Jon Stewart Wants No Part of Obama’s Kill List

There are many things about the Obama kill list story that gall Jon Stewart: that the list exists, the altered definitions of words that allow for fewer civilians to be reported killed, the leaking of the story, the notion that the whole thing makes Obama look good. On tonight’s Daily Show, he went through all of […]


Health Care Industry Operates Shadow Congress of Lobbyists

Sunlight Foundation By Paul Blumenthal on 07/06/09 @ 11:20 am | 0 Comments Tags: Billy Tauzin, Congress, health care, Lobbying, Lobbyist, Lobbyists, Max Baucus, Revolving Door, Senate Finance Committee The Washington Post reports today that the health care industry, in its attempt to influence the debate over health care reform, has hired at least 350 […]


Waterboarding Used 266 Times on 2 Suspects

THE NEW YORK TIMES April 20, 2009 By SCOTT SHANE C.I.A. interrogators used waterboarding, the near-drowning technique that top Obama administration officials have described as illegal torture, 266 times on two key prisoners from Al Qaeda, far more than had been previously reported. The C.I.A. officers used waterboarding at least 83 times in August 2002 […]