty At Home

By Paul Craig Roberts | The US Senate has voted $165 billion to fund Bush’s wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq through next...

TV News Stresses Strategy, Downplays Issues

TV news coverage of the presidential primaries has focused on campaign strategy rather than candidates' stands on issues, and gave some candidates 100 times...

FBI files indict Bush, Cheney and Co. as war criminals

By Bill Van Auken | The most stunning revelation in a 370-page Justice US Department Inspector General’s report released this week was that agents...

Bush warns of Iraq exit terror risk

By Elizabeth Stewart | The US president, George Bush, today claimed the Democratic presidential candidates' plans for a quick withdrawal of troops from Iraq...

Corporate America

By Chris Hedges | The corporate state is our shadow government. Candidates who aspire to higher office get corporate money if they promote corporate interests....

Bush Administration Policies Making Work Less Safe

By Leo W. Gerard | In the heart of Pennsylvania, while the media still relentlessly plagued Senators Obama and Clinton about flag pins and...

Exit polls suggest Clinton win in Pennsylvania

By Ewen MacAskill and Suzanne Goldenberg | Hillary Clinton is expected to keep her slim hopes of the White House alive after exit polls suggested...

British government lied about Persian Gulf incident

By Paul Mitchell | Secret Ministry of Defence documents released to the Times newspaper reveal that the British government lied about the circumstances surrounding the...

Clinton on Iran Attack: ‘Obliterate Them’

By Jake Tapper | One day before Pennsylvania primary voters go to the polls, Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., spent the day trying to...

Clinton pledges: I’ll end war in Iraq

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama yesterday, left Washington for the key state of Pennsylvania and promised to fix America's stumbling economy, which both Democrats...

Secret US plan for military future in Iraq

Seumas Milne The Guardian A confidential draft agreement covering the future of US forces in Iraq, passed to the Guardian, shows that provision is being made...

America leads tributes to Martin Luther King

Evening Echo Americans remembered Martin Luther King’s dream of social justice on the 40th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination today. The 39-year-old civil rights...

US Lawmakers Have $196 Million In “Defense”

WASHINGTON: Members of the U.S.Congress have as much as $196 million (126.2 million) collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning...

Clinton didn’t pay health insurance bills

Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff...

Hillary Clinton; fibber in chief

A good memory is needed once we have lied,” observed Pierre Corneille, the 17th-century French tragedian. He was right. The complexities involved in keeping...

How Corporations Took Over The Supreme Court

The headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, located across from Lafayette Park in Washington, is a limestone structure that looks almost as majestic...

Clinton missed key policy decisions

On the day that dozens of US cruise missiles rained down on Serbia in an attempt to punish Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for the...

Bush Defends Iraq War in Speech

President Bush used the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq on Wednesday to make the case for persevering in a...

Clinton Would Ban Private Military Contractors

Hillary Clinton, in a speech marking the five-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, said that if elected, she would pull armed...

Guantanamo: The Bigger Picture?

 The U.S. base at Guantanamo has been called many things. The "gulag of our time" (Amnesty International General Secretary Irene Khan, May 2005). "The...

Public, media losing sight of Iraq, study finds

Only 28 percent know that nearly 4,000 U.S. troops have been killed Twenty-eight percent of the public is aware that nearly 4,000 U.S. personnel have...

Ferraro Steps Down From Clinton Campaign

After making racially-charged comments about Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., former vice presidential Democratic nominee Geraldine Ferraro stepped down Wednesday as a surrogate and member...

Hypocrite Bush Talks About Double Standards

The US President condemns leaders who 'sit down at the table' with 'tyrants' and 'have pictures taken' for adopting double standards. "What's lost by...

Bush Calls Surveillance Bill an ‘Urgent Priority’

By DAVID STOUT and BRIAN KNOWLTON Using some of his toughest language in weeks, President Bush prodded Congress on Thursday to pass his preferred version...

The North American Union – Voting Your Rights Away?

Barbara L. Minton One issue that is conspicuously absent from the rhetoric of the presidential candidates is the North American Union (NAU). The questions of...

Clintons to face fraud trial

Judge setting date, testimony to include ex-president, senator While Hillary Clinton battles Barack Obama on the campaign trail, a judge in Los Angeles is quietly...

President Bush to veto torture Bill

By Kerry Sheridan in Washington US President George W. Bush plans to veto legislation passed by the Senate to bar the CIA from using harsh...

Hillary’s $5 Million Dump Truck

Marc Cooper Now that's what one might call a heckuva coincidence. A handful of weeks ago, Bill Clinton disentangles his investment partnership with billionaire Ron...

How will Real ID affect you?

By Declan McCullagh   A May deadline looms as just one flash point in a political showdown between Homeland Security and states that oppose Real ID...

How The Clintons Played The Race Card

The Clinton Game: America shouldn't fall for it this time I'm disgusted with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Not merely because they played the race card...

