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Obama urges Congress to pass ‘Buffett Rule’

US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to pass the so-called “Buffett Rule,” which calls for increasing the tax rate on Americans making more than $1 million a year. “Most Americans support this idea,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “One survey found that two-thirds of…

Bill Moyers and Angela Glover Blackwell discuss ‘Occupy,’ race and the American Dream

The latest episode of Moyers & Company featured an interesting discussion between Moyers and activist Angela Glover Blackwell. Blackwell is a “national leader for social justice and equity” and is the author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future. During the exchange, the two discussed the “Occupy” movement, social…

Gingrich renting out his donor list in desperate attempt to raise cash

Things haven’t been going well financially for would-be presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. First his think-tank declared bankruptcy. Then it was revealed that his campaign was so deeply in debt — to the tune of $4.5 million dollars — that it had had bounched a $500 check sent to the state…

Romney endorses belief that Obama is conspiring to take away gun rights

Mitt Romney sought to win over the arch-conservative membership of the National Rifle Association by promising to be the protector of American freedoms and accusing President Obama of launching a stealth attack on the constitutional right to bear arms. Addressing the NRA’s annual convention in St Louis, Missouri, Romney tried…

Naked Vermont governor almost eaten by bears

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Friday that he was chased by one of four large bears in his back yard the night prior… absent his pajamas. Speaking to the editorial board of Valley News in Vermont, the first-term Democrat said he noticed the bears in the back yard late at…

American Nazi Party registers a lobbyist in Washington D.C.

In a filing this week, the American Nazi Party registered one John Bowles as their official lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Bowles was the National Socialist Order of America’s candidate for the presidency in 2008, running on a platform of white racial supremacy and opposition to ethnic minorities, who he said…

Flash mob targets General Electric with tax-dodging song and dance

General Electric, one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world, isn’t immune to criticism, and on Thursday some of their most vocal critics — their shareholders — gathered in the lobby of the company’s Boston offices to elaborate on their frustrations through song and dance. “GE pays…

Iowa Republican proposes drug testing for child support recipients

Republicans have made headlines this year by demanding that people collecting unemployment benefits and public assistance be subject to drug testing. Now Iowa Republican state senator Mark Chelgren (Ottumwa) proposed Thursday that people who receive child support payments should also be drug tested if the person paying the support requests…

Palin: Hilary Rosen ‘awakened mama grizzlies across the nation’

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says that comments made by a CNN Democratic pundit about Ann Romney will inspire “mama grizzlies” to stand up against “the divisiveness that is President Obama.” During an interview with Fox New host Sean Hannity on Thursday, Palin declared that Hillary Rosen’s claim…

Obama and Biden release tax returns to challenge Romney

US President Barack Obama released his tax return Friday, showing he earned nearly $800,000 last year, leveraging the annual rite to launch a new attack on his wealthy Republican foe Mitt Romney. Cranking up their campaign for a second term ahead of November’s election, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden…

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