Hunger Striking Protesters Condemn Trump, Haspel, and Call for Gitmo’s Closure on its 17th Anniversary

“What we’ll do every day is demand that the evil that’s committed in our name by the evil that’s living in that White House is held accountable to all the immorality that continues to perpetuate under American empire.” —  Aliya Hana Hussain of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Guantanamo protest 2019

Friday marked the 17th anniversary of the opening of the United States prison compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama failed to fulfill his promise of closing the facility and little attention has since been given to the issue by the Trump administration, but activists continue to work behind the scenes to shut down what they call

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Racist Roseanne Was Way Off: Valerie Jarrett Hailed from Planet of the Rich

Valerie Jarrett’s ties to Wall Street earned her the label “elitist” from many blacks in Chicago, who are suspicious of her strong relationships with right-wing luminaries as diverse as Rupert Murdoch and Condoleezza Rice.

President Barack Obama talks with his personal aide Reggie Love, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, and Director of Political Affairs Patrick Gaspard, aboard Marine One. Aug. 9, 2010. (Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON -- The meeting at the White House in the spring of 2012 was not going well. Running neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney in the polls, President Obama had his closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, summon nearly 20 progressive activists to the White House to defuse the tension surrounding his administration’s deportation of more illegal

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White House Retracts False Claim on Iran Nuclear Program Citing Clerical Error

After admitting its “clerical error” to reporters, the White House quietly deleted its previous tweet publicizing the statement—which came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “bizarre” speech claiming Iran is violating the terms of the nuclear deal.

National security adviser John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, April 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Demonstrating just how easily the Trump administration's mixture of utter incompetence and malicious determination to undermine diplomacy can bring the U.S. to the brink of yet another war in a matter of minutes, the White House issued a statement Monday night falsely declaring that Iran "has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program"—only to

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Bye Bye Bannon – Nationalist Firebrand Booted From Trump Administration

Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, the “nationalist firebrand” who helped to fuel Donald Trump’s dizzying rise to the presidency, is leaving the administration.

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One as he arrives, April 9, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP/Alex Brandon)

Confirming earlier reports from Matt Drudge and the NYT, on Friday afternoon the White House confirmed that Trump decided to push out his chief strategist, and the man who according to many got him elected, Stephen Bannon. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are

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Trump’s Dump Of Ethics Waivers Ends The “Drain the Swamp Illusion”

The new provisions grant lobbyists from some of the most contentious industries the freedom to influence policy making in those very same arenas.

President Donald Trump talks with reporters n the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, before signing an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Candidate Donald Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" was apparently made with a slew of caveats, which were exposed late Wednesday when the White House posted details of ethics waivers granted to at least 16 senior staff members. Among the notice (pdf), which detailed 14 different waived ethics rules, are provisions granting lobbyists from some

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Trump Threatens Comey: “Better Hope There Are No Tapes”

President Trump, angry about the leaks from the White House and US intelligence community, issued a cryptic threat to former FBI Director Comey.

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey said the two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

In the most Nixonian-sounding comment yet during this week's craziness, President Trump, clearly angry about the leaking sieves that are the White House and the US intelligence community, just issued a cryptic threat to former FBI Director Comey, warning in no uncertain terms about retaliation should the leaks continue and saying the fired FBI

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