Don Siegelman attends court hearing on bail motion, new judge says he'll rule soon; Roger Shuler drafts proposed decision.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Will Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman Be Home for the Holidays?
Obama leads Dems in the House over a fiscal cliff, as 57 Dems bail out Boehner on massive spending bill Continue reading PBC News & Comment: On Poisoned Spending Bill, Obama Leads 57 House Dems Over a Fiscal Cliff
Brinksmanship, backroom deals, delay tactics, and DeLay’s tactics in budget vote, stark preview of GOP muscle in next Congress.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Dems Fight GOP Sneak Attacks in Must-Pass Spending Package
Senate torture review is limited-hang-out, but sparks calls for prosecution, and purging the torture team from CIA, other agencies….. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Lies & Deception Revealed by Senate Torture Review Compounded by Enablers, Defenders
After 2 years of obstruction by CIA, enabled by White House, summary of Feinstein’s heavily redacted torture report is released Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Feinstein Torture Review is Finally Published
After president of Uruguay calls Guantanamo “a disgrace”, US releases 6 prisoners over the weekend, including hunger striker Abu Dhiab. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: For a Change, Good News from Guantanamo!
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Following the mid-term elections, your humble host tagged the Democratic Party as "increasingly irrelevant". In a recent article, Dave Johnson asks the question, and surveys recent progressive commentary. Continue reading Progressive Think Tanker Dave Johnson Asks: Is the Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?
--Obama names new Pentagon chief, Ashton B. Carter, to manage the war machine; he's considered hawkish on Syria, Iraq war.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Obama Nominates Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary
--after 2 years of delay and infighting, including a Senate-CIA showdown, Feinstein’s torture review set for release, says Jason Leopold... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Jason Leopold Reports that Senate Torture “Review” to be Released in Days
Iran joins the anti-Islamic State free-for-all, sends fighter jets to Diyala province in Iraq; US, Iran both deny coordination…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Iran’s Air Force Joins the Fray, Bombs Islamic State in Iraq