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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5458
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Obama: "We Tortured Some Folks"

On Friday, President Obama said that some of the things the United States did after 9/11 were indeed acts of torture. National Journal has the full quote: Obama also addressed post-9/11 America in remarks about the Central Intelligence Agency. Show More Summary

Feds Say Big Banks Are Still Too Big to Fail

Six years after the financial crisis, the largest US banks are likely still too-big-to-fail, according to a study released Thursday afternoon by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). That means that these massive financial institutions...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 31, 2014

US Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a training mission in Florida. (US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway.)

The Feds Are Demanding That Twitter Turn Over More User Info Than Ever

US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting Twitter with more information requests about its users than ever before, and in most cases the social network is handing over some data, according to a new report released by the company on Thursday. Show More Summary

Gaza Conflict Divides Congressional Progressives

With the war in Gaza continuing without an end in sight, congressional leaders are rallying to condemn Hamas rocket attacks and support Israel. But members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have been divided over the conflict,Show More Summary

Watch: UN Agency Spokesman Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Gaza School Bombing

United Nations Relief Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness has been talking to media outlets around the world about the situation in Gaza, "advocating passionately," as he puts it, "for Palestine refugees to enjoy all their rights to...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 30, 2014

The USS George Washington conducts flight operations east of Okinawa. ( US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Beverly J. Lesonik.)

Fast-Food Workers Just Took McDonald’s Down a Notch

On Tuesday evening, the federal government dealt a huge blow to McDonald’s, which has for over a year and a half been the target of worker protests and lawsuits over its low wages and questionable labor practices. McDonald’s has long...Show More Summary

Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open—For Now

The last abortion clinic in Mississippi has been on the brink of closure for nearly two years. But the fight to shutter the Jackson Women's Health Organization may have ended Tuesday, when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down...Show More Summary

Anyone With a Concealed Carry Permit Can Now Come Dangerously Close to the White House

A federal judge has ordered the District of Columbia to stop enforcing its restrictions on carrying handguns on the streets of the nation's capital. The decision also forced the District government to allow out-of-state concealed carry...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 28, 2014

US Marines take cover behind a barrier after tossing a grenade at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz.)

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 24, 2014

US Navy sailors participate in a replenishment-at-sea on a scheduled deployment aboard the USS Oscar Austin guided-missile destroyer. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class DJ Revell.)

GOP Bill Creates Tax Break for Americans Making Six Figures, Ignores Expiring Tax Credit for Low-Income Families

On Friday, the House will vote on a Republican bill that ignores an expiring tax credit for millions of low-income families, while handing one to better-off Americans. The bill, introduced by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Ks.), changes the way the federal child tax credit works by raising the eligibility cap for married couples. Show More Summary

Idaho Tribe Cancels Ted Nugent Concert Because of His Support for Washington Football Team Name

Ted Nugent doesn't have a racist bone in his body. But sometimes racist words just happen to come out of it. On Monday, tribal officials in Idaho canceled the aging rock-and-roller's scheduled concert at a Coeur d'Alene casino over his past rhetoric. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 24, 2014

A US Marine discusses the best route through the jungle in a training area in Hawaii with an Indonesian squad leader. (Department of Defense photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan, US Marine Corps.)

Twitter Releases Its Diversity Stats. And Boy, Are They Embarrassing.

Twitter today followed in the footsteps of Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Facebook by releasing statistics on the race and gender of its workforce. The company certainly deserves credit for voluntarily making its diversity stats public, unlike, say, Apple. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 23, 2014

US Navy sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor Motor Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Wesley E. Ford at a memorial service at Pearl Harbor. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan.)

In Georgia, Perdue Win Ends The Nation's Craziest Senate Primary

In the run-up to last May's primary to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republicans flirted with a large field of candidates that included Reps. Paul Broun (who once called evolution a lie "from the pit of hell") and Phil Gingrey (who once defended Todd Akin). Show More Summary

785 of This Year's Unaccompanied Migrants Were Under 6 Years Old

Pew Research Center Little kids, including a troubling number of children age five or younger, make up the fastest-growing group of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the US border in fiscal year 2014. So far this year, nearly 7,500...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 22, 2014

Former US Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts joins President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House to be honored as the 9th living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Department of Defense News photo by EJ Hersom)

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