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Maddow: Herman Cain’s campaign basically is the Koch brothers

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is an avid numerologist who is obsessed with the number 45. She also pointed out numerous links between Cain and the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. For instance, before running for president, he worked for…

District attorney calls ‘Occupy Albany’ a wonderful protest

Albany County District Attorney David Soares told Current TV host Keith Olbermann on Monday night the “Occupy” demonstrators in New York’s capital city “should be allowed to protest and exercise their First Amendment right,” as long as they remain peaceful. New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere…

Bernie Sanders: Republicans living on another planet

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday blasted Republican lawmakers for blocking Obama’s jobs bill “in the midst of the worst economic crisis in modern history.” Facing stubborn opposition from Republicans, Obama now plans to unveil economic initiatives that can be issued through executive orders, completely bypassing Congress. “You’ve…

Wisconsin Democrats slam Gov. Walker’s new taxpayer-funded website

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has called on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to reimburse taxpayers for a website launched Monday that touts the results of the legislation he pushed in 2011. “Since our reforms passed, a lot of people have wondered what kind of results we’re getting and why the…

Poll: U.S. split over ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement

Nearly as many Americans support the “Occupy Wall Street “movement as oppose it, but the ongoing demonstration is still more popular than the tea party, according to a new Pew Research/Washington Post poll. According to the survey of 1,009 adults, 39 percent of Americans support the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.…

23 ‘Occupy Dallas’ protesters arrested for blocking Chase bank

A group of “Occupy Dallas” protesters were arrested on Monday afternoon during a demonstration in front of a Chase Bank branch. Twenty-three people were arrested for criminal trespassing after blocking customers from entering the bank, according to NBC DFW. Dallas officers told the protesters that they would not be arrested…

Herman Cain said Social Security was racist in 2008 radio ad

Presidential candidate Herman Cain served as the spokesman and donated at least $1 million to a radio ad campaign that Republicans condemned as racist. He even starred in an ad himself. Since 2002, the organization America’s PAC has run radio ads in hopes of convincing African-American and Hispanic voters to…

Civil rights icon: Cain ‘telling white folks what they want to hear’

At a funeral service for civil rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Monday, 90-year-old Rev. Joseph Lowery said that the Republican Party would be better off with more white leaders like Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R). Bentley, who also spoke at the service in Birmingham, Alabama, recalled growing up as a…

Obama bypasses Congress with mortgage plan

LAS VEGAS — President Barack Obama traveled Monday to Las Vegas, epicenter of the real estate meltdown, to unveil a plan to limit damage from the housing market’s downward spiral on the broader US economy. Thwarted by Republican opposition to his bigger jobs and stimulus package, Obama plans this week…

Veterans at ‘Occupy Louisville’ talk to Democracy Now

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman visited the “Occupy Louisville” demonstration over the weekend and spoke with a number of protesters, including two veterans. “I’m here because this is our moment to stand up and to voice the grievances, to voice what we’ve all been thinking of for a long time,”…

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