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Oil industry attempts to co-opt ’99 Percent’ movement

A new radio ad campaign and website sponsored by the oil industry’s largest firms seeks to conflate union solidarity with the “Occupy” and “99 Percent” movements with the Keystone XL pipeline, which the White House delayed last week for approximately a year for greater study. Called “Jobs for the 99,”…

Poll: Gingrich tops Romney by 10 points to lead GOP race

A new poll out Monday afternoon found that, seemingly out of nowhere, longtime third-tier candidate Newt Gingrich has emerged as the frontrunner for the Republican party’s nomination to the presidency. Democrat affiliated survey group Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that not only is the former House speaker and Georgia congressman leading…

Bachmann: Waterboarding is justified, like nuking Japan

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann explained her support for waterboarding Monday by likening it to the decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan during World War II. At Saturday’s CBS News/National Journal Republican presidential debate, Bachmann agreed with Herman Cain that waterboarding was an acceptable interrogation technique. “If I were…

Study proves regulations killed practically no jobs

In three straight recent weekly addresses, Republicans have asserted that “excessive government regulations” are keeping businesses from creating jobs. On the contrary, recent government data proves that in the third quarter of 2010 only 0.4 percent of jobs were lost due to government regulations or intervention. “With our economy struggling…

Supreme Court will take up Obama’s Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would weigh the legality of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the first few months of next year. The court will decide whether the health reforms can legally mandate Americans to purchase private insurance policies, among other items…

Herman Cain: ‘A manly man don’t want’ a veggie pizza

Republican presidential candidate says real men like an abundance of toppings on their pizzas — as long as they aren’t vegetables. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO told GQ magazine that he likes “lots of meat” on his pies. “The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the…

At least 25 heavily armed commandos arrest eight at ‘Occupy Chapel Hill’

The city of Chapel Hill, North Carolina made a name for itself over the weekend by sending at least 25 heavily armed commandos to arrest eight unarmed “Occupy” protesters who’d taken over a building left abandoned for over a decade. Asserting what they thought were squatters’ rights, about 50-75 “Occupy…

Gloria Cain: My husband ‘totally respects women’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s wife says her husband would have to have a “split personality” if he sexually harassed women the way that recent allegations claim. Last week, a fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, came forward to say she had been harassed when the then-National Restaurant Association CEO “put his…

Obama’s Pacific trade push gathers steam

US President Barack Obama’s push to create the world’s largest free trade zone spanning the Pacific gained momentum on Sunday as Canada and Mexico followed Japan into accession talks. At a regional summit in his native Hawaii, Obama said harnessing the huge trade potential of the dynamic region was vital as he wooed countries…

Occupy Portland protesters evicted peacefully

LOS ANGELES — Police evicted some 200 anti-Wall Street protesters Sunday without incident from downtown Portland, Oregon, the latest city to act against the encampments, officials said. A police spokesman in the north-western US city told KATU TV that the evictions were “totally peaceful” and that most of the protesters…

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