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Memo reveals Bush admin. push-back against Afghan rebuilding plans

An Oct.30, 2001 draft strategy memo (PDF), published this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, reveals that the Bush administration initially did not want to engage in rebuilding efforts in a post-Taliban Afghanistan, even as officials publicly said they would. The memo, obtained by George Washington University,…

WATCH LIVE: Obama calls on Congress to pass jobs plan

President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak in the White House Rose Garden Monday. The event was expected to begin at 10:40 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept. 12, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Issa: Keeping teachers on payroll unnecessary

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared on Morning Joe Monday, and suggested that saving teachers’ jobs was little more than a second wave of unnecessary stimulus The California congressman appeared on the MSNBC show primarily to focus on his plan to revamp the U.S. Postal Service, a move many liberal critics have criticized.…

Issa: Keeping teachers on payroll unnecessary

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared on Morning Joe Monday, and suggested that saving teachers’ jobs was little more than a second wave of unnecessary stimulus The California congressman appeared on the MSNBC show primarily to focus on his plan to revamp the U.S. Postal Service, a move many liberal critics have criticized.…

Brian Williams: Iraq war was an ‘elective war’

More than seven years after the invasion of Iraq, NBC’s Brian Williams has decided that it was an “elective war.” Williams told NBC’s Joe Scarborough Monday that he came to the conclusion during over the weekend during events observing the 10th year after the 9/11 attacks. “Having listened to a…

U.S.-backed Afghan police accused of serious abuses

An Afghan police force funded and supported by the United States is getting away with serious abuses including rape and murder, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on Monday. The findings raise fresh questions about the Western exit strategy from Afghanistan and about handing full control of…

Pawlenty endorses Romney, slams Perry on Social Security

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty announced his endorsement for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential nomination race Monday morning. Appearing on Fox and Friends, Pawlenty officially declared his support for his good friend. “The next president is going to need to lead on the economy in a new way, and…

Pawlenty endorses Romney, slams Perry on Social Security

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty announced his endorsement for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential nomination race Monday morning. Appearing on Fox and Friends, Pawlenty officially declared his support for his good friend. “The next president is going to need to lead on the economy in a new way, and…

US sports shows its colors in 9/11 observance

United States sports fans marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks by unfurling giant American flags inside sold-out stadiums accompanied by racous chants of “USA! USA!” The anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Washington and New York was also observed by pregame ceremonies and tearful moments of…

Obama to send jobs bill to Congress

US President Barack Obama will ratchet up pressure on Republicans on Monday by sending his $447 billion American Jobs Act to Congress and calling on lawmakers to pass it, a White House official said. Obama will hold an event in the Rose Garden of the White House including people who…

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