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Obama-appointed CEO: Protesters should ‘root for me’

In an interview that aired Sunday, General Electric Chairman and Obama job czar Jeffrey Immelt told CBS’ Leslie Stahl that the notion that Americans were against big companies was “just wrong.” “I want you to root for me,” Immelt said. “Everybody in Japan roots for Toshiba. Everybody in China roots…

Paul Ryan: Obama ‘sowing class envy and social unrest’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests were the fault of President Barack Obama for “sowing class envy and social unrest.” Ryan told NBC’s David Gregory that the real source of the sluggish economy and lack of jobs was that businesses “needed…

Cain calls Occupy Wall Street protesters ‘anti-American’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests going on in New York City and across the country were a conspiracy designed to help President Barack Obama. “The proof is quite simply the bankers and the people on Wall Street didn’t write these failed policies…

Tom Morello performs at ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Tom Morello, best known as the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, appeared at the “Occupy Los Angeles” on Friday to show his support for the movement. At the demonstration, he performed “World Wide Rebel Song” from his 2011 solo album for an enthusiastic audience. The politically-conscience guitarist has previously…

Karl Rove and Rep. Erik Paulsen ‘glitter bombed’ at Minnesota conference

Republican strategist Karl Rove and Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) were both separately showered with glitter Friday at the Minnesota Faith and Freedom Coalition strategy session. The group supports an upcoming ballot measure to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman in the state’s constitution. The conference…

Cantor ‘concerned about growing mobs’ at Occupy Wall Street

At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) referred to the Occupy Wall Street protests as “growing mobs.” “This administration’s policies have resulted in an assault on many of our nation’s bedrock principles,” Cantor declared. “If you read the newspapers today, I, for…

Exclusive: Take a six-minute tour of ‘Occupy Austin’

Activists in Austin, Texas joined the “Occupy” movement on Thursday, with about 1,500 converging upon city hall for a demonstration that was still ongoing by the next morning. Remarkably, there were no arrests. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo even praised the protesters for showing “how to exercise their right of assembly…

‘Occupy D.C.’ arrives in Freedom Plaza

A couple hundred protesters in Washington, D.C. affiliated with “Occupy D.C.” and “Stop the Machine” converged at Freedom Plaza on Thursday to protest corporate money in politics and wars overseas. Although the two groups are separate movements, they share many of the same goals and grievances. “We would like to…

NYPD officer: ‘Nightstick is going to get a workout’

A New York Police officer was caught on video Wednesday night telling a female officer that he was looking forward to using his nightstick later that evening. “My little nightstick is going to get a workout tonight — hopefully,” he said. To make his point, the officer struck the ground…

Sanity break: Dancing baby charms ‘Occupy Wall Street’

In a video published on the Occupy Wall Street website, as three rather talented musicians seranade the protest yesterday, a baby emerges from the crowd wearing a t-shirt that appears to feature “hipster” glasses on planet earth, and begins to dance and clap. Needless to say, the child utterly charmed…

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