Hannah Vega

90 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | @H_Vegs | Keep up with Hannah Vega on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Hannah Vega”

Why Obama Now 'Owns Syria'

The far-ranging implications of the president's decision to provide arms to anti-Assad rebels<p>As he has done all along, Barack Obama is edging his way up to the precipice in Syria, and even now the president very much does not want to jump in--not into America's third major war in the past decade. …

Americans on Long-Term Hunger Strike to Close Gitmo Prison

Unreported in the mainstream press is the long-term hunger strike by a group of Americans in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Guantanamo prison. The fasters include CODEPINK cofounder Diane Wilson (on a water-only fast since May 1), Veterans for Peace member Brian Wilson (May 12), and former …

Middle East

Snowden deserves our sympathy

Government has too many of us convinced that the whistle-blower is somehow worse than the crimes he reports<p>Whether in celebrity culture or in our Facebook-mediated interactions, we live in the age of the human being as a public brand. So there's nothing surprising about the reaction to this week's …

Republicans continue to talk about rape

Salon’s Joan Walsh and the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart discuss the GOP’s continued lack of respect for reproductive rights.

Sexual assault in the military: who should be reporting, prosecuting?

Chris Matthews talks with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and former congressman Patrick Murphy discuss the debate on the Hill about taking military sexual assault prosecution out of the chain of command.

Cleveland man charged with kidnapping, rape; no charges for 2 brothers - U.S. News

In the Cleveland house where they were held for years on end, the three kidnapped women either remained chained in the basement or lived upstairs. Ariel Castro, who has been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, reportedly kept the doors locked. On the rare occasion that …

China doesn’t want your trash anymore—and that could spell big trouble for American cities

As Americans carefully separate the paper and plastics from their trash, most probably don’t realize that their country doesn’t recycle stuff so much as export it to be recycled elsewhere. Specifically, to China. For more than five years, scrap and trash has consistently been the US’s biggest …


Shell presses ahead with world's deepest offshore oil well

Royal Dutch Shell is pressing ahead with the world's deepest offshore oil and gas production facility by drilling almost two miles underwater in the …

Why the IRS Abruptly Apologized to the Tea Party

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It came as a surprise when the Internal Revenue Service apologized, seemingly out of the blue, to a …

Troubled Past Aside, Obama Wants Putin As Ally

President Barack Obama wants Russia to be friends. Since he and former president Dmitry Medvedev, now the country’s Prime Minister, discussed a “reset” of relations, the Cold War’s Punch & Judy have been more like frenemies than friends.<p>Obama reaffirmed on Wednesday his desire to strengthen the …

Associated Press News

What Mattered in Obama's Speech Today: Ending the Open-Ended 'War on Terror'

Passed when the Pentagon and World Trade Center rubble were still smoking, the AUMF has been the basis for everything since.<p>This speech was very long -- nearly 7000 words, even longer than my profile of Jerry Brown! And I didn't expect anyone to listen to me read my article aloud. Also, I am not …

Why Obama gave this counterterrorism speech now

Chris Hayes talks with Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, Spencer Ackerman of Wired Magazine, and The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman about the President Obama's speech and what it means for policy going forward.

After speech, what will change in how Obama acts?

Chris Hayes looks at President Obama's defense of the drone program with the ACLU National Security Project's Hina Shamsi and PBS' Joshua Foust.

France army in key Mali withdrawal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/981000/981414_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518143310_60e568ca3810ac79f1b3c8355770acad<p><b>France has begun a key stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out from the north.</b><p>A convoy …

Pay to Fix America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Now, or Pay More Later

America’s crumbling infrastructure may never be cheaper to replace than it is now. By David Cay Johnston.<p>The people on the Interstate 5 bridge that …

Christie disingenuous with state special election

Chris Matthews discusses N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of his state’s Senate election with MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and Real Clear Politics’ Sean Trende.

Is the GOP’s talk of scandals hurting Obama?

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Mother Jones’ David Corn discuss a new poll that shows Obama is holding steady despite the GOP’s obsession with scandals.