DOJ Citigroup Settlement Lacks Disclosure Of Victims And Criminal Conduct

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 7:52 am

On Monday the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder announced a meager $7 billion settlement with Citigroup for causing the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression by fraudulently selling mortgage securities that wrecked the financial markets. AG Holder celebrated the settlement and claimed “This historic penalty is appropriate given the strength [...]

38 Journalism And Open Government Groups Call On Obama To Stop Excessive Information Control

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 10:56 am

So much for the most transparent administration in history. According to the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), 38 journalist and open government groups called on President Obama to “stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.” The Obama Administration has expanded its war on whistlerblowers into thwarting basic journalism [...]

Obama Asks Congress For $3.7 Billion To Deal With Recent Surge Of Child Immigrants

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 5:15 am

President Obama has asked Congress for roughly $4 billion to process the 52,000 Central American children who recently came across the Texas border. Not surprisingly, Republicans in Congress are having none of it. The GOP are claiming that the problem is due to Obama not protecting the border and, in some cases, saying Obama himself [...]

NEA Calls On Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Resign

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 5:15 am

“All children are entitled to a high-quality education.” —@ArneDuncan: http://t.co/GAc3HS9s53 #ReachHigher pic.twitter.com/VZ23JEk0qd — The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 7, 2014 While President Obama’s former spokesman, Robert Gibbs, manages a national public relations campaign against teachers unions, the National Education Association (NEA) has finally decided it has had enough of Team Obama’s union busting. The NEA [...]

Obama Backs Away From Inequality Debate To Comfort Corporate Democrats

By: Monday July 7, 2014 7:44 am

Months ago it was “the defining issue of our time”  today it’s a hazy memory of a dreamy talking point. According to the Washington Post, President Barack Obama has “largely abandoned” talking about wealth inequality in America to appease corporate Democrats worried about losing support from the wealthy contributor class. So instead of taking on [...]

US, Iran, And Russia Fly Over Iraq As Kurdistan Independence Referendum Is Planned

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 4:54 am

As President Obama alerts Congress that he is sending more US combat troops into Iraq, other countries are flying in. The US has been joined by Iran and Russia in the skies over Iraq as the Maliki government in Baghdad tries to hold on to power. Though the US has confirmed flying drones, the other [...]

Eric Holder’s Legacy To Be Failing To Hold Wall Street Accountable

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 11:26 am

Attorney General Eric Holder, appointed in the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency, is beginning to have his legacy evaluated and it is not looking good. A creature of Wall Street who helped represent some of the culprits of the mortgage crisis in private practice, Holder never made an honest or substantive efforts to go after [...]

Obama Uses War Powers To Send More Troops To Iraq

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 3:29 am

So about that no ground troops pledge. President Obama has now ordered 200 more US military personnel to Iraq. The disclosure came in a letter to Congress as required under the War Powers Resolution. The troops sent are, according to Obama’s letter, “equipped for combat.” Which is good because they are heading into a war [...]

President Obama Asks For $500 Million To Arm More Terrorists In Syria

By: Friday June 27, 2014 8:29 am

President Barack Obama appears determined to keep Al-Qaeda and ISIS well supplied with weapons. After bypassing a terrorism funding law, Obama sent arms to the weak to non-existent “moderate” Syrian rebels. Not surprisingly, the arms quickly were taken by Al-Qaeda and used for their operations. Yes, President Obama bypassed a rule about arming terrorists and [...]

Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 10:02 am

While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass than this. Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former press secretary, has signed on through his public relations firm to [...]

TISA: Secret Agreement Further Deregulates Wall Street

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 9:10 am

Thanks to Wikileaks the world now knows about the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The agreement was so secret that it was not only meant to be kept from the people of the participating countries during negotiations but for five years after going into effect. TISA is perhaps the most anti-transparent trade agreement ever proposed [...]

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