Friday, October 28, 2011

A Scary Guide to the GOP Tax Plans

A Scary Guide to the GOP Tax Plans

Radical Sheriff Arpaio Has Secret Birther Plan To Keep Obama Off 2012 Ballot

Radical Sheriff Arpaio Has Secret Birther Plan To Keep Obama Off 2012 Ballot: pThe birther movement, thought dead by multiple debunkings and the release of President Obama’s actual birth certificate, was thrust back into the national spotlight this week when Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), a former frontrunner in the race for the GOP’s presidential nomination, called birtherism “a good issue to keep alive” and claimed he wasn’t [...]/p

CHART: Typical Hourly Wage Went Up Just $1.23 In The Last 36 Years

CHART: Typical Hourly Wage Went Up Just $1.23 In The Last 36 Years: pOur guest blogger is Laura Pereyra, special assistant for communications at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. In a speech yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) claimed that President Obama created “class resentment” by calling for slightly higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans. At the same time, Occupy Wall Street protesters continue [...]/p

Lessons From The Single-Payer State -- In These Times

Lessons From The Single-Payer State -- In These Times

Gov. Brewer Initiates “ Nuclear Option“ To Impeach Redistricting Panel

Gov. Brewer Initiates “ Nuclear Option“ To Impeach Redistricting Panel

Rachel Maddow: Accountability on the doorstep of mortgage malfeasance

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

UPDATED: The Lies Of James O'Keefe

UPDATED: The Lies Of James O'Keefe

Perry Ditches Idea That Social Security Is Unconstitutional, Adopts Privatization Plan The Public Already Rejected

Perry Ditches Idea That Social Security Is Unconstitutional, Adopts Privatization Plan The Public Already Rejected: pTexas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) views on Social Security have been well-chronicled since he jumped into the Republican presidential primary in July. In the past, Perry has called Social Security unconstitutional and a Ponzi scheme, and in his first debate appearance, he called it a “monstrous lie.” Perry’s assertions were obviously incorrect, and he drew [...]/p

GRAPHIC: A Timeline Of GOP Economic Sabotage

GRAPHIC: A Timeline Of GOP Economic Sabotage

In Two Charts: Why Repealing Health Reform Increases Health Care Spending

In Two Charts: Why Repealing Health Reform Increases Health Care Spending: pA new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that budgetary spending on health care would rise significantly in the long run if Obamacare were repealed. The law contains several cost-containing mechanisms — the excise tax on high cost plans and the Medicare savings — that would “slow the growth in federal health care spending [...]/p

Sabotage: The Story Behind The Republican Party's “ Top Political Priority“

Sabotage: The Story Behind The Republican Party's “ Top Political Priority“

Monday, October 24, 2011

Our Tax Money Funds A Government Surveillance Center In Lower Manhattan -- And Wall Street Is Part of It. Why?

Our Tax Money Funds A Government Surveillance Center In Lower Manhattan -- And Wall Street Is Part of It. Why?

Gallup Poll: Americans want to scrap Electoral College

Gallup Poll: Americans want to scrap Electoral College

Fox & Friends: Protesting Mom 'More Disgusting Than Any of the Filth Down on Wall Street'

Fox & Friends: Protesting Mom 'More Disgusting Than Any of the Filth Down on Wall Street'

Rep. Lamar Smith Gets Big Bucks To Handcuff FCC

Rep. Lamar Smith Gets Big Bucks To Handcuff FCC

Wealthy Corporations with a Trillion Dollars Stashed Offshore Lobby for a 'Holiday' from US Taxes | Common Dreams

Wealthy Corporations with a Trillion Dollars Stashed Offshore Lobby for a 'Holiday' from US Taxes | Common Dreams

Why Occupy Wall Street Is the Next Republican Boogeyman | Truthout

Why Occupy Wall Street Is the Next Republican Boogeyman | Truthout

A Moment of Pure Astonishment, Again | Truthout

A Moment of Pure Astonishment, Again | Truthout

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rick Scott takes aim at Florida's state universities

Rick Scott takes aim at Florida's state universities

Why Are Police Attacking Peaceful Protesters? How OWS Has Exposed the Militarization of US Law Enforcement | World | AlterNet

Why Are Police Attacking Peaceful Protesters? How OWS Has Exposed the Militarization of US Law Enforcement | World | AlterNet

Not an Employee? Herman Cain Had Mailing and Email Addresses at Koch's Americans For Prosperity HQ | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Not an Employee? Herman Cain Had Mailing and Email Addresses at Koch's Americans For Prosperity HQ | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

CHART: How Income Inequality Skyrocketed And The 1 Percent Profited From The Decline Of Unions

CHART: How Income Inequality Skyrocketed And The 1 Percent Profited From The Decline Of Unions: pThis evening, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will give a speech at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business about how to address income inequality, likely trying to capitalize on the 99 Percent Movement he once derided as unruly “mobs.” Although exactly what policies Cantor will suggest to deal with this social problem [...]/p

