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Van Jones: Marines to stand with Wall Street protesters

In his speech to the “Take Back The American Dream” conference Monday, former Obama advisor Van Jones held up the “Occupy Wall Street” movement as an example of what progressives could do to force change. “I’m not mad at [the tea party] for being so loud,” he said. “I’m mad…

Cain: Perry ‘insensitive’ for ‘N*ggerhead’ ranch sign

Herman Cain on Sunday slammed fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry over a sign on his ranch that used a racial slur. The Washington Post reported Saturday that in the early years of political career, Perry had hosted hunting parties at his family’s ranch, a place known as “Niggerhead.” A…

200,000-member labor union votes to support ‘Occupy Wall Street’

By Linette Lopez According to Daily Kos, The New York Transit Workers Union (TWU) voted to support the Wall Street Protestors at their meeting last night. A member of TWU Local 100 told a reporter that they would join the protest Friday at 4PM. Here’s more about them from their website: The…

Nearly 1.3 million in Ohio sign recall of union-busting bill

The pro-labor coalition We Are Ohio delivered nearly 1.3 million signatures Wednesday to repeal SB 5, a new law restricting the collective-bargaining rights of public employees, placing it on the November 8 ballot. People’s World reported that the 1,298,301 signatures were delivered to the Secretary of State’s office by a…

Family Radio chief Harold Camping silent as Rapture fails to occur

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With no sign his forecast of Judgment Day arriving on Saturday has come true, the 89-year-old California evangelical broadcaster and former civil engineer behind the pronouncement seemed to have gone silent. Family Radio, the Christian stations network headed by Harold Camping which had spread his message…

Paul Ryan blames rowdy town halls on ‘misinformation’

Outraged constituents have showed up at town hall events across the country to protest a Republican budget plan that would end Medicare as it exists today but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says it’s all been a misunderstanding. “The crowds are really getting bigger and people are getting much more anxious…

Rising divorce rates a sign of economic recovery

WASHINGTON — A telltale sign of US economic recovery: the divorce rate is on the rise, after falling sharply in 2008 and 2009. “People were afraid they were going to lose their jobs so they were very cautious about getting a divorce because you have to split your assets,” said…

Arctic current warmer than for 2,000 years: study

A North Atlantic current flowing into the Arctic Ocean is warmer than for at least 2,000 years in a sign that global warming is likely to bring ice-free seas around the North Pole in summers, a study showed. Scientists said that waters at the northern end of the Gulf Stream,…

‘New human relative’ roamed Asia 30,000 years ago

Scientists have recovered the DNA code of a human relative recently discovered in Siberia, and it delivered a surprise: This relative roamed far from the cave that holds its only known remains. By comparing the DNA to that of modern populations, scientists found evidence that these “Denisovans” from more than…

Church in Arizona protested because it looks like a mosque

Islamophobia may have reached a point in this country where people condemn Christians that they suspect are Muslims without ever checking the facts. In Phoenix, Arizona, a new Christian church has residents fearing that it is an Islamic mosque. The Light of the World multidenominational church is being built just…

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