‘The Russians are going to have a cow’: The US’ latest message to Putin ‘is a really big deal’

Carolyn Kaster/AP BUSINESS INSIDER The US will devote a substantial portion of its defence spending to building up its military presence in Eastern Europe in an effort to deter Russian aggression in the region, Obama administration officials told The New York Times. Countries belonging to the NATO alliance in central and Eastern Europe will apparently… More ‘The Russians are going to have a cow’: The US’ latest message to Putin ‘is a really big deal’

U.S. to tell Americans why they’re on no-fly list

CNN Americans on the United States’ no-fly list will now be privy to information about why they have been banned from commercial flights and be given the opportunity to dispute their status, according to court documents filed by the Justice Department this week. The revised policy comes in response to a June ruling by a… More U.S. to tell Americans why they’re on no-fly list

Read Ronald Reagan’s executive order on immigration the GOP won’t talk about

Raw Story The following statement was made by then-President Ronald Reagan on July 30, 1981: Our nation is a nation of immigrants. More than any other country, our strength comes from our own immigrant heritage and our capacity to welcome those from other lands. No free and prosperous nation can by itself accommodate all those… More Read Ronald Reagan’s executive order on immigration the GOP won’t talk about

Fox News Quietly Corrects Congressman’s Mistake On Ebola Response

Think Progress The GOP’s persistent and oftentimes conflicting criticism of the administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis within the United States jumped the shark on Wednesday, after a prominent Republican congressman questioned why President Obama hasn’t yet named a medical doctor to manage the situation whom the party has vociferously opposed. After the first case… More Fox News Quietly Corrects Congressman’s Mistake On Ebola Response

10 things you need to know today: October 11, 2014

The Week Ebola death toll passes 4,000, Kmart announces data security breach, and more 1. WHO: Ebola death toll passes 4,000 people The World Health Organization raised the number of people who have died from the Ebola virus outbreak to at least 4,033 on Friday. Eight people have died of Ebola in Nigeria, one in… More 10 things you need to know today: October 11, 2014

The Excessive Political Power Of White Men In The United States, In One Chart

Just sayin’… Think Progress White men make up 31% of the population, yet they hold 65% of elected offices in the United States. According to data released Wednesday by the Reflective Democracy Campaign, which built a database of over 42,000 elected officials, America’s leaders do not look very much like their constituents. Whites, men and… More The Excessive Political Power Of White Men In The United States, In One Chart

Counterterrorism Experts: ISIS Not A Threat

Liberaland Intelligence agencies say ISIS poses no immediate threat to the United States. Daniel Benjamin, who served as the State Department’s top counterterrorism adviser during Mr. Obama’s first term, said the public discussion about the ISIS threat has been a “farce,” with “members of the cabinet and top military officers all over the place describing… More Counterterrorism Experts: ISIS Not A Threat

10 things you need to know today: August 9, 2014

The Week The U.S. continues its aid drops and airstrikes in Iraq, Reagan’s former press secretary’s death is ruled a homicide, and more 1. Obama addresses Iraq airstrikes as ISIS advances President Barack Obama used his weekly Saturday address to describe the United States’ military airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops in Iraq. “The United States can’t… More 10 things you need to know today: August 9, 2014

Robert Reich: Children fleeing to the U.S. are ‘refugees of the drug war we created’

At last somebody is telling the truth about this immigration crisis and other issues that the Right has venomously perpetuated… The Raw Story Robert Reich, President Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor, recently put the so-called immigration crisis in perspective by reminding Americans that the women and children who were escaping to the U.S. were… More Robert Reich: Children fleeing to the U.S. are ‘refugees of the drug war we created’