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Park Service: ‘Occupy D.C.’ to be evicted on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Park Service will bar Occupy DC protesters from camping in the two parks where have been living since October, in a blow to one of the highest-profile chapters of the movement denouncing economic inequality. The Occupy DC protesters must stop camping in McPherson Square and…

Undocumented students risk deportation to protest Rubio

At an event with tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday, activists supporting the idea that undocumented students should be given a path to citizenship were booed and threatened with arrest. “They were threatened with arrest, which for a young DREAM Act student means automatic deportation,” Presente Action…

Ron Paul skips Florida, targets Nevada, Minnesota, Colorado

By Grace Wyler As Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney sling mud across the Sunshine State, another candidate has been markedly absent from the Florida barnstorming this week. Ron Paul — the libertarian demigod who briefly captured the media’s attention earlier this month — has once again faded into political oblivion after his disappointing fourth-place finish…

Music Fridays: The Long Slog Edition

My secret theory about the wacky Republican primary season is that they’re jealous (as usual) of liberals and Democrats, who got to have a long, drawn-out primary last year. I mean, it wasn’t actually that fun for us, and some people will never be friends again, but it sure got…

Mayor besieged by thousands of tacos after racist remark

When recently asked about his support for Latino rights, the mayor of East Haven, Connecticut said that he “might have some tacos” for dinner. Little did he know, a local group of activists would be happy to take him up on that. Days later, 500 tacos showed up at Mayor…

Active duty cop: ‘The war on drugs is a war on people’

Speaking to Raw Story recently, an active duty police officer who asked not to be named threw down the gauntlet over the part of his job he hates most: the drug war. “I did not get in law enforcement to destroy a person’s future because that person had marijuana or…

Ron Paul: ‘The welfare system helps the wealthy’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to abolish all income taxes — but he says he’ll have to completely destroy the “welfare system” to do it. During CNN’s Republican debate in Florida on Thursday, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Paul if he agreed with the tax policies that former President Ronald…

Young Turks: GOP attacks on Newt almost make you feel sorry for him

The Republican establishment is mounting a full court press to try and avert a Newt Gingrich candidacy. In this clip from The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur gives a run-down of this week’s fusillade of anti-Newt sentiment from right wing opinion-makers from Newt’s main rival Mitt Romney to The Weekly…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about college costs

President Obama discusses college affordability on the campus of the University of Michigan. The event was scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Jan. 27, 2011.  …

Arizona cop investigated over bullet-riddled picture of Obama

The Secret Service is investigating an Arizona police officer over a picture he posted on Facebook that appeared to show President Barack Obama riddled with bullets. Peoria’s Sgt. Pat Shearer admitted to KNXV that he took the photo of several young men — possibly minors — posing with guns and…

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