Archive for August 21, 2011

(CNN) — Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was an equal opportunity critic Sunday, taking swipes at the records of Republican presidential candidates. Gibbs, who left the White House earlier this year but remains close to President Barack Obama, was most critical of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a relative newcomer to the race. He said voters will dissect the Texas education system and question the newly declared candidate’s acceptance of … Read More

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Dr. Michio Kaku: Fukushima and radiation in food supply, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan by Cindy Sheehan Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox August 21, 2011 This Sunday (August 21st), Cindy brings us theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, well-known as a guest of many shows on cable television and radio.  Dr. Kaku is the author of a new book that just hit the NYTimes best selle … Read More

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by Gareth Porter Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted at IPS August 17, 2011 ISLAMABAD, Aug 16, 2011 (IPS) – Pakistani civilian and military leaders are insisting on an effective veto over which targets U.S. drone strikes hit, according to well-informed Pakistani military sources here. The sources, who met with IPS on condition that they not be identified, said that such veto power over the conduct of the drone war is a central element in … Read More

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Damn It Or Fear It, The Forbidden Truth Is An Insurrection in Britain by John Pilger by John Pilger Information Clearing House August 19, 2011 On a warm spring day, strolling in south London, I heard demanding voices behind me. A police van disgorged a posse of six or more, who waved me aside. They surrounded a young black man who, like me, was ambling along. They appropriated … Read More

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MARTHA'S VINEYARD (CBS/AP) — President Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a vacation day at the beach on Martha's Vineyard. Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha were spending part of Sunday at a private beach in Edgartown. It's the first vacation outing by the Obamas since the family arrived on the island resort to begin a 10-day vacation. View: Obama's Vineyard Vacation Obama took his daughters book shopping at Bunch o … Read More

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