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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission May Recommend Legal Action Against S&P

The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering recommending civil legal action against the Standard & Poor's debt ratings agency over its rating of a 2007 collateralized debt offering.

Wall Street protesters cuffed, pepper-sprayed during 'inequality' march [VIDEO]

Matt Deluca and Christina Boyle New York Daily News 26.09.2011
Dozens of marchers from the Occupy Wall Street demonstration were arrested.

Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent. Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting "shame, shame" walked between Zuccotti Park, near Wall St., and Union Square calling for...


NYPD chief: Police could take down plane if needed

The chief of the New York Police Department says city police could take down a plane if necessary.

Obama tells blacks to 'stop complainin' and fight

In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity. And though he didn't say it directly...


US government paid $600 million in benefits to dead people

The federal government has doled out more than $600 million in benefit payments to dead people over the past five years, a watchdog report says.

Morgan Freeman: Obama Made Racism Worse, Tea Party Will Do 'Whatever [It] Can To Get This Black Man Outta Here'

Morgan Freeman, in an interview to be aired on CNN Friday evening, says that President Obama has made racism worse in America.


Tennessee congressman performs CPR on man at airport

Representative Phil Roe retired from his medical career to go to Congress, but on Tuesday he put his doctor skills to use to help save a man's life at a Charlotte, North Carolina airport.

Obama endorses ending one day of mail delivery...

President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. Postal Service should be allowed to reduce mail delivery to five-days-a-week to help cut its massive losses.


New government fees pepper Obama deficit plan

It's not just millionaires who'd pay more under President Barack Obama's latest plan to combat the deficit. Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who...

Social Networking Spurs Wall Street Protest

Protesters set up camp in Manhattan's Financial District Saturday for a demonstration stemming from the social networking site "Occupy Wall Street" that aims to last for months.


Obama to seek a new tax rate for wealthy

President Barack Obama is expected to seek a new base tax rate for the wealthy to ensure that millionaires pay at least at the same percentage as middle income taxpayers.

US taxpayers could be on hook for Europe bailout

The U.S. is coming to Europe's financial rescue. So far, America's role is fairly limited. But if the crisis continues to grow and the U.S. takes on a wider role, U.S. consumers and taxpayers could feel a bigger impact. The biggest exposure could ...


Billions in Unemployment Benefits Paid in Error

The Wall Street Journal 16.09.2011
Billions in Unemployment Benefits Paid in Error

Nearly $19 billion in state unemployment benefits were paid in error during the three years that ended in June, new Labor Department data show.

Attack Watch, new Obama campaign site to ‘fight smears,’ becomes laughing stock of conservatives

As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obama’s campaign team has set up a new Web site, AttackWatch.com, to challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives.


CIA investigates whether laws broken helping New York police

KIMBERLY DOZIER and MATT APUZZO Breitbart.com 14.09.2011
CIA investigates whether laws broken helping New York police

The CIA inspector general is investigating whether the agency broke the law by helping the New York Police Department build intelligence-gathering programs that monitored life in Muslim communities, the agency said Tuesday following an investigati...

Number of US poor hit record 46 million in 2010

The number of Americans living below the poverty line rose to a record 46 million last year, the government said on Tuesday, underscoring the challenges facing President Barack Obama and Congress as they try to tackle high unemployment and a morib...


Video Shows NYPD Cops Dirty Dancing at Parade

LINDA SCHMIDT My FOX NY 13.09.2011
Video Shows NYPD Cops Dirty Dancing at Parade

An online video shows some men who appear to be uniformed NYPD officers enjoying the festivities at the West Indian Day Parade. But some are criticizing what the men were doing, especially since some shootings took place during the parade.

US Democrats Fret Aloud Over Obama’s Re-election Chances

MICHAEL BARBARO, JEFF ZELENY and MONICA DAVEY The New York Times 13.09.2011
US Democrats Fret Aloud Over Obama’s Re-election Chances

Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama’s re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House’s ability to strengthen the president’s standing over the next 14 months.


Threats posted on White House Facebook page

Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz MSNBC 13.09.2011
Threats posted on White House Facebook page

Threatening messages have been posted on the White House Facebook page amid heightened alerts surrounding a possible 9/11 terror threat.

Obama ratings sink to new lows as hope fades

Jon Cohen and Dan Balz The Washington Post 07.09.2011
Obama ratings sink to new lows as hope fades

Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new ...



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