Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher is the founder of firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on The Daily Beat, Common Dreams, AlterNet, The Nation and The American Prospect.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Robin Williams is Gone, but Millions Will Still Suffer Until Things Change
Comedian Robin Williams was found early this morning of an apparent suicide. He was 63 years old. He struggled with addiction and depression for most of his life and recently checked into rehab as part of his constant battle. But if the statistics are correct, he was one of 9.2 million people in...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Price of Whistleblowing: Manning, Greenwald, Assange, Kiriakou and Snowden
We were eating dinner last night around my kitchen table when the news of the dustup between Wikileaks and the Intercept came through the tubes. As I read the details to the people who came here to share food and conversation, everyone’s eyebrows raised. The eyebrows at a lot of tables probably...
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Friday, November 29, 2013
No Line in Front of Best Buy in Affluent DC Suburb
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Edward Snowden’s Wiki Entry Changed from ‘Dissident’ to ‘Traitor’ from US Senate IP Address
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Thursday, November 03, 2011
#OccupySupply Launches First Shipment of Cold Weather Gear
Today we started sending out the first shipment of #OccupySupply goods — 500 pairs of UFCW union-made socks made to withstand -40 degree weather. But that’s just the beginning. There’s a lot more on the way.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
"Super Congress" Designed for One Purpose
1. There are no good choices for this commission. It is designed to protect members of Congress from the electoral repercussions of cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits, something that 82% of the country vehemently opposes. A full 60% of the country think the wars are responsible for the deficit, but the money for war will not be touched. The committee exists solely to impose the will of a small minority of oligarchical elites on the nation, and rob millions of Americans of the retirement insurance they have been faithfully and honorably been paying into their entire adult lives.
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Friday, July 29, 2011
Is Standard and Poor’s Manipulating US Debt Rating to Escape Liability for the Mortgage Crisis?
The Politico headline says it all: U.S. credit downgrade worries Obama, Congress more than default It’s not the default that strikes the most fear in the White House and Congress these days. It’s the downgrade
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Monday, July 18, 2011
Over 2000 People Will Say No Cuts to Social Security or Medicare Benefits at Congressional Offices Across the Country. Will You?
The threats to Social Security and Medicare benefits right now are very real. And anyone who says “wait until we know more” is trying to keep you inactive while you’re fattened up for the slaughter. They intend to drop this thing with lightening speed once they have a deal, and vote on it before anyone realizes what’s happening. If you want to save Social Security and Medicare from being cut, the time is now.
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Friday, July 08, 2011
Breaking Point: Obama and the Death of the Democratic Party
According to both the Washington Post and the New York Times , Obama is proposing cuts to Social Security in exchange for GOP support for tax hikes. Lori Montgomery in the Post :
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Senate Votes 63-33 to Advance Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; DREAM Act Dies
UPDATE: AP reporting: Senate Votes 63-33 to Advance Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" WASHINGTON — In a landmark vote for gay rights, the Senate on Saturday voted to advance legislation that would overturn the military ban on openly gay troops known as "don't ask, don't tell." The 63-33 test vote all but guarantees the legislation will pass the Senate, possibly by day's end, and reach the president's desk before the new year.
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