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Hartmann: It’s time ‘to abolish the institution of corporate personhood’

Russia Today host Thom Hartmann once again slammed the growth of big business power in America, asking the nation’s citizens to “abolish the institution of corporate personhood. On his show Monday morning, the liberal host also added how the number of lobbyists has more than doubled from the last Congress,…

‘Racially motivated killing’ in Mississippi caught on video

Prosecutors in Jackson, Mississippii say that Deryl Dedmon, Jr. and John Aaron Rice were looking for a black person to hurt when they left a party on June 26. “Let’s go fuck with some niggers,” Dedmon had reportedly said to friends. Dedmon, Rice and several other teens drove from a…

Mystery fracking memo deepens Ohio drilling debate

A mysterious, unsigned five-page memo that appears to coach oil lease buyers to dupe landowners into allowing fracking in their back yards deepened the debate over the controversial practice when it was discovered in a crushed binder in a Greene County, Ohio driveway. The shale-rich land of Greene County is…

WATCH LIVE: Obama remarks on military deaths, S&P downgrade

President Obama will deliver a statement Monday on the deaths of the U.S. Navy Seals and Special Forces members in Afghanistan, and the downgrading of the U.S. credit by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Remarks are expected to begin after 1 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast…

Ron Paul: Downgrade is ‘theatre to build up the fear’

Ron Paul thinks that the United States shouldn’t bother trying to save its Triple A rating from Moody. Appearing on Bloomberg TV this morning, the Texas Congressman questioned the legitimacy of credit ratings, stating that their motive maybe more based on politics. “I always wonder about this ratings, the bond…

Ron Paul: Downgrade is ‘theatre to build up the fear’

Ron Paul thinks that the United States shouldn’t bother trying to save its Triple A rating from Moody. Appearing on Bloomberg TV this morning, the Texas Congressman questioned the legitimacy of credit ratings, stating that their motive maybe more based on politics. “I always wonder about this ratings, the bond…

AIG sues BofA for $10 billion alleging ‘massive fraud’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The insurer AIG is suing Bank of America Corp to recover more than $10 billion of losses from a “massive fraud” on mortgage debt, deepening the morass of litigation faced by the largest U.S. bank. American International Group Inc, still largely owned by taxpayers after $182.3 billion…

Michele Bachmann: Flying the ‘Barbie jet’ to 2012

Though Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) won her first congressional race in 2006, it wasn’t until the past year that she burst into the collective national consciousness. Now, the tea party darling and contender for the 2012 GOP nomination can’t be avoided. This week, The New Yorker and Newsweek published features…

Former Sen. Hatfield, anti-war Republican, dies

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – Former Senator Mark Hatfield, a liberal anti-war Republican from Oregon, died on Sunday at age 89. In his 30 years in the Senate, Hatfield was one of the chamber’s most consistent voices against war and for curbing military spending, often putting him at odds with his…

Moody’s says U.S. needs to find more deficit cuts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ratings agency Moody’s repeated a warning on Monday it could downgrade the United States before 2013 if the fiscal or economic outlook weakens significantly, but said it saw the potential for a new debt agreement in Washington to cut the budget deficit before then. With U.S.…

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