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Chicago protesters seek exchange tax to fund jobs

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Stand Up Chicago, a coalition planning a protest against economic inequality on Monday, wants to levy a $1.4 billion tax on trading at the city’s biggest financial exchanges to fund a jobs program. Calling CME Group Inc and CBOE Holdings Inc “giant casinos” that fuel the kind…

Politics professor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ a turning point for the left

Dorian Warren, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University, appeared Monday on Democracy Now to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in Manhattan and other cities across the United States. “This is an incredibly significant moment, I think, in U.S. history,” he told Amy Goodman.…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ seeks new ways to remain radically inclusive

As the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan grows, the demonstrators are hoping to find new ways to insure that everyone’s voice is heard. The New York City General Assembly — the decision-making body for the protest — describes itself as a “horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified-consensus-based system.” The body…

Juan Williams: This is the age of Ron Paul

Fox News contributor Juan Williams on Sunday said that this was the “age of Ron Paul” during a panel discussion about the Republican presidential primary race. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a libertarian, has gained an enthusiastic following for his strong views on limited government, free market economics and non-interventionist foreign…

Romney: Protesters ‘trying to find scapegoats to attack’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently declared that “corporations are people,” urged the Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday not to “attack a whole class of Americans.” “I’ve been really disappointed and in some respects a little frightened by the president’s rhetoric — this class warfare — trying to find…

Bachmann tells man with ‘no teeth’ to rely on charity

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told a man who said he had no teeth that single-payer health care was the “worst possible system.” At a campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday, a man asked the candidate about her desire to “wean everybody” except for older American off of Social Security…

Cornel West: Herman Cain ‘needs to get off the symbolic crack pipe’

Princeton University professor Cornel West thinks Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is wrong to suggest that racism no longer matters in this country. Cain had told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday that some simply used racism as an excuse when they failed to achieve their goals. “I have seen blacks in…

DNC highlights Romney’s flip-flops in new website

With Mitt Romney returning to frontrunner’s status in the GOP nomination race for president, the Democratic National Committee (DNC)  is making sure they’re ready if the former Massachusetts governor becomes President Barack Obama’s opponent in 2012. The DNC launched “Whichmitt.com“ Monday morning, highlighting Romney’s various flip-flops.  The website presents a series of issues…

After Ron Paul win, Values Voters organizer calls own poll ‘irrelevant’

According to the principal organizer of the Values Voters Summit, the group’s own straw poll should not be taken seriously. Following a victory by Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told CNN on Monday morning that the win was merely an “outlier,” suggesting…

Obama-appointed CEO: Protesters should ‘root for me’

In an interview that aired Sunday, General Electric Chairman and Obama job czar Jeffrey Immelt told CBS’ Leslie Stahl that the notion that Americans were against big companies was “just wrong.” “I want you to root for me,” Immelt said. “Everybody in Japan roots for Toshiba. Everybody in China roots…

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