The War on Terror turns towards two insurgencies on the Arabian Peninsula.
Two down, one to go. President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul cleared its second 60-vote test in the Senate early Tuesday morning — moving it a step closer to passage by Christmas. Senate Democrats remained united behind their compromise bill, over steadfast Republican opposition. The motion, to shut off debate and move to a vote [...]
Eric Burns, the president of Media Matters, tells the New York Observer that the George Soros Steno Pool has “had some incredible successes this year.”
Acknowledging that “it’s been a difficult fund-raising environment,” Burns tells the Observer that Media Matters “raised roughly $10 million in 2009. The haul was less than the organization’s peak numbers in [...]
In one of his dumbest acts as President, Barack Obama will be taking some of the most hardened terror suspects being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transferring them to the currently abandoned Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois.
As Amy Goodman describes it on Democracy Now!:
The Obama administration has confirmed plans for the eventual transfer of [...]
hina, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks on Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich countries discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions. Representatives from developing countries – a bloc of 135 nations – said they refused to participate in any formal working groups at the [...]
Stewart condemns the Swiss, not Sharia, for being intolerant.
“Architecture may be my favorite thing about religion,” said Jon Stewart on the Daily Show last Thursday. Stewart’s humor and feigned naïveté aside, minarets do not serve as mere architectural flair; they are political symbols of supremacy which, as Stewart admits, would change the Swiss landscape, [...]