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The Impotent President

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by Paul Craig Roberts

15 May 09 | Counterpunch

Who runs America?

What do you suppose it is like to be elected president of the United States only to find that your power is restricted to the service of powerful interest groups? Read the rest of this entry »


Obama’s Extra War Funding Wins House Approval

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15 May 09 | LAT and PTV

Many Democrats are wary but put aside their concerns to issue a vote of confidence in the president’s plans for military escalation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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15 May 2009 at 8:03 pm

Rights Groups Slam President ‘Torturer Supporter’; U.N. Tells Obama to Stop Abuse

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13-14 May 09 | PTV, RT and LAT

Human rights groups have slammed President Barack Obama for opposing the release of photos showing the abuse of detainees by U.S. troops.

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Pentagon Seeking More Weapons Spending: Afghanistan Costs Will Eclipse Iraq

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8 May 09 | AWC News and Wired

Budget was originally presented as abandoning wasteful weapons spending, seeks increase. Read the rest of this entry »

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8 May 2009 at 11:34 am

Chinese Boats ‘Encounter’ U.S. Ship in China Sea

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5 May 09 | PTV

Chinese fishing boats have had an encounter with a US Navy ship in the South China Sea.

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5 May 2009 at 6:29 pm

The Pulitzer-Winning Investigation that Dare Not Be Uttered on TV

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by Glenn Greenwald

21 Apr 09 | Salon

The New York Times‘ David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Barstow uncovered. Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described Barstow’s exposés: Read the rest of this entry »

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21 April 2009 at 12:10 pm

Why Obama and Gates Need Ike to Trim the Military

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9 Apr 09 | CSM

Former president’s warning of a ‘military-industrial complex’ rings true as Congress pushes back on cuts. Read the rest of this entry »

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9 April 2009 at 4:23 pm