Reading Time: 1 minute “I think he’s wrong in saying that this is unconstitutional or saying that people’s freedoms have been violated by the Patriot Act,” Bush said in New Hampshire. “I think we need to reauthorize the Patriot Act, and put aside who’s speaking where. The simple fact is that it’s been an effective tool to keep us Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Major companies, foreign sources and others gave money for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton speeches. Some donors include: -China Real Estate Development Corp. -Telmex Foundation -Qatar First Investment BankSource: Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments – The Washington Post
Reading Time: 1 minute “They are worried that Mr. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants, could win over Hispanic voters and that he would offer a sharp generational contrast.” However…the DNC believes: “[Rubio is still] peddling a tired playbook of policies that endanger our country, hurt the middle class, and stifle the American dream.” Source: Prospect of Hillary Clinton-Marco Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Is Marco Rubio going the populist route with his income? Maybe. But we doubt it is intentional. From The Washington Post: “In new disclosure forms filed by Marco Rubio last week, he revealed that he sold $68,241 worth of retirement funds last September. Experts say such a move tends to reflect an extraordinary need for Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Vermont’s firebrand generates excitement from grassroots liberals. “While he’s far behind Clinton, polls show him outdistancing O’Malley…The Maryland Democrat registered 0 percent in the Fox poll, and a separate survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling in early May found Clinton with 63 percent support, Sanders with 13 percent and O’Malley with 2 percent.” Source: Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute How they differ?: “I think that, in Washington during my brother’s time, Republicans spent too much money,” Jeb Bush said when asked to describe where there was a “big space” between himself and his brother George W. Bush. Don’t worry – they still agree on another hot topic: “Mr. Bush also remarked on another aspect Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Jeb has a complicated history with Medicaid in Florida. The praise: “Ultimately, the program did what Jeb Bush said it would do: control Medicaid costs and reduce the rate of spending growth. A 2014 University of Florida study, commissioned by the state, found that counties in the pilot did a better job of controlling costs than those Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Rand Paul wins the day — but does it put him more at odds with the Establishment…and voters?: “But big moves carry big risks, as supporters of Paul’s GOP competitors pointed out. Rival campaigns and other Republicans note that times have changed since Paul burst onto the national scene with his filibuster. Now, they say, Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes George H.W. Bush has made jumping out of aircraft to celebrate his birthdays a habit, a nod to his image as a WW II naval aviator and hero. Here’s a look at the fog surrounding his first jump, made 70 years ago after Japanese fire struck his aircraft over the Pacific.
Reading Time: 2 minutes When authors like these gather for lunch, you can be sure deep politics is on the menu.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker talks with Stocks and Jocks radio’s Kevin Riordan and Kathy Dervin about how the brewing Iraq crisis should be no surprise to anyone—least of all the government. Tune in to the wide-ranging interview to hear Russ go deep on topics like the JFK assassination, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the pattern that ties all American wars together
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker joins Guillermo Jimenez of Traces of Reality Radio to analyze the killing of Ibragim Todashev by FBI Agent Aaron McFarlane and other strange elements of the official story about the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker takes a slightly unsettling—and occasionally amusing—trip behind the headlines during an April 24 talk in Seattle.
Reading Time: 1 minute Radio host Nicole Sandler asks WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker about a variety of topics, including the Kennedy assassination, the death of journalist Michael Hastings and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses propaganda, how we view our country and the world, the issues that matter, and more. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Picking up on WhoWhatWhy’s scoop, Mother Jones takes a closer look at Kimberly Dvorak, the San Diego reporter who has enjoyed a media star turn while covering the car-crash death of muckraker Michael Hastings. Her reporting has been “questionable,” Mojo says. Inadvertently, she raises an interesting point: What’s more important for the media–relevance or accuracy?
Reading Time: 1 minute In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses the vilification of Edward Snowden. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses who the government considers to be troublemakers. You may also watch his complete talk.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Why WhoWhatWhy?”
Reading Time: 1 minute In this third excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “security, terrorism and our rights”