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Kim Jong-Il: Fashion trendsetter?

The trademark suit sported by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is now in fashion worldwide thanks to his greatness, Pyongyang’s official website said Wednesday. Uriminzokkiri, quoting an article in communist party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, said the modest-looking suits have gripped people’s imagination and become a global vogue. “The reason is…

Report: CIA deputy director covered up detainee’s death

The CIA’s deputy director of operations personally oversaw the cover-up of the death of a detainee at a secret agency facility in Afghanistan, a magazine article alleges. In 2002 Steve Kappes, then the deputy director of operations, “helped tailor the agency’s paper trail regarding the death of a detainee at…

Texas approves radical right-wing history books

Change will impact students across country For the next ten years, millions of students in Texas and across the country will read history textbooks suggesting that the actions of witch-hunt instigator Joseph McCarthy were justified. They will read about religious icon John Calvin instead of Thomas Jefferson. They will read…

Doocy: ‘Makes sense’ to give people same care as dogs

Fox & Friends on Friday may have finally offered up the alternative to “ObamaCare” that Republicans and other health reform opponents haven’t stepped up with. The solution? Treat patients as if they were pets. To be fair, it wasn’t the Fox show hosts’ idea. It came from a Newsweek article…

Conservatives believe Obama adviser’s forecast is a ‘snow job’

The conservative-leaning Drudge Report sported the following all-caps banner Tuesday morning: “OBAMA ADVISER: WINTER TO ‘DISTORT’ UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES.” The Reuters article, that Drudge links to, reports “White House economic adviser Larry Summers said on Monday winter blizzards were likely to distort U.S. February jobless figures, which are due to be…

Tampergate: Fox News misrepresents US attorney recusal from O’Keefe case

Update: Fox News fixed its article sometime early Tuesday morning, but added no correction. Many conservative blogs and websites are still spreading the bogus version (including a new article posted at Breitbart’s Big Government, “The O’Keefe Affair: Obviously a Media Malfunction.”) “And why behold you the mote that is in…

Haiti calls off search and rescue as death toll soars past 110,000

Haiti’s government has ended the search and rescue phase of the quake relief effort after two people who spent 10 days buried under rubble were pulled out alive and the death toll soared to more than 110,000. The United Nations said 132 people had been saved from debris but that…

Obama staffer wants ‘cognitive infiltration’ of 9/11 conspiracy groups

In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated “cognitive infiltration” of groups that advocate “conspiracy theories” like the ones surrounding 9/11. Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures,” in which…

Thousands feared dead in devastating Haiti quake

Bodies littered the streets of Haiti’s devastated capital on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands from shanty towns to luxury hotels and even the presidential palace. With victims pinned under debris and powerful aftershocks rattling the country, looting broke out soon after the 7.0 magnitude quake…

Break up the CIA, says fmr. Reagan intel staffer

Arguing that “covert action and analysis do not belong together in the same agency,” a former CIA agent who prepared intelligence briefings for President Reagan in the 1980s says the CIA should be broken in two. Ray McGovern, who gained attention in recent years after founding the activist group Veteran…

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