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Obama Drone Strikes

John Oliver On Drones: We've Made Blue Sky 'Completely Fucking Terrifying'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight." Early in...

The U.S. Drone War You Don't Know About

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

It is no secret that the U.S. has resorted to using unmanned drones to bomb targets in countries like Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past year...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslims Protest White House 'Publicity Stunt,' Citing Gaza Crisis And NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to highlight the contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. society at the annual White House Iftar on...

Obama Administration To Reveal Justification For Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret mem...

White House Offers To Show Senators Secret Drone Memo

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to head off another confirmation battle, the White House said Tuesday that it will allow senators to review a secret paper ...

Senators Drop Demand For Public Drone Death Tallies

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have dropped a demand for a public declaration of how many civilians the United States kills in CIA drone strikes each ye...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Obama Administration In Drone Strike Attacks

Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. c...

How the White House Became a Killing Machine

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Imagine this: a president and his top officials as self-professed assassins -- and proud of it, even attempting to gain political capital from it.

Key Dem Rejects Obama's 'False Choice'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Monday that the "assassination" of American citizens under President Barack Obama's drone warfare prog...

The Toll Of 5 Years Of Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

The U.S. drone program under President Barack Obama reached its fifth anniversary on Thursday having tallied up an estimated death toll of at least 2,...

Obama Reportedly Told Aides He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

A new book on the 2012 presidential campaign claims that President Barack Obama told aides that he is "really good at killing people." According t...

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

White House Defends Drone Strikes After New Report

AP | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it strongly disagrees with any assertions the U.S. violated international law by using drone strikes in Pakis...

Ryan J. Reilly

Judge Seems Skeptical Of Administration's Argument In Drone Strikes Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge expressed skepticism on Friday over the Obama administration’s assertion that the judicial branch has no role in a law...

What's The Difference Between George Zimmerman And President Barack Obama?

Richard Greener | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Richard Greener

As George Zimmerman's defense attorney began his opening statement with a "knock-knock" joke that fell flat, imagine if he had instead started with an...

'Signature Strikes' and the President's Empty Rhetoric on Drones

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Robert Greenwald's Brave New Foundation's recent video on the U.S. "signature" drone attacks gives us a glimpse, even if the White House won't, of what's being done in our name. "We are working," Greenwald told me, "to use the video to get Congress to introduce legislation to ban signature strikes." So watch it, and then start the debate the president claims to want. The missiles from the drones might be exploding in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Yemen, but the fallout will impact us here at home for years to come.

INTERVIEW: Journalist Jeremy Scahilll on Dirty Wars

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.22.2013 | Media
Zaki Hasan

For more than fifteen years, Jeremy Scahill's investigative work has earned him accolades the world over for speaking truth to power and for shining a...

Irish Politician Attacks 'War Criminal' Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Irish politician Clare Daly slammed President Barack Obama as a "war criminal" and "hypocrite of the century" in a blistering speech before Parliament...

Matt Sledge

Drone 'Signature Strike' Witness Fears For Son

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Jalal Manzar Khail was at home on March 17, 2011 as dozens of men from two bickering tribal groups met a couple miles away to settle a dispute. All...

Get Thee to Geneva, Mr. Obama: Your Drone Strikes Make Targets of Us All

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

While you defend drones as the least bad option in going after terrorist suspects, and while you stated a willingness to cede some authority to wage such warfare to greater oversight, it remains the case that your targeted killings abroad may actually be creating new dangers for us at home.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered calamities both unavoidable and avoidable. In the former category was the devastating series of tornadoes that swept through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, killing 24, including 10 children. In the latter was the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington. The bridge's breakdown should come as no surprise, as it had been labeled "functionally obsolete" by the Federal Highway Administration. And we can expect more such tragedies, since one in nine bridges in America is considered "structurally deficient." The week also brought discussion of another avoidable calamity -- the negative impact civilian deaths from drone strikes is having on our national security. Unavoidable disasters will always be with us, which is why it's all the more important to avoid those we can, instead of pretending there's nothing to be done to prevent them.

WATCH: Journalist Slams Obama For 'Embrace Of Total Militarism'

Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media

Journalist Michael Hastings had very harsh words for President Barack Obama on Saturday morning. Appearing on MSNBC's "Up with Steve Kornacki," Has...

Internal Revenue Service Given Power to Use Drone Attacks

Spencer Green | Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a startling policy announcement, the Obama administration has given the Internal Revenue Service complete power over drone attacks used in this country.

Obama To Address Controversial Drone Program

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration's secret drone program and other counterterrorism practices ...

Bush Reportedly Rejected Drone Request From Mexican President

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush rejected a request from former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to use armed drones to curb the growing influence of ...