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Madoff: Insider trading rife on Wall Street

Bernard Madoff, who ran one of the biggest Wall Street frauds in history, says that many of his former colleagues in the financial industry are also crooks. In a prison interview with Fox Business Network published Thursday, the Ponzi scheme mastermind claimed that insider trading “goes on at every major…

Cafferty: Why are GOP voters are ‘allergic to brains?’

CNN’s Jack Cafferty asserted Wednesday that “intellectual lightweights” Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Rick Perry were “sucking up most of the media’s attention, mostly for saying stupid stuff.” “If Palin runs, we’ll have yet another Mensa candidate to join Bachmann and Perry,” Cafferty worried. “When it comes to presidential politics,…

AFL-CIO president: Obama is aligned with tea party, not fixing jobs

Richard Trumka, president of union giant AFL-CIO, delivered a scathing review of President Barack Obama at a press breakfast Thursday morning. He accused him of abandoning Democratic ideals and aligning himself with the conservative tea party. “This is a moment that working people and quite frankly history will judge President…

New Hampshire voter grills Romney: Your position is a ‘platitude’

At a town hall event in Lebanon, New Hampshire Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced a voter who was angry about his support for a Republican plan to slash government spending. “I think it’s all well and good and probably what your audience wants to hear to say, ‘I’m…

Carpentier predicts no ‘legitimate primary challenge’ for Obama

Raw Story’s Megan Carpentier told PJTV’s Tony Katz Wednesday that President Barack Obama would use his record on health care and foreign policy to help him get re-elected. “The health care reform bill is unpopular in certain quarters, it’s not universally unpopular,” Carpentier said. “I think it was very unpopular…

Condoleezza Rice photo album discovered in Gaddafi compound

The former dictator of Libya seems to have a crush. As rebel fighters ransacked the compound of Muammar Gaddafi following the fall of Tripoli, an unusual item was discovered: a photo album containing nothing but photos of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Gaddafi and Rice had previously met…

Only 2% of welfare applicants in Florida failed drug tests

Florida’s nascent drug testing program for welfare recipients has been in effect for just over a month, and already it is representing a significant cost to the state. The law requires that those applying for welfare take a drug test at their own personal expense. The payoff is simple: if…

9/11 victim’s mother: News Corp. hacking claims are ‘disturbing’

Diane Horning, mother of 26-year-old 9/11 victim Matthew Horning, spoke to Current TV’s Keith Olbermann last night about her meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on the investigation into whether employees of News Corporation hacked into the voicemails of 9/11 victims. “We asked for a timeline but [Holder] was not…

Anonymous claims to publish nude photos of BART spokesman

A member or members of the hacker activist group Anonymous published a series of photos allegedly showing the spokesman for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system with his genitals exposed, conveying a simple message in protest: “If you are going to be a dick to the public, then Im…

Fox News cuts off Rove after he calls Palin thin-skinned

A Fox News interview with Karl Rove ended abruptly Wednesday after the conservative analyst repeatedly suggested potential Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin had a “thin skin.” Earlier this week, Palin had lashed out at Rove and other pundits for speculating that she may or may not run in 2012. “What…

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