The Obama administration believes in freedom of the press — just not freedom of speech for people who might talk to the press
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The president is due to speak at 2 p.m. ET. The White House will be webcasting, and we’ll watch for news and update.
Lately, it feels like the news has been dominated by tragedies: natural disasters, evil people, and sometimes just carelessness.But it would be a mistake to become cynical. We’ve put together 31 charts that we think will help restore your faith in humanity.
By CHARLIE SAVAGE | The New York Times WASHINGTON — One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. In a letter to Congressional leaders obtained by The New York Times, […]
The Pentagon is requesting more than $450 from lawmakers for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay camp. The request comes as an intensifying hunger strike is ratcheting up pressure on President Barack Obama to push for the prison’s closure.
“I know he’s in there somewhere.” Mere moments later, a voice off camera anxiously called out, “The dog! The dog!” And just feet behind Garcia’s legs was the dog, alive and stuck under the destruction.
STATE propaganda is easy to spot. From leaflets dropped behind enemy lines to other bald appeals to flag and country, government attempts to sway public opinion often seem laughably obvious—at least in hindsight. Yet quite a lot of national pride-mongering is a bit more subtle—and more effective, and perhaps more troubling—than we like to admit. This at least is the claim of “Propaganda: Power and Persuasion”, a provocative new exhibition at the British Library in London.
It would offer land use incentives to developers who build rooftop gardens, green spaces or install environmentally friendly technology on top of their buildings.
Page Price and Carolyn Compton have been together for almost three years, but a Collin County judge is forcing them apart.
Sources report that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach amendments to the Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on GE foods.
By Christina Sarich | NaturalSociety The laughable insistence by the Department of Agriculture this past Friday that it needs more time to look at the data for Monsanto and other biotech companies who are poisoning our food supply is further evidence that our government institutions are bought and paid for with corporate cash. And instead of keeping a watchful eye […]
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Google is opening a new research lab to see if a quantum computer can solve problems too taxing for traditional computers.
Mark Bittman, The New York Times columnist and host of Cooking Channel’s “The Minimalist” decided to compromise, building a flexible vegan diet that fit his lifestyle.