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Back on the bus: Obama hits the jobs trail

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama clambers back aboard his campaign bus on Monday, to clock up more miles on his crusade to force Congress to pass his jobs plan and to ease his own perilous political plight. His sleek, armored bus will spend three days cruising Virginia and North Carolina…

Axelrod: GOP doesn’t understand Occupy Wall Street

President Obama’s top political adviser said Sunday that Republican presidential candidates who want to “roll back Wall Street reforms” obviously don’t understand the Occupy Wall Street movement. “I don’t think any American is impressed when they see Gov. Romney and all Republican candidates say the first thing they’ll do is…

California’s largest doctor group calls for marijuana legalization

The California Medical Association, the state’s largest doctor group, on Friday adopted a resolution to support the legalization of marijuana for medical uses, according to the Los Angeles Times. The group’s support of medical marijuana comes after U.S. prosecutors in California threatened to seize the properties of licensed California marijuana…

Cantor backtracks: Protesters’ frustration ‘warranted’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) did his best Sunday to appear on the side of protesters in the Occupy movement after recently calling them “growing mobs.” “I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” the Virginia Republican…

U.S. military denies decision to quit Iraq after 2011

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon denied reports Saturday that the US military has given up on plans to keep several thousand troops in Iraq after a year-end deadline, saying talks with Baghdad were still underway. US and Iraq officials have been negotiating a possible American military training mission of about 4,000…

Martin Luther King memorial to be dedicated

WASHINGTON — Thousands of people began descending on Washington, DC early on Sunday to dedicate a memorial for slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr, weeks after the original ceremony was canceled by a hurricane. President Barack Obama is to lead the event, with tens of thousands expected at…

No decision yet on future troop presence in Iraq: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration denied a news report on Saturday it had made a final decision to pull almost all U.S. troops out of Iraq by a year-end withdrawal deadline. The White House and Pentagon both denied an Associated Press report citing unnamed U.S. officials saying they completely…

Man in wheelchair shot to death by Phoenix police

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A man in a wheelchair was shot to death by two Phoenix police officers on Saturday after he pointed a handgun at them, a police spokesman said. The man, who was not identified by authorities, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting at a downtown…

Slideshow: Occupy Wall Street Posters

As activists gather in solidarity with the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, check out this slideshow of posters and pictures from all over the globe: Main story illustration by Rob Sheridan.…

Some CA inmates continue prison hunger strike, advocates say

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A day after California prison officials declared a 3-week-old hunger strike by thousands of convicts over, an inmate advocacy group said on Friday that at least 150 prisoners were still refusing to eat. The protest began at Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California and spread…

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