Al Jazeera investigates ties between Louisiana and the Chinese government in a proposed $1.85 billion methanol plant.
Al Jazeera, By Massoud Hayoun, January 26
This article is part one of a three-part series on China’s role in redeveloping southern Louisiana called China’s Louisiana Purchase.
St. James Parish, LA — A prominent Chinese tycoon and politician […]
The former Florida governor is quitting a host of boards mindful of the damage done to the Republican challenger Mitt Romney by his business interests in 2012.
The Guardian, By Dan Roberts, January 1
Washington – New Year resolutions often involve weight loss, but Jeb Bush, who has already shed an estimated 15lbs since starting […]
You work for the only business of any substance in town. You make a nice income.
I love Bernie Sanders. I want to have his babby.
However, I think he needs to step back from this. His agenda is too easily co-opted by moderates and conservatives. It’s a nice counterculture statement of values, to be sure, but in the current environment completely unworkable.
I’ve been thinking about Ferguson and the […]
IDG News Service, By Grant Gross, November 18
The U.S. Senate has voted against a bill that would rein in the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone records within the country, possibly killing any NSA reforms until next year.
Supporters of the USA Freedom Act, in a Senate vote late Tuesday, failed to get […]
The preliminary numbers are in, and voter turnout was at a record low nationwide.
Conventional wisdom says that each party, Republican and Democrat, can count on roughly 45% of the vote, no matter what. The last ten percent is what you need to win an election.
President Obama announced today that in the spirit of bi-partisanship he will agree to repeal Obamacare. The press release follows:
These mid-term elections were never going to be easy for the Democrats. They had way too many seats at stake in the Senate, many of them Democrats who won reliably Republican seats during the enthusiasm for Obama in 2008. Their chances in the House were dismal to non-existent, since gerrymandering has carved up almost all […]
AP, October 26
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who is himself running for office in Texas.
George P Bush, who is running for Texas land commissioner, told ABC on Sunday […]
Washington Post, By Sebastian Payne & Robert Costa, September 30
While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences.
Cruz’s core […]
A trove of secret documents details the US government’s global push for shale gas.
Mother Jones, By Mariah Blake, September/October ’14
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton’s plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state […]
It seems like so very long ago, many of us here at The Agonist gave up on Barack Obama. It was long ago – six years now – which is a long time considering the progress the United States could have made had Obama been the leader he promised to be. My disillusionment was almost […]
New York Times, By Manny Fernandez, August 15
Austin, TX – A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he tried to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her […]
…I would have laughed in your face. But it did:
Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest companies favored one party over the other because they understood a pro-capitalist, low-regulation government benefits […]
AP, By Will Weissert, June 10
Austin, TX – Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country’s citizenship — doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016.
Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz’s action became official May 14 and that Texas’ […]