Obama’s Warnings Come Back to Haunt Bernanke

Column – Jason Leopold

For those accustomed at looking into the memory hole, President Barack Obama’s pitch to Wall Street bankers Thursday on backing a tough financial reform package currently winding its way through Congress shouldn’t come as a surprise. Read more

Goldman Hires Obama’s Ex-Counsel to Defend Bank

Column – Jason Leopold

Wall Street banking behemoth Goldman Sachs, which was charged with securities fraud last Friday over its role in the subprime mortgage meltdown, has hired President Obama’s former White House Counsel Greg Craig to defend the company, according to … Read more

Bush, Cheney Knew Gitmo Prisoners Innocent

Column – Jason Leopold

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once declared that individuals captured by the US military in the aftermath of 9/11 and shipped off to the Guantanamo Bay prison facility represented the “worst of the worst.” Read more

Obama Admin Authorizes CIA to Kill US Citizen

Column – Jason Leopold

The Obama administration has lowered another legal barrier shielding Americans from extrajudicial punitive action by their own government, in this case authorizing the CIA to kill a US citizen suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda in Yemen and links … Read more