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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,”…

Former Bachmann staffers: Campaign team ‘dishonest’ and ‘cruel’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s former New Hampshire campaign staff revealed Sunday why they had resigned en masse several days earlier. “This decision comes after much soul searching by each individual and after countless hours of discussion as a team,” the former staffers said in a press advisory (PDF). “Although…

Blogger claims TSA agent found vibrator in her luggage, and left a note

A feminist blogger traveling to Dublin, Ireland recently made an unsettling discovery in her luggage: a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent had searched the bag and found her vibrator, and apparently felt inspired enough to leave a handwritten note. “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL,” the alleged agent wrote. It’s…

Rep. Lewis gives fiery tribute at Shuttlesworth funeral

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) remembered civil rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth with a passionate speech in Birmingham, Alabama Monday. “I first met this good man more than 50 years ago on May of 1961 at the Greyhound bus station during the Freedom Rides,” Lewis recalled at a funeral service for…

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