Good, Bad, and Ugly

To speak or not to speak?

August 31, 2009

Cheney says cooperation with CIA probe “will depend”

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he might refuse to speak with a prosecutor investigating suspected CIA prisoner abuses, a probe he branded as political and bad for national security.

Legal immigrants?

August 10, 2009

Head U.S. overhauling immigration detention policy- NYT

Immigration reform has been a contentious issue in U.S. politics. Congress has failed to pass reforms amid differences over how to deal with about 12 million legal immigrants in the country and demands border security first be address.

Objective headline?

August 10, 2009

Senator holds up U.S. anti-drug aid to Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexico has not yet met human rights requirements laid down in U.S. law for the release of millions of dollars in U.S. anti-narcotics aid, a Democratic senator said on Wednesday.

Republicans or Democrats?

July 30, 2009

Mayors, rabbis arrested in NJ corruption probe

NEWARK (Reuters) – Dozens of New Jersey politicians, officials and prominent rabbis were arrested on Thursday in a sweeping federal probe that uncovered political corruption, human organ sales and money laundering from New York to Israel, officials said.

Regret the remarks?

July 30, 2009

Obama looks to rebound from tough week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Barack Obama will look to rebound from one of the most difficult weeks of his six-month presidency, one in which his legislative priority, healthcare, stumbled and he got caught up in a racial controversy.

Too much of Joe?

July 28, 2009

Both U.S. political parties offend “Joe the Plumber”

HOLLAND, Ohio (Reuters) – “Joe the Plumber,” who came to symbolize U.S. taxpayer frustration during last year’s election, sounds even angrier now at what he sees as excessive government spending on the economy and healthcare reform.

It wasn’t June…

July 25, 2009

Alaska Gov. Palin to leave office with cloudy future

Palin made a surprise decision on June 3 that she would resign, raising questions about her next move and whether she was planning to mount a run for president.

He isn’t retired…

June 2, 2009

Russia plant destroys chemical weapons for WWIII

The United States has contributed more than $1 billion to the construction of the plant. At the launching ceremony, the retired U.S. Senator, Richard Lugar, recalled that nine years ago a Russian major showed him how an 85mm chemical weapon shell could fit inside a briefcase.

Unflattering Cheney?

May 28, 2009

Your practice of publishing unflattering photos of Dick Cheney to try and make him look angry and unappealing is a bogus, phony, manipulative, lying practice.

Uncovered news?

May 18, 2009

Pelosi in public dispute with CIA over interrogation

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday got into a public dispute with the CIA over what she knew about harsh interrogation techniques in 2002 in the latest twist in a Washington political firestorm.