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Middle-class Americans leading solar rooftop revolution

According to recent Center for American Progress (CAP) studies, middle-class America is buying into the solar market. This is great news — rooftop solar isn’t just for mansions and millionaires anymore; it is accessible to suburban households across……

Obama cites Pope Francis to attack income inequality and call for minimum wage increase

Conservatives angered by Pope Francis’ recent attacks on capitalism and wealth inequality aren’t going to like hearing President Barack Obama’s approval of them. The president said Wednesday that growing income inequality had “frayed” the basic bargain at the heart of the U.S. economy during an event sponsored by the Center…

Asian Americans most bullied in U.S. schools: study

Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows. Policymakers see a range of reasons for the harassment, including language barriers faced by some Asian American…

Podesta joins biotech firm with patent promising liquid fuels from solar energy

An upstart firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts said Tuesday that a high-ranking official from both the Clinton and Obama administrations would be joining their board of directors, helping them further a project that may hold the key to saving industrialized society from a long-predicted energy crunch. The company, Joule Unlimited, was…

Progressives to ‘uncloak’ the secret financers behind the Tea party

Progressive and liberal activists are planning at the end of the month to confront the secretive billionaire family that finances the so-called Tea party movement and a host of other right-wing causes and institutions. “Our government is supposed to be of, by and for the people. So are you ready to…

Fox affiliates run infomercial in swing states suggesting Obama funded by Hamas, wants to ‘kill some crackers’

Numerous Fox affiliates and an ABC affiliate are broadcasting a vicious 25-minute infomercial that accuses President Barack Obama of harboring “hostility” towards America and ties him to malicious rhetoric. The ad, called “Breaking Point,” was paid for by The National Republican Trust PAC, and since Friday has run in Iowa,…

Obama slams GOP’s ‘open floodgates’ of foreign cash

BOWIE, Maryland — President Barack Obama Thursday hit out at a wave of private and foreign cash swamping the US mid-term election campaign, urging backers to fight millions of dollars with millions of voices. Obama stepped up his attack on the flood of outside money, often from unidentifiable sources and…

Ag Secretary: Billions more needed to address child hunger, obesity

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday urged Congress to plow billions more dollars into programs to end the twin scourges of child obesity and hunger, which impact children, the economy and national security. With some 17 million children living in households that have to sometimes skip meals to make…

Take your pick: Scarborough ‘bashes’ own network or Rand Paul

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, seemed to take an odd shot at his own network while practicing — what some might call — damage control for Rand Paul Friday morning on his show. But then after arguing by Twitter over a blog post at the prominent liberal website,…

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