Thought provoking. Controversial. Presidential Puppetry is sure to raise lots of eye-brows. One of those books that inspires readers to look deep beneath the surface.

John Perkins, New York Times best-selling author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and other books

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Legal Pundit Toobin Seeks Obama Pardon For Siegelman

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) The New Yorker Magazine’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin last week advocated a presidential pardon for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. In writing Why Obama Should Pardon Don Siegelman, the commentator understated in erroneous fashion the gross injustice of the prosecution, according to Siegelman’s co-defendant Richard Scrushy. The former HealthSouth CEO commented […]

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Siegelman Hearing Scheduled Jan. 13 As Feds Impose ‘Solitary’

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) A federal appeals court in Atlanta hears on Jan. 13 the latest appeal of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, one of the nation’s leading political prisoners. His imprisonment for 1999 actions not considered a crime by other political figures has been compounded by more than a month of harsh confinement over […]

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U.S. Must Stop Protecting 9/11 Terrorism Funders

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) U.S. authorities must stop protecting those who funded the 9-11 terrorists. That was the theme of speakers at a Capitol Hill press briefing Jan. 7 who made compelling arguments against continued secrecy. Former Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Bob Graham (D-FL) and Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA) […]

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Much Too Late, Public Learns of Bill Moyers’ Conflicts Over PBS, LBJ

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) The Washington Post reported Jan. 2 important conflicts of interest involving the career of liberal commentator Bill Moyers. The newspaper omitted an even bigger conflict regarding Moyers’ role in the JFK murder investigation. To commemorate Moyers’ last scheduled “Moyers & Co.” show this week on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the […]

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Shackled Siegelman Typifies White House ‘Human Rights’ Charade

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) Federal authorities continued this month their remarkably harsh, unjust treatment of the nation’s most famous political prisoner. The U.S. legal jihad against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman persists even as the Obama administration separately cites “human rights” as the rationale for new U.S. sanctions, bombing, revolutions, and other interventions overseas. Authorities […]

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Let’s Learn From Gruber’s ‘Stupid’ Remarks On Health Care

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) We can learn a lot from the public-relations drubbing that Republicans are inflicting on Jonathan Gruber, a recently humbled MIT economist who has been a much-cited expert on the Obama administration’s health care plan. Close attention to the scandal teaches how Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “Obamacare,” was passed in part […]

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Congress Called Best Hope For Reforming Government

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) Congress, despite its flaws and unpopularity, remains the country’s best hope for the major reforms that the United States requires. That was the messages of two longtime counter-terrorism experts, Jeffrey and Michele Steinberg, who spoke Dec. 17 to the McClendon Group speaker society at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. […]

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Was Senate Torture Report A Political Turning Point?

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) The Senate’s revelations last week of CIA torture abuses should anger the public and prompt action against the higher-ups responsible for such disgraceful policies and cover-up. But the report’s documentation of horrors is unlikely to do so. The Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence deserve some credit for approving […]

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Obama Played PR Word Games On Immigration Order

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) A commentator caught the Obama White House playing public relations word games regarding the president’s so-called “Executive Order” changing immigration law last month. Author and World Net Daily (WND) senior reporter Jerome R. Corsi reported Dec. 3 that the White House never issued an “order” despite widespread news coverage using the […]

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Senate Panel Finds CIA Torture Ineffective, ‘Damaging’ To U.S. Interests

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By andrew.kreig@gmail.com (Andrew Kreig) The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued on Dec. 9 a long report describing the CIA’s Bush-era torture program as not “effective” and damaging to U.S. interests. The inquiry begun in 2009 made 20 key findings about the program launched during the Bush-Cheney administration, according to an analysis by the Washington […]

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