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Friday Talking Points -- Nous Sommes Charlie Hebdo

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Je suis Charlie Hebdo. In fact, let's go even further: Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo. Because we are all Charlie, this week. However, most of the American media cravenly allowed the terrorists to dictate their editorial policy this week, which is truly disappointing.

Alaska's Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel to Lead Marijuana Business

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Cannabis Sativa Inc. says Gravel will head KUSH, a company that will work to develop and market "innovative new cannabis products" for recreational and medical marijuana markets in the U.S.

Matt Ferner

Former Senator To Run Pot Company | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) is the new CEO of a marijuana company that produces cannabis-infused products for both recreational and medica...

Snowden's Common Law Defense

Joe Lauria | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The U.S. Senator who divulged the Pentagon Papers in Congress says Edward Snowden and other citizens with access to classified information should have the same immunity as members of Congress to make public secret documents exposing government wrongdoing.

Ryan Grim

Senator Who Disclosed Pentagon Papers Backs Edward Snowden | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Gravel, the former Alaskan senator who publicly released Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers by placing them into the congressional r...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: How One Senator Gave The Administration The Finger And Gave Us The Truth | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Just over 40 years ago, in the wake of Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers, the Nixon administration worked furiously to prevent the furt...

6 Former Members Of Congress To Preside Over Hearing On Extraterrestrials

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Bethany Rodgers | Posted 06.23.2013 | DC

Mock congressional hearings on the alien presence hidden behind government denial? Former U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is so there. Extraterrestrials w...

Andy Campbell

ET Believers To Get Congressional-Style Grilling | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Weird News

Are we alone in the universe? Could UFO sightings actually be extraterrestrial spacecraft? We ask these questions every day, especially on HuffPost...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Welcome To The Trollgaze Campaign | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

The latest social media innovation from the Obama campaign is called "The Life Of Julia." It is not, as the title suggests, some outré piece of high-...

Jason Linkins

Someone On A Motorcycle Is Going To Do Something In Six Days For Jon Huntsman | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

Jon Huntsman has launched a new site -- apparently for the campaign he's set to embark upon next week -- and with it comes a bizarre video.2011-06-15-link.png

Presidential Possibilities 2012: Who Will Be the First to Announce?

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

There is an unpopular president in the White House defending some unpopular policies and there will be many Republican candidates coming out of the woodwork to announce and the announcements will be coming soon.

Lisa Murkowski Adios?

Donald Craig Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Craig Mitchell

The "Sarah did it" explanation of the Alaska GOP's apparent repudiation of its most prominent Washington officeholder ignores the fact that Lisa's seat has been ripe for a hard-right plucking from the moment her father gave it to her.

How Ted Stevens Got Into the Senate

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Wally Hickel, the former Republican governor of Alaska, once told me how he appointed Ted Stevens to the Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Bob ...

Jason Linkins

Mike Gravel And Pot Brownies: 'Those Were Pretty Good' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Things on the Mike Gravel blogging front have been a little light of late, so I am pleased to report that the former Alaska senator and one-time presi...

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.

Mike Gravel on the Personal Democracy Forum

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Kuhn

"Change is only going to come about when people have the power to act upon the knowledge that they will acquire through the new technology," says former Alaska Democratic Senator Mike Gravel.

An Encounter with Ted Kennedy

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The following is a little known story but typical of the kind of power Kennedy wielded in the Senate, as early as the late 1960s, as recounted by Mike Gravel.

Seven Reasons Why Hillary Was the Better Choice

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer -- now there's nothing to stop the Clintons, if they choose, from undermining an Obama presidency so Hillary can run in 2012.

Why Bush Has Won in Iraq and the Rest of Us Have Lost

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

A Political Odyssey is a parallel history of Mike Gravel's political career and the rise of the American military industry, the expansion of US territory and the growth of presidential power.

VIDEO: 2008: Web Video Odyssey

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Primary season 2008 was stamped in part by internet video. We've compiled choice excerpts, including snippets from the big hits that helped shape the campaigns.

Artificial Dissemination

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Reading The Kingmakers evokes feelings not dissimilar to watching Mike Gravel during debates: you sympathize with him, but can't help concluding that he's a few bricks short of a load.

Mike Gravel on The Stephanie Miller Show

Stephanie Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephanie Miller

Mike Gravel talks about his career-long battle against the American military industrial complex, and about his new book.

Third Party Lunacy At The Libertarian National Convention

Ken Bank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ken Bank

Al Gore's gas-guzzling jet. Fabric-damaging flag pins. Drunken jerk candidates. Candidate no-shows. All that and more on display at this past week's other political party convention in Denver.

Libertarians Nominate Ex-Republican Barr

Matt Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Simon

This weekend in Denver Republican Congressman Bob Barr was chosen to head the "Strongest ticket in the history of the Libertarian Party," hoping to capitalize on the momentum of the "Ron Paul Revolution."

Mike Gravel, Obama Girl In New Video

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama girl is back! She has a new co-star, Senator Mike Gravel, and he's trying to steal her away from Obama! [WATCH} ...