Archive | August, 2014

Govt-blacklisted journalists and the growing info grip

David Sirota reports on “How Government Blacklists Journalists From Accessing the Truth” stating that “The public is being systematically divorced from public policy, which is exactly what too many elected officials want.” The article at alternet.org addresses a phenomenon many of us are all too familiar with: government secrecy and retaliation against journalists they don’t like. […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Updated: A Message from the Brian Terry Foundation

I’m helping get the word out for the family of Brian Terry, the Border Patrol agent murdered by illegal immigrant rip crew bandits armed with Fast and Furious rifles. From the Brian Terry Foundation: Erik “Trek” Utrecht is on a mission to ride 2,000 miles to raise awareness and funds for the Brian Terry Foundation. […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Suicide Bomber’s Paycheck: $5,300

Paycheck for terrorism? It may not sound like a lot but it’s four times the annual income of the average Palestinian: $5,300. That’s according to records obtained by U.S. terrorism victims in their lawsuit against Arab Bank. The trial is underway in New York City. Read more about what the payoffs were for various acts […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Three-star army general to lead legal team for Benghazi Select Committee

The Republican-led House Select Committee investigating Benghazi has selected its lead legal official: a retired three-star general who, most recently, served as the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General under President Obama. That’s according to sources with information regarding the appointment. Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, 55, attended West Point and received his law degree from Stanford […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Researcher who dispelled vaccine-autism link: “Most-wanted fugitive”

A former Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researcher, best known for his frequently-cited studies dispelling a link between vaccines and autism, is still considered on the lam after allegedly using CDC grants of tax dollars to buy a house and cars for himself. Poul Thorsen, listed as a most-wanted fugitive by the Department of Health and Human […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

HHS HealthCare.gov Official: “Delete this email”

An email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Department of Health and Human Services, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency’s top spokesman to “Please delete this email.” The instruction appears significant for several reasons: First, the email to be deleted included an exchange […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Marine Corps Commandant Reportedly Cleared in Taliban Urination Video Probe

The Pentagon’s Inspector General has cleared the Marine Corps’ top general of allegations involving unlawful command influence regarding the Marines urinating on the Taliban video case. That’s according to the office of Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) who was among a group that pushed for the investigation into Commandant Gen. Jim Amos. Claims of unlawful command […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Updated: Why I’m Suing HHS for HealthCare.gov Documents

Update: Squeezing public documents from federal officials hasn’t been easy for me under any administration. But, like many journalists, advocacy groups and members of the public, I’ve found out the hard way that the Obama administration has taken obstruction and secrecy to new heights. Take HealthCare.gov. From the moment Health and Human Services falsely denied it […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Hundreds of Convicted Criminals Among Illegal Immigrants Released

The Obama administration freed 617 convicted criminals among a mass release made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in advance of 2013 sequestration budget cuts. That’s according to a new report out from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General. The IG recounts a litany of miscommunication and budget mismanagement within the highest levels of federal […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

ABC This Week: We discuss Nixon, Iraq and Terrorism

On ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos, with Martha Raddatz filling in, our journalist panel discussed the U.S. military intervention in Iraq, the advance of terrorism and the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation. My panel included: LZ Granderson, Matthew Dowd, Cokie Roberts. The “This Week” powerhouse roundtable reflects on President Richard Nixon’s downfall. The […]

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •