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US 'Should Hand Over Footage Of Drone Strikes Or Face UN Inquiry'

The UN special rapporteur on human rights to urge establishing a mechanism to investigate such killings The US must open itself to an independent investigation into its use of drone strikes or the United Nations will be forced to step in, Ben Emmerson QC said yesterday. His comments came as Pakistani officials said that a US drone strike had killed at least four militants after targeting their vehicles in N ...

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US ‘Should Hand Over Footage Of Drone Strikes Or Face UN Inquiry’

The UN special rapporteur on human rights to urge establishing a mechanism to investigate such killings The US must open itself to an independent investigation into its use of drone strikes or the United Nations will be forced to step in, Ben Emmerson QC said yesterday. His comments came as Pakistani officials said that a US drone strike had killed at least four militants after targeting their vehicles in N ...

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Dem. Senator: Obama Led SEALs Mission to Kill Bin Laden

Yesterday, when introducing President Obama at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, said that the president "led the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice":   "And let's not forget that this is the commander in chief who finally led the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice," said Shaheen. ...

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US-Israeli Deal On Iran? No Israeli Strike Now If Obama Pledged A Spring Attack

House this week scrambled to reconnect with Jerusalem after the Obama administration was persuaded that Israel was serious about conducting a fall military operation against Iran’s nuclear program before the Nov. 6 US presidential election - notwithstanding the heavy opposition guns firing against it at home and from Washington. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, assisted by ...

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White House Contemplating Releasing Oil From Strategic Reserve

(Reuters) - The White House is "dusting off old plans" for a potential release of oil reserves to dampen prices and prevent high energy costs from undermining sanctions against Iran, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. U.S. officials will monitor market conditions over the next few weeks, watching whether gasoline prices fall after the September 3 Labor Day holiday, as they historical ...

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Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July, the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years and a reflection of weak hiring nationwide. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in only two states and were unchanged in four. Unemployment rates rose in nine states that are considered battlegrounds in the presidential election. That trend, if it ...

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Navy SEAL Responds After Media Matters Staffer Says Obama-Critical SEALs ‘Don’t Have Guts’

Media Matters senior fellow Eric Boehlert said on Thursday that a group of former Navy SEALS “don’t have guts” after the special forces operators launched a media campaign condemning the Obama administration’s national security leaks. “#kindalame former Navy SEALs don’t have guts to admit they’re running a GOP, anti-Obama campaign; http://nyti.ms/N2nYYj ” Boehlert wrote on Twitter Thursday morning. The grou ...

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Biden’s ‘good friend,’ donor receives $20M federal loan to open foreign luxury car dealership in Ukraine

In late July, John Hynansky — a longtime friend of Vice President Joe Biden, and a major donor to Biden’s campaigns as well as President Barack Obama’s — was awarded a $20 million taxpayer loan to build a foreign-car dealership in Ukraine. According to a public summary document, the loan, from the federal government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation, is for “[u]p to $20.0 million,” and is designed t ...

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Startling Evidence That Central Banks And Wall Street Insiders Are Rapidly Preparing For Something BIG

If you want to figure out what is going to happen next in the financial markets, carefully watch what the insiders are doing. Those that are “connected” have access to far better sources of information than the rest of us have, and if they hear that something big is coming up they will often make very significant moves with their money in anticipation of what is about to happen. Right now, Wall Street insid ...

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MSNBC’s Touré: Romney Engaging In The ‘Niggerization’ Of Obama

On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign. “That really bothered me,” he said. “You no ...

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