EU Bank Failures Will Crash Wall Street — Again   :  Information Clearing House

EU Bank Failures Will Crash Wall Street — Again   :  Information Clearing House

Big Banks Keep Paying A Pittance To Settle Fraud Charges

Big Banks Keep Paying A Pittance To Settle Fraud Charges: pThis week, Citigroup announced that it had settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission over charges that the mega-bank misled investors in a derivatives deal and then bet against them. Under the terms of the settlement, Citi agreed to pay $285 million. Citi is not the first bank to settle these sorts of charges with [...]/p

Iraq By The Numbers: The World’s Costliest Cakewalk

Iraq By The Numbers: The World’s Costliest Cakewalk: pThe Obama administration’s announcement of a withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of the year offers the possibility of a definitive conclusion for the U.S. military’s involvement in Iraq. But while the return of all U.S. service men and women by Christmas is a cause for celebration, the costs of the [...]/p

The 1% Reverse Robin Hood

Thom Hartmann: Will Corporations Get The Right To Commit Genocide?

Maddow On The Koch Brothers

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How The Austerity Class Rules Washington | Common Dreams

How The Austerity Class Rules Washington | Common Dreams

GOP Push To Repeal CLASS Act Just Political Move

GOP Push To Repeal CLASS Act Just Political Move

Five Candidates for the Corporate Death Penalty | Common Dreams

Five Candidates for the Corporate Death Penalty | Common Dreams

Climate Ethicist: Why Should People in the Future Pay to Clean Up Our Mess?

Climate Ethicist: Why Should People in the Future Pay to Clean Up Our Mess?: pThe global challenge of climate change poses a perfect moral storm — by failing to take action to rein in carbon emissions, the current generation is spreading the costs of its behavior far into the future. Why should people in the future pay to clean up our mess? by Stephen Gardiner, in a Yale Environment [...]/p

Wall Street Firms Spy on Protestors in Tax-Funded Center | Truthout

Wall Street Firms Spy on Protestors in Tax-Funded Center | Truthout
Disgusting!

Faith In Wall Street Puts Retirement At Risk

Citigroup Settles for $285 Million; No Wall Street Exec Jailed Yet | Common Dreams

Citigroup Settles for $285 Million; No Wall Street Exec Jailed Yet | Common Dreams

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vote For Public Safety Jobs

Biblical Capitalism -- In These Times

Biblical Capitalism -- In These Times

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: Bank of America’s Death Rattle | Common Dreams

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: Bank of America’s Death Rattle | Common Dreams

The Story Of Citizens United

Single-Payer National Health Insurance | Physicians for a National Health Program

Single-Payer National Health Insurance | Physicians for a National Health Program
Good read on National Health Care.

For Joint Select Committee, many good options: Progressive revenue proposals would narrow budget gap by trillions | Economic Policy Institute

For Joint Select Committee, many good options: Progressive revenue proposals would narrow budget gap by trillions | Economic Policy Institute

Thom Hartmann--Occupy Wall Street's One Month Anniversary

Marine Corps Veteran Shamar Thomas On Occupy Wall Street

Cenk Uygur At Occupy Wall Street

What We Can Learn from Germany: How Countries With Publicly Owned Banks Do Better Than America | Economy | AlterNet

What We Can Learn from Germany: How Countries With Publicly Owned Banks Do Better Than America | Economy | AlterNet

We Have a First Amendment Right to Protest -- So Why All These Arrests Around Occupy Wall Street? | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

We Have a First Amendment Right to Protest -- So Why All These Arrests Around Occupy Wall Street? | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cain’s 999 Tax Cut For The Richest 1 Percent: $210,000 Per Year

Cain’s 999 Tax Cut For The Richest 1 Percent: $210,000 Per Year: pSeveral analyses have pointed out how Herman Cain’s much-ballyhooed 999 plan would raise taxes on low- and middle-income Americans while cutting taxes for those at the very top of the income scale. According to a new analysis by Citizens for Tax Justice, if 999 was in effect today, “the richest one percent of taxpayers would [...]/p

Republican Barletta Lies About His Support For Corporations And His Desire to Cut jobs

Supreme Court To Hear The Mother of All Corporate Immunity Cases

Supreme Court To Hear The Mother of All Corporate Immunity Cases: pThe Roberts Court is rightly mocked for its seemingly single-minded willingness to immunize corporations from the laws intended to protect ordinary Americans, but the question presented in a corporate immunity case the justices just agreed to hear is so stark that a decision granting such immunity would verge on self-parody. Or, at least, it would [...]/p

Cheney Family Values: How Liz Cheney is Funding the War on Labor Rights in Ohio | Common Dreams

Cheney Family Values: How Liz Cheney is Funding the War on Labor Rights in Ohio | Common Dreams

