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The White House Is Already In Flames "What did the president know, and when did he know it?"Donald J. Trump has been president for less than a month, and already the Watergate query is all the capital is talking about, and, as a result, there is a widespread sense of a White House in deep, perhaps cataclysmic, trouble.The list of failures and missteps of the Trump administration is as well known as it is long: a litany of patently obvious lies to ...
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Chuck Schumer, Leader of the Resistance, Keeps Approving Trump's Nominees So far though, Schumer's tough talk doesn't square with his voting record. As of now, the Senate has voted on three of Trump's nominees: General James Mattis for the Department of Defense, General John Kelly for the Department of Homeland Security, and Mike Pompeo for the Central Intelligence Agency. Schumer has voted for every single one of them, and, absent meaningful opposition, each of them has been co...
Donald Trump
Ralph Nader: "An Open Letter To President-Elect Donald Trump" You’ve come a long way without my advice, but ascension to the White House invites listening to what this letter has to say.During the primary campaign you said more than once that you had to speak and behave the way you did to get the mass media’s attention. But you also pledged that, once in the White House, you would be “so presidential you [all] will be so bored.”Judging by your remarkably low nati...
Autocensura II
"Fake News" and the American Propaganda Machine: How Obama and Others Opened the Door Government propaganda isn’t anything new – it has been a tool for centuries. There nonetheless seems to be a lot more of it these days, thanks to the Internet, social media, and the spread and dissemination of what is now labeled as “fake news.”In light of the Washington Post’s recent admission that an article on Russian propaganda and fake news was based on “sham r... 6 6 Comment Count
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Barack Obama's Meager Legacy: Incomplete Accomplishments and Provoked Wars: What Happened? He had to submit himself to the same neocon advisers and warmongering interventionists who were omnipresent in the previous administration. He ended up reacting rather than acting; following rather than leading. That is why the Obama administration’s policies, especially foreign policy, with a few notable exceptions, did not diverge appreciably from those imperial policies pursued by the previous Bush-Cheney administrat... 8 8 Comment Count
Predator
Obama's drone war is a black mark on his legacy that cannot be ignored -- by Rare After hundreds of strikes in half a dozen nations, President Obama wants to leave office claiming that his drone program has killed only around 100 innocents — independent estimates put that figure much higher — and that its future practice will be safely contained in a reasonable legal framework of his own making. This is simply not true. On the contrary, Obama’s drone war is responsible for ... 1 1 Comment Count
McConnell: Tyrant
President Obama: Don't let History Judge You for "Throwing Away Your Shot" at Making a SCOTUS Recess Appointment!! All constitutional experts agree that President Obama has the power to appoint a justice of his choosing and fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, without a Senate confirmation hearing. On January 3, 2017, and that day alone. Should Obama walk away from that, he would validate and legitimatize the Republican act of piracy. Moreover, he would be complicit in the greatest judicial coup in U.S. history. He would i...
Obama and Putin
Is Obama a Russian Agent? An only somewhat tongue-in-cheek review of Obama's legacy from a Russian's point of view. From the blog of Dmitry Orlov (see here), who was born in Leningrad and immigrated to the United States in the 1970’s. Reading it with a straight tongue, we see that the U.S. attempt to demonize and "punish" Putin and Russia has only hurt the U.S. and accrued to Russia's benefit. Let's hope the Trump administration can work to... 2 2 Comment Count
Can We Murder Civilians in Drone Strikes
Obama's Nonexistent Legacy "But most of the real hell that Obama produced is in foreign countries: his bloody coup in Ukrainefollowed by civil warthere, and, before that, the bloody catastrophe in Libya, and the bloody years-long attempt (ever since Obama first came into office ) to overthrow the non-sectarian leader of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, and replace him with Al Nusra and other jihadists that the Obama-regime weaponized and the Saud regime (... 1 1 Comment Count
"Proactivity" Defined
On SCOTUS Vacancy: Will President Obama Continue to Appease the GOP Leadership or be a Proactive Effective Leader? The outgoing president has one final trump card—and he should play it. There is one action that Obama could take on January 3, 2017 that could hold off some of the worst potential abuses of a Trump administration for up to a year. Obama can appoint his nominee to the Supreme Court on that date, in between the two sessions of Congress.Based on everything we know about Obama’s temperament and politics, he won&r... 2 2 Comment Count
The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes. Felix Frankfurter
Michael Froman, Architect of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Mapped out virtually the Entire Obama Cabinet Almost a month before the November 4 2008 election, even before votes were counted Michael Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet.   Michael Froman’s role as kingmaker or puppet master speaks volumes about how one-side TPP is and the imp... 1 1 Comment Count
Obama compares Trump to Saddam Hussein.
