At the same time North Carolina legislators are cutting funding for programs due to a $1.5 billion budget shortfall caused by tax cuts, they want to pay for new State Board of Elections positions to investigate voter fraud -- despite ample evidence showing it's not a problem. Image Caption: North Carolina elections officials pushed lawmakers to fund ex […]
Republican governors' and legislatures' refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is leading to hospital closures, job losses and even deaths -- especially in rural Southern communities. But some conservative individuals and groups are calling on GOP leaders to reconsider their stance. Image Caption: Expanding Medicaid has been amon […]
This week's Environmental Protection Agency hearings on the proposed plan to clean up carbon pollution from power plants offered a ringside seat to the political fight that's pitting those with a financial interest in the high-carbon economy against those whose top priority is the well-being of future generations. Image Caption: Supporters of the […]
The Government Accountability Office says environmental regulators are failing to adequately enforce rules for wells used to dispose of toxic waste from oil and gas drilling. Image Caption: Diagram of an oil and gas injection well from the EPA. For a larger version, click here. read more […]
U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn and gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter -- daughter of Senator Sam and grandson of President Jimmy -- are Georgia Democrats taking the middle path on a road destined to veer left. Image Caption: In Georgia, Michelle Nunn is running for her father Sam's old U.S. Senate seat while state Senator Jason Carter, Jimmy' […]
The Central Intelligence Agency has admitted its officials spied on a Senate panel probing the agency's torture and rendition program. An internal probe found 10 CIA employees monitored Senate staffers' computers. This development comes days after another revelation of CIA spying on Congress emerged. According to McClatchy Newspapers, the agency ha […]
Part two of our interview with acclaimed MIT physicist Theodore Postol, who says there is no evidence Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system is actually working. He estimates the Iron Dome, which is partially built by Raytheon, intercepts just 5 percent of rockets fired at Israel. Click here to watch part 1 of interview. AMY GOODMAN : This is Democra […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer than the devastating assault in 2008/2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. The death toll in this current attack is at least 1,300, overwhelmingly […]
In New York City, a group of demonstrators blocked traffic by laying down in the streets outside Israel's Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday. Twenty-six people were arrested after refusing police orders to disperse. The action was organized by the author and scholar Norman Finkelstein. NORMAN FINKELSTEIN : [echoed by the People's Mic] Who […]
According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed more than 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago. Details of the slaughter make their way into the world’s media, with horrific accounts of children kille […]
Episode 312: BOOM! We have a fantastic show in store for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark react to the NFL suspending Ray Rice only two games for his actions against his now-wife earlier this year. Dan Bernstein, CBS Sports Chicago Writer and Show Host, details the hypocrisy of Tony Dungy and the false narrative of distractions in a NFL locker room. Dr. […]
Episode 311: BOOM! Dave’s back in the driver’s seat this week and has an incredible show lined up for you. Dave basks in his year-long prediction of LeBron James heading back to Cleveland and he, Coach, and Mean Mark, discuss athletes -- specifically NBA players -- and what it means to be politically active. The debate continues with a reaction to John Feins […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.