US Senate to grant immunity in illegal wiretapping

By Andre Damon The Democratic-controlled Senate moved Thursday to shield telecommunications companies that aided the Bush administration’s illegal domestic spying program from lawsuits. By a...

Is the 2008 Election Rigged?

Rami Nagel Charismatic democratic leader, Barack Obama had a stunning lead going into the New Hampshire primary, with a huge media blitz, and a lot...

If Clinton elected, Bill will have 3rd term

So Hillary won in New Hampshire. By the women vote, of course -- Men for Obama over Clinton by 12 percent; women for Clinton...

The year of living dangerously: Bush in crisis

This year probably won’t be any worse for George W. Bush than last year or the year before, but it’s likely to be a...

History of Presidential Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Sobercircle.com George W. Bush There has been no shortage of controversy when it comes to the younger years of our current president. Described as irresponsible and...

Hillary Clinton is booed at campaign event

By Alex Spillius Hillary Clinton has been booed by fellow Democrats as a new poll shows she had slipped behind Barack Obama, her main opponent...

Bush adamant that Iran remains dangerous

U.S. president refuses to budge on policy despite new intelligence on Tehran's nuclear ambitions Tim Harper WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON—George...

Greens, Democrats And Impeachment

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/12/369504.shtml "Now the gloves are off." Let me explain that statement. First, on the issue of Impeachment, either you get it or you don't. Sadly, the Democratic Parties...

US signs deal for long-term occupation of Iraq

By Jerry White President Bush and the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki signed an agreement Monday paving the way for the long-term occupation of the...

Ron Paul – Challenging the American Empire

Ron Paul: The Only Presidential Candidate to Challenge the American Empire By David T. Beito and Scott HortonFlying under the radar of mainstream media...

Dems Stay Silent on Bush White House Crimes

It’s Treason: Dems Stay Silent on Bush White House Crimes By Richard W. Behan Lying to the people and the Congress was the most despicable violation...

Bill to Oulaw ‘Voter Caging’ Introduced in U.S. Senate

Greg Palast  In 2004 for BBC TV the Palast team broke the story of voter caging by the Republican Party now in 2007 a Democratic...

$4.3 million reasons to believe in Ron Paul

An Orange County Register editorial If this doesn't get the attention of the mainstream media and the Republican establishment, it's difficult to figure out just...

What the media isn’t telling you about the Democrats

IN A MATCH UP with Giuliani there is no more than a 3 point difference between Clinton, Obama or Gore in our three poll...

US needs more jaw and less war with Iran: analysts

AFP The United States must stop "posturing" and start negotiating if it wants to avert President George W. Bush's "World War III" scenario of a...

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Tortures Prisoners

AP The U.S. tortures prisoners in violation of international law, former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday, adding that President Bush makes up his own definition...

Democrats Want to See Torture Memo

 By LARA JAKES JORDANAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats demanded Thursday to see two secret memos that reportedly authorize painful interrogation tactics against...

Southern US race row resonates across America

A protest against perceived injustice in a southern US town has brought tensions over racial equality in America to the surface again. Tens of...

Osama tape is fake – dead man walking

By Tom Heneghan It can now be reported that the latest alleged bin Laden tape is a fake. As we have reported many times, Osama...

9/11 DVD Delayed to Protect the Clintons?

The writer of last year's TV miniseries "The Path to 9/11" says the release of the show's DVD is being delayed in order to...

Terror law puts Britons at risk of surveillance by US agents

Jamie Doward, home affairs editor Sunday August 19, 2007 The Observer A new law swept through Congress by the US government before the summer recess is to...

Bush turns up heat on Pakistani president

By Norma Greenaway Americans expect “swift action” to take out al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan if solid intelligence emerges about their whereabouts, U.S. President George W....

Giuliani Faces Questions About 9/11

Larry McShane  Rudy Giuliani's White House aspirations are inescapably tied to Sept. 11, 2001 -- for better and for worse. While the former mayor of the...

Danger! Google Warns Drudge Report and Infowars.com are Malware

Kurt NimmoInfowars.comMay 7, 2013 How best to scare people away from alternative media? Make them think Drudge Report and Infowars.com web pages contain malicious software. In...

Establishment Media Spins al-Qaeda’s Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Evidence pointing at al-Qaeda will not derail globalist effort to take down Syria Kurt NimmoInfowars.comMay 7, 2013 Time is calling the prospect of al-Qaeda in Syria...

Israeli Bombing of Syria and Moral Relativism

No universally applied principle justifies the Israeli attack on Damascus. Only self-flattering tribalism does that Glenn Greenwaldguardian.co.ukMay 7, 2013 On Sunday, Israel dropped massive bombs near...

Rep. Mike Rogers pushed for FBI chief

thehill.comMay 7, 2013 A group representing more than 12,000 FBI agents is urging President Obama to nominate Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) as the bureau’s next...

Virginia Students Suspended for Pointing Pencils and Making Gun Noises

“Kids don’t think about ‘Cowboys and Indians’ anymore, they think about drive-by shootings and murders…” Adan SalazarInfowars.comMay 7, 2013 A couple of second grade students at...

