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‘(Un)Occupy Albuquerque’ gets new permit thanks to ACLU

The University of New Mexico on Tuesday renewed “(Un)Occupy Albuquerque’s” permit to protest at Yale Park after the American Civil Liberties Union intervened on behalf of the demonstrators. More than a dozen “(Un)Occupy Albuquerque” protesters were arrested last week when the university refused to issue them a new permit and…

Cain: ‘Smear campaign’ to blame for sex charge revelations

WASHINGTON — Presidential contender Herman Cain said Tuesday that political enemies determined to sabotage his White House bid were to blame for bringing to light sexual harassment charges filed against him in the 1990s. Cain said a “smear campaign” had been launched against him by someone interested putting a stop…

Geithner briefs Boehner on euro crisis

WASHINGTON — Amid fears the eurozone crisis may spill into US markets, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Tuesday discussed the situation with Republican House Speaker John Boehner, the lawmaker’s spokesman said. Geithner briefed Boehner “on the European debt crisis and the potential impact on America,” said the speaker’s press secretary,…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protester: Police ignoring troublemakers at Zuccotti Park

Security at the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration at New York City’s Zuccotti Park has deteriorated as more and more people, including criminals and predators not affiliated with the movement, have packed into the publicly accessible plaza. Most disturbingly, the protesters say police officers have done little about the numerous…

9-foot-tall Reagan statue unveiled at National Airport

The Reagan Presidential Foundation on Tuesday unveiled a 9-foot-statue of the former president at the Washington, D.C. airport bearing his name. The $900,000 cost of the 900-pound statue was covered by private donations, as were the cost of statues that are being unveiled in Simi Valley, California; Budapest; and London.…

Lawyer wants ‘psycho’ NYPD cop charged for punching protester

The attorney for an Occupy Wall Street protester who was allegedly punched by New York City Police Department Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona last month is calling on the district attorney to charge the officer like any other civilian suspect. Civil rights attorney Ron Kuby and his client, Felix Rivera-Pitre, met…

Documents: Chick-fil-A gave $1.7 million to anti-gay groups in 2009

Tax documents examined this week by a gay rights blog reveal the extent of donations made to anti-gay groups by the Chick-fil-A fast food chain, highlighting over $1.7 million in payments made in 2009 alone. It was previously well established that Chick-fil-A had donated over $1 million to anti-gay groups…

Bank of America throws out $5 debit fee

After much public criticism, Bank of America is bailing out of its plan to charge customers a five dollar monthly fee for making purchases with their debit card. According to The Wall Street Journal, the move was spurred on by both pressure from consumer feedback and competitors dropping their own versions…

Hillary Clinton’s mother dies: family

The 92-year-old mother of US Secretary of State Hillary Clintondied early Tuesday after her health took a turn for the worse, causing the chief US diplomat to cancel foreign travel plans. Dorothy Rodham, who was born in Chicago on June 4, 1919, died shortly after midnight on Tuesday surrounded by her family, the…

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