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Ex-Goldman director pleads not guilty to securities fraud

NEW YORK — Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta pleaded not guilty Wednesday to insider trading after giving himself up to the FBI, as the high-flying executive was caught in a growing Wall Street scandal. Indian-born Gupta is accused of leaking information to Sri Lankan-born old friend Raj Rajaratnam, a…

White House rejects report Obama aloof on Iraq

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it was “utterly false” that President Barack Obama and his vice president had not spoken with Iraqi leaders for months before reaching a troop withdrawal decision. A report by McClatchy newspapers, citing US embassy logs, said earlier that Obama and Vice President Joe…

Ex-Abramoff lobbyist jailed for 20 months

WASHINGTON — A former US lobbyist was sentenced to 20 months behind bars Wednesday for his role in a multi-million-dollar inducements scandal that brought down disgraced Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Kevin Ring, who worked with Abramoff, was convicted for his role in a scheme to corrupt public officials by illegally…

Obama woos young voters with student loan program

DENVER, Colorado — US President Barack Obama Wednesday dwelt upon his own struggles with student debt, as he laid out a plan to ease the burden of college loans and reached out to young voters in key swing state. The president, on his second visit to the Rocky Mountain electoral…

Romney atop Republican field in key states: poll

WASHINGTON — The race for the Republican presidential nod looked Wednesday to be Mitt Romney’s to lose, with a new public opinion poll showing the former Massachusetts governor ahead in four key early voting states. But the CNN/Time survey found the race for the party’s nomination to take on President…

Progressive candidates deliver 36,000 ‘We stand with the 99%’ petitions to Boehner

Seven progressive House candidates and Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) members delivered nearly 36,000 “We stand with the 99%” petitions directly to House Speaker John Boehner’s Capitol Hill office Wednesday afternoon. The petitions stated: “We stand with the 99% — we need an economy that works for all of us,…

Marine veteran’s skull fractured by police projectile at ‘Occupy Oakland’ protest

A Marine veteran protesting with “Occupy Oakland” sustained a skull fracture Tuesday night after being shot in the head with appears to be a tear gas canister. Scott Olsen, a two-time Iraq war veteran and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, was at 14th Street and Broadway when he…

Study: Obama has regulated business less than Bush

As Republicans accuse President Barack Obama of regulating businesses right out of their ability to create jobs, a new study by Bloomberg News seems to have knocked their talking point down. The agency reported this week that President Obama has written even fewer business regulations than George W. Bush did…

Perry swears he’s not a birther after all

After several days of quotes that suggesting President Barack Obama might not be a U.S. citizen, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is finally denying that he’s a birther. In an interview published in PARADE magazine Sunday, Perry explained he “[didn't] know” if Obama’s birth certificate was real. “I had dinner…

TSA punishes employee for leaving note about woman’s vibrator

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Wednesday that an employee had been punished after leaving a note for an American writer encouraging her to “get your freak on,” seemingly in response to discovering a vibrator in the woman’s luggage. “TSA quickly launched an investigation and identified the employee responsible,” a…

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