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The long-awaited CIA Torture Report is to be released today. Nicole discusses it and its implications with Emptywheel.net's Marcy Wheeler in hour one, and Digby in the second hour.
We haven't whipped out a Morning Boehner in a while, but there was a big one waiting for us today. Speaker Boehner yesterday led his crazy caucus on a Quixotic mission to sue the president to “to seek appropriate relief” for Obama’s failure to enforce a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would penalize businesses that do not offer basic health insurance to their employees. Neither Boehner, nor anyone else in House leadership would say that this lawsuit is not a step towards impeachment. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went there during her time on the floor before the vote. When I [...]
That's the message I got from today's interview with Ray McGovern. Things are fucked up and only massive public protests and civil disobedience can turn this nation around. Unfortunately, I think people are too busy just trying to survive themselves, with little energy left to help save the the USA. McGovern spent 27 years at the CIA, working for nine CIA directors. Primarily a substantive analyst and briefer, he nonetheless served in all four of CIA's main directorates and, during one of his postings abroad, helped manage a large covert action project. In January 2003, he co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for [...]
I was a bit disgusted today at all of the accolades being heaped upon the worst president of my lifetime, so I thought it was time for a bit of honesty in media (how's that for a concept?). Luckily, I wasn't alone, as AlterNet published "50 Reasons You Despised George W. Bush's Presidency: A Reminder on the Day of his Presidential Library Dedication" this morning. After chatting with Absurdity Today's Julianna Forlano, I called on Russ Baker of WhoWhatWhy.com, the man who wrote the definitive book on the Bushes: Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces that Put [...]
The President spoke last night from his newly refurnished Oval Office, declaring that combat operations have ended in Iraq. Didn't we hear that somewhere before? OK, he didn't say "Mission Accomplished" but he did say that combat operation in Iraq had ended. He also praised the guy that got us into that bloody mess in the first place. Seriously?! Tonight on the show, we'll listen to some of President Obama's speech, and dissect it with Jason Leopold, deputy managing editor at Truthout and editor-at-large at The Public Record. We'll do that in hour two of the show. We'll kick things [...]