Jeb Bush thinks Rand Is ‘Wrong’ About Patriot Act

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

Hey, the Clinton Foundation just revealed $26 million in additional payments. Isn’t that strange…

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

Is Marco Rubio the GOP contender that Dems “don’t want to face”?

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

Does Marco Rubio have a money problem? And no, we don’t mean with donations. 

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

Will Sanders oust O’Malley as the Progressive alternative to Hillary? Seems likely. 

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

Jeb and George, brothers to core. Except in budgetary matters…

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

Jeb’s Medicaid – Privatize, privatize, privatize.

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

Rand Paul + filibuster = Populist love, Establishment opponents

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

RadioWHO: Russ Baker on Chicago’s Stocks and Jocks Radio

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

RadioWho: Russ Baker Talks to Traces of Reality Radio about Todashev Killing

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.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 4—Our Mindset

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.

Consider the Source: Mojo Cites ‘Questionable’ Reporting on Hastings Wreck

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?

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 2–Snowden

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.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 1–Troublemakers

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.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in Santa Fe, Excerpt 4—Why WHO?

Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “Why WhoWhatWhy?”

TVWHY: Russ Baker in Santa Fe, Excerpt 3—Our Rights

Reading Time: 1 minute In this third excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses “security, terrorism and our rights”