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How many protesters were pepper-sprayed at the Smithsonian?

As “Occupy DC” protesters tried to enter the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum on Saturday, they were met by police and security forces who prevented them from entering the building. But while the “official” story of events reported by the mainstream media repeat the museum spokesperson’s claim that one officer…

‘Occupy DC’ protesters clash with guards at Smithsonian

Protesters clashed with security staff when they tried to enter a museum in Washington on Saturday, prompting one guard to use pepper spray and leading to at least one arrest, a spokeswoman said. The incident occurred at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum around 3:15 pm (1915 GMT), after…

Beck: ‘The violent left is coming to kill, to bankrupt, to destroy’

Not to be outdone by Bryan Fischer’s eye-brow raising statements, Glenn Beck made certain to produce his own headlines at the Voters Value Summit Saturday afternoon. In his speech, the former Fox News host said, “Hate is on a scale and is growing at a planetary scale of unprecedented size,”…

California governor signs controversial “Dream Act”

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a controversial bill dubbed the “Dream Act” that would allow illegal immigrants to receive public funds for college education. “Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking,” Brown said in a statement issued by his…

Hertz: Muslim workers failed to follow break rules

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Hertz rental car company, which was met with protests for suspending 34 Muslim shuttle drivers in Seattle in a dispute over prayer breaks, said it would reinstate the workers if they agreed to clock in and out. Hertz said the Somali Muslim employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport…

Romney still holds wide lead in New Hampshire: poll

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a wide lead in the early primary state of New Hampshire, with former pizza executive Herman Cain a distant second place, a poll showed. Romney, a former governor from neighboring Massachusetts, leads the Republican field with 37 percent support…

Alabama utility company threatens to cut off water without documents

As Alabama’s new controversial immigration law continues to gain attention, one of the bill’s provisions has allowed one utility to make a harsh decision. Allgood’s Water Works in Blunt County, Alabama has placed a sign outside its offices informing customers that they will not provide water service without specific requirements.…

Oakland Raiders owner Davis dies aged 82

(Reuters) – Al Davis, the long-time owner of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders, died on Saturday at the age of 82, the team’s official website reported. The website (http://www.raiders.com) gave no details of the death of one of the leading personalities in the NFL, but said a statement would…

Obama ups pressure ahead of Senate jobs bill vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama maintained his attack against congressional Republicans over his jobs bill on Saturday, upping pressure before it faces a vote in the Senate next week. Repeating a warning to make them explain to the American people why they oppose his measures, Obama said the country…

Bill Maher on Rick Perry’s ‘N*ggerhead Ranch’ rock

On Friday night’s episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher –in a segment reminiscent of our own primer on how not to respond to accusations of racism– pulled no punches in discussing the controversy surrounding the painted rock at Rick Perry’s “N*ggerhead Ranch.” “If you find yourself prefacing more than…

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