Must Read Blogs and Op-Ed’s — May 18, 2009

As I am writing this, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has handed down a decision that a lawsuit filed against FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft cannot go forward because nothing “linked” Mueller and Ashcroft to the abuses against Javaid Igbal a former (as in is no longer) September 11th detainee. […]

Must Read Blogs and Op-Eds — April 25, 2009

Why does the Pakistani Government continue to prop up the Taliban? ¬†According to the NY Times in a recent editorial, ¬†“Hawkish leaders in the army remains to focused on a perceived thread from India and not jihadist along the Western border of Afghanistan.” ¬† Richard Engel, in an easy to understand interview with Rachel Maddow […]

Obama’s First Press Conference Transcript

Obama’s First Presser East Room 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. Please be seated. Before I take your questions tonight, I’d like to speak briefly about the state of our economy and why I believe we need to put this recovery plan in motion as soon as possible. I took a trip to […]

Barack Obama Sworn In 44th President of the United States

Text of President Barack Obama‘s inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. OBAMA: My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his […]