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U.S. Military Looking for Skilled Immigrants

The United States Army will begin offering American citizenship to skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, in exchange for their military services.   Currently, only immigrants who are permanent residents with “gr...   read more

Obama Supports Bush Policy on State Secrets

The Obama administration surprised federal appeals judges in San Francisco by arguing that a lawsuit by one current and four former detainees should be dismissed because it would reveal state secrets. The case involves Guantánamo prisoner Binyam M...   read more

Wikileaks Publishes 6,780 Congressional Research Reports

Each year American taxpayers spend more than $100 million for reports written by the 700-strong staff of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which provides reports on topics requested by members of Congress. These reports are not secret, but...   read more

Does Obama Support Bush Threats to U.K. over Torture Secrets?

In a startling judgment, two British High Court Justices ruled that they would not compel release of evidence relating to U.S. use of torture because the Bush administration had threatened to withhold intelligence sharing if it did so. They furthe...   read more

If You Miss Bush and Cheney, There’s a New Web Site For You

Remember George Bush and Dick Cheney? Most Americans would prefer not to. But there remains a hardcore group of Bush-Cheney fans who want to keep their legacy alive. The warm center of this group is the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association, which is ope...   read more

Welfare on the Rise for First Time in 12 Years

Back in 1996, President Bill Clinton signed an historic welfare reform bill that was meant to limit the length of time a person could receive welfare payments and to encourage people to get jobs instead of relying on government handouts. The bill ...   read more

65 Republicans and 3 Democrats Voted to Bailout Wall Street, But Not the Rest of America

65 Republicans and 3 Democrats Voted to Bailout Wall Street, But Not the Rest of America   It seems ideologically consistent for a member of the House of Representatives to vote against the $700 billion Wall Street bailout and against the $819 b...   read more

Will Obama Release the Missing Bush “Terror” Memos?

Dozens of secret documents supporting the Bush administration's “War on Terror” could see the light of day thanks to President Barack Obama’s pledge to increase transparency. The American Civil Liberties Union asked the Obama administration on Wed...   read more

Massive Layoffs Around the World

Monday was a grim day for the global economy as companies across the employment spectrum announced more then 70,000 job cuts in the U.S. and around the world. These layoffs are coming from even the largest and sturdiest employers, with companies l...   read more

Loopholes in Obama’s Human Rights Orders

Writing for Politico, Josh Gerstein takes a closer look at President Obama’s executive orders regarding terror suspects and the use of torture.  A few significant delays and loopholes stand out.  1. Torture: Obama's order on interrogations instru...   read more

Senate Passes Equal Pay Bill

In 1998, Lilly Ledbetter, a 19-year employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, sued her former employer claiming that she had not been paid as well as men in similar job positions. The case wound its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled, in May ...   read more

FDA Approves Landmark Stem Cell Study

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the first time, gave permission for clinical trials on humans of therapy derived from embryonic stem cells. The study will be financed by Geron Corporation, based in Menlo Park, California. Ten years ago...   read more

Obama Reverses Bush-Era Control over Papers of Ex-Presidents

On March 23, 2001, only five weeks after assuming the presidency, President Bush ordered the National Archives not to release to the public 68,000 pages of records from the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, t...   read more

Flashback: The First Black (Fictional) President

In 1964, my father, Irving Wallace, wrote a novel, The Man, about the first black president. For this, my father received both accolades and death threats. On the final page of The Man one of the characters, addressing his friend the president, Do...   read more

Flashback: FDR’s Words Ring True Today

As Barack Obama takes the oath of office during a time of economic crisis, it is worth looking back at what Franklin D. Roosevelt told the American people on the day he took over the presidency 76 years ago at a time of even greater economic peril...   read more

Pete Seeger at the Obama Celebration…After All These Years

Like billions of people around the world, I was prepared for the emotional moment in which the United States, after 220 years, inaugurated its first African-American president. But there was one powerful event two days before that caught me by sur...   read more
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U.S. Military Looking for Skilled Immigrants

