Obama Rejects Truth Panel, Says ‘Look Forward’

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WASHINGTON POST– President Obama rebuffed calls for a commission to investigate alleged abuses under the Bush administration in fighting terrorism, telling congressional leaders at a White House meeting yesterday that he wants to look forward instead of litigating the past. In a lengthy exchange with House  Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), Obama appeared to back away from a statement … Read More

Obama Can’t Turn Page on Bush

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NEW YORK TIMES– To paraphrase Al Pacino in “Godfather III,” just when we thought we were out, the Bush mob keeps pulling us back in. And will keep doing so. No matter how hard President Obama tries to turn the page on the previous administration, he can’t. Until there is true transparency and true accountability, revelations of that unresolved eight-year … Read More

Obama’s Administration Full of Insider Zombies

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SEATTLE TIMES– As revealed by President Obama’s choices for his Cabinet, Washington is the same one-party town it always has been — controlled not by Democrats or Republicans, but by Kleptocrats (i.e., thieves). Their ties to money make them the undead zombies in the slash-and-burn horror flick that is American politics. Only weeks ago, the political world was buzzing about … Read More

Weather Channel Founder to Sue Al Gore for Fraud

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FOX NEWS– The founder of the Weather Channel wants to sue Al Gore for fraud, hoping a legal debate will settle the global-warming debate once and for all. John Coleman, who founded the cable network in 1982, suggests suing for fraud proponents of global warming, including Al Gore, and companies that sell carbon credits. “Is he committing financial fraud? That … Read More

Marjorie Cohn: Prosecute War Criminals and Their Lawyers

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TRUTHOUT– Since he took office, President Obama has instituted many changes that break with the policies of the Bush administration. The new president has ordered that no government agency will be allowed to torture, that the U.S. prison at Guantánamo will be shuttered, and that the CIA’s secret black sites will be closed down. But Obama is non-committal when asked … Read More

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