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Conservatives smear ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests as anti-Semitic

The Emergency Committee for Israel, a Republican group, has become the latest to claim the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan is anti-Semitic. The group has created a video advertisement that shows anti-Semitic signs at the protests. The video will air in a “substantial” buy in New York and…

McCain introduces jobs bill to Senate

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Senator John McCain on Thursday unveiled an alternative employment plan after his party this week blocked President Barack Obama’s jobs bill in the Senate. McCain presented proposals drawn up with fellow Senator Rand Paul, a member of the conservative Tea Party movement, pledging to halt new…

Obama demands ‘plot’ answers from top Iranian leaders

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama Thursday demanded answers from the pinnacle of Iran’s government over an alleged plot to kill the Saudi envoy to Washington and said the facts of the plan were not in dispute. But he also declined to say whether US officials believed that the alleged…

State senator worries ‘smelly hippies’ occupying Denver could attack police

Colorado state Sen. Greg Brophy blasted Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for failing to remove the “Occupy Denver” protesters who have been camping at the state Capitol since September 22. “When you have a failure of leadership bad things happen,” Brophy wrote in a column on a conservative blog. “The moment…

Virginia Foxx: ‘Nobody has fought more for the rights of women’

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) denied Thursday that a bill that would allow hospitals to refuse treatment to pregnant women was misogynist, adding that “nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have.” In a speech on the House floor, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) explained why she…

House Dems demand DOJ antitrust investigation of new bank fees

House Democrats are putting their mouths where their bank fees are: a group sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding an investigation into the fee hikes several major banks have announced recently. The liberal leaders suspected that the new fees might violate federal antitrust laws. The change…

Scott Brown lifted childhood memories from Elizabeth Dole

The home state of Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) may contain the country’s largest population of college students, but Brown appears to have committed one of academia’s cardinal sins: plagiarism. American Bridge 21st Century, a Super PAC associated with liberal causes, discovered that Brown’s website contained chunks of text taken verbatim…

Navy veteran denied benefits over same sex marriage

Carmen Cardona, an 18-year Navy veteran who is disabled, is suing the federal government after Veterans Affairs (VA) denied her benefits because she is married to a woman. Cardona told The New York Times that she should have been eligible for additional benefits after she married her partner last year,…

Poll: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ much more popular than Obama, tea party

A poll by Time released Thursday, which asked participants’ opinions on President Barack Obama’s job performance, the impact of the tea party and views of “Occupy Wall Street,” contains a startling revelation that the national press hasn’t quite pieced together yet: the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters have a higher approval…

‘Occupy Wall St.’ to resist mayor’s order to vacate park on Friday

The protesters at “Occupy Wall Street” in New York’s Zuccotti Park have voted to resist an order by the mayor’s office requiring them to vacate the park on Friday for cleaning, setting the stage for a major confrontation with police. Bloomberg went to the protest site, where several hundred people…

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