The Guys in the 1% Brought This On | Barbara Ehrenreich | The Progressive

The Guys in the 1% Brought This On | Barbara Ehrenreich | The Progressive

Bishops Are Behind the 'Let Women Die' Act and the Push Against Birth Control--Even As They're Under Fire for Sex Abuse Scandals | | AlterNet

Bishops Are Behind the 'Let Women Die' Act and the Push Against Birth Control--Even As They're Under Fire for Sex Abuse Scandals | | AlterNet

The Price of Power: Congressional Leadership Positions for Sale to the Highest Bidder | | AlterNet

The Price of Power: Congressional Leadership Positions for Sale to the Highest Bidder | | AlterNet

Wall Street’s Second Occupation: The Rise of the NYPD's Homeland Security State | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Wall Street’s Second Occupation: The Rise of the NYPD's Homeland Security State | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Monday, October 17, 2011

James O'Keefe gets called out on attempt to target Economic Policy Institute

James O'Keefe gets called out on attempt to target Economic Policy Institute
The rat is at it again

Overturning Citizens United

The Nihilist Party: Republicans Who Believe in Nothing | Truthout

The Nihilist Party: Republicans Who Believe in Nothing | Truthout

Happy Anniversary, OWS! New Poll Show NYC Voters Not Only Support You By 3-1, They Understand Why You're There

Happy Anniversary, OWS! New Poll Show NYC Voters Not Only Support You By 3-1, They Understand Why You're There

Why the Rich Are Getting Richer | Foreign Affairs

Why the Rich Are Getting Richer | Foreign Affairs

Tea Party Death Trip -- In These Times

Tea Party Death Trip -- In These Times

How Herman Cain’s Social Security Privatization Plan Would Cause The Nation’s Debt To Explode

How Herman Cain’s Social Security Privatization Plan Would Cause The Nation’s Debt To Explode: p2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain — when he’s not mangling the details of his own 999 tax plan — has been singing the supposed benefits of “the Chilean model” of Social Security privatization. Using the right-wing buzzword “personalization,” (instead of “privatization”) Cain claims that this model will provide a better deal for workers. As [...]/p

Capitol Gains - The Atlantic

Capitol Gains - The Atlantic

One Month In, Occupy Wall Street Protesters Appear Poised to Change US Politics | | AlterNet

One Month In, Occupy Wall Street Protesters Appear Poised to Change US Politics | | AlterNet

America’s Secret Empire of Drone Bases: Its Full Extent Revealed for the First Time | World | AlterNet

America’s Secret Empire of Drone Bases: Its Full Extent Revealed for the First Time | World | AlterNet

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday | Common Dreams

Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday | Common Dreams

NEW ANALYSIS: The Three Things You Need To Know About Herman Cain’s 999 Plan

NEW ANALYSIS: The Three Things You Need To Know About Herman Cain’s 999 Plan: pOur guest blogger is Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Herman Cain’s 999 plan was the star of the GOP’s primary debate this week, and with the increased attention has come increased scrutiny. Cain has been slow to let the details of his plan dribble [...]/p

My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Hit Bankers Where It Hurts | Common Dreams

My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Hit Bankers Where It Hurts | Common Dreams

Report: One in Four Millionaires Pays Less in Taxes than Some in Middle Class | Common Dreams

Report: One in Four Millionaires Pays Less in Taxes than Some in Middle Class | Common Dreams

Scalia, Cain, and the Machinery of Death

Scalia, Cain, and the Machinery of Death

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fox emAgain/em Helps Corporate Push For Tax Holiday That Doesn't Create Jobs

Fox emAgain/em Helps Corporate Push For Tax Holiday That Doesn't Create Jobs

The Tricks of the Trade Deals | Common Dreams

The Tricks of the Trade Deals | Common Dreams

Report: One in Four Millionaires Pays Less in Taxes than Some in Middle Class | Common Dreams

Report: One in Four Millionaires Pays Less in Taxes than Some in Middle Class | Common Dreams

House GOP Proposes So-Called ‘Let Women Die’ Bill That Lets Hospitals Deny Life-Saving Care

House GOP Proposes So-Called ‘Let Women Die’ Bill That Lets Hospitals Deny Life-Saving Care: pIn their latest assault on women’s health, this week House Republicans will take up HR 358, the ironically titled “Protect Life Act.” Opponents have rechristened the measure the “Let Women Die” bill because it would allow hospitals that receive federal funds to turn away a woman seeking an abortion in all circumstances, even if an [...]/p

Bogus ‘Recovery’ Offers Households Bigger Income Drop Than Recession | Common Dreams

Bogus ‘Recovery’ Offers Households Bigger Income Drop Than Recession | Common Dreams

'Teacher Evaluation': Real Agenda Appears to Be School Privatization | Common Dreams

'Teacher Evaluation': Real Agenda Appears to Be School Privatization | Common Dreams

Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Why Danes Are So Much Happier Than Americans | Food | AlterNet

