Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists consider the fiscal cliff deal and the issues it left untouched: the debt ceiling and the threat of “reform” to social services. They also dissect the re-election of John Boehner as speaker of the House as well as the FTC’s decision on Google and antitrust and anti-competition laws.
The Qatar-backed media network will phase out programming on the left-leaning, Al Gore-owned Current to make room for a new channel targeting American viewers.
Just when you thought you had heard the craziest Obama conspiracy theory out there, another one magically springs up and challenges to take its place.
After bringing his "Countdown" to Current TV from MSNBC last June, host Keith Olbermann couldn't make it work with the network Al Gore built. On Friday, Current released a statement making it clear that the parting of the ways between the two sides wasn't exactly friendly -- and that it already has a high-profile replacement.
Former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich took stock of the current status and future possibilities of Occupy movements around the country on Thursday's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann," suggesting that the network of affiliated protest groups (more).
Much has been made -- including a lot of noise -- about the Occupy Wall Street movement's supposed lack of a cohesive message or handy list of bullet points to rally around, which even New York Times editors noted is somewhat beside the point Regardless, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi has come up with five action items for OWS, which (more).
Keith Olbermann didn't mix it up too much for the new version of his "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" show for Current TV; as the Los Angeles Times pointed out Tuesday, his bow on Current on Monday night featured some familiar segments and at least one familiar face.