Fact Checkers Dismantle Cheney’s Pro-Torture Press Appearances

Mediaite Last week Former Vice President Dick Cheney volubly defended the CIA’s torture funplex enhanced interrogation techniques performed under his administration. In an interview with Fox’s Bret Baier and then more at length to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press he made numerous arguments in defense of the torture program, none of which are testing well with the… More Fact Checkers Dismantle Cheney’s Pro-Torture Press Appearances

10 things you need to know today: December 26, 2013

The Week Resignations rock Turkey’s government, ice storms leave hundreds of thousands without power, and more 1. Resignations rock Erdogan’s government Three ministers in Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet abruptly resigned on Wednesday after their sons were implicated in a corruption investigation. One said Erdogan should step down — a rare challenge from… More 10 things you need to know today: December 26, 2013

Surprise! Man finds himself in audience full of people he saved as children from Nazi camps [W/VIDEO]

Oscar Schindler once said: (paraphrased) He who saves a life saves a generation. This actually occurred in 2009 but I ran across it today and wanted to share what the word hero means to me… Truth Seeker Daily Sir Nicholas Winton organized the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined… More Surprise! Man finds himself in audience full of people he saved as children from Nazi camps [W/VIDEO]

Top 10 Ways to Really Honor our Veterans

Once again, Juan Cole gets it right… Informed Comment – Juan Cole  November 11, 1918 marked the armistice that began the end of the Great War (later called World War I), which was formally ended the following summer at Versailles. President Eisenhower later reconfigured Armistice Day into Veterans Day, at a time when there were enormous… More Top 10 Ways to Really Honor our Veterans

Chuck Todd: GOP Has Palin, Cruz to ‘Blame’ for Bad ‘Treatment They’re Getting from Democrats,’ Obama

Chuck Todd is finally reporting the news… Mediaite NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and MSNBC host Chuck Todd reported on Monday that tea party figures like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin helped scuttle a potential deal to raise the debt ceiling over the weekend when they led World War II veterans to march on the… More Chuck Todd: GOP Has Palin, Cruz to ‘Blame’ for Bad ‘Treatment They’re Getting from Democrats,’ Obama

The Big Lie Behind Rand Paul’s Pack of GOP Shutdown Lies

PoliticusUSA The GOP, driven by tea party extremism, has shut down the U.S. government, costing taxpayers on the order of $40-$80 million per day at a conservative estimate. Some estimates go as high as $300 million per day. According toShutdowncost.com, as I write this, the shutdown has cost in excess of $1,593,276,000 and it is literally climbing by… More The Big Lie Behind Rand Paul’s Pack of GOP Shutdown Lies

Obama reminds GOP: U.S. is ‘not a deadbeat nation’

The Maddow Blog President Obama’s weekly addresses are generally rather laid back and non-confrontational, so it was all the more striking to see the president use the platform to warn Americans about the looming Republican-imposed crises, while chastising the GOP lawmakers themselves. After arguing that the economy continues to find its footing, Obama added, “[A]fter five years… More Obama reminds GOP: U.S. is ‘not a deadbeat nation’

10 Reasons Millennials Are the Screwed Generation

This is the reality most millennials, their parents and grandparents fear.  Yet, I don’t share most of the gloom and doom scenarios set forth in the following piece. I’m publishing this because it can open our eyes to the reality of our current state of affairs in America and perhaps we will see that change to… More 10 Reasons Millennials Are the Screwed Generation

Drudge Puts Christie On Notice: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’ (PHOTO)

TPM LiveWire New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been put on notice. “Whose side are you on?” screams a Monday headline on the conservative Drudge Report, linking to an Atlantic Wire article that spells out his precarious position with the right as he considers a replacement for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died from complications with pneumonia. Related… More Drudge Puts Christie On Notice: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’ (PHOTO)

Remembering Frank Lautenberg’s Progressive Legacy

We need more Senators like Sen. Lautenberg.  He will be missed. Think Progress Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate, died on Monday morning at the age of 89, after struggling for months with poor health. Throughout his long career in the Senate — he held two different… More Remembering Frank Lautenberg’s Progressive Legacy