Obama Deploys Visceral Videos of Alleged Chemical Attack Victims to Manipulate & Grow Support for Syria War

By: Sunday September 8, 2013 2:00 pm

Struggling to win support for United States military strikes on Syria, the administration of President Barack Obama has launched an information operation on members of Congress and citizens of America, who still refuse to support engaging in an act of war in response to an alleged chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


Anti-Tax Republicans Once Again May Save Social Security

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 7:15 am

Given that there is a fundamental and unbridgeable disagreement on this issue the administration should have moved on to basically anything else, but it has become Obama’s white whale.

White House Changes Story on IRS Knowledge Again

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 6:40 am

White House Spokesman Jay Carney’s earlier statements regarding White House knowledge of the IRS scandal failed to disclose that the President’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, knew about the situation weeks before the IRS report was published adding another name to the list of people who surrounded President Obama that knew about the report while the president did not.

Obama Eyes National Security Aide for Chief of Staff

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 6:50 am

As Jack Lew moves on to Treasury Secretary, President Obama is reportedly looking to his national security team for Lew’s replacement.

Torturers Desperately Try to Justify Their Crimes in Wake of Bin Laden Killing

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 12:35 pm

Much of the aftermath of the killing of Osama Bin Laden Sunday night in Pakistan has consisted of sophomoric chest-thumping proclaiming a twisted version of “justice” that Peterr very eloquently exposed here. There is another trend in the response, however, that is even more disgusting. A number of people involved in the torture program created and implemented during the George W. Bush administration are now trying to claim that Bin Laden would not have been found and killed without torture. Marcy Wheeler was out in front of those claims, debunking them before they came out and has stayed on the task with more details as the torturers continue their spin. The torturers are getting more desperate, and today we have none other than Jose Rodriguez, who ordered much of the torture as head of the CounterTerrorism Center (and then was the one who destroyed videotaped evidence of torture, only to be given a “get out of jail free” card by Barack Obama and Eric Holder), appearing in the press to justify his actions.

White House Contrasts Peter King Muslim Radicalization Hearings with Appeal to Tolerance

By: Monday March 7, 2011 3:30 pm

This week, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will hold long-awaited hearings in the House Homeland Security Committee on Muslim cooperation with law enforcement in terror investigations. King pretty much has his mind made up before entering the hearing room – he believes that Muslim-Americans haven’t aided enough in investigations against extremism, despite a long record to the contrary.

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