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The 7 Biggest Liars in U.S. Presidential History

Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Government, Politics with 3 Comments
The 7 Biggest Liars in U.S. Presidential History

Want to know which US presidents have hoodwinked us the most? Read this!

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Nearly 9 out of 10 Pakistani Drone Victims Were Not Militants (Project Censored #3)

Nearly 9 out of 10 Pakistani Drone Victims Were Not Militants (Project Censored #3)

Since President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, an estimated 2,464 people have been killed by drone strikes targeted outside of the United States’ declared war zones; this figure was posted in February 2015 by Jack Serle and the team at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, who maintain a database of all known strikes—based on fieldwork, media reports, and leaked documents—which provides a clearer picture of the scale and impact of the US drone program than the episodic reporting provided by corporate media.

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Super Bowl Distracts Americans While Their Future Is Being Sold To the Corporate Elite

Super Bowl Distracts Americans While Their Future Is Being Sold To the Corporate Elite

By Claire Burnish | Activist Post “Films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult….” ― George Orwell, 1984 As Americans train their attention to Super Bowl 50, their way of life — and for nearly half a million people, their livelihoods — just […]

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As Americans Prep for Super Bowl Sunday, Their Future Is Being Sold to the Corporate Elite

Posted by on February 6, 2016 in Government, Politics with 20 Comments
As Americans Prep for Super Bowl Sunday, Their Future Is Being Sold to the Corporate Elite

As Americans train their attention to Super Bowl 50, their way of life — and for nearly half a million people, their livelihoods — just got one step closer to being signed away. This Thursday, in Auckland, New Zealand, representatives of the twelve nations participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership gathered to sign the massive trade deal turned corporate coup.

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Poll Shows Clinton, Sanders in Virtual Tie as ‘Dems Nationwide Feel the Bern’

Posted by on February 6, 2016 in Government, Politics with 24 Comments
Poll Shows Clinton, Sanders in Virtual Tie as ‘Dems Nationwide Feel the Bern’

A poll released Friday shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a virtual tie nationwide in the Democratic race, representing a major slide down in support for the former secretary of state from a poll less than seven weeks ago.

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The Best (and Funniest) Summary of the Iowa Caucuses Comes from Stephen Colbert

Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Government, Politics with 3 Comments
The Best (and Funniest) Summary of the Iowa Caucuses Comes from Stephen Colbert

All you need to know about the Iowa caucuses — from the coin flipping to Ben Carson’s clothing change — is here in this funny video. Enjoy!

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Bruising Trump, Iowa Chooses Ted Cruz to Carry Right-Wing Mantle

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Politics with 18 Comments
Bruising Trump, Iowa Chooses Ted Cruz to Carry Right-Wing Mantle

Cruz, an anti-Washington crusader and thorn in establishment Republicans’ sides, won enough support from evangelical conservatives and tea party voters to put him over the top.

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Bernie Sanders ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Politics with 24 Comments
Bernie Sanders ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message

“I think the the people of Iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and, by the way, to the media establishment,” said Bernie Sanders on Monday after securing at least a ‘virtual tie’ with national frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

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Marianne Williamson Puts Out a Passionate Plea for Iowans to Caucus for This Presidential Candidate

Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Government, Politics with 33 Comments
Marianne Williamson Puts Out a Passionate Plea for Iowans to Caucus for This Presidential Candidate

Marianne Williams says if you want “sorta kinda” change, don’t vote for this candidate. But if you want REAL change do!

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How a Caucus Works and Why They Matter (Explained With Gummy Bears)

Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Government, Politics with 3 Comments
How a Caucus Works and Why They Matter (Explained With Gummy Bears)

After months of polls, debates, rumors, speculation and other chattering, Iowa will provide the first test of actual voter sentiment.

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Want the Most Pragmatic Way to Fix the American Democracy? Do This

Posted by on January 29, 2016 in Government, Politics with 36 Comments
Want the Most Pragmatic Way to Fix the American Democracy? Do This

Want to see the American democracy fixed? Electing Sen. Bernie Sanders may be the most pragmatic way to commence the fixing.

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Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as ‘Revolution’ Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa Caucus

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Government, Politics with 7 Comments
Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as ‘Revolution’ Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa Caucus

With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, Bernie Sanders is riding high, the author weighs in.

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The Top Six Global Threats the Presidential Candidates Are Never Asked About

Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Government, Politics with 4 Comments
The Top Six Global Threats the Presidential Candidates Are Never Asked About

From ‘the endless war’ to securing a real ‘energy security’ policy, Bacevich says “today’s crop of presidential candidates either are unable to grasp, cannot articulate, or choose to ignore those matters that shouldrightfully fall under a commander-in-chief’s purview.”

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Why Do All of the Pentagon’s ‘Successes’ in Iraq Look More Like Failures?

Why Do All of the Pentagon’s ‘Successes’ in Iraq Look More Like Failures?

By September 2012, after almost a decade at the task, the U.S. had allocated and spent nearly $25 billion on “training, equipping, and sustaining” the Iraqi security forces, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. In the end, the U.S. claimed to have trained roughly 950,000 members of the “steady,” “solid,” and well-trained Iraqi security forces.
And yet just two and a half years after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, that same force collapsed in spectacular fashion to less than 31,000 ISIS militants (according to CIA estimates) and these forces reportedly were so frightened by 800 ISIS militants that they went running, leaving equipment and even their uniforms behind, thus handing over the second largest city in the country, Mosul.

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The Hypocrisy of Politicians With Armed Security-Who Wish it For No One Else

The Hypocrisy of Politicians With Armed Security-Who Wish it For No One Else

We’ve all heard this one: if a politician wants to disarm the public, he should give up his own security protection. See how he likes it. What is it about politicians that gives them a special right to have armed professionals stalk their perimeter and mumble into their collars?

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