President-elect Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
11 Jan 2017

Day After Obama’s Farewell Speech, Trump Gives A Press Conference

President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech and lamented inequality, saying, “For all the real progress we’ve made, we know it’s not enough. Our economy doesn’t work as well or grow as fast when a few prosper at the expense of a growing middle class.” Obama continued, “But stark inequality

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Prisoner, Dark and Cold (Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: takomabibelot, Poe Tatum)
09 Jan 2017

Obama’s Legacy: No Justice For Torture

A key part of President Barack Obama’s legacy includes the administration’s refusal to prosecute any officials from President George W. Bush’s administration for torture.

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Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson
29 Dec 2016

Obama Gives Parting Shots To Israel, Russia On Way Out The Door

The lame duck period is rarely a productive time for a president, and through the course of four to eight years they undoubtedly make some enemies they would like to payback.

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28 Dec 2016

Economic Recovery Is Mostly A Myth For The 99 Percent

The famous United States stock index known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply the Dow) flirted with approaching a historic high of 20,000. The index, which shows how the largest 30 companies publicly traded in the U.S. are performing, is considered a key indicator of how well U.S.

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Unexploded Cluster Bomb. Photo by airborneshodan on Flickr.
15 Dec 2016

Obama Stops Arms Shipment To Saudis As War Crimes Charges Loom

President Barack Obama blocked a sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing concerns about Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

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DoD photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, U.S. Army. (Released)
09 Dec 2016

Obama’s Legacy: Human Cost Of Eight Years Of War

Nearing end of second term, Obama administration maintains it has waged warfare legally irrespective of the toll it has taken on numerous countries

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President Barack Obama convenes a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the latest on the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Photo by the White House on Flickr.
14 Nov 2016

The Complicity Of Obama, Democrats Set Stage For Dangerous Trump Presidency

President Barack Obama expanded and institutionalized several powers, especially related to national security, which will make it easier for Trump to impose his authority.

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US Air Force Colonel and Iraqi Air Force chief of staff at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. October, 2016. (by US Army Lt. Johnson)
01 Nov 2016

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul; Rebels Launch Offensive in Aleppo; Turkish Forces on Borders

Next Cold War Roundup 11/1/16: Iraqi forces entered the city of Mosul and are advancing rapidly. Russia continues a halt on airstrikes in Aleppo as rebels led by al Qaeda launched an offensive in Aleppo. Turkey masses forces on borders. Experts warn of open-ended conflict with Russia. US politicians continue

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Left: President Barack Obama (jmtimages on Flickr). Right: Daniel Tarullo (Wikipedia).
24 Oct 2016

Leaked Memo Shows Obama Advisors Playing Both Sides On AIG Bailout

In 2008, Obama’s economic advisor told John Podesta that the new president should not criticize the AIG bailout but also keep his distance from it.

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Lt. Gen. Townsend visits Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. Sept., 2016. (by USMC Capt. Alvis)
18 Oct 2016

Iraqi Coalition Advances on Mosul; Putin Says US-Russia Relations Sacrificed for Political Campaigns

Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces are advancing on Mosul from various directions, and more in our global news round-up.

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