This week has seen a flurry of stories on Elizabeth Warren as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. The context seems to typically be an analysis of what candidate could take down Hillary Clinton – the seemingly inevitable Democratic nominee for 2008 2016. Warren is seen as the candidate in touch with the base of [...]
|By: DSWright Monday September 30, 2013 8:39 am|
The cancellation of a documentary of an important public figure by a respected filmmaker raises serious questions about the credibility of the corporate media system and its ability to do journalism in the public interest.
|By: DSWright Monday September 23, 2013 10:47 am|
An in-depth piece on longtime President Clinton aide Doug Band has exposed the Clinton Global Initiative as a den of favor trading between Clinton family members and corporate executives. The article published by the New Republic titled Scandal at Clinton Inc. How Doug Band drove a wedge through a political dynasty, details at length how [...]
|By: DSWright Thursday June 13, 2013 11:48 am|
A U.S. State Department Inspector General’s memorandum details a slew of inappropriate behaviors by officials in the State Department, as well as efforts to cover up that wrongdoing. The memo was obtained by CBS News and lists claims of prostitution, sexual assault, and illegal drug use by State Department officials. CBS News’ John Miller reports that [...]
|By: DSWright Friday May 17, 2013 5:58 am|
Emails released by the White House contradict some of the quotes from versions of the same emails Republicans in Congress leaked to the media. The White House recently released the emails in response to allegations of a coverup by Obama Administration officials relating to the administration’s knowledge of Al-Qaeda’s involvement in the attacks on the [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 8, 2013 10:42 am|
The 2016 presidential election campaign apparently began today as the House Oversight Committee continued its seemingly eternal probe into the attack on the US embassy in Bengazhi. And now there is a new twist as Hillary Clinton may be gearing up for a presidential run. New revelations about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, are [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday March 20, 2013 12:38 pm|
Russia Today has released emails that were reportedly hacked from Sidney Blumental’s email account. Blumenthal has a close personal relationship to the Clinton family. The emails pertain to the attacks in Benghazi Libya on the American embassy.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 16, 2012 8:35 am|
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took full responsibility for the security situation during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, saying that the State Department held full control over embassy security and not the White House.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 12, 2012 8:55 am|
OK, here’s a somewhat better story on a pretty depressing day. The chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, tried to put a hold on foreign aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. It was a manifestation of the same old AIPAC-driven politics, where the US acts punitively toward one side [...]
|By: David Dayen Monday April 2, 2012 12:55 pm|
The Syrian regime, after agreeing to a cease-fire with protesters, announced today that they would really, truly get around to enforcing the cease-fire in eight days. Syria has agreed to a 10 April deadline to begin implementing a six-point peace plan, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has said, according to diplomats. The plan calls for [...]
|By: David Dayen Monday December 12, 2011 12:16 pm|
In a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Obama calmly explained that his Administration asked Iran nicely for their drone back. “We’ve asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond,” Obama said. He added that the matter was classified, but the acknowledgement that someone wrote a note to the Iranian [...]