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Alaska woman joins protests with “Occupy the Tundra” banner

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – When Diane McEachern ventured out onto the foggy western Alaska tundra a week ago to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, she had no idea her tiny demonstration would go viral. McEachern, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska campus in Bethel, snapped…

Cornel West arrested protesting at Supreme Court

Dr. Cornel West, a well-known author and activist who has recently lent his support to the Occupy Wall Street movement, was one of nineteen people arrested on Sunday while protesting against corporate influence in politics on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. According to the Associated Press,…

NYPD charges Times Square protesters with police horses

When thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched north to Times Square on Saturday, the New York Police Department was quick to respond with barricades, horses, and arrests. Ryan Devereaux, a reporter with Democracy Now! who accompanied the march, described the police deployment of barricades and kettling nets and the…

Sen. Feinstein: U.S. on ‘collision course’ with Iran

WASHINGTON — A leading Democrat warned Sunday that United States and Iran are on a “collision course” as Tehran steps up its nuclear program and escalates hostilities with its alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington. But Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said this…

Gingrich: Cain has ‘good chance’ to win GOP nomination

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he was “delighted” that fellow candidate Herman Cain was surging in the polls, but hoped his popularity would be short lived. “Herman Cain is a terrific person,” Gingrich told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “I think there’s a certain attractiveness to Herman that a…

Obama invokes Martin Luther King in today’s political battles

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama drew inspiration Sunday from the civil rights struggles of Martin Luther King in facing down today’s political gridlock in Washington. “When met with hardship, when confronting disappointment, Dr. King refused to accept what he called the ‘is-ness’ of today. He kept pushing towards the…

Obama risks miring U.S. in an African war: McCain

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s plan to send 100 military troops to Uganda risks miring the United States in another protracted war, a top Republican lawmaker warned on Sunday. Senator John McCain said that with almost 100,000 US troops in Afghanistan and the drawdown from Iraq still not complete, Obama’s…

Police arrest 175 ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters

CHICAGO — Chicago police arrested about 175 protesters early Sunday in an operation to clear the city’s Grant Park of demonstrators camping out in protest against corporate greed, police said. A police department spokesman said the “Occupy Chicago” protesters were given several warnings to leave the park before officers moved…

Cain on abortion: No ‘exceptions for rape and incest’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he didn’t agree with abortion “under any circumstance.” The candidate, who has promised to work to overturn Roe v. Wade, told NBC’s David Gregory that he believes in “life from conception.” “I do not agree with abortion under any circumstance,” he insisted.…

Santorum: Single mothers are political base of Democratic Party

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday said that eliminating single motherhood would help defeat Democrats at the polling booth, according to the liberal watchdog Right Wing Watch. “Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: it is single mothers who run a household,” he said on the American…

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