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Green Party candidate Jill Stein arrested at Texas Keystone XL blockade

Citing media reports about the connection between climate change and Hurricane Sandy, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested on Wednesday while attempting to deliver supplies to activists in Texas who’re camping in trees to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. “Everyone needs to step up resistance to…

Watch live: Obama campaigns in Green Bay, Wisconsin

President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Oct. 1. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Nate Silver to Scarborough: Bet you $1,000 Romney loses

New York Times statistician and Five Thirty Eight blogger Nate Silver has bet MSNBC pundit and host of “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough $1,000 that his statistical model holds true and that President Barack Obama wins re-election. According to Atlantic Monthly‘s Atlantic Wire blog, Silver posted the challenge to his Twitter…

Colorado vote on marijuana helps libertarian Johnson, threatens Obama

Libertarian maverick’s message of small government and social tolerance thrills young voters and threatens president’s hopes Barack Obama is due to campaign in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday night to fire up this liberal bastion and try to snuff out a libertarian challenge which threatens to siphon crucial votes. The president…

O’Reilly: Obama doesn’t like Americans because blacks have ‘grievance against whites’

With less than a week to go before election day, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is suggesting that the president of the United States doesn’t like half of the country because African Americans have a “grievance against whites.” Conservative radio host Dennis Miller explained to O’Reilly on Thursday that President…

Boat sinking in Bangladesh kills Muslims seeking refuge

Bangladeshi fishermen in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday searched for about 130 people missing after a boat sank while carrying Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia. The boat went down off the coast near Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and about 13 passengers were reported to have survived, according to police…

John Koster’s Rape Comments Demonstrate Conservative Inability to Understand Consent

You might have thought that we’d made it until Election Day without another Republican busting out another offensive comment about rape, but of course such a thing is not possible in our era of Republicans mansplaining how silly feminists have really blown this rape thing out of proportion. Fuse Washington…

Study: Voters in three states could approve billion-dollar ‘shock’ to Mexican cartels

If Washington, Colorado or Oregon legalize marijuana in next week’s statewide elections, the result won’t just be felt in those states: according to a study published this week, American voters appear set to back a massive “structural shock” to the Mexican drug cartels that could sap literally billions from their…

Watch live: Romney rallies in Virginia

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally in Roanoke, Va. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Nov. 1. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

U.S. weekly unemployment claims decline

US weekly jobless claims continued to decline, falling a modest 9,000 to 363,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. New claims for unemployment insurance benefits in the week to October 27 — an indicator of the pace of layoffs — came in below the four-week moving trend of 367,250.…

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