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Springsteen drops video for Obama 2012 song: ‘We Take Care of Our Own’

A Bruce Springsteen song that’s been selected by President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign now has a sing-a-long video to go with it. In the video “We Take Care of Our Own,” Springsteen plays in what looks like a closed down warehouse. Black and white images of economic degradation, people of…

Protesters deliver petitions demanding Apple respect worker rights

Protesters on Thursday delivered petitions to Apple’s store in New York’s Grand Central Terminal demanding the company improve worker conditions in its factories in Southeast Asia. An annual internal audit of Apple’s supply chain found many of its suppliers overworked and underpay employees, and nearly one-third were negligent in managing…

J.C. Penny CEO: ‘Ellen represents the values of our company’

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Thuesday, J.C. Penny CEO Ron Johnson put an end to the so-called controversy over talk show host Ellen DeGeneres being picked as the company’s spokeswoman. “She shares the same values that we do,” he said. “Our company was founded 110 years ago on the…

Chris Hedges: Occupy’s ‘Black Bloc’ is ‘serving’ the 1 percent

After publishing a scathing essay criticizing the tactics of some “Occupy” protesters, Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges appeared on Russia Today’s The Alyona Show to discuss what he sees as a “cancer” on the movement: the so-called “Black Bloc.” The “Black Bloc” isn’t so much a sub-group as it is a tactic used by…

Ellen on anti-LGBT group: ‘My haters are my motivators’

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is finally responding to an anti-LGBT rights group that called on JC Penney to fire her as their spokesperson because she is a lesbian. In a taping of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will air on Wednesday, DeGeneres used the opportunity of California’s same…

Nader: Airline tried to charge me $2,680 for aisle seat

Ralph Nader, a perennial presidential candidate and longtime consumer advocate, ran into something of a problem recently when flying to Texas from Connecticut. After asking for an aisle seat due to his 6 ft. plus frame, he was informed by an American Airlines representative that there were no more available…

‘Charlie McAwesome’ glitter bombs Ron Paul

A man going by the name “Charlie McAwesome” made it official Monday night: every remaining Republican presidential frontrunner has been glitter bombed. At a campaign event in Minneapolis, “McAwesome” doused Texas Congressman Ron Paul with sparkly particles as he was leaving the stage, according to City Pages. “Housing and healthcare…

LGBT activist interrupts Gingrich speech in Minnesota

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was interrupted by LGBT activists while he was giving a campaign speech in Minnesota. “Hey Newt, why do you support discrimination against gays and lesbians all the time?” a young man yelled at Gingrich. The crowd at the event responded with loud boos and began…

Emails show Handel behind Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision: report

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Vice President Karen Handel drove the foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood for purely political reasons, according to emails reviewed by The Huffington Post. “The emails show that Karen Handel was behind the entire decision to defund Planned Parenthood,” The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett…

Police sweep of second Occupy DC camp a more sedate affair

In contrast to Saturday’s aggressive police sweep of the Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Square, during which officers in riot gear removed most of the tents and made eight arrests, the health and safety check carried out by U.S. Park Police at a second Occupy encampment on Sunday was a…

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