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US president faces wall

Obama White House secrecy
John Nichols

Those of us who proposed the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney for violating his oath of office and engaging in a Nixon-on-steroids spree of high crimes and misdemeanors began to recognize the abusive nature of the previous administration when Cheney refused to release details of the industry insiders with whom he met to craft energy policies.

Turkish woman being interviewed

Corruption and the Turkish lobby
Paul Chaderjian

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds testified under oath Saturday about shocking details connecting the Turkish government to an intricate network of individuals and organization that bribed, persuaded, and – at least in one case – blackmailed US lawmakers and corrupted American government officials. Corruption. Espionage. Bribery. All to ensure that the US does not recognize the Armenian Genocide ever again.

PAKISTAN MEHDSUD

Mehsud’s death
Zachary Fillingham

Although this week’s report on Pakistan touches down on the possibility of U.S. drone strikes alienating crucial tribal populations along the Durand line, the assassination of Baitullah Mehsud is without a doubt a boon for the Pakistani government’s fight against Islamic militancy.

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