Obama Compares Putin to Saddam Hussein As we approach the November presidential election coupled with more people becoming more disenchanted with Hillary, Obama is coming out as a shill for Hillary, possibly because Hillary’s health is really an issue, as she continues to cancel fundraisers and other engagements. Obama is showing a side of himself that will not do him any favors in the memoirs of his eight years as the “bully puppet”. He... 2 2 Comment Count
TPP Leesburg Rally
Obama pushing for TPP: Misinformation and big lies his strategy It is amazing to me how brazen Obama is about supporting these “free” trade agreements. Any fool knows they are treasonous in giving away our sovereignty to a cabal of international corporatist fraudsters. And especially now that Democrats are overwhelmingly against them, and Hillary claims to be against them (like Bill, before her, promised to veto NAFTA). These agreements ALL stipulate that corporations can sue ... 1 1 Comment Count
Racist Police
More Than 500 People Have Been Shot and Killed by Police in America So Far This Year It wasn’t until recently that it became easy to find a number to go with the gruesome reality that black people—and black men in particular—live with every day: the ever-present threat of police violence.Police officers fatally shot nearly 1,000 people last year, according to The Washington Post’s ongoing count. Halfway through 2016, police have shot and killed 506 more. “Unarmed black ...
Stop the TPP
Petition the DNC Platform Committee: Include a President Obama Pledge to Veto TPP, if it passes in a Lame Duck Session The vast majority of Democratic Senators and Representatives voted against Fast Track. Because of dwindling Pre-General Election support, the GOP Congressional Leadership is conspiring to pass TPP during a Lame Duck Session, shielding their incumbents from accountable for TPP in the 2016 General Election. “Unless you make a strong statement [about the TPP] ... we’ll lose votes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois,... 7 7 Comment Count
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Establishment Democrats try to fool us Time and Time again on Global Trade: Clinton -42, Obama, Wantabe Clinton -45 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton sounds like 2008 candidate Barack Obama and even 2012 candidate Mitt Romney on trade. Leveling the playing field on global trade rarely is the top issue on the beltway, other than during an election year, because the campaign donor class don’t want global trade to be fair, balanced and sustainable.   In Hillary Clinton’s OP-ED, the only time she uses the phras... 1 1 Comment Count
Bashar Al-Assad Swan Song in Damascus Opera House January 6. 2013
Seymour Hersh's Latest Bombshell: U.S. Military Provided Tacit Help to Assad A new report by Pulitzer-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says the Joint Chiefs of Staff has indirectly supported Bashar al-Assad in an effort to help him defeat jihadist groups. Hersh reports the Joint Chiefs sent intelligence via Russia, Germany and Israel on the understanding it would be transmitted to help Assad push back Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State. Hersh also claims the military even undermined a U.S. effort t... 2 2 Comment Count
Barack Obama - Ready to Fight?
Daniel Lazare: The Incredible Shrinking President President Barack Obama came off well in his nationwide address on the San Bernardino shootings. He was lively and expressive and he even achieved a moment of pathos when he urged Americans not to “turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam.”  But otherwise he was the incredible shrinking president. The problem was not so much his use of clichés &nd...
