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NY Times editor who held Bush wiretapping story for a year to join criminal justice nonprofit — that focuses on news coverage

An editor who held back on reporting one of the most sweeping violations of American law in recent history is set to join a new nonprofit — focused on drawing attention to criminal justice and news media coverage in America. The New York Times editor whose decision to hold a…

Joe Biden to decide on White House run by mid-2015

US Vice President Joe Biden will make a decision by the middle of next year on whether he will launch a 2016 White House bid, he said in an interview broadcast on Friday. “There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think…

Three years before the vote, fundraising machine gears up for Hillary Clinton

With the news that America’s largest liberal fundraising group is to back a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016, a growing sense of inevitability is building around her prospective candidacy. The former secretary of state who once occupied the White House as first lady and narrowly lost the Democratic nomination…

White House panel: No one should wait more than half hour to vote

A presidential commission Wednesday said no American should have to wait more than 30 minutes to vote, unveiling proposed reforms to tackle long lines and clogged polling places on election day. The panel, commissioned by President Barack Obama after last year’s general election, called on states to adopt increased online…

Tea party activist: White House will use AIDS to destroy Obamacare and bring on socialism

A tea party activist and author claims gay people are being enlisted by the Obama administration to destroy the health insurance system and usher in socialized medicine. Jerome Corsi, who wrote widely criticized books about President Barack Obama’s candidacy and Secretary of State John Kerry’s military career, has been floating…

President Obama’s NSA Review Group is typical administration whitewash

Notice how the White House moved quickly to thwart the only substantive NSA changes the Review Group was making In case you missed it, on Thursday night, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times published leaked details from the recommendations from the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies,…

Anti-surveillance petition gathers enough signatures for White House response

Anti-surveillance petition out-does the Death Star. White House must now respond (via Pando Daily) By Hamish McKenzie On December 12, 2013A couple of days ago, it looked like Mark Stanley’s “We The People” petition asking for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act would fall well short of the 100,000…

Bernie Sanders considering 2016 White House bid to represent progressive causes

The U.S. Senate’s lone independent said he’s considering a White House run in 2016 if no other progressive candidates enter the race. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the cost, constant travel and the intense scrutiny associated with a national campaign would discourage most potential candidates – including himself. “That is…

Bill Clinton says the next American president should be a woman

Former US president Bill Clinton hopes there will be a woman in the White House in his lifetime and will support his wife Hillary in whatever she decides to do, he told a Chinese audience on Monday. Hillary, who earlier this year stepped down as US secretary of state, has…

White House: New data shows recovery ‘continuing to gain traction’

A White House grasping for any good news during a grim political run on Thursday seized on new government figures showing a surprise spurt of economic growth. Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, said the 2.8 percent annualized pace of GDP growth in the third quarter showed…

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