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Home News Politics Obama creates task force on policing, orders recommendations by March 2

Obama on Thursday signed an executive order officially creating a “Task Force on 21st Century Policing,” a high-level ...

Why the US-Cuba Deal Really Is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution

Why the US-Cuba Deal Really Is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution

No one in the mainstream media will acknowledge it, but the normalization of American relations with Havana, symbolized ...

Oops, CIA Abducts & Tortures Wrong Guy

Oops, CIA Abducts & Tortures Wrong Guy

On December 31, 2003, Khaled El-Masri was seized by Macedonian border officials after being mistaken as a member of al-Qaeda....

Obama trades 3 Cuban spies to secure release of Alan Gross

Obama trades 3 Cuban spies to secure release of Alan Gross

American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the ...

Could Falling Gas Prices Negatively Affect Home and Business Loans?

Could Falling Gas Prices Negatively Affect Home and Business Loans?

Banks have already been reluctant to lend money but could the recent lowering of gas prices impact home and small business ...

Federal judge rules Obama amnesty order unconstitutional power grab

Federal judge rules Obama amnesty order unconstitutional power grab

A federal judge Tuesday ruled parts of Obama’s deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, with a scathing memo dismantling ...

 
 
 
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McCain’s Brose Tapped For SASC Staff Director; Levine Heading To OSD

McCain’s Brose Tapped For SASC Staff Director; Levine Heading To OSD

The parlor game of where ‘will the top staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee go’ can be declared over. Peter Levine will be heading over to the Pentagon, where almost all long-...

 
U.S. to launch diplomatic talks with Cuba, open embassy in Havana

U.S. to launch diplomatic talks with Cuba, open embassy in Havana

The Obama administration will initiate diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana in coming months, President Obama will announce later Wednesday.The major shift in U.S. policy comes ...

 
 
Senate confirms new head of ICE

Senate confirms new head of ICE

The Senate has confirmed Sarah Saldaña as the nation’s top immigration official after a more than 500-day wait.Her bid to head the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, was ...

 
Glimpses Of Our Power

Glimpses Of Our Power

The nationwide reaction to the grand jury decision in Ferguson and police killings across the country taught the social justice movement an important lesson:The people have the power to shut down the ...

 
Saudis allow falling oil prices to squeeze archrival Iran

Saudis allow falling oil prices to squeeze archrival Iran

Conventional wisdom in Western capitals holds that Saudi Arabia has held firm in sessions with its OPEC partners against lowering production — which would restore higher prices — in order ...

 
Oil price slide and rouble plunge shake global markets

Oil price slide and rouble plunge shake global markets

Sharp falls in European markets and wild swings on Wall Street yesterday, combined with a further plunge of more than 10 percent in the value of the Russian rouble, indicate that the worsening global ...

 
Cheney Says Bush Fully Informed About CIA Interrogation Tactics

Cheney Says Bush Fully Informed About CIA Interrogation Tactics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said President George W. Bush was fully briefed on interrogation tactics used by the Central Intelligence Agency in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, disputing a ...

 
Make this monster pay a price: Why we needed to hear from Dick Cheney one last time

Make this monster pay a price: Why we needed to hear from Dick Cheney one last time

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s time is about up, in many senses. For a Republican Party trying to look forward, he shouldn’t be a go-to voice for the media on national security policy....

 
Spending bill battle exposes intraparty rifts among Democrats, Republicans

Spending bill battle exposes intraparty rifts among Democrats, Republicans

Congress cleared the $1.1 trillion spending bill over the weekend, overcoming objections from senators on the left and the right in a marathon Saturday session that exposed continued rifts among Democrats ...

 
Corruption Is Now Officially Legal in the U.S., “But Must Be Done Right”

Corruption Is Now Officially Legal in the U.S., “But Must Be Done Right”

On December 10th, Wall Street’s federal appeals court, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that if inside information about what is going to happen to a corporation is taken advantage of by ...

 
Bush’s willful ignorance: Why he wanted to know as little about torture as possible

Bush’s willful ignorance: Why he wanted to know as little about torture as possible

The debate over what Bush knew (and when he knew it) is important — but more for what it says about our own guilt

 
US budget resolution funds war and repression

US budget resolution funds war and repression

The omnibus spending resolution adopted by the US House of Representatives just before midnight Thursday, and which is now before the Senate, is a detailed public statement of the priorities of the American ...