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Wall Street protests spread nationwide

As anti-corporate demonstrations spread across the United States, the protesters claim they are inspired by the revolutions in the Middle East, but protests over economic grievances in Europe would be a closer comparison. When anti-capitalist activists first unfolded sleeping bags and brandished handmade placards in a small park near Wall Street two weeks ago,…

Amnesty International seeks to stop Georgia execution

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Death penalty opponents urged Georgia on Monday to halt the execution of a man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1994, saying there was inadequate evidence linking him to the crime. Marcus Ray Johnson, 46, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday…

Supreme Court rules charity group can fire workers based on religious beliefs

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed a leading Christian charity organization could hire and fire its workers based on their religious beliefs. The nine justices of the nation’s top court, opening their new term, upheld a ruling by a lower court that World Vision was a religious…

Supreme Court rejects bid to disqualify Obama as president

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court Monday slapped down a new bid seeking to show that Barack Obama was ineligible to be elected president of the United States in the 2008 White House race. The nation’s highest court refused to take up a case brought by three people “who claim…

Arab bloggers debate role ahead of Nobel Peace Prize

Arab bloggers in Tunis on Monday discussed the role they played in the “Arab Spring,” just days before the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize for which some among them are seen as frontrunners. As the meeting got underway in the country whose “Jasmine Revolution” kicked off the turmoil in…

Fox contributor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters are uneducated, potentially violent

Fox News is continuing to make fun of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. On America Live Monday morning, host Martha MacCallum asked The Wall Street Journal‘s Stephen Moore his opinions on certain protesters explaining why they were down there. Suffice to say, Moore was not in solidarity with the movement.…

Watch live: ‘Take Back the American Dream 2011′

On Monday the “Take Back the American Dream 2011” conference began in Washington, D.C. Billed as part of a middle class uprising against corporate dominance of U.S. government policies, the conference is being supported by many left-leaning groups and labor unions as a way to workshop ideas on how average…

Crude oil prices slip on Greek default fears

World oil prices slid on Monday, as tumbling global equities and fresh fears of a Greek default sparked concern over the energy demand outlook, with the market also hit by the strong dollar. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in November, dipped 47 cents to $78.73 a barrel. Brent North…

European stocks and euro dive on Greece worries

European stocks slumped and the euro hit an eight-month dollar low on Monday after Greece said it would not meet a target for reducing its massive deficit, heaping fresh pressure on the eurozone crisis. The Frankfurt market dived more than 3.0 percent and bank stocks tumbled on the first trading day of…

Keith slams Fox News chief: Roger Ailes is no moderate

In a Monday night interview with Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas, Current TV’s liberal news host Keith Olbermann tore into a new interview by Daily Beast contributor Howard Kurtz, featuring the insight of Fox News director Roger Ailes. In the interview, Ailes told Kurtz that Fox News has…

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