Stories by Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher blogs at firedoglake and the Huffington Post. subscribe to Jane Hamsher's feed

Posted on: Nov 16, 2010, Source: Firedoglake

The TSA is opening an investigation targeting John Tyner, who recieved an aggressive "pat down" at the airport when he refused to go through with the TSA's 'porno scanners.'

Posted on: Jun 18, 2010, Source: Firedoglake

Deficit Reduction Commission member Alan Simpson caught in an extraordinarily revealing exchange.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2010, Source: Firedoglake

One of the best cable news smackdowns ever recorded.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Where are all the statements defending Van Jones by liberal organizations? They are staying silent, while the White House sells out the interests of their members.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2009, Source: Brave New Foundation

Time to answer Obama's call and "make him do it."

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Donald Rumsfeld defied the recommendations of the Army, the Navy, and the Marines when he approved torture.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Susan Boyle takes her best shot at the unlikely dream she never gave up on.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

The real sponsors behind yesterday's mad tea parties.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

True "grassroots" demonstrations aren't orchestrated by corporate lobbyists.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Republicans twisted themselves into pretzels opposing compensation limits to bank executives, despite the fact that 81% of Americans support it.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Geithner's new TALF plan seems designed to shovel billions into the coffers of the very same bankers who got rich on the mortgage bubble.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Two Americas, two bailouts.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Elijah Cummings knew about $1 billion in bonuses for "months" ... why didn't Timothy Geithner?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

You don't let someone off the hook just because they tell you where the bodies are buried, you just agree not to fry them.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

I'm having a hard time with this.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Timothy Geithner lays an egg at House Democratic Caucus

Posted on: Mar 10, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

It's an ugly system, and it's not going to unwind without a lot of public pressure.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

New Dems are shamelessly working on behalf of the banks, and it needs to stop.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

It looks like Jindal is trying to walk his Katrina story back a bit.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

There's a problem with the Republican Party -- do you think those who provided endless stories about "Democrats in disarray" are going to notice?

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

If "there's no intention to touch Social Security in the foreseeable future," why doesn't Gibbs say it?

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

"The question is why Obama didn't ask for what the economy needed, then bargain from there."

Posted on: Feb 22, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

"Governor Sanford says that he does not want to take the money, the federal stimulus package money. And I want to say to him: 'I'll take it.'"

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Obama opposes LGBT discrimination at UN.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Now we know what it takes to get a smile out of her.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

The American public looked at DC, they saw the Democrats trying to do something, and they liked what they saw.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

The power struggle between Rahm Emanuel and Congressional Democratic leadership continues.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

People in the know indicate that things like raising the retirement age and cutting benefits are under consideration.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee cleared Hilda Solis' nomination as Secretary of Labor today.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Obama is going to hold town halls in Elkhart Indiana and Ft. Myers Florida on Monday.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

We're paying to nationalize the banks all right, we just can't talk about it -- nor can we profit from it.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

If eight more Blue Dogs had crossed over and voted against the stimulus, it would have failed.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

They looked like a bunch of petulant, narcissistic brats and did a nice job of making Obama appear measured and statesmanlike by comparison.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

In being so ready to throw majority sign-up under the bus, they are seriously misjudging where the battle lines lie in this particular fight.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

It's hard to fully comprehend the fact that Barack Hussein Obama is now President of the United States.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

"Mr. Kohn, we're talking about secret payments of $1.2 trillion dollars," said Grayson. "I think you need to rethink your approach."

Posted on: Jan 13, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

I'm not sure the "villagers," such as they are, control the conversation any more.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Who could have predicted this? Well, to be honest, pretty much anybody.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Maybe, going forward, we should just let Bernie Madoff off too?

Posted on: Jan 9, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

I understand the critiques launched by Paul Krugman, John Conyers and others -- but I think Gupta is an inspired choice.