Defense spending legislation currently pending before Congress could lead to “the single biggest hand-over of unchecked war authorityfrom Congress to the executive branch in modern American history,” the ACLU has warned. Here’s what it does in a nuts
Known as "JSOC" -- Joint Special Operations Command. They report directly to the president and, as National Journal reporter Marc Ambinder put it "operate worldwide based on the legal (or extra-legal) premises of classified presidential direction.
A safer and increasingly attractive alternative for today's criminal is electronic cash loaded on stored-value or prepaid cards. Getting them doesn't require a bank account, and many types can be used anonymously.
David Stocksman, the former Reagan advisor-turned-deficit hawk sees "no hope" of the two parties coming to an agreement on the US debt, because neither party is willing to compromise on either spending or taxes...
Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., said he was pleased with much of the White House Cyberspace Policy Review released last week. Unless Congress acts, he said, the Internet will devolve into a “digital Dodge City.”
One aspect of a new and improved federal regulatory scheme is the seizure of 401(k) retirement plans and the subsequent government-administered disbursement of the funds.
"We think we have democracy...... but where is the democracy?"
President Obama has perfected a politician's most coveted talent, speaking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time while sounding like a great leader.
Mohammad Bashir, describes the event as it unfolded. Of the three helicopters, "there was only one that landed the men and came back to pick them up, but as he [the helicopter] was picking them up, it blew away and caught fire."
Obama’s Neoconistic objectives with China as its main target and competitor, and you have China competing for the same strategic area, Pakistan, to fulfill its energy needs and establish a strategic footprint in the Arabian Sea, and in the middle...
Ron Paul, a twelve-term U.S. congressman, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate, remarked on President Obama’s speech earlier today about the United States’ Middle East policy.
U.S. President Barack Obama's endorsement of a longstanding Palestinian demand on the borders of their future state sets the stage for what could be a tense meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday.
Syrian Ruler No Longer Seen as Vital for 'Stability'
After Obama accepted Netanyahu's demands, the PM now cannot be apathetic to the U.S. president's proposal for 1967 borders.
Congressional leadership from both houses and both parties today reached a deal on a long-term extension of the PATRIOT Act, exactly as worded and without any of the inconvenient civil rights provisions that the Obama Administration...
Obama was upset that his March visit didn't get more coverage? Okay, then, I'll provide some more coverage: LOL
Things were falling apart. We had no playbook and no tools…Life’s about choices. We had no good choices…We allowed this huge financial system to emerge without any meaningful constraints…The size of the shock was larger than what...
We have had a rigged market that has been dominated by not just the Fed, but all the central banks. Today over half of the $9 trillion in publicly-held debt is in central bank vaults. I call it the 'Monetary Roach Hotel.'"
The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney.
Well Timmy, lots of people saw this coming. I did. The only people who "couldn't see it coming" are those who are so arrogant as to think they can play Global Thermonuclear Financial Armageddon whenever their social spending and military...
A little noticed provision in the House Armed Services Committee's National Defense Authorization Act would authorize the United States to use military force anywhere there are terrorism suspects, including within the U.S. itself, according to the Am
Rep. Garamendi was very concerned by the limitless geographic boundaries of the provision. Essentially, it would enable the U.S. to use military force anywhere in the world (including within the U.S.) in search of terrorists.
President Barack Obama performs stand-up comedy after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the teaser of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Cornel West describes Obama as “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.”
Terry Lakin is a leader among this fringe [birther] group and a controversial Maryland Army doctor who was just released from prison. He was released Friday after serving five months of a six-month sentence for refusing to go to Afghanistan.
It's not a free market. It's not a clean market." The Federal Reserve is doing much of the buying of Treasury bonds lately through its "quantitative easing" (QE) program, he points out. "The market isn't saying anything about the future.
A report at the Dylan Ratigan show confirms what we’ve argued for some time is happening: that banks are not making mods to viable borrowers because servicing is more profitable.
The U.S. and NATO will continue military operations in Libya as long as Moammar Gadhafi keeps attacking his people, the White House said Friday as top U.S. officials met in Washington with leaders of the Libyan opposition.
President Obama announced Thursday that he is seeking a two-year extension of Robert S. Mueller III’s term as FBI director, saying he cannot afford to lose the longtime chief at a time of transition elsewhere in the government. The request for
Your eyes may soon become the window to more than just your soul. A New York company has produced what it calls the "first commercially scalable, mobile iris- scanning solution," a product called EyeLock that lets consumers scan an eye...