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GOP presidential candidate Buddy Roemer: Bloomberg on the wrong side of history

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer blasted New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday after police tore down the nearly two-month-old “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Zuccotti Park. “The mayor of New York City is standing on the wrong side of history. His actions in the midnight hours against…

Public Citizen president: ‘Occupy’ movement is just getting started

The advocacy group Public Citizen applauded the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters after police in riot gear evicted them from their encampment at New York City’s Zuccotti Park in a surprise pre-dawn raid Tuesday. “Occupy Wall Street has helped focus national attention on the crucial problems of our day: unchecked corporate…

Study: Execution capital of Texas mostly kills black prisoners

An examination of records in one Texas county shows that 92 percent of the men recently condemned to die have been African Americans. A report published Monday by The Houston Chronicle found that of the last 13 men sentenced to death in Harris County, 12 have been black. Among experts,…

GOP candidate insists free TV time is a political donation

Gary Johnson, the former Republican Governor of New Mexico, filed official complaints against CBS on Tuesday for excluding him from last weekend’s televised GOP debate. While that action alone is not unique, Johnson’s argument is: In complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), he argues…

Gingrich: Republicans ‘don’t rely enough on actually knowing things’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that the politicians in his party are guilty of relying on talking points instead of “actually knowing things.” As Herman Cain’s poll numbers continue to collapse, CBN took another look at Gingrich on Tuesday and released never-before-seen clips of an interview he did with…

Poll: Ron Paul claims frontrunner status, soaring past Gingrich, Romney

A surprising new poll out of Bloomberg News on Tuesday morning found that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) is not the only Republican to benefit from the seeming demise of other prior frontrunners. Beating all the odds and the pundits’ expectations, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has emerged as one…

The Citadel releases documents on child sex abuse allegations

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – The Citadel, South Carolina’s military college, released documents on Monday linked to a 2007 internal probe of child abuse allegations brought by a former Citadel summer camper against a camp counselor. The Charleston-based Citadel, in the wake of unrelated accusations of child sex abuse at…

Police dismantle Oakland camp, protesters march on

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police forcibly evicted anti-Wall Street protesters from their camp in downtown Oakland early on Monday, setting the stage for possible showdowns with some demonstrators who vowed to dig in after marching through the streets. Throngs of protesters headed back to Frank Ogawa Plaza in the late…

Wall Street set to fall on Italy fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to fall on Tuesday, led by banks and resource-related stocks, as risk aversion tied to Europe’s debt crisis sent Italy’s bond yields back into a perceived danger zone. Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti was meeting with leaders of Italy’s biggest two parties to…

Religious overtones in ‘Occupy’ protests, but some faith leaders are wary

PARIS (Reuters) – Religions condemn greed. The “Occupy Wall Street” protests around the world condemn greed. So theoretically, religious leaders should find common ground with the rallies denouncing the inequalities of capitalism. Some activist clergy have turned up at protest camps. Not long after Occupy Wall Street began in New…

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