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New York Police Department to investigate pepper-spraying at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at a press briefing on Wednesday that the Internal Affairs Bureau would investigate Anthony Bologna, a senior New York Police Department officer who pepper-sprayed young women at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. On September 24, four female protesters were rounded up on East 12th…

Bernie Sanders: Offsetting disaster relief with spending cuts is ‘absolute hypocrisy’

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont told a press conference on Monday that he would continue to oppose a Republican plan to offset disaster relief with spending cuts. He noted that Republicans had not asked to offset tax breaks for billionaires or wars overseas with spending cuts. “But suddenly when…

Bloomberg: Buffett’s tax the rich comments ‘theatrics’

Michael Bloomberg won’t be endorsing Warren Buffett’s ‘tax the rich more’ proposal anytime soon. The New York City mayor appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning, describing his fellow billionaire’s recent comments on taxes as ‘theatrics” and defending high income individuals once again. “I think it’s not fair to say…

Bloomberg: Buffett’s tax the rich comments ‘theatrics’

Michael Bloomberg won’t be endorsing Warren Buffett’s ‘tax the rich more’ proposal anytime soon. The New York City mayor appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning, describing his fellow billionaire’s recent comments on taxes as ‘theatrics” and defending high income individuals once again. “I think it’s not fair to say…

Bill Clinton on Obama’s numbers: Polls don’t matter now

Bill Clinton’s thoughts on national polls for 2012 at the moment: Who cares? The former president appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday morning, talking with host David Gregory on a wide arrange of issues including his upcoming “Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting” this week. When asked about President Obama’s…

Bill Clinton on Obama’s numbers: Polls don’t matter now

Bill Clinton’s thoughts on national polls for 2012 at the moment: Who cares? The former president appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday morning, talking with host David Gregory on a wide arrange of issues including his upcoming “Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting” this week. When asked about President Obama’s…

Governor Chris Christie to implement New Jersey’s medical marijuana program

New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he would lift his suspension on implementing the state’s medical-marijuana program. “We’re moving forward with the program as it was set up,” said Christie at a press conference. “I believe that the need to provide compassionate pain relief to these citizens…

Celebrities launch ‘Hacked Off’ campaign against tabloids

LONDON — It took the hacking of a murdered girl’s phone to make the News of the World scandal explode, but celebrities have wasted no time in using the row to press their own agenda against the tabloids. Actor Hugh Grant has led the charge by becoming an investigative reporter…

‘Anonymous’ members protest Bohemian Grove retreat a day early

Members of the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” showed up on the wrong day to protest the annual Bohemian Grove retreat in Monte Rio, California, according to The Daily. The Press Democrat reported that around 45 people gathered outside the front gate of the 2,700-acre campground on Wednesday, arriving early in the…

16-pound baby born in Texas breaks hospital’s weight record

WASHINGTON — A newborn who tipped the scales at more than 16 pounds (7.3 kilograms) broke the local hospital’s weight records in Longview, Texas, press reported Monday. The baby boy, named JaMichael, delivered by Cesarean section to parents Janet Johnson and Michael Brown early Friday, exceeded doctors’ weight predictions by…

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