February 27, 2009 Secret Talks with Taliban Gather Pace
Three days of talks to try and find new ways of dealing with Taliban
fighters have ended in Washington. However, Al Jazeera has learned of
secret negotiations being held with a key Taliban ally. Al Jazeera's
James Bays reports from Kabul.
February 23, 2009 Alan Keyes — Jealous Sociopath
Three-time presidential candidate Alan Keyes calls President Obama
a “radical communist” and a “usurper” and says
that with Obama in charge, America “is going to cease to exist.” Speaking
at at a pro-life fundraiser on February 19, Keyes added that Obama is
"a man with such a seared conscience, I can’t even understand
why anyone in their right mind would consider him worthy of political
support.” Keyes ran unsuccessfully against Obama for the Senate
February 20, 2009 Gibbs: Santelli wrong about Obama plan
White House Press Secretary
Robert Gibbs addresses concerns brought forth by CNBC's Rick Santelli
about the fairness of President Obama's foreclosure prevention plan.
February 17, 2009 Barry Schwartz: The Real
Crisis? A Shortage of Practical Wisdom
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as
an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully
that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical,
everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
February 13, 2009 Grayson Grills Citigroup CEO
CEOs of the biggest bailed-out banks finally appeared before Congress.
Over the course of a seven-hour hearing, there were remarkably few revealing
moments. One, though, stood out. Rep. Alan Grayson, a feisty former
prosecutor, dug his claws into Citigroup's CEO over a deal that could
end up costing
the taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.
10, 2009 Iran ready for dialogue with US
After years of fierce anti-american rhetoric, Iran's President says his
country is ready for fundamental change in its relationship with the United
States. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was speaking to tens of thousands of iranians
gathered for the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution His comments
come just a day after US President Barack Obama, pledged to re-think Washington's
relationship with Tehran. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Tehran.
3, 2009 Petraeus versus the President?
Gareth Porter explains his discovery
that Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and other
US military leaders have been applying pressure on Obama to change his
for US withdrawal from Iraq. It appears however that Obama is standing
firm on his campaign promise to withdraw all combat troops within 16
months of his inauguration. According to Porter, the military has already
its public relations campaign to paint recent events in Iraq in their
favor, meanwhile setting Obama up for the fall in the future.
2, 2009 Bank of America Blows Bailout Bucks on Big Bowl Bash
Just when you thought Bank of America couldn’t abuse the bailout
any more than they already have, the nation’s largest bank threw
a lavish 5-day Super Bowl extravaganza worth $10 million. Apparently,
the tents alone for this party alone cost $800,000. This is just the
tip of the iceberg when it comes to Bank of America’s multi-million
dollar professional sports sponsorships.