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Ron Paul plans to ‘eventually’ end all federal student aid

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday that he would “eventually” end all federal aid to students. “As you well know, you have a lot of support among young people,” Gregory noted. “They’re borrowing to pay for college at record levels. Would you abolish all federal student…

Ahmadinejad: ‘An ugly thing’ for U.S. to spend more on military than unemployed

In a CNN interview aired Sunday morning, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized American military involvement in the Middle East. On Fareed Zakaria GPS, the controversial figurehead for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was puzzled by America’s continued focus to plug more defense money overseas while the country’s jobless rate remains high.…

Santorum: Obama ‘lost the war in Iraq’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed Sunday that by announcing the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, President Barack Obama had “lost the war.” The candidate told CBS’ Bob Schieffer that the Republican reaction to the president’s announcement had been scathing because the Obama administration failed to convince Iraq…

Clinton: GOP critics of Iraq withdraw should have criticized Bush

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed back on Republican critics — such as Lindsay Graham and John McCain — for slamming the Obama administration decision to pull all troops out of Iraq. On Meet The Press Sunday morning, the former New York senator told host David Gregory that GOP figures…

Bachmann: Gaddafi ‘may be’ still in power if I were president

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann admitted Sunday that Libya may still be under the rule of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi if she had been president instead of Barack Obama. In May, the candidate called the U.S. military action in Libya “a disaster in the making.” “If President Bachmann had been…

‘Occupy Milwaukee’ organizer: Movement creating new political space

Peter Rickman, a member of UW-Madison’s Teaching Assistant Association, told The UpTake in an interview that the “Occupy Milwaukee” demonstration was part of a global movement for social and economic justice. Thousands marched October 15 and many of the protesters have remain encamped at a park in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.…

John Bolton disagrees with Iraq withdrawal: ‘We’re still in Germany, Japan’

In his disgust with President Barack Obama removing troops with Iraq, former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton viewed the move as the U.S. “giving up.” Appearing on Fox News’ On the Record Friday evening, Bolton wanted the United States to apply what they did after World War II…

UPenn’s Wharton students tell 99 percent protesters, “Get a job!”

Philadelphia’s “99 percent” protestors marched towards the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School Friday evening and received a not so pleasant greeting from its students. Chants of “Get a job, get a job” came from the students up above, prompting protestors to “Boo” in retaliation. Earlier in the day, House…

Pete Seeger performs at Occupy Columbus Circle

Renowned folk singer Pete Seeger performed Friday evening at the Occupy Columbus Circle in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. “The Weavers” band member played his instrument while the crowd sung to “This Little Light of Mine” and “We are the 99 percent.” WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on October…

Maher: GOP debates are ‘the roach motel’ of the Republican primaries

On Friday night’s episode of Real Time, panelists Rachel Maddow, Touré, Thomas Friedman and Joshua Green joined host Bill Maher in trying to figure out Herman Cain’s recent surge in the polls. “I mean he’s intellectually ridiculous,” said writer and TV host Touré. “The real problem is that he’s hijacking…

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