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  • NYT: The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party (Cue spooky music)

    08/29/2010 2:22:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 28, 2010 | Frank Rich
    ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the “ground zero mosque.” This weekend, the scene shifted to Washington, where the avatars of oppressed white Tea Party America, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, were slated to “reclaim the civil rights movement” (Beck’s words) on the same spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream exactly 47 years earlier. Vive la révolution! There’s just one element missing from these snapshots of America’s ostensibly spontaneous...
  • Seymour Hersh Describes "Battlefield Executions" in Afghanistan (War crimes permitted by Obama)

    05/14/2010 3:30:56 AM PDT · by tlb · 26 replies · 1,291+ views
    May 11, 2010 — HERSH: The purpose of my [Abu Ghraib] stories was to take it out of the field and into the White House. It's not that the President or the Secretary of Defense Mr. Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney, it's not that they knew what happened in Abu Ghraib. It's that they had allowed this kind of activity to happen. And I'll tell you right now, one of the great tragedies of my country is that Mr. Obama is looking the other way, because equally horrible things are happening to prisoners, to those we capture in Afghanistan. They're...
  • Contractors Tied to Effort to Track and Kill Militants

    03/14/2010 8:57:30 PM PDT · by Saije · 24 replies · 909+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/15/2010 | Dexter Filkins
    Under the cover of a benign government information-gathering program, a Defense Department official set up a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help track and kill suspected militants, according to military officials and businessmen in Afghanistan and the United States. The official, Michael D. Furlong, hired contractors from private security companies that employed former C.I.A. and Special Forces operatives. The contractors, in turn, gathered intelligence on the whereabouts of suspected militants and the location of insurgent camps, and the information was then sent to military units and intelligence officials for possible lethal action in Afghanistan and Pakistan,...
  • Senate poll (by Boston Globe): Coakley up 15 points

    01/10/2010 2:38:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 2,500+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 10, 2010 | Matt Viser and Frank Phillips
    Democrat Martha Coakley, buoyed by her durable statewide popularity, enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for US Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters. Half of voters surveyed said they would pick Coakley, the attorney general, if the election were held today, compared with 35 percent who would pick Brown. Nine percent were undecided, and a third candidate in the race, independent Joseph L. Kennedy, received 5 percent. Coakley’s lead grows to 17 points - 53 percent to 36 percent - when undecideds leaning toward a...