Why Danes Are So Much Happier Than Americans | Food | AlterNet

5 Conservative Economic Myths Occupy Wall St. Is Helping Bust | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

5 Conservative Economic Myths Occupy Wall St. Is Helping Bust | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Conservative Writer Admits ‘Infiltrating’ 99 Percent Movement To ‘Mock And Undermine’ It

Conservative Writer Admits ‘Infiltrating’ 99 Percent Movement To ‘Mock And Undermine’ It: pAn assistant editor with a right-wing magazine admitted in a column Saturday evening to posing as part of the 99 Percent Movement in D.C. “in order to mock and undermine” it. Patrick Howley, an assistant editor for the American Spectator, was committed enough to his deception to be at the vanguard of a demonstration that [...]/p

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Alan Grayson On Occupy Wall Street

Newt’s Awful Speech Part II: Newt and Slavery

Newt’s Awful Speech Part II: Newt and Slavery: pThe following is the second in a multi-part series on former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s speech to the Values Voter Summit. Part I of this series is available here. Newt Gingrich opened his speech to religious conservative convention yesterday by attacking a Supreme Court decision holding that segregated southern states actually had to obey Brown v. [...]/p

Avid Racist Newt Gingrich.

99 Percenter Rebukes Corporate Fronts Like FreedomWorks, But Welcomes Regular Tea Party People

99 Percenter Rebukes Corporate Fronts Like FreedomWorks, But Welcomes Regular Tea Party People: pThis week, the 99 Percent Movement arrived in Sacramento as crowds gathered in Cesar Chavez Park. Dubbed OccupySacramento, the rally swelled to several hundred in a scene reminiscent of recent events from as far as Orlando, Boston, and Wichita. ThinkProgress spoke to several participants at the OccupySacramento rally. Mark Bradley, a local resident holding a [...]/p

Our Message is Simple: Only Main Street Can Save America | Common Dreams

Our Message is Simple: Only Main Street Can Save America | Common Dreams

2000s: The Decade from Hell for Almost All Americans But The Richest | | AlterNet

2000s: The Decade from Hell for Almost All Americans But The Richest | | AlterNet

Ban Birth Control? They Wouldn't Dare... | The Nation

Ban Birth Control? They Wouldn't Dare... | The Nation

Friday, October 7, 2011

Despite 14 Straight Months Of Public Job Loss, Republicans Continue To Block Obama’s Jobs Plan

Despite 14 Straight Months Of Public Job Loss, Republicans Continue To Block Obama’s Jobs Plan: pHopes were not high today for this month’s jobs report after the economy appeared to net exactly zero jobs in August. While the numbers beat expectations, the story behind them reveals a pervasive trend in public sector job loss that Republicans seem committed to ignoring. In August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the [...]/p

People-Powered Testimony Against Keystone XL Tar Sands | Common Dreams

People-Powered Testimony Against Keystone XL Tar Sands | Common Dreams

Voices From Occupy Wall Street

Rein in Wall Street and Rescue the Middle Class | Common Dreams

Rein in Wall Street and Rescue the Middle Class | Common Dreams

The Real Agenda Behind Voter Suppression | Truthout

The Real Agenda Behind Voter Suppression | Truthout

11 Facts You Need To Know About The Nation’s Biggest Banks

11 Facts You Need To Know About The Nation’s Biggest Banks: pThe Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York City more than three weeks ago have now spread across the country. The choice of Wall Street as the focal point for the protests — as even Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said — makes sense due to the big bank malfeasance that led to [...]/p

Obama’s Food Safety Law That Republicans Fought Could Have Prevented Tainted Melon Outbreak

Obama’s Food Safety Law That Republicans Fought Could Have Prevented Tainted Melon Outbreak: pEighteen people have now died from cantaloupes contaminated with listeria, in the deadliest food outbreak in a decade. But legislation President Obama signed into law earlier this year might have prevented their deaths if it were fully implemented, as it would give regulators the power to head off outbreaks before they even occur, as the [...]/p

Rep. Cantor Hypocritically Maligns Occupy Wall Street's “ Growing Mobs“

Rep. Cantor Hypocritically Maligns Occupy Wall Street's “ Growing Mobs“

Occupy Wall Street Sparks Great New Mass Movement | Common Dreams

Occupy Wall Street Sparks Great New Mass Movement | Common Dreams

Eric Cantor Condemns Occupy Wall Street 'Mobs': They're 'Pitting Americans Against Americans' | Common Dreams

Eric Cantor Condemns Occupy Wall Street 'Mobs': They're 'Pitting Americans Against Americans' | Common Dreams

Our Oceans Are in Dire Shape, But Without Them All Life on Land -- Human, Plant and Animal -- Is Totally Screwed | Water | AlterNet

Our Oceans Are in Dire Shape, But Without Them All Life on Land -- Human, Plant and Animal -- Is Totally Screwed | Water | AlterNet

10 Things to Know About Wall Street's Rapacious Attack on America | | AlterNet

10 Things to Know About Wall Street's Rapacious Attack on America | | AlterNet

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fox News Marks 15 Years On The Air With The Help Of Boortz's Reckless Rhetoric

