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Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want taxes raised on the rich

For those labeling President Barack Obama’s recent comments about taxes “class warfare,” a majority of Americans may think differently. At least two-thirds of Americans believe that high income earners should be taxed at a larger rate, according to a recent poll from Gallup about Obama’s jobs plan proposals. Sixty-six percent…

Court allows ACLU to challenge government wiretapping

The American Civil Liberties Union was allowed Wednesday to move forward with their case against government wiretapping. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the court would not have to reconsider a case the ACLU brought against the government challenging the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), which…

O’Donnell demolishes O’Reilly’s tax ‘lies’

In response to Bill O’Reilly indicating he may quit his job if his taxes are raised, Lawrence O’Donnell emphasized how the Fox personality banked on “his audience’s gullibility” to believe his “lying.” On The Last Word Monday evening, the progressive opinion host corrected O’Reilly’s claim that President Obama would raise…

O’Donnell demolishes O’Reilly’s tax ‘lies’

In response to Bill O’Reilly indicating he may quit his job if his taxes are raised, Lawrence O’Donnell emphasized how the Fox personality banked on “his audience’s gullibility” to believe his “lying.” On The Last Word Monday evening, the progressive opinion host corrected O’Reilly’s claim that President Obama would raise…

Solyndra execs to dodge congressional testimony

By Zeke Miller Executives from the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, the subject of multiple probes relating to a $535 million loan from the Obama administration, have backed out of a congressional hearing this Friday and are set to plead the Fifth instead of testifying. The House Energy and Commerce committee received letters…

Warren Buffett to headline Obama campaign event

(Reuters) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will help raise money for President Barack Obama’s re-election effort at a $35,800-a-ticket fundraiser next month in Chicago, an Obama campaign official said on Wednesday. Buffett will attend the October 27 event at a private home on Chicago’s North Shore that is expected to…

Tony Bennett apologizes for 9/11 comments

The next time Tony Bennett performs his song “This is All I Ask,” requesting that an apology be accepted for his comments on 9/11 maybe included. The 85-year-old singer apologized for his comments made on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show Monday evening after the host asked him how he…

Scott Brown melts down over Warren poll gains: report

Sen. Scott Brown apparently didn’t only lose his lead in the polls for the Massachusetts Senate race Tuesday — he also lost his cool. A tipster told Talking Points Memo that he was walking on the Senate side of the Capitol and caught a very interesting scene. “Just walked passed…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks to the United Nations

President Barack Obama was expected to address the United Nations Wednesday. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept. 21, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Maddow: Supreme Court stops two Texas executions in one week

With the impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis dominating headlines in the U.S., sadly few have noticed that not one, but two executions in Texas have been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven days. Discussing the politics of capital punishment in the…

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