Inequality has been a choice
Bernie Sanders Praised and Obama Slammed on TPP by Economist Joseph Stiglitz Stiglitz on presidential contenders Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. “The question is whether the United States is rich enough to be able to make sure that everyone has a basic right to health care, family leave, parental, you know, sick leave—we are exceptional—whether we are a society that can tolerate—that should tolerate the levels of inequality that we have.” &rdqu... 1 1 Comment Count
Countries bombed by the U.S. since WW2
President Obama boasted that he has bombed seven countries. The overall record of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate is one of violence,  militarism and aggression that has left a pile of dead bodies of innocent people. That Obama feels the need (or desire) to boast about how many countries he’s bombed. 1 1 Comment Count
Police & Black Youth
Forty Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation's jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or parole in the US, totaling 6.8 million people, one of every 35 adults. We are far and away the world leader in putting our own people in jail. Most of the people inside are poor and Black. Here are 40 reasons why "- - and there are more"-. One: It is not just about crime....
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Obama's paramilitary police On Monday, US President Barack Obama travelled to Camden, New Jersey, America's poorest city, to praise it's brutal police department and reaffirm his support for federal programs that have transferred billions of dollars in military hardware to local police departments. Reports of police brutality by Camden cops have nearly doubled since 2011, and last year Camden had substantially more reported brutality complaints than n...
Bernie Sanders
Why a Socialist Running for President Isn't as Ridiculous as You Think Why is a 73-year-old socialist from Vermont running for president when he surely knows he can't win? Sen. Bernie Sanders has decided to take the plunge into forbidding waters for the same reason earlier socialists campaigned for the office: to protest the current order and promote major reforms his rivals either oppose or support only when doing so juices their standings in the polls. Sanders is going to compete in Democrat... 14 14 Comment Count
Police Wall
Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March. Here's a statistic for you: It's been 31 days since the release of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing report, but the number of fatal police encounters is already over 100 and counting. That's an average of more than three people killed each day in March by police in America. Too many of this month's victims fit a profile we know all too well -- unarmed men of color, some of whom have psychiatric disabiliti... 1 1 Comment Count
Barack O'Bama and Elizabeth Warren
NYTimes Jinxes Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton has already emerged as the "inevitable" Democratic nominee, a title she aspired to, but could never claim, eight years ago. The closest rival she has this time is Elizabeth Warren -- who is no Barack Obama. Ms. Warren, a senator from Massachusetts, is most likely not going to run. Nevertheless, she inspires the passions of many on the left, in large part by crusading against Wall Street and the excesses of t... 7 7 Comment Count
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Bernie Sanders Calls Out Media For Not Covering Obama's Trade Deal Adding to the chorus of protest over President Obama's push for a controversial new trade pact with Asia, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sounded off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and accused mainstream media of not covering what could be one of the biggest trade agreements in history. "The major television networks are not covering the TPP. Incredible as it may sound, this trade agreement--the largest trade agreement in the... 4 4 Comment Count
GOP Bamboozle
GOP is bamboozling Americans, Obama says "President Barack Obama's done running for office, but not making fun of Republicans. "In a speech to the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting Friday in Washington, Obama ripped into Hill Republicans -- and Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in particular -- for attempts to 'spin' and 'bamboozle' Americans by claiming to be for the middle class."
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Secret Service Shuffle The Secret Service's upper management was embarrassingly gutted based upon last month's scathing report. It calls to pause and reinforces the reticent supposition: White House cabinet members may harbor shaken distrust of the agency's ability to protect their lives.... sshhhsshh. I don't blame them. 4 4 Comment Count
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"Operation Revenge: President Obama is Back in His Campaign Comfort Zone" Obama's turnaround in recent weeks -- he's seized the offensive with a series of controversial executive actions and challenges to leaders in his own party on the budget -- can be attributed to a fundamental change in his political mindset, according to current and former aides. He's gone from thinking of himself as a sitting (lame) duck, they tell me, to a president diving headlong into what amounts to a final campaign -- thi...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Not "How it Win Friend and Influence People" Abroad and at Home Malcolm Eves, a retired New Zealand financial adviser: "It's unusual for me to agree with everything that a Green Party politician says but in the instance of Paul Bailey's Talking Point on Friday, November 7, he is right on the money. So far as known, this TPP agreement is potentially quite evil. This agreement is being negotiated in secrecy at the insistence of the United States negotiators representing corporate America tha... 2 2 Comment Count

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