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Report: Cain to endorse Gingrich

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain may be out of the race, but his 15 minutes of fame are not over yet. Fox 5 Atlanta reported Sunday that the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO is prepared to endorse Newt Gingrich on Monday. Gingrich is planning to hold a news conference Monday…

Lehman Brothers close to naming a new board: report

(Reuters) – The bankruptcy estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings is close to naming a new board of directors to help finish winding down the collapsed financial firm, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. The new board, made up of seven experts in restructuring, real estate and derivatives who are not tied to Lehman, will…

U.S. power grid needs cybersecurity protection: panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The threat of cyberattacks on the U.S. power grid should be dealt with by a single federal agency, not the welter of groups now charged with the electric system’s security, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported on Monday. While acknowledging there is no absolute insurance…

Report: Israeli model underlies militarization of U.S. police

The extreme militarization of American police forces has been brought to public attention by the tactics employed against Occupy protesters, which often appear more appropriate to counter-terrorism operations than to the control of non-violent protest. According to investigative journalist Max Blumenthal, however, the proper term for this ruthless suppression of…

Occupy DC in standoff with police after erecting wooden structure

As many as twenty arrests were made at the Occupy DC protest in Washington on Sunday after occupiers assembled a two-story wooden structure from sections that had been constructed off-site and refused police orders to remove it. Protesters told reporters that the building was needed to provide shelter as winter…

Santorum: Gingrich puts social issues ‘in the back of of the bus’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday compared his war against reproductive rights and gay rights to the Civil Rights Movement, and attacked Newt Gingrich for putting social issues “in the back of the bus.” “In terms of social issues [Gingrich] has been married three times, he has two divorces,…

Bachmann: Occupy’s goal is ‘having other people pay for their stuff’

Struggling Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) says that a recent poll showing more people disagree with the tea party is hogwash — and that it’s really the Occupy movement that is out of step with public opinion. The Pew Research Center found last month that 27 percent of Americans…

Sen. Reid set to offer compromise to extend payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will offer a compromise on Monday to extend a popular payroll tax cut, a fellow Democrat said on Sunday. Appearing on the “Fox News Sunday” program, Senator Kent Conrad said Reid’s proposal would cover the cost of extending the tax cut, set…

Republicans show rare discord over tax policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican brand, built on a rock-solid “no new tax” pledge to voters, is showing a few cracks as internal party divisions erupt in the face of rapidly escalating U.S. government debt. Republicans have hopes of capturing control of the White House and both chambers of Congress…

Barney Frank casts GOP candidates for ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Retiring Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) joked Sunday that he was casting a remake of “The Wizard of Oz” starring Republican presidential candidates. “I look at the Republican debate — I’ve been casting ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” Frank told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. “Obviously, Mitt Romney is the tin woodman without a…

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