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Pepper sprayed Occupier having baby with medic who came to her aid

An Occupy Wall Street protester who was penned on a sidewalk by police, then pepper-sprayed by a New York Police Department officer is expecting a baby with a volunteer medic who came to her aid that day. According to the New York Times, Kaylee Dedrick, and fellow protester Robert Grodt…

Maddow: Tea party groups trying to steal election via voter purges

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that the supposed scandal of thousands of people casting votes under the names of dead people on voting day is a “phantom problem,” and alleged that it’s only urgent in the minds of people who…

Colbert pans Romney’s Hispanic outreach

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the fact that Republicans are having a hard time scoring new voters among the changing demographics of the U.S.. The mostly white conservative party’s hard line on immigration and social programs have made it hard to recruit among non-whites, who…

Navy submarine commander faked own death to end affair

On Sept. 5, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II was found guilty of conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, dereliction of duty and adultery (a legal offense in the armed services) for actions he took in a romantic affair with a younger subordinate, not the least of…

‘West Wing’ cast reunites to promote down-ballot voting

Cast members of the beloved Aaron Sorkin show “The West Wing” reunited to make a video to support Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget McCormack and to promote down-ballot voting. The ad, shot in the program’s famous walk-and-talk style brings back the characters Will Bailey (Joshua Malina), C. J. Cregg (Allison…

Pawlenty steps down as Romney campaign co-chair

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is stepping down as co-chair of the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) president. According to CNN, Pawlenty has been tapped as president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a Washington-based group that lobbies for banks. The Hill‘s “On the Money”…

Colbert praises Romney’s ‘no spoilers’ approach to discussing how he’d govern

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s vagueness about what he would do specifically as president of the United States. In a “The Word” segment entitled “Ask Not,” Colbert asserted that Romney has been quite explicit. “What are they talking about?”…

Several injured in wake of Folsom Prison riot

Several people were rushed to hospitals after a riot at Folsom Prison, according to Sacramento, California’s KCRA TV Channel 3. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department officials confirmed that multiple persons were taken in for treatment, but did not specify the number of injured or what type of injuries. Initial reports said…

Holder slams Republicans after being cleared in ‘Fast and Furious’ investigation

An internal Department of Justice investigation cleared Attorney General Eric Holder of wrongdoing in the “Fast and Furious” operation, a program that came under fire in an investigation led by California congressman Rep. Darrell Issa (R), who alleged that Holder’s negligence had botched the operation. According to Talking Points Memo,…

Ann Romney: Mitt ‘obviously doesn’t need’ president’s job for the money

In an interview with Denver, Colorado’s KDVR Fox 31, Ann Romney, wife of Republican candidate for president, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), said that her husband does not “disdain the poor,” and that voters should believe in his integrity because Mitt Romney “obviously doesn’t need to do this for a…

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