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GOP debate crowd cheers blaming protesters for lack of jobs

The audience at Tuesday night’s CNN Republican presidential debate loudly expressed their approval of Herman Cain’s statement that the Occupy Wall Street protesters should blame themselves for not having jobs. “Yes, I do still say that,” Cain told debate host Anderson Cooper. With that, the candidate was forced to pause…

Ohio lawmaker: Drug test bailed out bankers and politicians

Republican lawmakers across the country have called for those seeking temporary government assistance to be drug tested. One state representative wants to extend the principle one step further, and drug test recipients of corporate welfare. Ohio state Rep. Robert Hagan appeared Tuesday night on MSNBCs’ The Rachel Maddow Show to…

O’Donnell blasts hypocrisy of marijuana prohibition

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell slammed politicians Tuesday night for ignoring reality and continuing to “get high” on alcohol while Americans were being sent to jail for smoking marijuana. Gallup has found that Americans favor marijuana legalization now more than ever. A record-high 50 percent of Americans say the use of…

Michael Moore: Historians going to wonder why the rich overplayed their hand

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said Tuesday night that the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan and other cities continued to grow because Wall Street had ruined the lives of so many people in the middle class. “I think historians when they look at this time, they’re going to wonder…

At GOP debate, Perry accuses Romney of hiring ‘illegals’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to regain some momentum at Tuesday’s CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas by accusing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of hiring undocumented workers. “The fact is that we have a huge number of illegals that are coming in to this country and they’re coming…

Obama sympathizes with ‘Occupy’ protesters: They feel separated from government

Barack Obama told ABC News on Tuesday that he understood the frustration being expressed by the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,” he said. “Both on the left and the right, I…

Occupy Wall Street’s demand? No demands

NEW YORK — They brave the elements, the police and uncertainties of life on the street, but probably the hardest thing anyone in the Occupy Wall Street demonstration can do is join something called the “Demands Working Group.” As they enter the second month of a protest that has echoed…

U.S. weighed cyber attack in Libya war: officials

WASHINGTON — The United States weighed launching a cyber-attack to disrupt Libyan air defenses before the start of an air campaign against Moamer Kadhafi’s forces, officials said Tuesday. The assault would have hacked into the Kadhafi regime’s computer networks to cut links between early-warning radar and surface-to-air missiles threatening NATO…

Key U.S. House panel to review trade ties with China

WASHINGTON — A key US congressional panel plans to put the White House in the hot seat at an October 25 hearing to study action against China’s “distorting trade politics,” the committee’s chairman said Tuesday. “China’s distorting trade policies are deeply troubling and cannot be allowed to stand. Its practices…

U.S. deports more than 1,100 murderers in a year

WASHINGTON — The United States expelled a record 1,119 convicted murderers over the past year and for the first time more than half of almost 400,000 deportees were criminals, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama’s administration has prioritized the deportation of foreign convicted criminals in an attempt, it says, to…

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