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  • ‘The Post’ Trailer: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Team Up For Spielberg’s Journalistic Drama

    11/13/2017 5:18:23 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 54 replies
    Deadline ^ | 11/7/2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Based on a true story, The Post follows the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
  • Two Sides Of Schumer

    10/01/2003 2:32:24 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 270+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 10/01/03 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is highly regarded within political circles for his ability to capture the mood of the moment and milk it to his advantage. However, whether Senator Schumer should command respect based upon consistency and willingness to put principles ahead of "politics of the moment" is another matter. This can be seen clearly by the Senator's statements in the current flap over whether a White House official - Karl Rove is the one taking the rap in press allegations -- had permitted disclosure of a CIA agent's name. Don't take my word for it. Let Senator Schumer's...
  • Be Afraid (liberals promise bedlam in streets if Bush wins)

    11/01/2004 9:59:30 PM PST · by GeronL · 302 replies · 3,760+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Nov 2, 2004 | Shawn Macomber
    Unfortunately, it appears that when Elizabeth Edwards speaks some people actually listen. This sad fact might be innocuous enough if the aspiring Second Lady were trading parenting or dieting tips. But instead semi-reformed former Deaniacs and Kucinich Kids seem to have latched onto Edwards' recent promise to a worried supporter that post-election riots will not wrack the nation -- so long as the Kerry-Edwards ticket walks away with it. The suggestion, of course, is that there indeed will be riots if John F. Kerry's boyhood dreams of ascending to his rightful position as ruler of the universe are squashed by...
  • Former CIA officers appeal to current analysts to make public any anti-war information

    03/14/2003 11:45:02 AM PST · by kattracks · 39 replies · 817+ views
    AP | 3/14/03 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small group composed mostly of retired CIA officers is appealing to colleagues still inside to go public with any evidence the Bush administration is slanting intelligence to support its case for war with Iraq. Members of the group contend the Bush administration has released information on Iraq that meets only its ends -- while ignoring or withholding contrary reporting. They also say the administration's public evidence about the immediacy of Iraq's threat to the United States and its alleged ties to al-Qaida is unconvincing, and accuse policy-makers of pushing out some information that does not meet...
  • Business as Usual – Paul Ryan Pushes Through Multiple Wall Street Giveaways in the Highway Bill

    11/08/2015 8:50:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrigg ^ | 06 October 2015 | Michael Krieger
    It was always going to be a seamless transition from John Boehner to Paul Ryan. These men are cut from the exact same cloth, which is worshipping at the altar of crony capitalism. They talk a good game about about “free markets” and “entrepreneurship,” but at the end of the day, are both staunch defenders of statist, centrally planned economies, as long as the subsidies go to mega-corporations. David Dayan, who’s excellent work I’ve covered many times here at Liberty Blitzkrieg, just published an article at the Fiscal Times outlining the plethora or Wall Street giveaways recently added onto the...
  • Obama, the 1980s commie left "peace" movement in New York, and "total nuclear disarmament"

    10/09/2009 8:00:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 7 replies · 375+ views
    various sources
    From Obama's recent speech in Cairo: "No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons. That is why I strongly reaffirmed America’s commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons." http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Barack-Obama-US-President-Addresses-The-Muslim-World-From-Egypt/Article/200906115295746?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_15295746_Barack_Obama%3A_US_President_Addresses_The_Muslim_World_From_Egypt ____________________________________________________________ From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:Profile: Institute For Policy Studies (IPS) IPS’s [Institute For Policy Studies] Washington, DC headquarters quickly became a resource center for national reporters and a place for KGB agents from the nearby Soviet embassy to convene and strategize. Cora Weiss headed one of the IPS's most successful forays -- into Riverside Church in Manhattan. She was invited there in...
  • Daniel Ellsberg: US on Verge of Becoming Police State Under Obama

    08/22/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 12:45 PM
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, says the United States is on the verge of becoming a police state as evidenced by the National Security Agency’s data collection programs and the treatment of secret document leakers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. “We have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,” Ellsberg told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “And I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. It’s worth a person’s life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exile—it’s worth that to try to restore our liberties...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks (After CIA worked as a senior Democrat Senate aide)

    01/23/2012 12:58:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post World ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    The Justice Department on Monday charged a former CIA officer with repeatedly leaking classified information, including the identities of agency operatives involved in the capture and interrogation of alleged terrorists. The case against John Kiriakou, who served as a senior Senate aide after ending his CIA career, extends the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on disclosures of national security secrets to journalist. Kiriakou, who was among the first to go public with details about the CIA’s use of water-boarding and other harsh interrogation measures, was charged with disclosing classified information to reporters and lying to the agency about the origin of...
  • Justice case against alleged leaker collapses

    06/09/2011 9:01:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9 June 2011 | Michael Isikoff
    In a major blow to the Justice Department, one of its biggest leak prosecutions in years all but collapsed late Thursday when federal prosecutors withdrew all their felony charges against a former National Security Agency official accused of providing classified information to a journalist. Instead, under a plea deal reached with prosecutors, former NSA official Thomas Drake has agreed to plead guilty in federal court on Friday to a single misdemeanor count of "exceeding authorized use of a computer" -- a minor charge for which he will receive no jail time, a senior administration official told NBC. “This is close...
  • NSA CS Man: My Tracking Algorithm Was 'Twisted' By the Government [gov't spying on you]

    05/16/2011 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 19 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 5/16/11 | Soulskill
    decora writes "Crypto-mathematician Bill Binney worked in the Signals Intelligence Automation Research Center at the NSA. There, he worked on NSA's ThinThread program; a way to monitor the flood of internet data from outside the US while protecting the privacy of US citizens. In a new interview with Jane Mayer, he says his program 'got twisted. ... I should apologize to the American people. It's violated everyone's rights. It can be used to eavesdrop on the whole world. ... my people were brought in, and they told me, "Can you believe they're doing this? They're getting billing records on US...
  • Ray McGovern(Army Veteran)Brutalized & Left Bleeding by Hillary Clinton Police “So this is America?”

