It is time for Republicans to simply stop embarrassing themselves with this nonsense. They are now thinking about threatening not to raise the debt limit unless they get some modest demands. From the Washington Post: Several House members told The Washington Post on Monday that Republican leaders have narrowed their list of possible debt-limit strategies [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:23 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 16, 2013 12:18 pm|
There has been a slow steady drip of indicators that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Recently there was Obama’s statements at a fundraiser and Biden claiming that he is “in the minority” in the administration who opposes the pipeline. Now the Huffington Post is reporting that Obama campaign spin-off Organizing for Action [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 5, 2013 9:14 am|
The Obama administration hasn’t officially decided what to do about the Keystone XL pipeline yet but recent statements made at a fundraising indicate the President is leaning towards approving it. From the New York Times: Mr. Obama appears to be leaning toward the approval of the pipeline, although he did not specifically mention it to [...]
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday October 18, 2012 11:57 am|
It’s day 25 of the Tar Sands blockade in east Texas, and activists show no sign of slowing down in the face of increasingly aggressive behavior by off-duty cops working as private security for TransCanada. Firedoglake activists mobilized to call Wood County officials this week in opposition to TransCanada security’s bullying tactics. Our activists reported [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 27, 2012 9:30 am|
Demand TransCanada Denounce the Abuse of Keystone XL Protesters Two brave activists named Benjamin Franklin and Shannon Bebe chained themselves to heavy machinery to delay construction on the toxic Keystone XL pipeline. Police were initially respectful towards them, but when a TransCanada supervisor named “John” arrived on the scene and asked to privately huddle with [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:23 pm|
We are working with the Tarsands Blockade on an appropriate response to the outrageous behavior of TransCanada. In the mean time, if you’d like to donate to the supply fund, we will be working with the group to send them supplies as they need them.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday November 7, 2011 10:10 am|
I was as at the White House once again yesterday protesting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline along with many of the folks I was arrested with on September 9 including Dan Choi, Jessica, Ari, Scarecrow and Bill McKibben. It was really gratifying us to see that our relatively small crew of 65 who were handcuffed, hauled off in paddy wagons and sent to jail with zero media attention that first day had now swelled to a crowd of over 12,000 that the media could not ignore.
|By: Jon Walker Sunday November 6, 2011 2:19 pm|
Today I was down by the White House to witness the massive protest against the new Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands oil from Canada down to American refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands showed up to cover the multiple city blocks it takes to fully circle the White House. The protesters [...]