Obama Revises Iraq War Stance To Justify Ukraine Position As Observers Call For ‘Toning Down Sanctimony’

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 5:54 am

Yesterday President Barack Obama tried to claim that the United States government’s actions in the 2003 Iraq War were legal and different than Russia’s actions in Crimea because the US had “sought to work within the international system.” Apparently merely seeking to work within the international system is some kind of get out of jail [...]

President Obama Denounces Russia, Defends Iraq War As Legal

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 11:50 am

President Barack Obama gave a speech today in Brussels where he denounced Russia and defended the  2003 Iraq War as legal and done while working within the international system.  The speech comes after the Crimea was annexed by Russia under a controversial referendum and American neoconservatives have criticized the Obama Administration as naive and ineffective. [...]

James Risen Says Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy Of Press Freedom’ Of This Generation

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:13 am

James Risen of the New York Times has labeled President Barack Obama as the “greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” for Obama’s repeated attacks on the First Amendment. Risen, currently fighting the Obama Administration in court over revealing a source, said that Obama wants to essentially destroy [...]

Obama Administration Continues To Fight Against Transparency

By: Monday March 17, 2014 8:36 am

Despite promising to be the most transparent administration in history, the administration under President Barack Obama has fought against disclosing public records and sought to slow and restrain the process of releasing records it had to. Another broken promise. An analysis by the Associated Press revealed the lack of transparency which – paired with the [...]

Director Of Office Of Research Integrity Resigns, Calls It Worst Job He’s Ever Had

By: Friday March 14, 2014 9:32 am

The Director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), David Wright (no relation), has resigned. His resignation letter reads as a comprehensive indictment of the federal bureaucracy which he worked for and called “remarkably dysfunctional” raising questions over the future of American research and innovation. Wright had the job for 2 years and came to [...]

Ukraine’s Interim Prime Minister Says Country Is Part Of ‘Western World’

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 6:04 am

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ukraine's PM vows to never surrender, says, 'Ukraine is and will be part of the Western world' — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) March 12, 2014 Ukraine’s opposition Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, decided to stop hiding his strings and all but admit that he is trying to align with and serve US and EU [...]

Guantanamo Hunger Strikes Now Called ‘Long Term Non-Religious Fasts’

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 7:45 am

No one does Orwellian wordplay better than the US national security state. According to a new report from Vice officials at the Guantanamo Bay “enhanced interrogation” camp have relabeled hunger strikes as “long term non-religious fasts.” They have even, according to documents released under a FOIA lawsuit, couched the hunger strikes in the benign language [...]

Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House

By: Monday March 10, 2014 8:46 am

Last week RT America, the Russian state media network, was in the news after two of its anchors voiced opposition – on air – to Russian action in Ukraine. Part of the reaction to these events was a discussion in the media about how RT America covers stories, a discussion which apparently piqued the interest [...]

Did President Obama Forget Ukraine’s Government Was Overthrown?

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 10:51 am

Did someone forget to brief President Obama and tell him that the constitutional government of Ukraine was overthrown? Because Obama just completed a press conference where he claimed Crimea could not vote to join the Russian Federation because it violated Ukraine’s “Constitution.” Which is interesting because under that constitution Viktor Yanukovych is still president. The [...]

Russia Labels Overthrow Of Yanukovych ‘Coup’; Masses Troops On Border

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 5:58 am

Russian President Vladamir Putin labeled the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych an “unconstitutional coup” and said he was willing to use force to pursue Russia’s interests in Ukraine. Putin claimed that the deployment of Russian military forces in the Crimea was to “protect ethnic Russians” and that Yanukovych – the only president Russia recognizes [...]

Russia Annexes Part Of Ukraine As President Obama Warns Of ‘Consequences’

By: Monday March 3, 2014 6:00 am

Funny things happen when you foment an uprising. After factions in Western Ukraine overthrew the Russian backed government, Russia has responded by invading parts of Eastern Ukraine, specifically the Crimea, which is dominated by Russian speakers and those friendly to Russian influence. The invasion sparked a rhetorical threat from President Obama that there would be [...]

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