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Former Bachmann manager: She’s probably done after Iowa

It doesn’t bode well for your election prospects when your former campaign manager discusses your weaknesses on cable news. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will have to deal with that scenario, as Ed Rollins told MSNBC on Monday that the congresswoman will struggle to keep up with her main rivals as…

Former Bachmann manager: She’s probably done after Iowa

It doesn’t bode well for your election prospects when your former campaign manager discusses your weaknesses on cable news. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will have to deal with that scenario, as Ed Rollins told MSNBC on Monday that the congresswoman will struggle to keep up with her main rivals as…

Strauss-Kahn ‘rape attempt’ writer to go primetime

French writer Tristane Banon, who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in 2003 will appear on primetime television Monday, a day after the former IMF chief broke his media silence. Tristane Banon, a 32-year-old French author who is the daughter of a family friend of Strauss-Kahn, has…

Obama: Rich must pay fair share of deficit cuts

An impassioned President Barack Obama set up an acerbic and personal clash with Republicans Monday, demanding $1.5 trillion in new taxes on the rich in a plan aimed at slashing the deficit. “This is not class warfare, it is math,” Obama declared, arguing that without tax increases on those who…

WikiLeaks auctions memorabilia to raise funds

Fancy a signed version of a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable, or a sachet of coffee smuggled out of jail by Julian Assange? Then the cash-strapped whistleblowing website has the auction for you. With its coffers empty because of the blocking of credit card payments by major operators including Visa and MasterCard,…

Geithner: Book bears ‘no resemblance’ to reality

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Monday that claims made in a new books “bear no resemblance” to what actually happened in the Obama administration. In “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President,” by Pulitzer-winning journalist Ron Suskind, a picture of tension is painted between the president…

Obama: ‘This is not class warfare; it’s math’

President Barack Obama Monday introduced his plan to trim the deficit, including a “Buffett rule” — named after billionaire Warren Buffett — which would ensure that people making over $1 million a year would pay a tax rate as high as the people that work for them. “Middle class families…

Conservative legislation mill a driving force behind private prisons

The private industry group ALEC, which creates form legislation that’s been copied and passed by Republicans in numerous states, has been a driving force behind the rise of the private prison industry in America. This brief legislative analysis, by Main Street Insider, explains how that came to be and what…

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to be officially lifted Tuesday

Though it’s been months since both chambers of Congress voted to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy disallowing openly gay people to serve in the military, not until this week was the policy officially ended. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will see its sunset on Tuesday. An estimated 14,000…

WATCH LIVE: Obama announces deficit reduction plan

President Barack Obama was expected Monday to announce his plan to reduce the deficit which may include a higher tax rate for people making over a million dollars a year. The speech was scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept.…

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