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Van Jones at Netroots Nation: ‘We are the deep patriots, they are the cheap patriots’

Environmental activist Van Jones, a former advisor to President Barack Obama, rallied the crowd with a keynote speech Saturday afternoon at the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis. “I’m sick of us getting kicked around, folks. I’m sick and tired of it,” he told the crowd. Jones accused banks and oil…

WATCH LIVE: Van Jones keynote speech at Netroots Nation

Van Jones, environmental activist and former advisor to President Barack Obama, is delivering the Saturday afternoon keynote at the Netroots Nation conference. The speech is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. Watch it live with Raw Story, courtesy of Free Speech TV. freespeechtv on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free…

Rep. Allen West: Planned Parenthood women ‘neutering American men’

Speaking to the conservative group Women Impacting the Nation, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) suggested last week that progressive women have caused American men to become weak and submissive. “We need you to come in and lock shields to strengthen up the men that will go into the fight for…

US taxpayers should not pay for fixing US infrastructure, new White House chief declares

American taxpayers should not foot the bill for infrastructure improvements around the country, the new White House chief of staff said recently. “I don’t think raising the taxes on the American people right now is the way to go at this point of our economy,” William M. Daley told Bob…

Nation’s poorest state spent over $500,000 on governor’s travel

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s use of the state’s pricey jet plan has mixed state business with pleasure and national politics, according to a Politico review of the jet’s flight log. The poorest state in the nation has spent over $500,000 on the governor’s air travel since 2007. Barbour has used…

Holder: Criminal probe into BP oil spill ‘ongoing’

WASHINGTON — The US Justice Department is still investigating the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to determine whether to bring criminal charges, Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday. “The investigation is ongoing. We are in the process of accumulating documents, talking to witnesses on both the criminal…

Malcolm X assassin walks free, 45 years later

The only man ever to admit involvement in the assassination of Malcolm X was freed on parole Tuesday, 45 years after he helped gun down the civil rights leader. Thomas Hagan was the last man still serving time in the 1965 killing, part of the skein of violence that wound…

Congress to probe ‘US funding of Taliban’

US may be ‘unintentionally involved in vast protection racket’: Tierney Troop surge could backfire if it means more cash for insurgents A House committee has launched an investigation into claims that US military contractors in Afghanistan are paying the Taliban to guarantee the safety of their transportation convoys, an allegation…

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