Fox News Marks 15 Years On The Air With The Help Of Boortz's Reckless Rhetoric

$78 Million

$78 Million: pThat is roughly how much Cook County in Illinois, which includes Chicago, spends each year to prosecute those arrested for marijuana possession. The Chicago Reader crunches the number to reach the estimate by totaling how much time and money police and courts spend on these cases. At the same time, city and county officials face [...]/p

Ron Paul: Greater Access To Birth Control Makes A ‘Mockery’ Of Christians

Ron Paul: Greater Access To Birth Control Makes A ‘Mockery’ Of Christians: pBirth control is quickly becoming the new frontier in the Republican war on women’s health as more and more anti-choice activists seek to make prevention of pregnancy impossible and possibly illegal. After the Obama administration accepted an expert panel’s recommendations that health insurance plans cover birth control with no co-pays, conservatives quickly slammed the decision [...]/p

Just another stupid and disgusting remark from Mr. Paul. So now its contraceptives that they are looking to ban

Tea Party Senator Proposes Permanent Tax Giveaway To Multinational Corporations

Tea Party Senator Proposes Permanent Tax Giveaway To Multinational Corporations: pTea Party Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) — when he isn’t badly mangling the U.S. Constitution — wants to take a hatchet to the federal budget, proposing a program that “would require slashing every government program that’s not defense or Social Security (Medicare, Medicaid, veterans affairs, education, and so on) by 89.6 percent.” But at the [...]/p

Really? Where were all the signs from those fake "grassroots" Tea Party events that said give away everything to corporations? Oh, that's right, that was the actual agenda of the people who funded the Tea Party. This corrupt Tea Partier has really bad timing. Either that or his handlers in the corporate world wanted one last con/ripoff before the country really gets pissed at Wall Street and their corporate pals

Still no jobs plan, but Republicans find time to ridicule Buffett Rule

Still no jobs plan, but Republicans find time to ridicule Buffett Rule

Media Bias: Solyndra v. Keystone XL

Media Bias: Solyndra v. Keystone XL: pIn recent weeks, email communications between Obama administration officials and corporate executives at energy companies have come to light. Television coverage of the Solyndra photovoltaic company’s bankruptcy has been wall-to-wall, with over 190 mentions and 10 hours of coverage (led by Fox News) between Aug. 31 and Sept. 23. Meanwhile, emails from the permitting process [...]/p

Topeka, Kansas City Council Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence To Save Money

Topeka, Kansas City Council Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence To Save Money: pFaced with their worst budget crises since the Great Depression, states and cities have resorted to increasingly desperate measures to cut costs. State and local governments have laid off teachers, slashed Medicaid funding, and even started unpaving roads and turning off streetlights. But perhaps the most shocking idea to save money is being debated right [...]/p

Health Insurance & Drug Company Lobbyists Pledge $3 Million ‘Grassroots’ Health Reform Repeal Effort

Health Insurance & Drug Company Lobbyists Pledge $3 Million ‘Grassroots’ Health Reform Repeal Effort: pRoll Call reports that a new group called “Partnership for America” has announced a $3 million campaign to repeal health reform. The stated goal is to “‘freeze, investigate and replace’ the health care law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The website for the group describes itself as a “grassroots” uprising to [...]/p

Follow The Money: 10 Republicans Opposing Consumer Protection Nominee Received $31 Million From Wall Street

Follow The Money: 10 Republicans Opposing Consumer Protection Nominee Received $31 Million From Wall Street: pThe Senate Banking Committee today — on a party-line 12-10 vote — approved the nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, sending the nomination to the full Senate. Senate Republicans, of course, doubled down on their refusal to approve a nominee — any nominee [...]/p

Rep. Broun Calls Spreading Wall Street Protests An “ Attack Upon Freedom“

Rep. Broun Calls Spreading Wall Street Protests An “ Attack Upon Freedom“
Corrupt and dishonest Rep. Broun.

Thom Hartmann

Rep. Rehberg: Eliminating Access To Health Insurance Is ‘Most Common Sense Path’ To Reduce The Deficit

Rep. Rehberg: Eliminating Access To Health Insurance Is ‘Most Common Sense Path’ To Reduce The Deficit: pRep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) is encouraging the Super Committee to reduce the national deficit by eliminating access to health care for lower-income families and significantly increasing costs for families earning between $29,000 and $44,000 a year. In a letter to the committee, Rehberg singles out the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the Medicaid program and [...]/p

Olbermann Reads First Collective Statement Of Occupy Wall Street

The Sarah Palin/Fox News Debacle

The Sarah Palin/Fox News Debacle

Gov. Walker: Wall Street Greed Has Nothing To Do With “ Real Issues“

Gov. Walker: Wall Street Greed Has Nothing To Do With “ Real Issues“
This, coming from the corrupt tea Party gov in Wisconsin. This man sold out his state on behalf of the wealthy libertarian funders of the Tea Party, the Koch brothers.

