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Van Jones: ‘I am mad at us for being so quiet’

Former Obama adviser Van Jones came to the “Take Back The American Dream” summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday with one big message: stop being mad at the tea party, and started learning from them. “I’m not mad at [the tea party] for being so loud,” he said. “I’m mad…

New GOP laws could suppress five million Democratic voters: study

A study released Monday found that millions voters could be kept from the polls in 2012. The Brennan Center for Justice report, titled “Voting Law Changes in 2012” (PDF), determined that they new restrictions on who can vote, largely championed by Republican lawmakers, could suppress the the votes of more…

Perry’s gamble on mortgage giants cost Texas tens of millions

Just when Gov. Rick Perry had to deal with one negative story, another one comes right his way. According to the Associated Press, in 2004 the Texas executive invited several big mortgage companies into his state to help increase jobs, but they all went out of business in four short…

Supreme Court lets police search text messages without warrant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that the police can search text messages from an arrested criminal suspect’s cell phone without obtaining a warrant. The justices refused to review the California Supreme Court ruling that upheld the search on the grounds that defendants lose…

Donna Edwards: The rich ‘have a responsibility’

Kicking off the “Take Back The American Dream” summit in Washington, D.C., Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) told the crowd that “We must have in this country, once again, an FDR moment,” in which the haves take more responsibility for the have-nots because, she said, “They have gained their wealth on…

Roseanne Barr: Behead bankers who don’t give up wealth

Comedienne and actress Roseanne Barr told RT’s Max Keiser Saturday that bankers should each give up all but $100 million of their personal wealth or face decapitation. Barr explained that she had spoken at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in September. “I ended up speaking there to announce my candidacy…

GOP mega-donor Koch brothers’ company tied to global criminal misdeeds

By Zeke Miller A just-published bombshell article in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine implicates Koch Industries, the company controlled by Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch, in dozens of criminal acts around the globe over the past three decades. According the report, company officials have been caught paying bribes to win contracts, trading with Iran…

Anonymous: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ now in 30 U.S. cities

In a brief video published to YouTube this week, a masked member of hacktivist group “Anonymous” claimed the “99 percent” movement behind “Occupy Wall Street” has now spread to 30 U.S. cities ahead of a series of nation-wide actions. “Everyone, everywhere, will be occupying their towns, their capitals and other…

New evidence could clear 14-year-old executed by South Carolina

Over 67 years after 14-year-old George Junius Stinney Jr. was put to death by the state of South Carolina, he may soon be cleared of the crime that people familiar with the case say he never could have committed. A lawyer and an activist both told Raw Story recently that…

NYC construction union brings $7 million corruption suit against developers

A New York City metalworking union has filed a RICO suit, alleging corruption and wrongdoing, against the major developers who they say are denying workers fair wages and benefits. In addition to the suit, however, union leaders say they aim to rehabilitate the public’s perception of unions. The union, Metallic…

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