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More than 750 turn out for ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Several hundred protesters gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan. The demonstrators marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, where they plan to camp out indefinitely. LA Weekly estimated there were at least 750…

#AskObama Twitter town hall ignores flood of marijuana legalization questions

Republicans were not the only ones flooding President Barack Obama with questions during his “#AskObama” Twitter town hall; the event also generated a huge response from those opposed to the war on drugs. Data gathered by TwitSprout showed the most retweeted question for Obama was about the legalization of marijuana.…

Exclusive: After arrests, Orlando activists feed homeless at City Hall

A group of Orlando activists with the organization Food Not Bombs figured out a clever way to avoid arrest while still feeding the city’s homeless population on public grounds: host their event at City Hall. Members of the group had previously been arrested during a food sharing event at the…

Kansas town rises green from tornado rubble

Kansas town rises green from tornado rubble GREENSBURG, Kansas (Reuters) – When community leaders in tornado-ravaged places such as Joplin, Mo., consider the future, they look to Greensburg, Kansas. Destroyed by a powerful tornado on May 4, 2007, Greensburg is renowned for its rebirth as a community of sustainable living.…

Former French minister charged with rape

PARIS — A former French minister and mayor with the ruling party has been charged with rape after accusations he sexually assaulted women working for him at city hall, prosecutors said Wednesday. Georges Tron, formerly a junior civil service minister from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, is facing charges of…

YouTube launches online ‘Town Hall’ website

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube on Wednesday launched a “Town Hall” website at which US congressional leaders address issues in brief videos and viewers get to show which positions they support. Republicans monopolized top slots in a “leaderboard” at the online forum for debating topics from energy and debt to health…

Rep. Paul Ryan blames town hall backlash on ThinkProgress

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) blamed the liberal blog ThinkProgress and others for some of the rowdy town hall meetings he recently faced. “My town halls were phenomenally, overwhelmingly supportive,” the congressman told Bloomberg. “And this was after – you know, it was reported by the media that…

Protesters drive Koran-burning pastor out of Michigan

DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) – A controversial Florida pastor banned last week from protesting at a Detroit-area mosque on Friday cut short a demonstration at a city hall largely drowned out by counter-protesters. Terry Jones, 59, had vowed to return this week, saying that his ban on demonstrating in front of…

Talk show host Nicole Sandler arrested at tea party Rep’s town hall

Update (below): Finally free, Sandler claims she was ‘maced’ by police while in jail Second update (below): Raw Story obtains probable cause document for Sandler’s arrest At a town hall meeting last night in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., staged by Rep. Allen West (R-FL), liberal talk show host Nicole Sandler was…

WATCH LIVE: Obama’s Townhall at Facebook HQ

Watch live video from Obama’s live town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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