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Romney gets confronted about his opposition to the Dream Act

GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney received a stern question from an unexpected source Tuesday evening. While coming out of an event in New York City, Romney encountered an immigrant named Lucy who asked him about his stance on the DREAM Act. “Are you going to support the DREAM Act?” she…

Occupier Jesse LaGreca: The movement needs to change laws

“Occupy Wall Street” protester Jesse LaGreca told The Young Turks host Cenk Ugyur on Tuesday that he thought the movement should lobby lawmakers. “I’m a political creature and in my vision Occupy Wall Street should be about changing laws, whether it is bringing back Glass-Steagall [Act], campaign finance reform or…

Watch: Elementary school students read MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’

To celebrate the man who moved America, whose life was cut short by an assassin just as he’d begun a campaign to fight poverty as he tested the waters for a possible presidential run, fourth grade students from Washington, D.C.’s Watkins Elementary School gathered on a recent Martin Luther King,…

Seventh-Day Adventists battle to keep McDonald’s out of town

The residents of Loma Linda, California are overwhelmingly Seventh-Day Adventists, which means they are also healthy eaters with a strong learning towards vegetarianism. But the city council approved an application to set up a McDonald’s franchise last month, and now many residents are up in arms. According to ABC News,…

Bill Moyers Essay: ‘Occupying a Cause’

Commentator Bill Moyers has a new weekly show on public television called Moyers and Company. The show bills itself as “a forum to poets, writers and artists, scientists and philosophers, and leading scholars.” Moyers has long been known for his clear but nuanced take on the issues of the day.…

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…

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