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Man dies after being placed in choke hold by Walmart security

DeKalb County police are investigating the death of a man suspected of shoplifting after three Walmart employee reportedly wrestled him to the ground and placed him in a choke hold. WSB-TV obtained a police report that indicated that that two employees and a security guard attempted to physically detain a…

Sen. Corker: I am ‘not obligated’ to follow Norquist pledge

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is watching his political empire crumble. “I’m not obligated on [Norquist's] pledge,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said Monday, appearing on “CBS This Morning.” “I made Tennesseans aware I was just elected that the only thing I’m honoring is the oath I take when I’m sworn in…

‘Party train’ to link California and Las Vegas

While the future for cross-country high-speed rail in America is questionable, one company is working on a specialized kind of rail service: a “party train” linking San Bernadino County in California to Las Vegas, Nev., reported Newsy. The Las Vegas Railway Express has signed an agreement with Union Pacific to…

Chris Hayes: U.S. helps terrorism ‘brings strategic benefits’ in Middle East

Good news “can sometimes seem in short supply” in the Middle East, said Chris Hayes during his MSNBC show, Up with Chris Hayes. But a recent ceasefire was celebrated by many Gazans, although met with mixed opinion from Israelis, as 49 percent were opposed to the ceasefire. Gazan’s suffered over…

Harris-Perry guest: real job creators are ‘low-wage workers who spend every dime that they get’

Melissa Harris-Perry and a panel on her MSNBC show on Nov. 25 discussed Wal-Mart, the recent Black Friday strikes, and whether Wal-Mart’s business model of low prices necessitates low wages. Wal-Mart dismissed the protests as “grossly exaggerated” and called the walkouts “made for TV events.” There are 200 million customers…

Fiorina: ‘It is not fair’ that public workers are ‘so rich’

Carly Fiorina, who reportedly stood to receive more than $42 million after being ousted at HP in 2005, says that public workers should receive less benefits because “it is not fair” that unions are “so rich.” During a Sunday panel segment on NBC, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asserted that Congress…

Former Bush campaign advisor: Norquist an impediment to good governing

Former Bush campaign advisor Matthew Dowd on Sunday slammed anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, blaming his organization for GOP obstruction in Congress. Dowd said on ABC’s This Week that every member of Congress knew — but refused to admit — that the federal deficit could only be lowered by raising tax…

Jezebel’s Jessica Coen defends ratting out racist teens: They need to learn

Jezebel editor-in-chief Jessica Coen on Sunday defended publicizing the racist tweets of some minors following President Barack Obama’s re-election, saying the story highlighted hateful speech in America. “We were just doing a search for Barack Obama and taking a look at the Twitter reaction, and we saw some unfortunate things,…

Bill Kristol: John Kerry hasn’t supported enough wars to be secretary of state

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday suggested that Republican senators should confirm United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice if she is nominated as secretary of state because she is more likely to support going to war than Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). The conservative columnist told Fox…

Sen. Graham: ‘Grover is wrong… I will violate the pledge’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that he was willing to break with anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist and find ways to raise additional revenues for the government because he was worried that spending cuts would hurt the military. Norquist recently insisted to The Wall Street Journal that no Republicans…

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