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29 May

Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

President Obama in the Oval Office with Thomas E. Donilon, left, the national security adviser, and John O. Brennan, his top counterterrorism adviser. By JO BECKER and SCOTT SHANE The McGlynn: A very important read. President Obama, overseeing the regular Tuesday counterterrorism meeting of two dozen security officials in the White House Situation Room, took […]

20 Oct

The killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 6:21 AM 12:43:53 EDT Extreme secrecy, as usual, shrouds this act, but it underscores how often the U.S. uses violence around the world By Glenn Greenwald (Credit: Reuters/AP) The O’Leary: We have become masters of death and destruction under the Obama administration. (updated below) Two weeks after the U.S. killed American […]

03 Sep

Catholic clergy ‘abused children for decades in County Donegal’

Report is expected to claim police were complicit in cover-up of sexual abuse by priests and lay members of the church   John O’Donnell, who says he was abused between the ages of nine and 15 by a man who sang in a local church choir in County Donegal. Photograph: Kim Haughton There aren’t that […]

25 Aug

The fruits of elite immunity

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 09:26 ET By Glenn Greenwald The O’Leary: This is what “looking forward” will get you, Obama. AP Former Vice President Dick Cheney Less than three years ago, Dick Cheney was presiding over policies that left hundreds of thousands of innocent people dead from a war of aggression, constructed a worldwide torture […]

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