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Why has President Obama Ignored the Petition he Promised to Answer? (11 Months and Counting)

11 months and counting.

That’s how long it’s been since the official petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed the threshold on petitions.whitehouse.gov above which the Obama administration promised to offer a substatntive response. The Obama administration pledged that of all petitions receiving a hundred thousand petitions, “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent [...]

“Liberal” Blogs Hushing Up on the Patriot Act (When they Should Be Loudest)

True as of right now:

# of mentions of the Patriot Act on the front page of Daily Kos: Zero # of mentions of the Patriot Act on the front page of the Huffington Post: Zero # of mentions of the Patriot Act on the front page of Eschaton: Zero # of mentions of the [...]

House Judiciary Has Frittered Away Alloted Time for Patriot Act Reform

Do you remember the Patriot Act reauthorization that passed through the Congress in February of 2010? Republicans and a large number of Democrats renewed the Patriot Act for another year. House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers declared that he had no choice but to support Patriot Act reauthorization because his committee just hadn’t had enough [...]

Senate Democrats Mute On Extended Patriot Act Abuses

Why aren’t the Senate Democrats speaking out against the extension of Patriot Act powers without meaningful reform? Is it because they’re afraid to contradict their Democratic colleagues, even when those leaders advance a Republican agenda grounded in the politics of fear? [...]

Progressive Caucus Takin' It Easy

It’s little wonder that the rightward side of the Democratic Party has exerted such influence over President-Elect Obama, when the Progressives in Congress seem too nervous to even offer a little dinner table conversation. [...]

While we Watch the Sun Shine out of Obama’s Armpit, ACLU Delivers on the Patriot Act

Gee, Senator Obama, could you vote against the FISA Amendments Act? No? I see. Well, could you at least not use it when you are elected… Oh, you plan to use it? Ah. Um, well…

Hey, President-Elect Obama, do you plan to continue to issue signing statements to curtail laws passed by Congress? You do? [...]

While we Watch the Sun Shine out of Obama's Armpit, ACLU Delivers on the Patriot Act

Gee, Senator Obama, could you vote against the FISA Amendments Act? No? I see. Well, could you at least not use it when you are elected… Oh, you plan to use it? Ah. Um, well…

Hey, President-Elect Obama, do you plan to continue to issue signing statements to curtail laws passed by Congress? You do? [...]

The Noises of Christmas

Was Christmas night a silent night, or were there a bunch of angels from heaven singing? Which was it? [...]

12 Days Out, Sarah Palin Still Won't Answer Your Questions

On the campaign trail, Joseph Biden regularly travels apart and campaigns on his own separately from Barack Obama. He can handle it.

Sarah Palin doesn’t campaign on her own, apart from John McCain. She can’t handle it.

Since he was announced as the Vice Presidential running mate of Barack Obama, Joe Biden has been taking [...]

People Dragged Off Into The Shadows At McCain Speech

People expressing dissent were dragged off the floor of the Republican National Committee tonight. [...]