US House members admitted they had not read the entire $585 billion, 1,648-page National Defense Authorization Act, which predominantly specifies budgeting for the Defense Department, before it was voted on Thursday in Congress.
A report on CIA torture reveals that America’s post-9/11 interrogations were more brutal than previously acknowledged – and brought no significant results. RT asks Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, what the release of the report means for the organization.
The devil is about to visit Florida this Christmas – after a Satanic Temple there scored a major victory, winning a battle to bring a display of Lucifer to the State capitol. Officials approved the move due to the freedom of speech and religion law. RT talked to those both for and against the move.
On “With All Due Respect,” Mark and John discuss a new Bloomberg Politics poll that shows a majority think race relations have gotten worse under Obama.
Things aren’t always as they appear. Here’s a look at the “coincidental” timing of events that show the secret connection between Saudi Arabia and Japan, and what it all has to do with why oil prices are falling.
Here’s a look at the death of gas giant Total’s CEO, Christophe de Margerie, and how it relates to the current currency war against the petrodollar involving China and Russia.
The Seattle Times – a prominent U.S. newspaper with nine Pulitzer prizes to its name – is taking action after it was revealed the FBI used its logo to lure in a terror suspect. RT’s Marina Portnaya has the story.
Vladimir Putin criticized the West for “sawing at branches” with sanctions against Russia and releasing a “genie in a bottle” with color revolutions. RT looks at the Russian President’s best quotes from his speech in Sochi.
It is exactly one month since the US started its bombing campaign on Islamic State in Syria. And it’s been quite a profitable operation for the arms industry of course – on the first day 47 Tomahawk missiles worth over 65 million dollars were dropped. One month on and the jihadists are still in place.But the war has produced new contracts for American weapon makers.
Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, has released his 2014 Wastebook chronicling the worst examples of wasted taxpayer money in Washington. Bloomberg’s Yang Yang breaks down the entries on “In The Loop.”
Is fracking safe? The industry claims every precaution is taken to ensure that no harm is done to the environment by the gas extraction process. However, many US citizens who live near newly-built sites are convinced that their water and air has been contaminated, and is now radioactive and poisonous. Fish in the rivers are dying and garden trees are shrivelling and the people themselves are complaining of inexplicable rashes and respiratory illness. They aim to prove that fracking is the cause, but who’s listening?
IMF Prediction: China to surpass US as world’s largest economy China is poised to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy way ahead of schedule. The IMF predicts that by the end of the year China’s GDP, adjusted to…