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200,000-member labor union votes to support ‘Occupy Wall Street’

By Linette Lopez According to Daily Kos, The New York Transit Workers Union (TWU) voted to support the Wall Street Protestors at their meeting last night. A member of TWU Local 100 told a reporter that they would join the protest Friday at 4PM. Here’s more about them from their website: The…

Greenwald on Awlaki’s killing: The ‘Constitution burned and stepped on’

Salon blogger and Constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald appeared on Democracy Now! Friday morning to voice his displeasure over the United States’ killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, a U.S. citizen who was considered a radical cleric for Al-Qaeda. Greenwald highlighted the criticism that President George W. Bush received from the…

Mitt Romney to warm stage for anti-Mormon shock jock

Mormon presidential hopeful Mitt Romney next weekend will be the opening act for shock jock Bryan Fischer, who recently said that the First Amendment should not apply to Mormons. Both Romney and Fischer are featured speakers at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. next weekend, a conference aimed at…

Pentagon allows military chaplains to perform same-sex unions

Ten days after the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, there’s more positive news from the military for gay individuals. The Pentagon has decided to allow military chaplains to perform same-sex unions whether on or off a military location, according to the Associated Press. A chaplain can officiate at any…

Stewart on pepper-spray cop: His real ‘name is Tony Baloney’

With the Occupy Wall Street protests growing in attention, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart finally weighed in on the movement Thursday evening and gave special attention to one notorious pepper-spraying cop. Upon learning that the name of the high ranking police office was Anthony Bologna, Stewart had a confused…

Stewart on pepper-spray cop: His real ‘name is Tony Baloney’

With the Occupy Wall Street protests growing in attention, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart finally weighed in on the movement Thursday evening and gave special attention to one notorious pepper-spraying cop. Upon learning that the name of the high ranking police office was Anthony Bologna, Stewart had a confused…

Michelle Obama takes incognito Target trip

First lady Michelle Obama slipped out and took a half-hour incognito shopping trip at Target in Alexandria, Virginia Thursday evening. AP photographer Charles Dharapak captured an image of Obama in the store, pushing her cart and wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap pulled low. He declined to say whether he…

Obama sells jobs plan in swing states

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama touted his $447 billion jobs plan to voters in swing states Thursday after his vice president admitted the 2012 election would be a referendum on the sickly economy. Obama gave interviews to local television stations in North Carolina and Florida, two states which he…

Van Jones: October to be turning point for progressives

Civil rights activist and attorney Van Jones said Thursday night on MSNBC that he planned to build a “progressive counterbalance” to the tea party movement. “I think everybody should hold on to your seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back,”…

Sen. Bernie Sanders praises ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests. “What I appreciate about what is going on in New York right now is there is a spotlight being focused on Wall Street, we desperately need that,”…

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