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‘Occupy’ protesters reclaiming foreclosed homes in 20 cities

The 99 percent movement, which has been evicted from many of their encampments across the country, is finding common cause with thousands of homeowners who are also being evicted from their homes. Even though the movement has often been criticized for a lack of defined goals, Tuesday’s “Occupy Our Homes”…

Goldman Sachs withdraws from sponsoring credit union honoring Occupy Wall St.

Goldman Sachs has withdrawn its sponsorship and funding of a credit union honoring Occupy Wall Street at a fund-raising event, according to The Wall Street Journal. The investment giant pulled its support for the Lowest East Side’s Federal Credit Union and its 25 anniversary after learning that the protestors were…

Rep. Kucinich: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protest is making a difference

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) released a video on Tuesday in which he praised the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in lower Manhattan and other cities across the United States. “To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption…

Supreme Court denies banking group’s appeal to withhold Fed lending data

The Supreme Court let stand a ruling that the U.S. Federal Reserve must release data on emergency loans made to Wall Street banks during the financial crisis in 2008. The high court declined to hear the appeals of the Clearing House Association, a group that represents major commercial banks such…

Feingold returns: ‘Progressives United’ PAC to fight corporate influence

Former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) was defeated in 2010 amid a tea party wave that thumped Democrats’ majority in Congress, but did not topple it completely. As one of the Senate’s top progressive voices, many on the left saw the Wisconsin vote as a great loss to their cause. But…

White House claims rescue effort saved three million jobs

President Barack Obama’s White House will argue Wednesday that its policies have saved or created three million US jobs, as it battles to convince Americans the economic recovery remains on track. Vice President Joseph Biden and top adviser Christina Romer will make the case for Obama’s handling of the economy,…

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