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Moore: Obama should be mad at himself

Before heading down to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Michael Moore appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight and said President Barack Obama shouldn’t complain about anyone else for the country’s current political environment. “He should be mad at himself first,” the filmmaker said. “This is like a quarterback who pisses away…

Moore: Obama should be mad at himself

Before heading down to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Michael Moore appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight and said President Barack Obama shouldn’t complain about anyone else for the country’s current political environment. “He should be mad at himself first,” the filmmaker said. “This is like a quarterback who pisses away…

SEC opens investigation into Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s is the subject of a US investigation over a rating it issued in 2007 on the eve of the financial meltdown, according to the agency’s parent company McGraw-Hill. McGraw-Hill said in a statement it had received a “Wells Notice” last week informing it that the Security and…

U.S. hiker ‘hid Israeli father from Iranian captors’

One of two US hikers freed from an Iranian jail where they were held for more than two years on charges of spying and illegal entry, has an Israeli father, Haaretz newspaper reported on Tuesday. Josh Fattal, who was released on Wednesday with fellow US hiker Shane Bauer, managed to…

Taliban insists it controls Haqqanis, not Pakistan

The Taliban took the unusual step of insisting that it, not Pakistan, controls the Haqqani network, with Islamabad under growing US pressure to cut alleged ties with the group. The militia on Tuesday advised Pakistan, historically perhaps its closest foreign ally, to prioritise “Islamic and national” interests and stand firm…

Lawrence O’Donnell rips ‘unprovoked police brutality’ at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday condemned the “unprovoked police brutality” that occurred at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest over the weekend. Video recordings showed female protesters being rounded up in an orange-colored mesh pen by police and subsequently sprayed with mace without any provocation, and other protesters being dragged…

Senators move to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Spurred on by the White House, divided US Senators moved late Monday to avert a government shutdown at week’s end and defuse an angry battle over disaster relief in Hurricane Irene’s wake. But the emerging deal did not provide any immediate money for a key Federal Emergency Management…

Bernie Sanders: Offsetting disaster relief with spending cuts is ‘absolute hypocrisy’

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont told a press conference on Monday that he would continue to oppose a Republican plan to offset disaster relief with spending cuts. He noted that Republicans had not asked to offset tax breaks for billionaires or wars overseas with spending cuts. “But suddenly when…

Obama: Europe crisis scaring world

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — US President Barack Obama on Monday complained that Europe’s financial crisis was scaring the world and was rooted in the eurozone’s failure to fix its banks. In a new sign of US frustration about a situation that many in Washington fear could further derail the US…

Santorum campaign blasts Perry’s view on marijuana

Rick Santorum’s 2012 campaign accused rival candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry of being “out of touch” for suggesting in his book that states could legalize the use of marijuana. In his book Fed Up!, Perry said he is personally opposed to same sex marriage and the use of marijuana for…

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