January 30, 2009 Fed Lends Two Trillion Without Oversight
So, you know about the Treasury's $700 billion bailout plan. But you
probably don't know that the Federal Reserve has lent out $2 trillion
Few do. And that is what's irritating bulldog Congressman Alan Grayson.
Will he be able to shed a light on the Fed's secret spending?
January 27, 2009 'Veggie
Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad PETA's ad — which features a bevy of beauties who are powerless
to resist the temptation of veggie love — was deemed too hot
for the Super Bowl. NBC rejected the video because of concerns over "rubbing
pelvic region with pumpkin," a woman "screwing herself with
broccoli," and more!
January 26, 2009 Paulson's $140 Billion Surprise
It's a little-known story about the financial crisis. During the frenzied
events of the fall, Henry Paulson rewrote a piece of the tax code to
expedite mergers. The quiet alteration amounts to an estimated $140
for big banks. Some critics say Paulson's move was too autocratic, others
argue that it was much more than thatâ??that it was downright
illegal. Will Tim Geithner and the Democrats attempt to correct the
January 23, 2009 Argentina's Economy on Shaky Ground
Argentina's economy is on shaky ground and a severe drought is adding
to its financial woes. High temperatures and a lack of rain are devastating
agricultural output, the country's economic backbone. Now, much of Argentina
is in a state of emergency. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the
Northeastern city of Santa Fe, one of the hardest hit areas in the country.
22, 2009 Kingston and Coal Lobby's Grip on the EPA
In March of 2000, during the last days of the Clinton administration,
the EPA decided coal ash was a hazardous waste. Then, two months later,
it flipped. If the EPA had stuck to its guns, the Kingston Coal Ash
disaster in Tennessee might have been averted. Now, momentum is building
regulate coal ash. Will the EPA make the same mistake twice?
20, 2009 The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove
This short series of interviews shows unfounded lawsuits from a politicized
justice department destroying the careers and lives of state-level Democrats.
Was it Karl Rove's plan to undermine the Democratic Party by attacking
its support at a local level, away from national scrutiny? See
Parts 2 and 3 here.
January 19, 2009 Gitmo Going
Out Of Business Sale!
Hoods! Blindfolds! Shackles! Chains! Dog bones for people! If it's
used to humanely detain or interrogate prisoners, we've got it! And
we're passing the savings onto you. Gitmo bargains, gitmo savings,
gitmo of everything you need!
15, 2009 Prop 8 - Did Mormons Go Too Far?
Activists claim that money from the Mormon Church was the deciding factor in
passing Proposition 8 in California - banning gay marriage. The church claims
to have only spent a few thousand dollars on the campaign, but ANP has uncovered
evidence that may expose a gaping hole in that claim. Also, the IRS forbids
religious organizations from "substantially" lobbying for political
legislation. Did the Mormon Church violate this law?
January 14, 2009 Peter Reinhart: The Art of Baking Bread
Batch to batch, crust to crust ... In tribute to the beloved staple food, baking
master Peter Reinhart reflects on the cordial couplings (wheat and yeast, starch
and heat) that give us our daily bread.
January 13, 2008 Bomb a Ghetto, Raise a Cheer
On January 11, 2009, apro-Israel rally attended by big-time NY Democrats
descended into calls for 'Wiping Out' Palestinians — a man held a
banner reading, "Islam Is A Death Cult" Rally attendees described the
people of Gaza as a cancer and called for Israel to wipe them all
January 12, 2008 The Geo-Politics of the Russia Ukraine Gas Dispute
Russia cut off the natural gas it sends to Europe through Ukraine on Wednesday
when a payment dispute escalated. Russia claims Ukraine siphoned off
gas for its own use. Ukraine denies this. Russia stopped all natural gas
to Ukraine on 1 January, but kept supplies flowing to Europe through
Ukraine's pipelines until Wednesday, when all deliveries were stopped. At
15 nations - Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, the Czech Republic,
France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia
and Turkey - all reported a halt in Russian gas shipments by Wednesday.
Germany and Poland also reported substantial drops in supplies. Author
and political economist William Engdahl believes the dispute forms part
of a strategy by Ukraine to "gain geopolitical influence with the
8, 2009 What
About Gay Marriage?
How dangerous is gay marriage to the fabric of our society? No matter how bad
you think it would be for the country, it's worse. Way worse. This little video
will let you know that even though gay marriage is the worst thing that could
ever happen ever, there are things you can do to keep gay marriages from happening.
Watch and learn.
5, 2008 Cheney Calls Iraq “Significant
Success, Masterfully Done”
" I think that
the original campaign was masterfully done in terms of the small, fast
force as you say, that achieved our inital objectives in taking down
the regime and capturing Baghdad, that was a masterful performance.I
the thing that we underestimated, at least I underestimated, was the
damage that had been done to the Iraqi population by all those years
of Saddam's rule, so that there weren't any Iraqis early on who were
to stand up and take responsibilty for their own affairs. Anybody who
had that kind of get up and go in earlier years had had their head chopped
January 2, 2009 The World
Reacts to the Attacks on Gaza
Across the Arab world as well as in the US, protests are being held
against the Israeli air strikes on Gaza. In Dubai, official celebrations
been cancelled as a sign of solidarity with people of Gaza. Mohamed
Vall gathers reactions from around the world.