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To Win In Iowa, GOP Candidates Must Win Over This Extreme Right Wing Talk Radio Host

Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson's regular interviews with White House hopefuls each presidential election season have turned him into something of a kingmaker, despite his record of pushing conservative misinformation, Islamophobia, and anti-gay views. Show More Summary

Podcast: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling & the Government’s Campaign to Silence Him

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking to a journalist. It was the longest sentenced issued under President Barack Obama’s administration by a federal court as punishment for a leak. During a trial in January, he was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and...

Podcast: Omar Khadr’s Newfound Freedom Amidst ‘Sea of Demonization’ in Canada

Omar Khadr, who was once one of the youngest prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail in Canada on Thursday. He said of his newfound freedom that what he was experiencing was “much better” than he had thought it would be. On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode, Janice Williamson, editor of the book, Omar...

Will Durst: Tab A Into Slot B

In which our intrepid correspondent tramples down more cherished assumptions.   Now read this:Will Durst: Oversharing (Apr 26, 2015) Will Durst: Bolting Colts (Apr 17, 2015) Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy? (Apr 3, 2015) Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II (Mar 20, 2015) Will Durst: E Is For Evidence (Mar 15, 2015) Will Durst: Up Is [...]

Podcast: Questions That Should Be Answered About FBI’s Conduct Before & After Boston Bombings

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of thirty offenses stemming from his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, will enter the sentencing phase this week. Tsarnaev’s defense will focus on showing why Tsarnaev should not be executed, and part of the defense is likely to involve a focus on Dzhokhar’s brother, Tamerlan, and [...]

Will Durst: Oversharing

In which our intrepid correspondent has no prescription for our national self inflicted contagion.   Now read this:Will Durst: Bolting Colts (Apr 17, 2015) Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy? (Apr 3, 2015) Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II (Mar 20, 2015) Will Durst: E Is For Evidence (Mar 15, 2015) Will Durst: Up Is Down (Feb [...]

Yemeni Americans Feel Doubly Betrayed as US Government Refuses to Evacuate Them from Yemen

Gadeir Abbas The US envoy to Djibouti spoke about the “tough experience” Yemeni Americans trapped in Yemen last week, however, what was missing from his remarks were any indications that the government will end its refusal evacuate tens of thousands of Americans from the war-ravaged country. Tom Kelly, according to McClatchy, acknowledged that hundreds of [...]

Will Durst: Bolting Colts

In which our intrepid correspondent appreciates the arrival of race season.   Now read this:Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy? (Apr 3, 2015) Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II (Mar 20, 2015) Will Durst: E Is For Evidence (Mar 15, 2015) Will Durst: Up Is Down (Feb 20, 2015) Will Durst: The New Tar Pits (Feb 13, [...]

It’s time to unlock Congress

Outlining a blueprint for reforms designed to fix our legislature's dysfunction.

Rand Paul Says He Flip-Flopped On Iran Because He’s Running For Office Now

"2007 was a long time ago and events do change over long periods of time," Paul said. The post Rand Paul Says He Flip-Flopped On Iran Because He’s Running For Office Now appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy?

In which our intrepid correspondent takes exception to the brouhaha going down in the Hoosier State.[su_center] Now read this:Jeb Flip-Flops On Indiana Law (Apr 2, 2015) Forgive Anti-Gay Memories Pizza, For They Know Not What They Do (Apr 2, 2015) Indiana Lawmakers Announce Changes To “Religious Freedom’ Law (Apr 2, 2015) ‘Religious Freedom’ Jesus Crow [...]

From Jakarta to the Jersey Shore

Jim Keady grew up in the comfortable confines of the Jersey Shore. But he also worked in an Indonesian sweatshop outside of Jakarta making sneakers for the American consumer. He's an athlete, a small business owner, and a single dad....Show More Summary

Will Durst: Crazy Cruzy

In which our intrepid correspondent gets excited over the sighting of the nominational robin. Now read this:Senate Floor 2016 Brawl (Mar 26, 2015) Conservatives Looking To Unite Behind Candidate Who Is Not Bush (Mar 26, 2015) Is The White House Worried That Ted Cruz Might ‘Repeal’ Common Core? (Mar 26, 2015) Ted Cruz Is Trying [...]

Podcast: Government Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know FBI Agents Can See They’re Creating Terrorists

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, the guest is Trevor Aaronson, contributing writer to The Intercept and executive director of the Florida Center of Investigative Reporting at the University of Miami. Aaronson wrote a feature on Sami Osmakac, a mentally ill Muslim man who was the target of an FBI sting operation [...]

Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II

In which our intrepid correspondent dreams a big dream. Now read this:Jeb: Eliminate Federal Minimum Wage Laws (Mar 18, 2015) That Story About Clinton Not Signing A State Department Exit Form Is Utter Horsesht (Mar 17, 2015) Public Reaction To Hillary Email Flap: ‘Meh…’ (Mar 17, 2015) Carville: Potential Hillary Rivals ‘Wasting Their Time’ (Mar [...]

Will Durst: E Is For Evidence

In which our intrepid correspondent tries to discretely address Hillary’s email problems. Now read this:Pat Cooper Rails On Hillary, Pelosi, But Usually Votes Democratic (Mar 14, 2015) Top Republicans Also Used Private Email (Mar 14, 2015) Numerous Officials Use Private Email For Government Business (Mar 13, 2015) [...]

Assembly Budget Committee Public Hearings

Yesterday, Bill Orr reported on the first of several public meetings of the Senate Budget Committee. This morning, its the Assembly's turn, with the first of several meetings; this one being held in Collingswood. Prior to the start of the session, I spoke with Chairman Gary Schaer: http://traffic.libsyn.com/bluejerseypodcast/Schaer.mp3

Interview: CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on How US Government Treats Whistleblowers in Prison

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou is more than three weeks into an 86-day term on house arrest. He was released from a federal “correctional” institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in early February. Kiriakou pled guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA), but it was not until he spoke up about waterboarding being torture in an [...]

State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths

South Dakota state Rep. Elizabeth May (R) claimed the Common Core State Standards was "part of the effect" of what caused the deaths. The post State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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