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NPR host fired after conservatives spot her at ‘Occupy DC’

A broadcaster that hosts several programs that air on NPR was reportedly fired Wednesday for her participation in “October 2011/Stop the Machine” protests in Washington, D.C. after conservative websites suggested “apparent ethics violations.” Lisa Simeone said Thursday that she was read NPR’s code of ethics as she was fired as…

Daily Show: Herman Cain might have his ‘black card’ pulled

On Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Show, comedian Larry Wilmore examined how race may play into a potential match-up between President Barack Obama and former pizza chain CEO Herman Cain. “Even if Herman Cain gets the nomination, it technically won’t be two black guys running because black people will decertify…

Jay Smooth speaks out about ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Hip hop philosopher Jay Smooth has released a new video clip, this time to discuss the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. He asserts that the protesters are getting their messaging absolutely right, and that anyone who is still professing not to understand what the protests are about is actually in on…

WATCH LIVE: Libya reacts to reports of Gaddafi’s death

Libyans celebrated Thursday as reports came in claiming that Muammar Gaddafi had been killed. Watch this live video from Al Jazeera, broadcast Oct. 20, 2011.…

MIT economist: Wall Street created worst recession since WWII

MIT economics professor Simon Johnson said on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show on Wednesday night that Wall Street “blew itself up,” which lead to the “most severe recession since World War II.” The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund added that the enormous economic damage was “a direct…

Libertarian Overstock.com CEO supports ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com, talked to The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Tuesday night at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. He described himself as a libertarian who was fond of the economic ideas of Milton Friedman. “I think there’s a difference…

Robert Reich: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest is already successful

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich on Wednesday night said the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration had already succeeded in changing the political discourse of the United States. “I actually had, for the first time in years, conversations with people who spontaneously began to talk…

Newark mayor kicks off national marriage equality campaign

Democratic Newark mayor Cory Booker on Wednesday kicked off a new video campaign by the Human Rights Campaign that seeks to raise support for same sex marriage across the nation. “I’m Mayor Cory Booker and I support marriage equality,” he says in the first video for Americans for Marriage Equality.…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ lends support to Sotheby’s protest

A group of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters on Tuesday marched to Sotheby’s locales in Manhattan to show their support for unionized art handlers who are locked in a three-months-long contract dispute with the auction house. Sotheby’s wants the workers to accept wage cuts, even though the company reportedly sold $3…

‘Occupy Las Vegas’ protest drowns out CNN host Erin Burnett

CNN anchor Erin Burnett had to talk over a loud group of “Occupy Las Vegas” protesters while she was broadcasting her show live outside the CNN Western Republican debate on Tuesday night. She had mocked the “Occupy Wall Street” protest during the debut of her CNN show on October 3.…

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