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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

How is the sequester affecting federal agencies?

  How is the sequester affecting federal agencies? The government-wide spending cuts known as the sequester took effect on March 1, forcing $85 billion in budget reductions by the end of September. The federal workforce faces furloughs, hiring freezes, and reduced overtime. Agencies say the cuts will mean reduced government services. Initial effects include closing of contract airport towers and longer customs lines, but other reductions will materialize in coming months. ... Full Story

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

  By Kevin Mathews When 90% of Americans want increased gun control policies and their elected officials reject even minimal reform, it begs the question, who exactly are our Congress members representing? Well, as usual, the money tells a significant part of the story: 42 out of the 45 Senators who voted no on the recent bill have received significant donations from the gun lobby. “Politicians are bought!” “Politics are corrupt!” “Corporate interests over the ... Full Story

The US has destroyed Iraq

  "My Children Have No Future" In the lead-up to the war in Iraq, President George W. Bush made a promise.  “The Iraqi people can be certain of this,” he said. “The United States is committed to helping them build a better future.”  A decade later, his successor, Barack Obama, seemed to suggest the U.S. had kept its end of the bargain.  On the 10th anniversary of the invasion, he lauded U.S. troops who, he insisted, gave the Iraqi people "an opportunity to forge ... Full Story

Climate Change as a Security Threat

  Top Military Officer: Climate Change Biggest Threat to Security Admiral Samuel Locklear told the Boston Globe that global warming could 'cripple the security environment.' By Alex Kane his article was published in partnership with  GlobalPossibilities.org. The nuclear-war themed back and forth between North and South Korea is not the biggest threat to the Asia-Pacific region. Instead, it’s climate change, according to a top military officer. Admiral ... Full Story

GOP Leaders Refuse To Negotiate With Obama Unless He

    Some in the media have been hounding President Obama to do more to reach to Republican leaders, as if it were their job to compel a deficit-reducing “Grand Bargain” during a jobs crisis. But they’ve failed to notice the key aspect of the story: Republican leaders in the House and Senate have refused to negotiate with President Obama at all unless he agrees to drop any demand for new revenues. This telling detail comes in the seventh paragraph of a story in ... Full Story

Elizabeth Warren Rips NRA And GOP

Elizabeth Warren Rips NRA And GOP

    Elizabeth Warren Rips NRA And GOP For ‘Keeping The Game Rigged’ By Jason Sattler After calling out the NRA’s “armies of lobbyists are fighting to rig the system so that the public remains in the dark,” the senior senator from Massachusetts attacked the organization’s efforts to stop public research into gun violence.  “If as many people were dying of a mysterious disease as innocent bystanders are dying from firearms, a cure would be our top ... Full Story

Iraq Veteran to die for our sins

Iraq Veteran to die for our sins

  The Crucifixion of Thomas Young Tomas Young is the face of war they do not want you to see. March 11, 2013  | By Chris Hedges I flew to Kansas City last week to see Tomas Young. Young was paralyzed in Iraq in 2004. He is now receiving hospice care at his home. I knew him by reputation and the movie documentary  “Body of War.”He was one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war in Iraq. He fought as long and as hard as he could against the war that crippled ... Full Story

The Iraq War: Who Got It Wrong

The Iraq War: Who Got It Wrong

  March 11, 2013 By Jason Sattler The shock of 9/11 and the rapid appearance of success in ousting the Taliban presented George W. Bush with political power few U.S. presidents have enjoyed. Bush’s approval rating shot up to an astounding 90 percent in the aftermath of the largest-ever terror attack on Americans. Less than a year later, the Republican Party picked up eight House seats and control of the Senate — one of the few times in history the president’s party ... Full Story

Watergate and Iran-Contra – worse than thought

Watergate and Iran-Contra – worse than thought

Shocking New Evidence Reveals Depths of 'Treason' and 'Treachery' of Watergate and Iran-Contra New evidence continues to accumulate showing how Official Washington got key elements of two major presidential scandals of the Nixon and Reagan administrations wrong. By Robert Parry March 10, 2013  | A favorite saying of Official Washington is that “the cover-up is worse than the crime.” But that presupposes you accurately understand what the crime was. And, in the case of the two ... Full Story

The Iraq War: Who Got It Right

The Iraq War: Who Got It Right

By Jason Sattler On August 27, 2002, Vice President Dick Cheney gave a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars that explicitly laid out the case to invade Iraq based on an assumption that “Saddam has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.” Cheney’s speech conflated the threat presented by Saddam Hussein with al Qaeda, as he had been doing since the 9/11 attacks, arguing for a sudden shift in American policy from containment and deterrence to preemption. In doing so, the Bush ... Full Story

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