Tag Archives: Barack Obama

‘I warned you, that I am really irritable’

Isaac Chotiner interviews Seymour Hersh about his story debunking the Obama White House’s claims regarding the death of Osama bin Laden. It does not go well: Chotiner: Well let’s talk about sources. A lot of the reporting that got us … Continue reading

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Spy and punishment

No, domestic spying does not go on. Why worry? The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: ‘possible to punch holes in Dodd Frank without directly repealing it’

The struggle over giving ‘fast track’ legislation to the Trans Pacific Partnership has another dimension. Central to Elizabeth Warren and other’s problems with TPP is a piece called Investor-State Dispute Settlement or ISDS. This is “neutral international arbitration mechanism that … Continue reading

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Democrats ‘stunned’ by intensity of lobbying mounted by White House

Katrina vanden Heuvel is not my favorite representative from the left, but this column nails it: It has come to this. To sell his trade treaty — specifically the fast-track trade authority that would grease the skids for passage of … Continue reading

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You down with TPP? You know me!

That I’m aware of only MSNBC has produced any coverage on the mysterious Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade deal that would make NAFTA look like National Post Office Day. Not even FOX News has touched it. Reading the story in … Continue reading

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Which would you choose — a hard or soft option?

How long will this woman , Cynthia Louis, wait in line to vote for Rick Scott’s Republican successor in 2018? Louis, 57, has been unemployed since fall of 2013. Before then, the mother of three worked for Burger King for … Continue reading

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The politics of language

Fine: “It’s not as if active citizens are always right — they’re not,” he continued. “Sometimes people start yelling at me or arguing at me, and, I think, you don’t know what you’re talking about. But sometimes they do. And … Continue reading

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