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Why There Are Protests On Wall Street: Their Actions Impoverished More Than 60 Million People
Today, 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. RT America covered the start of the campaign. Watch it:
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and a number of his Democratic Party colleagues in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill to eliminate the debt ceiling, saying that the measure is needed after the House Republicans successfully held the ceiling hostage for budget cuts over the summer. Nadler appeared on The Nation’s Chris Hayes’ new MSNBC show, “Up With Chris Hayes,” to discuss his bill. Watch it:
Former President Jimmy Carter urges the United States to not veto the Security Council vote for Palestinian statehood anticipated to take place next week.
“If I were president, I’d be very glad to see the Palestinians have a nation recognized by the United Nations,” Carter tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered. “There’s no downside to it.”
Carter admits that for President Obama, failure to veto “would have some adverse effects perhaps on his political future.”
WASHINGTON — As the debate over jobs turns into the latest political tug-of-war, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri walks a careful but candid line.
As chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, he has been at odds with President Barack Obama over his administration’s response to the soaring unemployment rate in the African-American community.
SANAA, Yemen — At least 24 demonstrators were killed in Sanaa on Sunday, as gunmen opened fire on demonstrators calling for the ouster of longtime president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The attacks, which came amidst a tense, protracted stalemate in the nation’s ongoing political crisis, made Sunday Sanaa’s bloodiest day in months.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) resumed his attacks on President Obama’s economic policy Sunday morning, suggesting that the President’s plan to tax millionaires’ profits from capital gains in order to fund job creation efforts constitutes “class warfare”
The World War II-era plane that plummeted into an air-race crowd like a missile bore little resemblance to its original self. It was rebuilt for speed, if not for stability.
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