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Colbert on immigration: ‘I told you so’

By passing the stiffest anti-immigration laws in the country, Alabama has crippled its agricultural sector by driving away the only source of labor for farms. Hispanic immigrants, both legal and illegal, have fled the state in droves ahead of the law, which makes it a crime to even rent property…

Stewart: ‘What the f*ck happened in Oakland?’

On Wednesday night’s show, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart shamed authorities in Oakland who used tear gas, rubber bullets, bean-bag bullets, concussion grenades, flashbombs, sound cannons or other forceful methods to disburse protesters. “What the fuck happened in Oakland?” Stewart exclaimed. “What’s going on, Oakland? Chill out.” “So, the city was…

Maddow compares ‘Occupy Oakland’ to 1930s ‘Bonus Army’ protest

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on her show Wednesday night highlighted the similarities between the recent crack down on “Occupy Oakland” protesters and the crack down on the “Bonus Army” protesters in 1932. The “Bonus Army” was comprised of war veterans who camped out near the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.…

‘Occupy Portland’ touts highly-organized peaceful protest in video

Although footage of protesters clashing with police has received an overwhelming amount of media coverage, peaceful assemblies of “Occupy” protesters have mostly gone ignored. “Occupy Portland” released a short video on Wednesday that shows how the group’s Peace & Safety Committee has maintained public safety and kept their actions peaceful.…

Olbermann: Oakland mayor must fire police chief or resign

Keith Olbermann on his show Wednesday night called on Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to fire the city’s acting police chief after officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse “Occupy Oakland” protesters. Police in Oakland repeatedly clashed with demonstrators Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, hundreds of police officers cleared the…

Protester: ‘Occupy Oakland’ not going away anytime soon

“Occupy Oakland” protester Fatima Mojadiddy appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Tuesday night to discuss the raid on the demonstration at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The two week-long demonstration was broken up, according to police, because of “continued violations of the law” including “numerous reports of fighting, assault and threatening/intimidating…

Watch: Explosion breaches dam in Washington

The owners of a dam in Washington’s South Cascades used 700 pounds of TNT to breach the 99-year-old structure Wednesday. PacifiCorp decided to blow up the hydroelectric dam after learning it could cost as much $100 million to build the fish passage structures required to relicense it. At 125 feet,…

Perry swears he’s not a birther after all

After several days of quotes that suggesting President Barack Obama might not be a U.S. citizen, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is finally denying that he’s a birther. In an interview published in PARADE magazine Sunday, Perry explained he “[didn't] know” if Obama’s birth certificate was real. “I had dinner…

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Raw Story has been temporarily blacklisted without notification in a malware index. We’ve detected no actual mal-ware on the site, nor have we received any specific reports. Our techies are working to resolve the issue and have re-submitted the site for review. UPDATE: The problem appears to have been resolved.…

Obama tells Leno he’ll keep bypassing Congress

As violence gripped the streets of Oakland and thousands marched in San Francisco, President Barack Obama sat down with NBC talk show host Jay Leno on his set in nearby Burbank for a wide-ranging discussion. During their conversation, Obama told the late night host that because Republicans in Congress continue…

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