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Proposed bill would bring foreign earnings back to U.S.

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) Thursday introduced a bill she and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) are co-sponsoring to repatriate foreign tax dollars into the U.S. economy. The Foreign Earnings Reinvestment Act would offer corporations to pay less in taxes if they wanted to bring their overseas earnings back to the U.S.…

DNC piggy-backs on success of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ with new ad

The Democratic Party is really, really trying to get the attention of “Occupy Wall Street.” In a new ad released this week, timed to coincide with the major march that took place in New York City on Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sounds the bell for the Dodd-Frank Wall…

Dems endorse Occupy Wall Street in droves

As labor unions flocked to their side Wednesday for a massive demonstration in New York City, Occupy Wall Street picked up some fresh political capital with prominent Democrats, and they’re not ashamed to say it. Speaking to The National Memo this week, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) and Sen.…

NYPD officer: ‘Nightstick is going to get a workout’

A New York Police officer was caught on video Wednesday night telling a female officer that he was looking forward to using his nightstick later that evening. “My little nightstick is going to get a workout tonight — hopefully,” he said. To make his point, the officer struck the ground…

Police investigate metal cylinder near Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police blocked off streets around the Capitol on Thursday after discovering a suspicious metal cylinder near the domed landmark that houses the Senate and House of Representatives. There was no word on whether the cylinder contained explosive material. Bomb squad officers, who used a remote-control robot to…

Spitzer to Obama: Support Occupy Wall Street

Former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer (D) told Current TV’s Keith Olbermann that the Occupy Wall Street protests should be a sign to President Barack Obama. “What the NYPD did with the arrest of 700 protesters on Brooklyn Bridge was the single best public relations for the protesters because suddenly…

Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’ without any oversight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is…

Georgia blames immigration law for farm losses

ATLANTA, Georgia — Leaders of Georgia’s vital farming industry blamed Wednesday a draconian new immigration law for labor shortages estimated to have cost the southern US state at least $75 million. A study by the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development found Tuesday that peak harvest employment…

‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest gets official support from city

Protesters who have gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan received 100 rain ponchos from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday morning. The “occupation” began on Saturday, when more than 750 people marched from Pershing Square to…

Green groups sue to stop Keystone oil pipeline work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Environmental groups sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to stop “illegal construction” on a controversial pipeline that would weave through the center of the United States to bring Canadian oil sands crude direct to Texas refineries. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Western Nebraska Resources Council and…

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