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June 21, 2010 |
Admittedly, before George W. Bush had his fever dream, the U.S. had already put its first unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drone surveillance planes in the skies over Kosovo in the late 1990s.
Stuck in neutral, Democrats are watching their summer economic agenda whittle away each day, with Republicans driving the debate through Senate filibuster rules and their political lock in the House over new war funding sought by President Barack Obama.
General Petraeus is expected to be quickly and easily confirmed by the Senate but defense secretary Gates acknowledged today the war itself is going slower and harder than expected, reports .
America is heading toward a colossal defeat in Afghanistan .
Yesterday, Cindy and Mike Jacobs of Generals International hosted a special webcast with Chuck Pierce on their website that focused primarily on explaining how the BP oil spill in the Gulf is due to President Obama's poor treatment of Israel.
Megyn Kelly Pushes Right Wing Outrage And Disputed Claim Made By Republican Senator Jon Kyl Fox “News” does seem to run with whatever is hot, hot, hot in the right wing blathersphere – the latest being a public service announcement, made by the Secretary of Labor on the Department of Labor website, in which she states that all workers, both legal and illegal, have the right to fair wages. The ad offers a toll free line which offers assistance to those who feel that they have been denied their proper pay.
When Bill White became state Democratic chairman nearly 15 years ago, he predicted that the party's worst days were over and that momentum "is definitely on our side." He was wrong. The Democratic Party was in political free fall when White took over after Republican George W.
By Jim Lobe* – IPS – June 23, 2010 WASHINGTON – Despite the growing international condemnation and isolation incurred by the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the right-wing leadership of the so-called “Israel Lobby” here is riding high in the U.S.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that after Republicans once again defeated a bill to reauthorize several expired domestic aid programs, including extended unemployment benefits, Democrats are giving up on trying to break the GOP filibuster.
The Obama/McChrystal debacle is symptomatic of a wider divide -- the widening estrangement between our civilian elites and our military. McChrystal deserved to be fired and has been.
June 24, 2010 |
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 31, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ) - As oil continues gushing from the ocean floor into the Gulf of Mexico, with no sign of stopping until a new well is finished this August, scientists, environmentalists and local residents are beginning to reckon with the reality of a massive annihilation of sea creatures and wildlife.
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