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The Importance of Not Being Quiet

Last night President Obama did the right thing and will help millions of people in this country. It was a big day for immigration reform groups and a powerful vindication of an aggressive form of activism.

Obama Administration Releases First Yemeni Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in Years

Five prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay prison were released and resettled in Georgia and Slovakia. The released prisoners included four Yemenis, marking the first time since 2010 that Yemenis cleared for release were set free.

Obama Details Immigration Executive Actions, GOP Considers Lawsuit

Last night President Barack Obama laid out the executive actions he would take to help some undocumented immigrants stay in the country. In the speech Obama broke his plan into three parts – border security, opportunities for high-skilled...Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Iraq announced a partnership with Turkey to fight against the Islamic State, as well as coordinate attacks - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is considering a presidential pardon for the three Al-Jazeera journalists - Officials...Show More Summary

If you can read this

Then despite the latest forecast of Obama unleashing hell by doing what Reagan once did the world did not end last night.

Journalist Targeted by Uber Increases Security, Senator Franken Demands Answers From Uber CEO

The journalist cited by an Uber executive as being a target for a possible smear campaign has increased security for herself and her family. Pando Daily Editor-In-Chief Sarah Lacy told Bloomberg TV that she was taking steps to protect...Show More Summary

President Obama Address the Nation, Taking Executive Action on Immigration.

Citing a broken system, President Obama “is taking executive action to fix what he can to help build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” The speech, scheduled for 8:00pm ET, is expected to last fifteen minutes. It will be on cable, CSPAN and PBS, but the broadcast networks have their priorities, sweeps.

Congressman Criticizes ‘Selective Prosecution’ of CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Calls for Pardon

On the floor of House of Representatives on November 17, Virginia Democratic Representative Jim Moran put forward a stinging rebuke of the “selective prosecution” of former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou. He asked President...Show More Summary

You Can’t Support the Filibuster and Hate Executive Action

The United States is a huge country with serious problems that is part of an ever changing world. Significant technological developments are being made on a regular basis that are reshaping our economy. The federal government needs to respond to shifting realities. This can either be done by legislation approved by Congress or by executive order. Show More Summary

ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns ISIS possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war in Syria and Iraq for up to two years. And that is assuming they do not capture...Show More Summary

HHS’s Foolish Decision to Game Signup Numbers

If this turns out to be true, it ranks as one of the most idiotic decisions made for the sake of political spin. Bloomberg is reporting that HHS secretly included stand alone dental plans in their exchange signup numbers to make them look bigger.

US Navy Considering Discharge of Nurse Who Followed Ethics & Refused to Force-Feed Guantanamo Prisoner

An attorney for a United States Navy nurse facing potentially severe repercussions for refusing to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner has indicated that the nurse, who has served nearly 18 years in the Navy, may be discharged. He is one of the only known conscientious objectors to force-feeding of prisoners.

Obama Doesn’t Need to Care What People Think

There is one small silver lining to being a lame duck President who led his party to historically bad loses and faces an uncompromising Republican Congress, you can stop caring what people think. It is very limiting, but also liberating.

Goldman Sachs Gained Inside Information From New York Fed

Apparently that recent study showing banking culture is corrupt in essence is not so far off the mark as it has now been revealed that Goldman Sachs received inside information from the New York Federal Reserve. It is not just the banksters...Show More Summary

The First 2016 Candidate Is Jim Webb

In an unexpected move the first official Presidential candidate for 2016 is former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb from Virginia. He announced the launch of his exploratory committee in a letter on Webb2016.

Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama plans to announce his executive action on immigration today. According to The Washington Post the actions will protect roughly 5 million immigrants from deportation. The announcement will occur this evening with a comprehensive layout of the plan coming Friday in a speech in Las Vegas with Latino supporters.

The Roundup

- Max Blumenthal: "How the Israel Lobby Protected Ukrainian Neo-Nazis" - President Barack Obama praised Saudi Arabia in its fight against the Islamic State; Wait, what? - The fast food movement is going global with workers in the Philippines...Show More Summary

Just below a gathering of Juggalos

What good is being in the ol’ Confederacy without a gathering of dunces?

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