    02/20/2011 6:23:09 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 94 replies
    Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs ^ | Wednesday, 16. February 2011 | Sibel Edmonds
    At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised & Arrested for Standing Silently As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday, condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for...
  • Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlight (PFC Bradley Manning doesn't get a pillow)

    12/20/2010 7:38:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 12/21/10 | LARA MARLOWE
    Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlightThe Irish Times - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Concern is growing over the harsh conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention as he awaits his court martial, writes LARA MARLOWE, Washington Correspondent WHILE JULIAN Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, celebrated his release on bail last week with cocktails before being driven to “mansion arrest” at a 650-acre estate in Sussex, Private First Class Bradley Manning was mouldering away in solitary confinement in the brig at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, deprived of exercise, news or even a sheet or pillow. Assange (39) is preparing...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Julian Assange May Have The Files For Every Single Prisoner In Guantanamo

    12/08/2010 7:01:13 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters Via The Business Insider ^ | 12/08/2010 | Reuters
    It's known that Julian Assange, the Wikileaks chief, has Guantanamo files, however this sounds fairly explosive. Reuters (via The Nation): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, jailed in Britain this week, has told media contacts he has a large cache of U.S. government reports about inmates at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, known as GITMO, the last of four major tranches of U.S. government documents which WikiLeaks had acquired and at some point would make public. "He's got the personal files of every prisoner in GITMO," said one person who was in contact with Assange earlier this year.
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • WikiLeaks: At Least 100,000 Iraqis Reportedly Killed During War

    10/22/2010 3:43:13 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 127 replies
    ABC News ^ | RUSSELL GOLDMAN and LUIS MARTINEZ
    In what is being described as the largest release of secret U.S. military documents ever, the whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks has released a trove of classified reports about the war in Iraq, including a secret U.S. government tally that puts the Iraqi death toll between 109,000 and 285,000, according to news sources that received advanced copies of the documents.
  • Is the FBI doing its best to combat terrorism?

    12/05/2006 11:48:07 AM PST · by Flavius · 41 replies · 1,019+ views
    msnbc ^ | Dec 4, 2006 | isa Myers, Jim Popkin & the NBC News Investigative Unit
    WASHINGTON - Bassem Youssef is the FBI's highest-ranking Arab-American agent. He's fluent in Arabic, ran the FBI's offices in Saudi Arabia and is a terrorism expert. In fact, Youssef's undercover work helping to infiltrate the terror organization of the so-called "blind sheik," Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, earned him the intelligence community's most-prestigious award, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. But now, for the first time, Youssef is speaking out against the agency he loves. "I don't believe that the FBI's doing everything it can to combat terrorism," the 18-year FBI veteran tells NBC News.
  • Deposition of Sibel Edmonds Completed, DoJ a 'No Show', Bombshells Under Oath

    08/08/2009 9:38:13 PM PDT · by GoreNoMore · 53 replies · 2,456+ views
    8:40am PT (11:40am ET): During a break, Edmonds and the attorneys stepped outside. DoJ still a no-show, so the questioning has proceeded, and Edmonds has been able to say "everything that she hasn't been able to say so far, implicating many members of Congress in a criminal conspiracy," according to interviews with Fein and others. Edmonds' attorney, Michael Kohn said: "The Justice Department decided not to show. Therefore, the deposition has gone much more smoothly than we had anticipated." There are apparently a handful of mostly independent and foreign media outlets present outside the NWC. No corporate MSM, from the...
  • Personal request from Mark Zaid

    02/25/2007 12:11:09 AM PST · by Bobibutu · 30 replies · 771+ views
    abledangerblog.com ^ | February 20, 2007 | Mark Zaid
    Dear Friends, Colleagues and Servicemembers: Many of you may know that since June 2006, I have served as co-civilian counsel, along with Neal Puckett who is lead counsel (and Of Counsel to my law office), for SSgt Frank Wuterich, USMC. Frank is now facing multiple counts of murder for the events arising from the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha, Iraq on November 19, 2005. He was the squad commander for the 3/1 that tragic day. This is a highly unusual case for me. Other than the dozen or so military courts-martials I handled back in 1999-2000 dealing with...
  • Starving for Attention (Cindy Sheehan Knows Freepers)

    07/05/2006 6:56:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 194 replies · 4,312+ views
    MichaelMoore.com ^ | Wednesday, July 5, 2006 | Cindy Sheehan
    <p>It is midnight of the 5th of July and 24 hours since thousands of us began the Troops Home Fast.</p> <p>Some of us who will be fasting completely until the troops come home; some will be on liquids only until the troops come home; some will fast for 2 weeks, 2 days; or like me, until at least September 21st.</p>