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No bond for GA’s alleged ‘Waffle House militia’

A Georgia judge has denied bond for the four men arrested November 1 for allegedly plotting to attack government buildings and personnel with plastic explosives and the neurotoxin Ricin. This video from the Associated Press discusses the men’s situation and their families’ hopes of having them home for Thanksgiving. Given…

Daniel Ellsberg joins protest at UC Berkeley

Protesters at UC Berkeley were joined overnight Wednesday by former Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg. The 80-year-old Ellsberg is credited with leaking the so-called Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in 1969, which revealed that the government had lied about the progress of the Vietnam war, among other things.…

Colbert: Newt’s Greek cruise sheds new light on old scandals

“It’s Wednesday,” said Stephen Colbert on last night’s Colbert Report, meaning it’s “time for another Republican front-runner!” This week’s lucky ducky is former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, once regarded as “political roadkill” after his campaign got off to a rough start. Gingrich’s entire campaign staff walked out en…

Daily Show: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ divided?

In this clip from Wednesday’s Daily Show, special correspondent Samantha Bee pays a visit to the now-dismantled OWS encampment to discuss class divisions within the movement. Watch the video, embedded via Comedy Central, below: The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily…

Watch Live: ‘Occupy’ protesters converge on NY Stock Exchange

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters are marching on the New York Stock Exchange to begin a day of civil disobedience. You can watch one of the live streams below. Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com (Image via David Shankbone, Flickr commons)…

Elderly woman maced during ‘Occupy Seattle’ protest speaks out

Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey spoke to Countdown host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night after being pepper sprayed by police the previous night during an “Occupy Seattle” protest. The protest was formed in downtown Seattle in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” after it was raided by authorities. Police claimed they gave…

Herman Cain asks how to speak ‘Cuban’

In another gaffe, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain asked a crowd in Miami how to say the word “delicious” in Cuban. Most people in the Caribbean, including Cubans, speak Spanish. “How do you say delicious in Cuban?” he asked during a campaign stop in Miami’s Little Havana. “Delicioso,” a man…

Report: TSA agent fired for hateful comments about Muslims

An ABC News affiliate in Chicago reported yesterday that a baggage screener for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been fired after authorities discovered that his Facebook page contained hateful, violent language against Muslims and elected U.S. officials. Among his comments, officer Roy Egan wrote, “Islam is a cult that…

Republican strategist wonders if gay anchor ‘disappointed a woman’

A Republican strategist who has spoken out against same sex marriage asked one of the few openly gay news anchors Wednesday if he had ever “disappointed a woman.” During a segment about female support for presidential candidates, Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts that President Barack Obama…

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