Today, June 19th is a date celebrated in many states of the union. It’s also called Emancipation Day. I lived in Dallas, TX for a few years in the mid 90’s. The entire concept of Juneteenth was foreign to me until I moved to Dallas. It’s a major celebration for the African-American community in Texas and thirty-five… More Obama issues statement on ‘Juneteenth’ observance
I wonder why Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews were not invited? Huffington Post President Obama met for lunch on Thursday with a group of predominantly progressive columnists to discuss a range of topics, chief among them the oil spill in the Gulf. Attendees included Gail Collins of the New York Times, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post,… More Obama Lunches With Progressive Pundits: Maddow, Robinson, Collins
Daily Kos Enough of the political gamesmanship, start solving problems, President Barack Obama told the obstructionist Republicans in this morning’s weekly address.
Daily Kos TV caught two reports on Fox News on Thursday, June 17, the day that Rep. Joe Barton made his now-infamous apology to BP’s CEO, in which the apology was edited out. Fox News continues to shill for the RNC/GOP. more about “FNC = RNC: Fox splices out Barton’s a…“, posted with vodpod
I’m not sure what’s going on with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly lately, but he’s on fire in terms of focusing on the “true” Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann: News Hounds: What has our media come to that Bill O’Reilly may be becoming our most frequent wingnut confronter on the airwaves? On the heels of demolishing… More O’Reilly Confronts Bachmann On Her BP “Extortion” Accusation
Lawrence O’Donnell, sitting in for Keith Olbermann on Friday night, makes a surprisingly good argument FOR South Carolina Democratic senatorial candidate, Alvin Greene.
Contrary to how the Right wing media portrayed the president’s week…by and large it was a very good one. Salon – Joan Walsh Getting BP to cough up a $20 billion escrow fund paid off politically in more ways than one. Plus: Apologize to BP! Talk about snakebit: Peggy Noonan chose Friday to publish a column… More Barack Obama’s Very Good Week
Here is a video that gives us an idea about Afghanistan’s natural resources and mining capabilities. The New York Times WASHINGTON — Mining companies around the world are eager to exploit Afghanistan’s newly discovered mineral wealth, but executives of Western firms caution that war, corruption and lack of roads and other infrastructure are likely… More World’s Mining Companies Covet Afghan Riches
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Al Franken has become one of the most productive and outspoken law-makers in both houses of congress. In my opinion he is a consummate politician on the side of “we, the people” and not corporate interests. Huffington Post Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) railed against the Supreme Court in a speech to progressive legal scholars Thursday night,… More Al Franken Slams Supreme Court For Dismantling Legal Protections