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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.…

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…

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…

Romney: ’110% behind’ Ohio anti-union bill

A day after refusing to comment on an Ohio bill that would limit the collective bargain rights of public employees, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he supports the measure “110 percent.” Romney was working at Ohio Republican Party phone bank Tuesday when he was asked about Issue…

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…

Michael Moore: Obama first term ‘heartbreaking’

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore told BBC’s Richard Bacon that most of President Barack Obama’s first term had been “heartbreaking” and a “disappointment.” “He did not come into office like I hoped that he would,” Moore admitted. “To to do what Franklin Roosevelt did in his first few months, where he…

Keith Olbermann praises Letterman’s support for ‘Occupy’ movement

On his show Tuesday night, Current TV host Keith Olbermann said talk show host David Letterman was “one of the few entertainers who takes the responsibility of nightly or weekly television comedy seriously.” During Olbermann’s Monday appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, the two discussed the “Occupy Wall…

Ron Paul: I want to repeal Roe v. Wade

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas told CBN’s David Brody that he wants to repeal the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb. Paul, a presidential candidate and libertarian, has gained an enthusiastic following…

Rep. Speier: Female soldiers ordered to testify on behalf of accused serial rapist

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) for the tenth time on Tuesday called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of woman who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in…

Brzezinski: The GOP candidates are all ‘comics’

In his weekly appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss U.S. foreign policy, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski took a big swing at the Republican presidential field on Tuesday morning. In almost similar fashion to host Joe Scarborough calling the candidates “idiots” the previous day, the former national security adviser to then…

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