Meet The 99 Percent: After Being Laid Off Twice From Same Company, Mother Decided To Join Protests

Meet The 99 Percent: After Being Laid Off Twice From Same Company, Mother Decided To Join Protests: pThinkProgress filed this report from the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City. Today, thousands of New Yorkers and other 99-Percenters marched in solidarity with more than a thousand Wall Street citizen occupiers in Zuccotti Park in New York City. While much of the media has sought to tar these demonstrators as extremists, the [...]/p

PERRspectives: Occupy Wall Street Highlights Tea Party's Bogus Populism

PERRspectives: Occupy Wall Street Highlights Tea Party's Bogus Populism

An Incredible Show of Solidarity, Followed by Police-Induced Confusion and Violence, at Occupy Wall St. | AlterNet

An Incredible Show of Solidarity, Followed by Police-Induced Confusion and Violence, at Occupy Wall St. | AlterNet

If Top 1% Hadn't Ripped Off Trillions, You'd Likely Be Making Thousands of Dollars More Right Now | Economy | AlterNet

If Top 1% Hadn't Ripped Off Trillions, You'd Likely Be Making Thousands of Dollars More Right Now | Economy | AlterNet

This Is Only Getting Bigger: 20,000 Rally in New York to Support Occupy Wall Street | | AlterNet

This Is Only Getting Bigger: 20,000 Rally in New York to Support Occupy Wall Street | | AlterNet

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Over 550,000 Facebook 'likes' for Occupy Wall Street solidarity events, 40%+ growth since last night

Over 550,000 Facebook 'likes' for Occupy Wall Street solidarity events, 40%+ growth since last night

PERRspectives: Hating Americans

PERRspectives: Hating Americans

Koch Bros. Company Declared 'Substantial Interest' in Keystone XL Pipeline | Common Dreams

Koch Bros. Company Declared 'Substantial Interest' in Keystone XL Pipeline | Common Dreams

REPORT: Corporations That Benefited Most From 2004 Tax Break Then Slashed More Than Half A Million Jobs

REPORT: Corporations That Benefited Most From 2004 Tax Break Then Slashed More Than Half A Million Jobs: pA cadre of multinational corporations have been pushing for the revival of a tax repatriation holiday, which would allow companies to bring money that they have stashed overseas back to the United States at a dramatically lower tax rate (rather than the standard 35 percent corporate tax rate). The idea has been endorsed by many [...]/p

Lawsuits Challenging Illegal Voter Disenfranchisement Laws May Have To Wait Until It Is Too Late

Lawsuits Challenging Illegal Voter Disenfranchisement Laws May Have To Wait Until It Is Too Late: pIn preparation for the 2012 election, GOP state lawmakers launched what former President Bill Clinton described as the most determined voter disenfranchisement effort since Jim Crow. The centerpiece of this effort are so-called “voter ID” laws, which could prevent millions of voters from casting a ballot in 2012. Moreover, because the voters disenfranchised by voter [...]/p

Putting Pundits to Shame: Protesters Know Exactly What They're Fighting For | Activism & Vision | AlterNet

Putting Pundits to Shame: Protesters Know Exactly What They're Fighting For | Activism & Vision | AlterNet

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Free Trade: Poof Goes The Money

Worst Persons

Rep. Steve King Daydreams About The Good Ol' Days When Only Property Owners Voted

Rep. Steve King Daydreams About The Good Ol' Days When Only Property Owners Voted

Did Mitt Romney and Rick Perry Make an Illegal Million-Dollar Backroom Deal? | | AlterNet

Did Mitt Romney and Rick Perry Make an Illegal Million-Dollar Backroom Deal? | | AlterNet

Tea Partiers in Arizona Prop Up Fake Latina Candidate in Hopes of Saving Russell Pearce from Recall

Tea Partiers in Arizona Prop Up Fake Latina Candidate in Hopes of Saving Russell Pearce from Recall

Pam Geller Group Board Member Calls For Mass Murder Of Congressmen, Muslims, Liberals And Journalists

Pam Geller Group Board Member Calls For Mass Murder Of Congressmen, Muslims, Liberals And Journalists: pThe anti-Muslim activist John Joseph Jay has issued a call for the mass murder of the leadership of both parties in Congress, the governors of seven states, and prominent academics, along with a demand to “burn all mosques. period.” Jay is a founding board member anti-Muslim activist Pam Geller’s group American Freedom Defense Initiative. AFDI [...]/p

German State Minister: We Can Decarbonize With Renewables Because “We Don’t Have the … Koch Brothers”

German State Minister: We Can Decarbonize With Renewables Because “We Don’t Have the … Koch Brothers”: pA state in Germany’s industrial heartland is moving quickly to replace nuclear power with renewable energy, a transition that supporters say could be applied in the United States to reduce our reliance on coal. The state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, home to Mercedes-Benz and a strong manufacturing sector, faces abrupt changes to its energy systems as Germany [...]/p

