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Senior Haqqani commander arrested in Afghanistan

Afghan and NATO forces have captured a senior leader of Afghanistan’s Haqqani network. The Pakistani-based group was founded by former CIA asset Jalaluddin Haqqani and has close ties with both the Taliban and al Qaeda. Watch video, courtesy of Al Jazeera English, below:…

Democrats call for investigation of Justice Clarence Thomas

Twenty House Democrats called Thursday on the U.S. Judicial Conference to formally request that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate Justice Clarence Thomas’s non-compliance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Justice Thomas indicated on his annual financial disclosure forms that his wife had received no income since he…

Van Jones: October to be turning point for progressives

Civil rights activist and attorney Van Jones said Thursday night on MSNBC that he planned to build a “progressive counterbalance” to the tea party movement. “I think everybody should hold on to your seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back,”…

Sen. Bernie Sanders praises ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests. “What I appreciate about what is going on in New York right now is there is a spotlight being focused on Wall Street, we desperately need that,”…

Multiple campaigns, same goal: Ending Washington’s addiction to money

The “Occupy Wall Street” protest, “Get Money Out” campaign and a planned protest by The Coffee Party all hope to stop the government from pandering to the wealthiest Americans. As corporations enjoy near record profits and Americans face staggering unemployment, protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street in lower Manhattan…

Anderson Cooper reports on ‘jailbait’ section of reddit.com

Thursday night on CNN, Anderson Cooper reported on the “jailbait” section of the popular social media site reddit.com, which contains non-nude pictures of girls who are purported to be under-aged teenagers. Cooper noted that the site was for adults, and that users posted “creepy” comments. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey…

CNN and Arizona GOP to host December presidential debate

CNN announced on Thursday it was teaming up with the Arizona Republican Party to host a presidential debate on December 1. “Arizona is a key state that will play a pivotal role in helping Republicans choose their presidential nominee,” said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president.…

Russell Simmons: I will bring hundreds of thousands to ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Hip hop magnate Russell Simmons said Thursday on MSNBC that he planned on joining the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” in lower Manhattan. Simmons, who has an estimated net-worth of $340 million, noted that all his employees paid more taxes than he did. “Last time I got involved in a protest…

Unions and liberal groups to join ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Labor unions and liberal activist groups plan to throw their weight behind the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City that has now lasted 13 straight days, according to Crain’s New York. A diverse coalition of people have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate…

‘Occupy Lexington Kentucky’ protests in front of JPMorgan Chase

A small group of demonstrators on Thursday joined in solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters by assembling outside a JPMorgan Chase bank in Lexington, Kentucky. “We are union members, students, teachers, veterans, families, the unemployed and underemployed,” the group said. “We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are…

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