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GOP Rep: ‘We can’t allow’ more coverage of Occupy Wall Street

Add another Republican to the growing list that loathe the Occupy Wall Street protests. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is upset at the growing movement and the media’s coverage of it, hoping that a modern day version of protests from five decades ago isn’t being recaptured now. “It’s really important for…

Cain calls Occupy Wall Street protesters ‘anti-American’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests going on in New York City and across the country were a conspiracy designed to help President Barack Obama. “The proof is quite simply the bankers and the people on Wall Street didn’t write these failed policies…

Editor admits to ‘infiltrating’ D.C. protest to undermine ‘Occupy’ movement

An assistant editor for the conservative magazine The American Spectator admitted in print Saturday to infiltrating an antiwar protest in Washington, D.C. in hopes of undermining the “Occupy” movement. Patrick Howley — “for journalistic purposes” — was one of the antiwar protesters who clashed with security staff at The Smithsonian’s…

Pelosi: Scott Brown’s ‘clueless’ comments on Warren ‘disrespectful to women’

One person not pleased with Sen. Scott Brown’s comments on Elizabeth Warren’s appearance is Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week, the House Minority Leader addressed several issues, from supporting President Barack Obama’s jobs bill to slamming Eric Cantor for his comments criticizing the Occupy…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ still confuses many after three weeks

NEW YORK — Anti-corporate activists who triggered a national protest movement by occupying a square near Wall Street could not be more focused, except on one little detail: what exactly it is that they want. After three weeks of permanent demonstration at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, protesters have astonished doubters…

Karl Rove and Rep. Erik Paulsen ‘glitter bombed’ at Minnesota conference

Republican strategist Karl Rove and Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) were both separately showered with glitter Friday at the Minnesota Faith and Freedom Coalition strategy session. The group supports an upcoming ballot measure to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman in the state’s constitution. The conference…

Romney sidesteps pastor’s attack on Mormon faith

Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney sidestepped a controversy over his Mormon faith at a summit of Christian conservatives Saturday a day after being attacked as “not a Christian.” Romney focused his speech to the Values Voter Summit mainly on President Barack Obama’s economic and foreign policy, making no mention of his…

Santorum: Homosexuality ‘is a behavioral issue’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that gays in the military don’t deserve to be integrated like blacks. “That’s very, very different,” the candidate told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “We’re talking about people who are simply different because of the color of their skin, not because of activities that…

Tea party abandons presidential race to focus on Senate

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – With their favored candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination lagging or out of the race, many U.S. Tea Party activists are shifting focus to the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate. The fizz has gone out of the presidential contest for some supporters of the…

Immigrant kids shun Alabama schools over tough law

As many as 2,000 children have stopped going to public schools in Alabama as the toughest immigration law in the country forces families into hiding for fear of deportation, rights advocates say. “The impact on immigrant children and families has been nothing short of terrifying,” said Ali Noorani, head of…

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