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Approval of Congress hits record low: poll

After months of partisan gridlock, more Americans of all political stripes disapprove of the US Congress than at any point in more than two decades, a poll found Wednesday. The Washington Post/ABC News poll found that just 14 percent of the US public approves of the job Congress is doing,…

‘Money zombies’ invade Wall Street protest

During yesterday’s “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations, a group of “money zombies” rampaged through the streets of New York City, as a theatrical mockery of the wealthy elite who runt he financial sector. Chris Longenecker, one of the protesters in zombie makeup, explained to ABC News reporter Dan Harris that the…

Many U.S. veterans say Iraq, Afghan wars not worth it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A third of U.S. military veterans who have served in the armed forces since the September 11, 2001, attacks think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, a poll released on Wednesday showed. The poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that these…

Fox contributor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ will never be ‘any kind of a serious movement’

The full-blown assault on Occupy Wall Street continues at Fox News. During a broadcast Tuesday morning, Stephen Hayes, writer for the conservative Weekly Standard and an occasional Fox News contributor, had a few choice words for the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. Namely, that they’ve already lost. “There’s no political movement there,”…

Cain: Romney is just too ‘Wall Street’ to win

Boosted by a new ABC/Washington Post showing him now in second place the GOP presidential race, Herman Cain spent Tuesday morning attacking former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, rather than the prior top target, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Appearing on Fox & Friends to also promote his new book This is…

Europe urges Greece to do more, delays bailout cash

Europe delayed the release of bailout funds to Greece on Tuesday, demanding Athens make more sacrifices and warning banks may have to share more of the pain in the crisis threatening theeurozone. Stock markets tumbled after European finance ministers said Greece could wait until early November to receive 8.0 billion euros, the next…

CodePink activists arrive at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Two members of the anti-war activist group CodePink on Saturday arrived at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan. “We are here with the 99 percent to say that we’ve had enough of the corruption and greed on Wall Street,” said on activist, Mel. “I’ve been to Tahrir square…

Perry’s gamble on mortgage giants cost Texas tens of millions

Just when Gov. Rick Perry had to deal with one negative story, another one comes right his way. According to the Associated Press, in 2004 the Texas executive invited several big mortgage companies into his state to help increase jobs, but they all went out of business in four short…

Anonymous: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ now in 30 U.S. cities

In a brief video published to YouTube this week, a masked member of hacktivist group “Anonymous” claimed the “99 percent” movement behind “Occupy Wall Street” has now spread to 30 U.S. cities ahead of a series of nation-wide actions. “Everyone, everywhere, will be occupying their towns, their capitals and other…

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…

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