World Unites Against the Illuminati: Professor Griff On Fire!

Infowars.comMay 7, 2013 Tonight’s Infowars Nightly News features the worldwide premiere of our groundbreaking interview with rap artist Professor Griff of Public Enemy. Professor Griff lists...

See for Yourself: Syrian Government Likely Did Not Use Chemical Weapons

Washington’s BlogMay 8, 2013 Haaretz reported on March 24th, “Jihadists, not Assad, apparently behind reported chemical attack in Syria“. UN investigator Carla Del Ponte said that...

Statists Use Twisted Logic To Attack The Bill Of Rights

Brandon SmithAlt MarketMay 8, 2013 In the war for the continued existence of our Nation’s Constitutional principles, I had long wondered whether statists were simply...

US Army Chief Suggests Military Intervention in Syria Before End of Summer

“The next three, four months, we probably have the capability to do it” Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.com May 8, 2013 The U.S. Army’s top officer has said...

Washington’s Presumption

Paul Craig RobertsInfowars.comMay 8, 2013 The new president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, is cast in Chavez’s mold. On May 4, he called US president Obama...

The Real Benghazi Story: U.S. Op to Arm al-Qaeda in Syria

Kurt NimmoInfowars.comMay 8, 2013 Last November, we reported that the murder of ambassador Christopher Stevens wasn’t about a lame anti-Muslim video. It was connected to...

SEAL Team 6 Families to Blame Government For Deaths

“Never before revealed information” to be aired at press conference Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.com May 8, 2013 SEAL Team 6 Member. Image: Tumblr Families of the SEAL Team...

Latest On Benghazi: Continual Live Updates

Prison Planet.comMay 8, 2013 Oath Keepers Founder Attending Benghazi Hearing in DC Today and at Boston Bombing Hearing Tomorrowoathkeepers.org Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes is in...

SEAL Team 6 Families to Blame Government For Deaths

“Never before revealed information” to be aired at press conference Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.com May 8, 2013 SEAL Team 6 Member. Image: Tumblr Families of the SEAL...

The Real Benghazi Story: U.S. Op to Arm al-Qaeda in Syria

Kurt NimmoPrison Planet.comMay 8, 2013 Last November, we reported that the murder of ambassador Christopher Stevens wasn’t about a lame anti-Muslim video. It was connected...

Israel Rescues Al-Qaeda Terrorists From Syria

Fighters being treated in field hospitals and sent back to front lines Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.com May 9, 2013 Israel is sending military vehicles into Syria...

It’s Dishonest to Talk about Benghazi Without Talking About the Syrian War

Washington’s BlogMay 9, 2013 According to Democrats, today’s Congressional hearings on Benghazi are nothing but a partisan witch hunt. According to Republicans, the Obama administration committed...

Sheriff Arpaio to Testify in Case Challenging President’s Birth

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.New AmericanMay 9, 2013 World Net Daily, among others, is reporting that “the nation’s toughest sheriff,” Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio...

Clinton, Rice Presented Awards For Public Service On Same Day As Benghazi Hearing

Key players in failures, cover-up rewarded while whistleblower was demoted for questioning their bogus claims Steve WatsonPrisonplanet.comMay 9, 2013 As State Department employees divulged information regarding...

Pyongyang Calls South Korean President’s US Trip ‘Prelude to War’

RIA NovostiMay 10, 2013 SEOUL, May 10 (RIA Novosti) — North Korea has called the South Korean President’s recent visit to the United States a...

“Politics” behind Defense Department threatening legal action against 3D printed gun?

John Lottjohnrlott.blogspot.comMay 10, 2013 Will these 3D printed guns be used in the commission of crime?...

US Sending $100mln Aid Package to Syria

RTMay 10, 2013 The US has announced that it will provide an additional $100 million in...

Judge Refuses to Drop Order on Contraceptive Pill Without Regard to Age

MICHAEL D. SHEARnytimes.comMay 10, 2013 In the latest skirmish between the courts and the Obama administration...

Lindsey Graham blames immigration woes on south-of-the-border ‘hell holes’

latimes.com May 10, 2013 The GOP’s effort to woo Latinos may have suffered a minor setback...

Senior IRS official: ‘I’m not good at math’ — yeah, we know

Mike AdamsNatural NewsMay 11, 2013 (NaturalNews) During a conference call with reporters, senior IRS official Lois...

U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars … That It Will Publicly Admit

Washington’s BlogMay 11, 2013 And Many More Covert Wars Without Congressional Oversight … Let Alone Public...

Why a government-orchestrated distraction event is highly likely to occur in the next 7...

False Flag-O-Meter reaches the red zone Mike AdamsNaturalNewsMay 12, 2013 This is a short but urgent warning:...

Establishment Media Attacks Rand Paul for Saying Globalists Plotting Against Constitution

Kurt NimmoInfowarfs.comMay 12, 2013 Photo: Rand Paul for U.S. Senate 2010The Washington Post has...