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Occupy protester spends 3 weeks in jail for writing on sidewalk

An Occupy Orlando protester has been freed after spending three weeks in jail for using chalk to write on the sidewalk. The City of Orlando dropped the charges against Timothy Michael Osmar because they said the three weeks he spent in jail was about what he would have served if…

Hundreds crowd rotunda to protest Iowa Gov. Branstad

Hundreds of protesters lined the stairway in the rotunda of the Iowa state capitol on Tuesday after Gov. Terry Branstad delivered his Condition of the State address. “We come here today to set the legislative agenda for 2012, and we’re here to send a message to 150 legislators and to…

Gingrich: ‘Occupy’ protesters ‘blocking’ my free speech

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday complained that Occupy Wall Street protesters were “blocking” his right to free speech. The former House Speaker told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he had canceled an event at his campaign headquarters, where protesters were waiting outside the front and back entrances.…

Marge Baker: Movement against Citizens United ruling ‘is going to grow’

Marge Baker of People for the American Way predicted Monday that the movement against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling was going to continue to grow and expand through grassroots organizing. “The only answer we really have to the toxic issue of money in politics is to amend the Constitution,”…

Chris Christie to Occupy protester: You’re going down, sweetheart

At a rally for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called an Occupy Wall Street protester “sweetheart” and told her she was going to “go down.” Romney was first to be interrupted by the chant “Mitt kills jobs!” “You know, it’s wonderful to live in…

Police club young woman riding bike at Oakland protest

Police officers knocked down and clubbed a young woman during an anti-police march in Oakland late Saturday night, and arrested six people. Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed the young woman riding her bicycle towards a small group of officers. As she approached, officers shoved her to the…

RuPaul makes surprise New Hampshire campaign announcement

Drag superstar and reality TV host RuPaul made an appearance on the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Saturday. Looking spruce in an ice blue tailored wool coat and studious-looking, horn-rimmed glasses, the nearly seven foot tall “Supermodel” singer was “campaigning” in the state. He announced that his goal is…

Maddow: Indiana GOP picked bad time to fight unions

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Indiana Republicans had picked a bad time to go to war with unions. Indiana Republicans are pushing for a law that would prohibit union security clauses in union contracts, meaning non-union employees would benefit from collective bargaining agreements without…

‘Occupy’ protesters stage ‘die-in’ against National Defense Authorization Act

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy The Caucus” held a symbolic “die-in” at the Renaissance Des Moines Savory Hotel in Iowa on Monday afternoon to protest the National Defense Authorization Act and corporate influence. Twelve people were arrested. The protesters entered the hotel that houses the Democratic National Committee’s Iowa “war room”…

Romney supporters tell Occupy protesters to ‘get a job!’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself being “mic checked” by Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday night at one of his last campaign rallies ahead of the Iowa caucuses. While speaking to to about 600 people in Clive, Romney was interrupted by protesters reportedly associated with the Occupy Wall Street…

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