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A Meeting of the Blogger Minds

On Sunday there was a meeting of the minds, blogger style at “an undisclosed location” here in Los Angeles. I arrived late and missed the photo op, but I can say there was great conversation, really good food and some brilliant bloggers all gathered together to “plot, plan, and organize the revolution.” A few of […]

Fred Thompson Wants Due Process for Bin Laden

Newly official Republican candidate for president wants to offer Osama Bin Laden due process. Thompson said on Monday that “while Osama bin Laden needs to be caught and killed, the terrorist mastermind would get the due process of law.” On Friday, Thompson told reporters in Iowa that bin Laden is “more symbolism than anything else” […]

An Oops Moment for Teen Star Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens, the teen star of High School Musical got caught up in a scandal last week as nude photographs appeared on the internet. Hudgens’ swiftly apologized for the nude photos that as Anastasia Goodstein noted on the HuffPo on Sunday, that were allegedly meant “for her boyfriend and co-star Zac Efron’s eyes only.” Cynics […]

Kerry Says Petraeus-White House Report on Iraq Fails to Make the Case

It was day one of the Petraeus follies on Capitol Hill today. Petraeus, the “top U.S. commander in Iraq told Congress today that the military objectives of the Bush administration’s troop increase strategy in Iraq “are in large measure being met,” and he forecast a reduction of U.S. forces in coming months without jeopardizing gains.” […]

John Kerry on Chuck Hagel’s Retirement

Hagel made it his intent to retire official today, “speaking at the Omaha Press Club about six months after balking at a decision on his political future, Hagel was definitive about his Senate plans and all but closed the book on a presidential bid.” “I will not seek a third term in the United States […]

TV Alert: Kerry on Larry King Live Tonight

John Kerry will be on Larry King Live tonight on CNN from 9-9:30 discussing Iraq and the Petraeus report.

Latest Bin Laden Video Is a Forgery… New Video On The Way

George Maschke reports on the Booman Tribune that the latest Osama Bin Laden video address to the American people, that has been “widely publicized” has a “peculiarity that casts serious doubt on its authenticity.” Maschke is an Ex-U.S. Army Arabic & Persian (Farsi) linguist. …the video freezes at about 1 minute and 36 58 seconds, […]

“Workers organizing for justice and for an economy that lifts all”

“Workers organizing for justice and for an economy that lifts all” By Stewart Acuff, National AFL-CIO Organizing Director Adapted from remarks delivered at the US Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia September 6, 2007 We from the AFL-CIO and the labor movement have been inspired, energized, and moved by this great gathering of warriors for justice […]