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Romney: ’110% behind’ Ohio anti-union bill

A day after refusing to comment on an Ohio bill that would limit the collective bargain rights of public employees, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he supports the measure “110 percent.” Romney was working at Ohio Republican Party phone bank Tuesday when he was asked about Issue…

Georgia served Cain with lien for failing to pay 2006 income taxes

There may be a reason Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain objects to the current tax code. The state of Georgia served the multimillionaire with a tax lien in 2008 because he failed to pay his 2006 state income taxes, according to documents obtained by The Daily Beast. Spokesman J.D. Gordon…

Study: Top 1 percent in U.S. saw incomes rise 275 percent in just 28 years

The top 1 percent of earners in the United States saw their average household incomes grow a whopping 279 percent from 1979 to 2007, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study (PDF) published this week. For the lowest earners, what the CBO described as the poorest fifth of America,…

‘Occupations’ under siege from Oakland to Orlando

Several “Occupy” protests across the country encountered major police crackdowns late Tuesday evening. From Oakland to Albuquerque, Tucson, Baltimore, Atlanta, Tampa and Orlando, the occupations are under siege. Receiving the most national coverage has been the police action in “Occupy Oakland,” where another slue of arrests were made for a…

Marine veteran injured by non-lethal rounds at Occupy Oakland

A Marine veteran at Occupy Oakland was injured Monday night after being shot at point-blank range with bean bags or rubber bullets by police. Scott Olsen was at 14th Street and Broadway when he was shot by either San Francisco Sheriffs deputies or Palo Alto Police, according to RT. “We…

Police repeatedly clash with ‘Occupy Oakland’ in night of terror

Police in Oakland, California last night repeatedly clashed with demonstrators who refused to simply go home, even after every one of their repeated assemblies were declared illegal. As police dispersed crowds with tear gas and less-lethal weaponry, protesters fled from their positions and re-formed in other locations, leading to what…

Immigrants face Alabama civil rights backlash

Fifty-seven years after a historic Supreme Court ruling put an end toracial segregation, Alabama is in the grip of another civil rights crisis, only this time one affecting Hispanics. “People are fleeing the state, they’re afraid to step out of their homes, they’re made to be criminals,” said Sam Brooke, a lawyer with the Southern Poverty…

Scuffles erupt as Oakland protesters march on city hall

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police and protesters scuffled in Northern California on Tuesday as more than 1,000 people marched on city hall in Oakland to voice anger over arrests at an “Occupy Wall Street” camp. Police surrounded a group of demonstrators on a downtown Oakland street, taking several into custody…

Federal court blocks intrusive North Carolina abortion law

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked part of new North Carolina law that requires abortion providers to show women an ultrasound and describe the images in detail four hours before having an abortion. The law also requires doctors to offer women the chance to listen to the heartbeat of the…

Petraeus, McCain to mourn Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday announced a high powered delegation to accompany Vice President Joe Biden to offer condolences to Saudi Arabia over the death of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. Biden will be accompanied by senior Republican Senator John McCain, CIA chief David Petraeus, Clinton-era defense…

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