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Nico Pitney is a student activist based in southern California.
Olbermann Calls Hannity's Bluff: $1000 For Every Second Of Waterboarding
Posted on: Apr 24, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann will pay for Sean Hannity's waterboarding.
Fox News' Shepard Smith Uncensored: 'We Are America, We Do Not F**king Torture!'
Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
"They better not do it," he said. "If we are going to be Ronald Reagan's Shining City on the Hill, we don't get to torture. We don't do it."
Heartbreaking Footage: Dateline Follows Police Evicting Families From Their Homes
Posted on: Mar 16, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
Chris Hansen traveled around the country interviewing the families who were being removed from their homes.
Obama Wants CNN's Sanjay Gupta to Be Surgeon General?
Posted on: Jan 6, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
Gupta hosts "House Call" on CNN, contributes reports to CBS News, and writes a column for Time magazine.
Obama Report Exonerates Rahm ... Had Only One 'Pro-Forma' Courtesy Call With Blago
Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Emanuel is on tape telling Blago's chief of staff that Obama would not offer any favors to induce the governor to choose Obama's favored candidate.
Officials: Obama Offered Clinton Secretary Of State Position
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Hillary requested time to consider the offer, officials said.
Confirmed: Hillary Met With Obama About Role in New Administration
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
The New York Senator is reportedly under consideration for the position of Secretary of State.
Obama Hires Progressive Liaison for Transition Team
Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
This bodes well for the progressive community.
Top McCain Adviser Blasts Palin: 'Of Course' She's Not Ready
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Lawrence Eagleburger joins the list of folks who don't think Palin is ready to lead.
New Questions Arise Over McCain's Health
Posted on: Oct 20, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Urge McCain to offer full public disclosure about his health records.
Biden: Palin Must Condemn Supporters' Hateful Obama Attacks
Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Joe Biden lashed out at Sarah Palin on Wednesday, calling her recent rhetoric "ugly" and "mildly dangerous."
McCain May 'Suspend' Campaign Again
Posted on: Sep 30, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
You know, since it worked out so well the first time.
Palin Laughs as Opponent Is Called "Bitch," "Cancer," Mocked For Her Weight
Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Some compassionate conservatism there.
Banana-gate: McCain Backer's Firm Pleaded Guilty To Funding Terrorist Group In Colombia
Posted on: Jul 2, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Former Chiquita CEO oversaw $1.7 million payoff to right-wing paramilitary group.
DNC Ad Hammers McCain on Iraq: Watch Video
Posted on: Apr 27, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
The Democratic National Committee doesn't pull its punches in this attack on John "100 years" McCain.
Bill Clinton Flashback: "All These Economically Insecure White People ... Are Scared to Death"
Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Statements made by Bill Clinton mirroring Obama's "bitter voters" comment -- uttered while he was running for president in 1991 -- have now surfaced.
NY Times: McCain's Alleged Romance with Lobbyist Exposed
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
McCain aides describe intervening to protect the candidate "from himself."
Hillary May Have Magic, But Obama Has Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Unbeknownst to him, basketball legend-turned-author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was pulled into the 2008 campaign fray this week.
New Documents Revealed in Case of Huckabee's Support for Freeing Rapist
Posted on: Dec 11, 2007, Source: Huffington Post
Sam Stein and Nico Pitney: Even with these documents at hand, Huckabee supported the release of Dumond from prison, backed by fervent anti-Clinton activists.
Obama To Bush: "You Don't Have Our Authorization" For Iran War
Posted on: Sep 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Nico Pitney: Obama calls for an immediate withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and speaks out against preemptive war with Iran.
Cheney Lies To High School Kids
Posted on: Jun 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Nico Pitney: In an address yesterday to a group of Wyoming high schoolers, Cheney continued to insist on an Iraqi hand in 9/11, even when this myth has been thoroughly rejected by nearly everyone else on the planet.
Gonzales Tried to Get John Ashcroft to Sign on to Wiretapping Program on His Sickbed
Posted on: May 16, 2007, Source: The Progress Report
A new revelation from Alberto Gonzales' former deputy reveals an attempt at an outrageous attempt to get a bedridden John Ashcroft to extend Bush's unwarranted domestic spying program
Progress Report: Media Think They Know Best
Posted on: Mar 27, 2007, Source: Center for American Progress
Journalists seem to have forgotten that they are supposed to be watchdogs -- not cheerleaders of government corruption.
The Case Against Chris Cox
Posted on: Jun 3, 2005, Source: The Progress Report
Can a man who played a significant role in the Enron scandal be the best pick to head the SEC? And it's not just Enron...
The Progressive Case for Howard Dean
Posted on: Aug 11, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Voting Green isn't necessarily the most effective way to achieve Green policies. Voting Dean may be progressives' best move toward victory in 2004.
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