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Portland, ME calls for end to corporate personhood

The city of Portland, Maine joined other cities across the nation in supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing corporate personhood. The Portland City Council voted 6 to 2 in support of a nonbinding resolution calling on Maine’s congressional delegation to support such an amendment, according to the Portland…

Fox Business host: Obama turning ‘Occupy’ protesters into his ‘shock troops’

Fox Business host Stuart Varney said Tuesday that Barack Obama was turning the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters into his shock troops. The comment came during a discussion of the month-long protest with Democratic Party political pollster Bernard Whitman. “If you actually look at what Occupy Wall Street stands for, they…

OccupyDC gains support as it heads into second week

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters marched in Washington on Sunday, angered at what they said was the US government’s willingness to bail out rich corporations while neglecting the nation’s hard-pressed citizens. The Occupy DC movement, a fledgling activist group which set up a makeshift headquarters at McPherson Square on K…

Rep. Paul Broun: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ an attack on freedom

Republicans have begun to line up against the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began on September 17. During an appearance Thursday on ABC’s Top Line, Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia claimed the protest was an attack on freedom. “Well, if you look at what they’ve been telling in the…

Biden: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ has a lot in common with the tea party

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Manhattan and other cities was similar to the tea party movement. “What is the core of that protest, and why is it increasing in terms of the people it’s attracting?” he said at the third annual…

AT&T asks top court to recognize its ‘personal privacy’

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on a case between AT&T and the Federal Communications Commission, revisiting the legal concept of “corporate personhood” last strengthened under the court’s Citizens United ruling on corporate campaign spending. (That controversial ruling has its first anniversary this week.) The case before the court…

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