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Hayes calls out Erick Erickson’s ‘cheap lie’ on public workers

The Nation‘s editor-at-large Chris Hayes debuted his new weekend show on MSNBC Saturday morning, slamming Red State founder Erick Erickson for his smear of killed federal workers. In his closing monologue, Hayes described the recent events creating the current political climate around the country. In a mixture of “What we…

Hayes calls out Erick Erickson’s ‘cheap lie’ on public workers

The Nation‘s editor-at-large Chris Hayes debuted his new weekend show on MSNBC Saturday morning, slamming Red State founder Erick Erickson for his smear of killed federal workers. In his closing monologue, Hayes described the recent events creating the current political climate around the country. In a mixture of “What we…

Philosopher A.C. Grayling: The ‘Golden Rule’ ignores diversity

British philosopher and public intellectual A.C. Grayling claimed at the Sydney Writers’ Festival that the biblical Golden Rule — one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself — is not always a good standard for morality, because it ignores differences between people. “But you have to…

Police block ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters

Hundreds of people marched Saturday near Wall Street in New York, but the city thwarted their bid to descend into the heart of global finance itself to protest greed, corruption and budget cuts. Protesters had planned to stake out Wall Street until their anger over a financial system they say…

Obama to propose ‘Buffett tax’ on millionaires

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, in a populist gesture designed to appeal to voters, will propose a “Buffett Tax” on people making more than $1 million a year as part of his deficit recommendations to Congress on Monday. Such a proposal, among suggestions to a congressional Super Committee expected…

World War Two plane crashes at West Virginia air show

MARTINSBURG, W., Virginia (Reuters) – A World War II-era plane crashed in a fireball on Saturday at a West Virginia air show, officials said, a day after another vintage plane crashed at a show in Nevada, killing nine people and injuring more than 50 others. There was no immediate word…

Death toll in Nevada air race crash rises to nine

RENO, Nevada (Reuters) – Nine people were killed and more than 50 others were injured when a vintage World War Two fighter plane crashed near the grandstand at a Nevada air race, authorities said on Saturday. Reno Deputy Police Chief Dave Evans said seven people died on the tarmac of…

LIVE Video: Global Protests of Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street has led a global protest in 74 cities, including New York City, on Wall Street. WATCH LIVE: Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com…

Daughter of late Senator Ted Kennedy dies at age 51

(Reuters) – Kara Kennedy Allen, the only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, has died at age 51, according to people familiar with the situation. Kennedy, who had been battling lung cancer since 2003, died on Friday evening at a sports club in Washington, D.C., they said on Saturday.…

Perry: I’m okay with the Supreme Court staying Buck’s execution

Rick Perry is not upset over the Supreme Court stepping in to delay his state’s latest execution. Speaking at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Iowa Friday evening, the Texas governor felt the Supreme Court was taking “the appropriate path” in issuing an emergency stay on the execution of Duane Buck.…

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