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Rep. Speier delivers eighth House speech on rape in the military

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military for the eighth time on the House floor Thursday morning. “It is a black eye on this country that must be erased,” she said. “Nineteen thousand rapes a year…

Nearly 1 in 4 young children now live in poverty in U.S.

The number of children living in poverty in the United States increased by 2.6 million since the recession began in 2007, bringing the total to an estimated 15.7 million poor children in 2010, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. The researchers estimate that…

Troy Davis executed at Georgia prison after Supreme Court rejects appeal

Troy Anthony Davis, who was controversially convicted of the killing of an off-duty police officer, was executed by lethal injection at a state prison in Georgia at 11:08pm ET after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal. “The U.S. justice system was shaken to its core as Georgia executed a…

Olbermann calls out media hypocrisy on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Keith Olbermann pointed out Wednesday night on Countdown that the major newspapers had been ignoring the five-day-long “Occupy Wall Street” protests, but would have scrambled to cover a similar-sized tea party protest. “Why isn’t any major news outlet covering this?” he asked. “If that’s a tea party protest in front…

Bob Barr: Witnesses recanting should have stopped Troy Davis execution

Former lawyer, Republican congressman and libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr said the fact that the vast majority of the witnesses had recanted in the Troy Davis case should have implored the Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the execution. “There has been very substantial evidence of innocent that has…

White House protesters cheer as Troy Davis execution postponed

A large gathering of protesters outside the White House cheered on Wednesday after learning that the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis had been temporarily postponed. There was no stay of execution at that point, but the execution had been delayed by the Supreme Court to allow time for…

Occupy Wall Street protester: Time running out to hold corporations accountable

An “Occupy Wall Street” protester from Connecticut said he joined the demonstration in New York because he feared time was running out to hold corporations accountable for hoarding wealth. “I chose to come down here because I realized that we may have a very narrowing time margin on making a…

WATCH: Democracy Now covers Troy Davis execution

Watch Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman report on developments concerning the execution of Troy Davis below: Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: We are in one of the greatest political struggles

During a rally at Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that Americans were engaged in one of the greatest political struggles the country had ever faced. “On one side, we have the wealthiest people in America who have never ever had it so good,” he said. “On…

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

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