While Targeting Life-Saving Regulations, Rep. Cantor Demands Policies That “ Actually Help People“

While Targeting Life-Saving Regulations, Rep. Cantor Demands Policies That “ Actually Help People“

Fox News Host Admits Network Is Trying To Build Public Enthusiasm For Health Care Repeal

Fox News Host Admits Network Is Trying To Build Public Enthusiasm For Health Care Repeal: pFox News host Bill Hemmer suggested that the conservative network was trying to build support for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in an interview this morning with Rep. Steve King (R-IA). During a segment about the public’s waning enthusiasm for eliminating the law, King expressed concern that Americans were “making accommodations” to the [...]/p

Memo To The Media: It’s Not ‘Anti-Capitalist’ To Protest An Industry That Was Saved By Trillions Of Taxpayer Dollars

Memo To The Media: It’s Not ‘Anti-Capitalist’ To Protest An Industry That Was Saved By Trillions Of Taxpayer Dollars: pThe occupation of Wall Street has now entered its third week and protests are spreading like wildfire throughout the country. As the protests continue to grow, the media is increasingly taking notice. Yet many of these media outlets are insisting on referring to the protests as “anti-capitalist.” Here are just a few examples: – The [...]/p

Public Support For The Supreme Court Plummets

Public Support For The Supreme Court Plummets: pA new Gallup poll shows rapidly declining support for the Supreme Court: The poll also contains somewhat conflicting data regarding how the public views the Supreme Court’s ideological positions. Although the Supreme Court enjoys rising support among Republicans and rapidly falling support among Democrats, more Americans believe the Court is “too liberal” than believe that [...]/p

Aspirational Fascism | Common Dreams

Aspirational Fascism | Common Dreams

How Killer Student Debt and Unemployment Made Young People the Leaders at Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

How Killer Student Debt and Unemployment Made Young People the Leaders at Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

The Big Picture: A 40-Year Scan of the Right-Wing Corporate Takeover of America | | AlterNet

The Big Picture: A 40-Year Scan of the Right-Wing Corporate Takeover of America | | AlterNet

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ohio Republicans pushing anti-worker bill are raking in state money

Ohio Republicans pushing anti-worker bill are raking in state money

Putting the Lie to the Republicans | Common Dreams

Putting the Lie to the Republicans | Common Dreams

Top 5 Reasons Why The Occupy Wall Street Protests Embody Values Of The Real Boston Tea Party

Top 5 Reasons Why The Occupy Wall Street Protests Embody Values Of The Real Boston Tea Party: pIn recent years, the Boston Tea Party has been associated with a right-wing movement that supports policies favoring powerful corporations and the wealthy. As ThinkProgress has reported, lobbyists and Republican front groups have driven the current manifestation of the Tea Party to push for giveaways to oil companies and big businesses. However, the Occupy Wall [...]/p

PERRspectives: Koch Brothers Join Cheney and Romney Among GOP's Iran Sanctions Busters

PERRspectives: Koch Brothers Join Cheney and Romney Among GOP's Iran Sanctions Busters

Bloomberg’s Bombshell Report on “The Koch Method”: How to Steal, Cheat and Lie Your Way to the Top

Bloomberg’s Bombshell Report on “The Koch Method”: How to Steal, Cheat and Lie Your Way to the Top: pPrice fixing; bribery; safety failures; investigation cover-ups: These are just a normal part of business at Koch Industries, according to a detailed investigative report released yesterday by Bloomberg News. Koch Industries — the biggest funder of climate science denial and anti-clean energy causes — has a long history of illegal or borderline-illegal behavior that has [...]/p

Fox News Offers Wall Street Protester An Interview But Doesn’t Air It After He Slams Fox

Fox News Offers Wall Street Protester An Interview But Doesn’t Air It After He Slams Fox: pAs the occupation of Wall Street enters its third week, the New York Observer points out that the notoriously right-wing Fox News has been doing its best to dismiss the protests. Fox has had its producers try to “prank” demonstrators, and the network has aired edited video interview footage to try to mock protesters. Yet [...]/p

After Relentlessly Promoting Tea Party Protests, Fox Attacks Wall Street Protesters

After Relentlessly Promoting Tea Party Protests, Fox Attacks Wall Street Protesters

Has Corporate America Achieved Total Judicial Victory Over American Consumers?

Has Corporate America Achieved Total Judicial Victory Over American Consumers?: pOne of the most surprising developments during this new Supreme Court term is the relative absence of blockbuster cases that could provide corporate America with broad new immunities from laws protecting consumers and other ordinary Americans. To be sure, corporate immunity is far from absent from the Court’s docket — sub-prime credit card companies could [...]/p

The Interview That Fox News Doesn't Want You To See


Great interview conducted by the hacks over at Fox News. Naturally the right wing propaganda channel never aired it.

