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Occupy movement reaches tiny rural communities

The protest movement which began in New York with Occupy Wall Street and has since spread out to most of the nation’s large cities is now trickling down into tiny rural towns like Mosier, Oregon. As described by occupywallst.org, “There are no stoplights, the only gas station closed years ago…

Obama blames tea party for holding back economic recovery

PEOSTA, Iowa — President Barack Obama accused Republican Tea Party activists of holding back the economic recovery Tuesday, hiking pressure on Congress to pass his yet-to-be unveiled jobs plan. On the second day of a three-day bus tour of Midwestern states, Obama expanded on his theme that political brinksmanship in…