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Moyers guest: Obama needs to back up populist rhetoric

Community organizer George Goehl would be glad if there was a national leader who could pressure the big banks to pay their fair share of taxes and deal honestly with the mortgage crisis by writing down the principle for underwater homeowners. He wishes President Obama could be such a leader,…

‘Occupy’ prank gives New Yorkers free subway rides

Activists thought to be affiliated with Occupy Wall Street on Wednesday chained open as many as 25 subway stations in New York City, inviting commuters to ride without paying fares. Signs with official Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) logos were places around stations, reading, “Free Entry, No Fare. Please Enter Through…

Tea party leader at Supreme Court rally: ‘Obamacare is a cancer!’

Tea party groups and Republican politicians rallied outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, urging that the justices declare President Barack Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional. Group leaders led chants of “Constitution, yes. Socialism, no” and “Real women buy their own birth control” while waiting for speakers to come to…

Geraldo Rivera: Hoodie ‘allowed’ Zimmerman to kill Martin

Update (below): Geraldo’s own son ‘ashamed’ of him Fox News host Geraldo Rivera thinks he knows who or what is to blame for the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin: the hoodie did it. Appearing on Fox News early Friday morning, Rivera conceded that George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who…

New Yorkers hold Million Hoodie March in honor of slain teen

Thousands gathered in New York City on Wednesday for a “Million Hoodie March” to show their support for Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was recently gunned down by a neighborhood watch vigilante. “My heart is in pain,” Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told the crowd. “But to see the support of…

Kirk Cameron on anti-LGBT remarks: I’ve been bullied too

Actor Kirk Cameron said on Tuesday that he can sympathize with the LGBT people who he has called “unnatural” and “destructive” because he has been bullied too. In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this month, Cameron asserted that his Christian faith taught him that homosexuality was “destructive to…

Atheists use ‘unholy water’ to ‘unbless’ Florida highway

Atheists gathered in Polk County, Florida on Sunday used “unholy water” to wash away a blessing placed on a highway by a religious group one year ago. “We come in peace,” Humanists of Florida Association (HFA) director Mark Palmer shouted to a group assembled to “unbless” Highway 98. “Now that’s…

Issa heckled at bank hearing: ‘Shame on you!’

At an unusual congressional hearing in Brooklyn on Monday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was interrupted by protesters who claimed he had favored banks over people. “We want you to go and fight for us!” one woman shouted. “Vote for the people that elected you!…

Trayvon Martin’s mother: Shooter ‘responding to the color of his skin’

The mother of a black Florida teen who was gunned down by a neighborhood watch vigilante in February blames the incident on racial profiling. Sabrina Fulton told NBC’s Matt Lauer on Monday that her son, Trayvon Martin, was only shot and killed by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman because he…

NYPD officers allegedly smash ‘medic’s’ head into glass window during OWS protest

During a night of clashes between police and “occupy wall street” protesters marking the six-month anniversary of the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, citizen journalists captured an intense scuffle between police and a man who was identified as a “medic.” From the video, it appears that the police smashed…

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