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Sen. Bernie Sanders praises ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests. “What I appreciate about what is going on in New York right now is there is a spotlight being focused on Wall Street, we desperately need that,”…

Lobbyists ‘intimidate’ congressional staff after Citizens United decision

Some Democratic congressional staffers personally feel a need to respond differently to lobbyists in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, according to a recent survey. The Citizens United vs. FEC case overturned generations of U.S. campaign law that limited corporate donations and required the identity…

Amid deep cuts, defense spending continues to grow

WASHINGTON – Citing an urgent need for painful cuts to reduce the deficit, Democrats and Republicans agreed last Friday to slash spending on programs related to education, health care, environmental protection and scientific research, among others. Yet they hiked defense spending by $5 billion. The bipartisan deal to fund the…

Surgeon’s machine ‘prints’ new kidney live on TED Conference stage

LONG BEACH, California – A surgeon specializing in regenerative medicine on Thursday “printed” a real kidney using a machine that eliminates the need for donors when it comes to organ transplants. “It’s like baking a cake,” Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine said as he cooked…

Obama urges Mubarak to begin Egypt’s transition ‘now’

US President Barack Obama spoke Saturday to several foreign leaders about the unrest in Egypt, as Washington stepped up its diplomatic effort for a quick transition of power in the country roiled by 12 days of protests. Obama underscored the need for “an orderly, peaceful transition, beginning now,” the White…

US dollar is world’s ‘No. 1 currency,’ French president assures

WASHINGTON – French President Nicolas Sarkozy assured President Barack Obama on Monday he recognized the U.S. dollar’s role as the world’s “No. 1 currency,” as the two leaders pledged to coordinate ideas for reforming the international economic system. Sarkozy, pushing France’s goals as the new head of the Group of…

Reid, surviving by sizable margin, says both parties ‘need to compromise’

Petraeus issues rules to avoid civilian casualties: NATO

General David Petraeus, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines to nearly 150,000 foreign troops, emphasising the need to avoid civilian casualties. Civilian deaths during Western operations are hugely controversial in the nearly nine-year Afghan war. Reducing the number of such incidents is seen…

CNN asks: ‘Is homosexuality a problem in need of a cure?’

In a somewhat stunning segment for America’s “best political team on television,” CNN anchor Kyra Phillips had guests debate whether homosexuality needed a cure in a broadcast Tuesday. “Homosexuality: Is it a problem in need of a cure?” Kyra asks. “Grabs your attention, doesn’t it?” To be fair, the CNN…

Study: Hunger in America jumps ‘unprecedented’ 46 percent

70 percent of emergency food centers face threats to their survival If there is any indicator of the toll that the Great Recession has taken on the public, it would be the statistics beginning to emerge about hunger in the US. According to a study from the nation’s largest food…

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