to Hire PR Wizard to Fight Against HR 1207
As HR 1207 gains momentum and co-sponsors in the House of Representatives,
the Federal Reserve is planning to fight the tide calling for an audit
of its books by hiring a veteran lobbyist to “manage its relations
with Congress,” according to Reuters.
& Lean: Austerity in the Age of Obama
Ever noticed how the environmental ‘crises’ and economic
‘crises’ both prey upon the green of it all? The color of
greed, jealousy, disease, Federal Reserve notes and trees. The marketing
of both manufactured green crises have hinged around selling us on tightening
our belts and buckling down for the big one. Seattle
warned of ‘imminent’ nuke attack A US congressman has raised doubts over the country’s capability
to intercept long-range trans-Pacific strategic missiles once fired
from ‘rogue regimes’.
urged to halt Google government takeover
Two consumer watchdogs - including the aptly-named Consumer Watchdog
- have urged US President Barack Obama to avoid appointing Google’s
director of global public policy as the country’s deputy chief
Lawyers Agreed on the Legality of Brutal Tactic
When Justice Department lawyers engaged in a sharp internal debate
in 2005 over brutal interrogation techniques, even some who believed
that using tough tactics was a serious mistake agreed on a basic
point: the methods themselves were legal.
to ramp up intel efforts in drug war
The United States will step up intelligence efforts aimed at stemming
the illicit flow of drugs, guns and cash across the border with
Mexico, according to a White House strategy paper soon to be sent
May Permit 9/11 Guilty Pleas in Capital Cases
The Obama administration is considering a change in the law for
the military commissions at the prison at Guantánamo Bay,
Cuba, that would clear the way for detainees facing the death penalty
to plead guilty without a full trial.