The World’s Leading Nations for Innovation and Technology

The World’s Leading Nations for Innovation and Technology

Koch Entertained Justice Thomas At His Private Club » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Koch Entertained Justice Thomas At His Private Club » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The Pro-Hunger Lobby - GOP Frontrunners Fight Aid for Starving Americans | Truthout

The Pro-Hunger Lobby - GOP Frontrunners Fight Aid for Starving Americans | Truthout

The Affordable Care Act Case Is Probably Only The Second Most Important Health Care Case This SCOTUS Term

The Affordable Care Act Case Is Probably Only The Second Most Important Health Care Case This SCOTUS Term: pThe Supreme Court is very unlikely to strike down the Affordable Care Act. Several of the most conservative justices have joined or authored opinions that are wholly inconsistent with meritless arguments against health reform. And, while the Roberts Court shows no lack of enthusiasm for cutting back people’s rights, they typically do not do so [...]/p

How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans

How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans: pAs the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters its third week — and as protests spread to other cities such as Boston and Los Angeles — demonstrators have endorsed a new slogan: “We are the 99 percent.” This slogan refers an economic struggle between 99 percent of Americans and the richest [...]/p

Turning Racism Into Education | Truthout

Turning Racism Into Education | Truthout

Private Roads, Rising Tolls, E-Z Pass and FasTrak -- It's a Waste of Money for an Asphalt Society We Need to Abandon ASAP | Economy | AlterNet

Private Roads, Rising Tolls, E-Z Pass and FasTrak -- It's a Waste of Money for an Asphalt Society We Need to Abandon ASAP | Economy | AlterNet

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hundreds Arrested, Including AlterNet Reporter, as Occupy Wall Street Keeps Growing | AlterNet

Hundreds Arrested, Including AlterNet Reporter, as Occupy Wall Street Keeps Growing | AlterNet

Bloomberg News Investigation: Koch Industries Bribed Foreign Officials, Sold Petrochemical Equipment To Iran

Bloomberg News Investigation: Koch Industries Bribed Foreign Officials, Sold Petrochemical Equipment To Iran: pA new article by Bloomberg News reporters Asjylyn Loder and David Evans profiles decades of corporate crimes at the petrochemical and commodity speculating giant Koch Industries. Some of the examples, like a pipeline explosion that killed two teenagers and a cover-up of heightened benzene releases in Corpus Christi, have been well-documented. However, the report outlines [...]/p

Thom Hartmann: The Cover Up Of High Crimes On Wall Street

Why There Are Protests On Wall Street: Their Actions Impoverished More Than 60 Million People

Why There Are Protests On Wall Street: Their Actions Impoverished More Than 60 Million People: pToday, over a thousand demonstrators began protests as a part of a campaign they are calling “Occupy Wall Street.” The protesters intend to engage in long-term civil disobedience to draw attention to Wall Street’s misdeeds and call for structural economic reforms. CNN Money covered the start of the campaign. Watch it: As demonstrators converged on [...]/p

Occupy Boston: Iraq Vet Fought For His Country Overseas, Now Fighting For His Country By Protesting The Banks

Occupy Boston: Iraq Vet Fought For His Country Overseas, Now Fighting For His Country By Protesting The Banks: pThe streets of Boston’s financial district are usually empty and silent on Saturday night. But this weekend, Dewey Square Park, a plot of greenery in the shadow of the Boston Federal Reserve and the State Street Bank headquarters, has turned into a small city in less than two days, filled by 75 tents and hundreds [...]/p

Smaller banks see opening in card fees

Smaller banks see opening in card fees

Thom Hartmann: Astro Turf vs Grass Roots

Sam Seder On The Occupy Wall Street Protests

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wall Street Mocks Protesters By Drinking Champagne

Meltdown: The Men Who Crashed The World

Wealth And Inequality In America

Rachel Maddow On The Wall Street Protests

Inside Occupy Wall Street: A Tour of Activist Encampment at the Heart of Growing Protest

Inside Occupy Wall Street: A Tour of Activist Encampment at the Heart of Growing Protest

Matt Taibbi On The Evolution Of The Wall Street Protests

Bernie Sanders On Wall Street Reform

Nobody could've predicted that slashing budgets crashes economies

Nobody could've predicted that slashing budgets crashes economies

Right-Wing Media Attack Obama For Proposing To Improve On Our “ Great Country“

Right-Wing Media Attack Obama For Proposing To Improve On Our “ Great Country“

Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters is Named in Civil Liberties Lawsuit from 2004 RNC Protests | News & Politics | AlterNet

Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters is Named in Civil Liberties Lawsuit from 2004 RNC Protests | News & Politics | AlterNet

'Occupy Wall Street' Fighting Bankster Greed and the Surveillance State | News & Politics | AlterNet

'Occupy Wall Street' Fighting Bankster Greed and the Surveillance State | News & Politics | AlterNet

Wall Street Readies Assault on Elizabeth Warren | Common Dreams

Wall Street Readies Assault on Elizabeth Warren | Common Dreams

Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers | Books | AlterNet

How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers | Books | AlterNet