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Multiple campaigns, same goal: Ending Washington’s addiction to money

The “Occupy Wall Street” protest, “Get Money Out” campaign and a planned protest by The Coffee Party all hope to stop the government from pandering to the wealthiest Americans. As corporations enjoy near record profits and Americans face staggering unemployment, protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street in lower Manhattan…

How kids helped elect Michele Bachmann

While Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) is well-known for her small army of foster children, it’s another group of youngsters that she credits with her 2008 re-election, Mother Jones reported. It was the nearly six dozen 12 to 19-year-old homeschooled kids who went door to door for Bachmann who helped…

Iowa Democrats take aim at Tim Pawlenty as he kicks off ‘Road to Results’ tour

In advance of Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour, the Iowa Democratic Party has released a new video claiming he drove Minnesota straight into the ditch as governor. Pawlenty announced his Iowa “Road to Results” tour on Thursday. He plans to drive 687 miles in an RV,…

Palin biopic now showing in theater not so near you

ORANGE, California (Reuters) – “The Undefeated,” a flattering documentary about Sarah Palin’s rise in American politics, opened in a handful of U.S. movie theaters on Friday, drawing die-hard fans of the Tea Party favorite from far away. Distributors put the film in just 10 AMC theaters nationwide, mostly in reliably…

Political shootings leave 24 dead in Karachi

Pakistan’s leading human rights organisation on Wednesday accused the government of failing to stop political killings after officials said another night of violence left 24 people dead in Karachi. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says 1,300 killings have been reported in the country’s biggest city this year, 490…

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…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry considering presidential run in 2012

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry changed his stance on Friday and said he will consider making a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. “I’m going to think about it,” Perry told reporters after he signed a bill requiring Texans to show photo identification to vote. Perry had insisted repeatedly…

Gary Johnson laughs off Willie Nelson’s 2012 un-endorsement: ‘It is what it is’

WASHINGTON – Former New Mexico Republican governor Gary Johnson wasn’t fazed after musician Willie Nelson un-endorsed him for president in 2012. “I didn’t expect anything going in there. I do think the world of Willie Nelson. I’m a really huge fan but I wasn’t expecting anything,” Johnson told Raw Story…

Gov. Rick Perry endorses voter intimidation, say Texas Democrats

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry pandered to those who openly intimidate and harass minority voters by cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of King Street Patriots’ new headquarters Monday, according to the Texas Democratic Party. Talking Points Memo reported in October 2010 that the Justice Department was investigating the…

Willie Nelson’s Teapot Party backs Republican Gary Johnson for president

The Teapot Party, founded by country singer and activist Willie Nelson, has officially endorsed former New Mexico governor and current Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson. “I am truly gratified to have the endorsement of such an iconic entertainer, philanthropist, innovator and champion for individual rights as Willie Nelson,” Johnson said…

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