The United States Army will begin offering American citizenship to skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, in exchange for their military services.   Currently, only immigrants who are permanent residents with “gr...   read more

Obama Supports Bush Policy on State Secrets

The Obama administration surprised federal appeals judges in San Francisco by arguing that a lawsuit by one current and four former detainees should be dismissed because it would reveal state secrets. The case involves Guantánamo prisoner Binyam M...   read more

Wikileaks Publishes 6,780 Congressional Research Reports

Each year American taxpayers spend more than $100 million for reports written by the 700-strong staff of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which provides reports on topics requested by members of Congress. These reports are not secret, but...   read more

Does Obama Support Bush Threats to U.K. over Torture Secrets?

In a startling judgment, two British High Court Justices ruled that they would not compel release of evidence relating to U.S. use of torture because the Bush administration had threatened to withhold intelligence sharing if it did so. They furthe...   read more

If You Miss Bush and Cheney, There’s a New Web Site For You

Remember George Bush and Dick Cheney? Most Americans would prefer not to. But there remains a hardcore group of Bush-Cheney fans who want to keep their legacy alive. The warm center of this group is the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association, which is ope...   read more

Welfare on the Rise for First Time in 12 Years

Back in 1996, President Bill Clinton signed an historic welfare reform bill that was meant to limit the length of time a person could receive welfare payments and to encourage people to get jobs instead of relying on government handouts. The bill ...   read more

65 Republicans and 3 Democrats Voted to Bailout Wall Street, But Not the Rest of America

65 Republicans and 3 Democrats Voted to Bailout Wall Street, But Not the Rest of America   It seems ideologically consistent for a member of the House of Representatives to vote against the $700 billion Wall Street bailout and against the $819 b...   read more

Will Obama Release the Missing Bush “Terror” Memos?

Dozens of secret documents supporting the Bush administration's “War on Terror” could see the light of day thanks to President Barack Obama’s pledge to increase transparency. The American Civil Liberties Union asked the Obama administration on Wed...   read more

Massive Layoffs Around the World

Monday was a grim day for the global economy as companies across the employment spectrum announced more then 70,000 job cuts in the U.S. and around the world. These layoffs are coming from even the largest and sturdiest employers, with companies l...   read more

Loopholes in Obama’s Human Rights Orders

Writing for Politico, Josh Gerstein takes a closer look at President Obama’s executive orders regarding terror suspects and the use of torture.  A few significant delays and loopholes stand out.  1. Torture: Obama's order on interrogations instru...   read more

Senate Passes Equal Pay Bill

In 1998, Lilly Ledbetter, a 19-year employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, sued her former employer claiming that she had not been paid as well as men in similar job positions. The case wound its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled, in May ...   read more

FDA Approves Landmark Stem Cell Study

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the first time, gave permission for clinical trials on humans of therapy derived from embryonic stem cells. The study will be financed by Geron Corporation, based in Menlo Park, California. Ten years ago...   read more

Obama Reverses Bush-Era Control over Papers of Ex-Presidents

On March 23, 2001, only five weeks after assuming the presidency, President Bush ordered the National Archives not to release to the public 68,000 pages of records from the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, t...   read more

Flashback: The First Black (Fictional) President

In 1964, my father, Irving Wallace, wrote a novel, The Man, about the first black president. For this, my father received both accolades and death threats. On the final page of The Man one of the characters, addressing his friend the president, Do...   read more

Flashback: FDR’s Words Ring True Today

As Barack Obama takes the oath of office during a time of economic crisis, it is worth looking back at what Franklin D. Roosevelt told the American people on the day he took over the presidency 76 years ago at a time of even greater economic peril...   read more

Pete Seeger at the Obama Celebration…After All These Years

Like billions of people around the world, I was prepared for the emotional moment in which the United States, after 220 years, inaugurated its first African-American president. But there was one powerful event two days before that caught me by sur...   read more
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