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Maddow explains how Wall Street firms defrauded investors

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how dishonesty and fraud in Wall Street tanked the U.S. economy. Internal emails show that Wall Street firms told their investors to purchase stocks in certain companies, but not because those stocks had good potential. The stocks were owned by…

Michael Moore responds to ‘hypocrisy’ criticism for supporting ‘Occupy’ protests

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore responded Thursday to accusations from conservative critics that he was a hypocrite for supporting the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations. His critics claimed that he got “rich because of capitalism” and thus should not be protesting against inequalities in the economic system of the United States. Moore…

Pat Robertson: Christians should not join ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Thursday on The 700 Club that Christians should not be involved in the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations in cities around the nation. His comment was picked up by the liberal watchdog website RightWingWatch.org. “I think this is a rebellion,” he said. “I think it is atavistic.…

Minnesota company lets you crush cars with a tank

A local business in Minnesota provides its customers with the opportunity to drive a tank and gives them the chance to roll over a car or two, according to CityPages.com. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:…

Carville: Smoking Cain aide was ‘drunk or stoned’

Democratic strategist James Carville is sure that Herman Cain’s campaign manager was on something besides nicotine when he decided to smoke in a campaign ad. “If that guy wasn’t drunk, I hadn’t taken a drink in my life,” Carville said of Cain chief of staff Mark Block. “He was high…

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.…

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…

Amy Winehouse poisoned by alcohol: inquest

Singer Amy Winehouse was more than five times over the drink-drive limit when she died, an inquest heard Wednesday, as a coroner delivered a verdict of death by misadventure. Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her London home on July 23 following years of alcohol and drug addiction. The inquest, in London, was told she had suddenly drunk heavily…

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