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More links in the drone kill chain

February 5, 2013
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More links in the drone kill chain

The U.S. Justice Department has apparently given a dubious legal OK for senior Obama Administration officials–not just the President himself–to order the killing of any U.S. citizen abroad if he is thought to be a “senior operational leader of al-Qaida or an associated force.” NBC News broke the story last night after it obtained...
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Sachs Appeal

February 17, 2011
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Sachs Appeal

Twenty years ago he was counted (incorrectly, he maintains) among the neoliberal shock doctrine folks. Now he’s a raving lunatic (by Manhattan/Washington, D.C., standards, anyway). Here’s Jeffrey Sachs talking about President Obama’s proposed federal budget and the Republicans’ more antisocialist response (pdf), basically saying that they both cut too much while refusing to raise...
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Chicken Tikka Obama

January 15, 2009
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What is it about an inauguration that makes folks think of food? We’re not sure, but the folks at Bombay Grill are offering 10 percent off vegetarian and non-vegetarian Thaali (or combination platters) at their Columbia location and at Indigma in Baltimore in honor of Barack Obama’s swearing in. Those on the Bombay Grill...
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Obama Pops

January 9, 2009
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Obama Pops

| Image by www.marysue.com You’ve got the “Change We Can Believe In” t-shirt, the Obama ’08 bumper sticker, the “Yes We Can” mug. Well add Obama Pops to your stash of presidential goodies. Local candy company Mary Sue (better known for its Easter Eggs) is selling milk chocolate renditions of the face of the...
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Report Calls Obama Appointee Eric Holder’s Role in Commutation Petition “Disturbing”

December 2, 2008
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The only issue even remotely standing in the way of Eric Holder being confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General seems to be his role in the 2001 pardon of federal fugitive and billionaire Marc Rich, who fled the country after being charged with tax evasion. However, a 2002 Congressional Report titled “Justice Undone:...
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Obama Celebration Busted by Baltimore PD

November 5, 2008
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Apparently hundreds of Baltimoreans took to the streets of Charles Village last night to revel in Barack Obama’s historic victory and police took exception–and hauled a bunch of people to jail. There’s already video up on YouTube; more details to follow.
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For Science

October 28, 2008
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The folks at Science Debate 2008 didn’t get their wish this year–a presidential debate focused on the candidates’ scientific policies-even though a poll commissioned by the group indicated that 85 percent of Americans wanted to see it. Science Debate, which is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and others,...
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