If our society and political discourse cannot seriously discuss impeachment for the type of executive perfidy demonstrated by Barack Obama in relation to Libya and the War Powers Resolution, and could not discuss it during the Bush/Cheney crimes, then the impeachment provision of the Constitution has no meaning and should be stricken.
|By: bmaz Monday June 20, 2011 7:33 am|
|By: emptywheel Thursday April 21, 2011 10:10 am|
At today’s presidential fundraiser in San Francisco, several attendees sang a song to Obama protesting Bradley Manning’s treatment. (From the White House pool report) Mr. Obama was in the middle of his remarks when a woman in a white suit stood up and said, Mr. President we wrote you a song. POTUS tried to get [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday April 20, 2011 9:45 am|
Back on March 11, in response to Jake Tapper’s question whether he agreed with PJ Crowley’s judgment that Bradley Manning’s treatment was “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid,” President Obama said the Pentagon had assured him that the treatment met DOD standards. Tapper: The State Department Spokesman PJ Crowley said the treatment of Bradley Manning by [...]
|By: bmaz Monday April 11, 2011 4:00 pm|
Washington DC Mayor Gray and several other DC City Council members have been arrested protesting in the streets over the shabby treatment of the District and its women in the “budget compromise” passed last Friday night. If only other leaders in Washington DC had the guts to stand up for their citizens.
|By: bmaz Sunday March 13, 2011 5:31 pm|
Bald faced craven comedy AND a dedicated shout out to Firedoglake during our membership drive, what else could you ask for from a Torturer-in-Chief?
|By: bmaz Tuesday January 25, 2011 7:05 pm|
President barack Obama and his White House have interjected themselves into the state and local ballot litigation in an attempt to influence the pending determination by the Illinois Supreme Court, and have coordinated and conspired with Rahm Emanuel to do so.
|By: emptywheel Friday November 12, 2010 4:07 am|
GQ has another of those articles describing Eric Holder’s failed efforts to restore DOJ’s independence and sustain rule of law as Attorney General. There are a few new details in there — such as details of what torture was described in the CIA IG Report but must be among the redactions (notably, strangling of one [...]
|By: bmaz Thursday November 11, 2010 11:30 am|
Barack Obama is in Korea lecturing Americans to suck it up and embrace the catfood at the same time Biden was left to represent the WH at the Arlington National Cemetery ceremony to honor America’s Veterans; all so Obama could sell out American labor via a Korean free trade agreement. Dumbest politics ever.
|By: bmaz Friday October 29, 2010 9:55 am|
All signs point to the fact that President Obama considers DADT and LGBT discrimination to be merely a political problem and not a Constitutional rights issue. But the Constitution and its fundamental equality, due process and first amendment protections is not a political issue football to be tossed around, nor is it properly enforced by degree of popularity in the latest Gallup poll trendline.
|By: emptywheel Friday August 6, 2010 5:17 am|
Nine years ago today, George W Bush was informed that “Al Qaeda [was] determined to strike in US.” And then he went out to clear more brush at his pig farm in Crawford. Obama is showing no such presidential manliness in the second year of his term. Yesterday, his Justice Department actually indicted 14 of [...]