DEA Partnered With Guzman’s Mexican Drug Cartel For Over A Decade

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 8:32 am

Another dark alliance? According to an investigation by El Universal between 2002 and 2012 the DEA had an arrangement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel was led at that time by recently arrested Joaquin “El [...]

Obama White House Tries To Distance Itself From AP Spying Scandal By Citing Support For Bill It Lobbied Against

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 7:52 am

One of the assertions continually made by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney at yesterday’s press briefing regarding the AP Spying scandal was that President Obama believed in “unfettered” investigative journalism. The evidence Carney offered for this assertion was Obama’s support for a shield law that died in 2010. The problem? Obama did not support [...]

Think Progress Shows Stunning Hypocrisy On Government Spying

By: Tuesday May 14, 2013 1:26 pm

Think Progress, the blog for the non-partisan Center On American Progress, has made a name for itself pretending to be a “progressive” news and analysis site despite reflexively defending the Democratic Party and being funded by an organization that refuses to disclose its donors (one hint it means “to soar” in Esperanto). But now the [...]

AP Breaks Administration Rules, Names Members of Background Conference Call

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 9:35 am

I wrote a little story on US enforcement actions against China yesterday that included the results of a conference call with senior Administration officials. I included one quote from it and attributed it to the ubiquitous “senior Administration official.” I actually got on the call late and didn’t really know who was speaking, anyway; I [...]

Breakthrough on Patriot Act Will Probably Allow for Quick Passage Before Expiration of Key Provisions

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 6:10 am

It appears that Rand Paul has reached some kind of deal on his insistence to get votes for his amendments to the Patriot Act. There will now be votes on the amendments, with a likely 60-vote threshold. But the expectation is that the amendments will fail, and final passage will be secured Thursday. That will [...]

CBO Score of Budget Deal Could Make House Passage Difficult

By: Thursday April 14, 2011 6:00 am

The Associated Press story that has Congress in a tizzy says that the CBO reads the new budget deal as massively less thrifty than advertised. However, there’s a crucial error in the reporting. See if you can spot it. A new budget estimate released Wednesday shows that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama [...]

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