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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

Move your money

Move your money

November 5, Bank Transfer Day           Move Your Money: Campaign Grows to Divest from "Too Big to Fail" Banks to Local Banks, Credit Unions As participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement continue protesting the record profits made by banks bailed out by taxpayer money, a group of grassroots activists are hitting America’s largest banks—including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo—where it hurts most: the wallet. Dubbing this ... Full Story

Bogus claims that just won’t die

Bogus claims that just won’t die

        Bogus claims that just keep getting repeated — and a further explanation of the Pinocchio scale By Glenn Kessler “You have 219 new regulations coming out, costing over $100 million each.”  — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Oct. 27, 2011 As much as we try to expose wrongheaded rhetoric in today’s political debates, some of these “facts” keep popping up. It sometimes really feels like whack-a-mole. Imagine our surprise on Thursday when we ... Full Story

Halloween special: scary fact checks

Halloween special: scary fact checks

  Halloween special report: our scariest fact-checks!  By Bill Adair Published on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. To celebrate Halloween, we're highlighting some of our scariest Truth-O-Meter items of the past few years. Scare tactics have a long and rich history in American politics. Opponents of Thomas Jefferson warned in 1800 that his election would mean that "murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will openly be taught and practiced." Joseph ... Full Story

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March

The trend of the police state in the United States continues as Oakland police cause serious injury to marcher. Meanwhile Herman Cain says that the protesters should "Go Home and Get A Job."  Cain's remarks illustrate the classic attitude of the haves verses the have-nots, perhaps best illustrated by a classic remark attributed to Marie Antoinette whose famous quote, "Let them eat cake." is the classic comment on the lack of understanding of the problems of the common people. While the queen ... Full Story

Meltdown: Episode 2

Meltdown: Episode 2

  Meltdown is a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that brought down the financial world. Beginning with the 2008 crash that pushed 30 million people into unemployment, brought countries to the edge of insolvency and turned the clock back to 1929, it moves on to examine the epidemic of fear that caused the world's banks to stop lending and how the people began their fight back. Finally, it asks how the world can prepare for the next crisis even as it ... Full Story

Class Warfare: Q&A

Class Warfare: Q&A

  With all the talk about class warfare the commentary on the Rasmusen Reports is enlightening. It is also enlightening that when ever the subject is brought up by conservatives, it is made to sound that class warfare is bad. The Koch brothers and their ilk are, and have been actively engaged in class war fare for some time now yet there has been no hue and cry from the conservatives. Why is it that when the less affluent want more it is class war fare and when the wealthy want more it ... Full Story

“Occupy” the World

“Occupy” the World

Are we becoming a police state. The scene of armed police in riot gear confronting unarmed protestors of the Occupy Denver protest was a chilling sight. It must have been a frightening experience for the protestors. Use of government force against protestors is nothing new in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Civil Rights Marches to antiwar protests to the Occupy protests of today, protest is a common occurrence in our society. The use of force against protestors is also ... Full Story

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Reuters is reporting that a local military commander in the city of Misrata, where the forces which captured Gaddafi took his body, said "over-enthusiastic" fighters took matters into their own hands when they came face to face with the man they despise. "We wanted to keep him alive but the young guys, things went out of control," he said speaking on condition of anonymity. -Reuters "Clues to Gaddafi's death concealed from public view"     Situation Report October 20, ... Full Story

The GOP’s ludicrous claim about their jobs bill

The GOP’s ludicrous claim about their jobs bill

“The entire plan will not add one penny to the federal debt, while creating 5 million new jobs.” By Glenn Kessler Politicians love to make claims about how many jobs their proposals will create. As a practical matter, readers should immediately discount such assertions, since they are often based on guesstimates that are then extrapolated beyond reality. One good example of such a dubious claim is one made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in August about the Federal Aviation ... Full Story

Accounts emerge of Gaddafi’s final moments

Accounts emerge of Gaddafi’s final moments

Witness accounts and grainy footage offer partial glimpses into the former Libyan leader's last stand. While reports surrounding the circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi's death remain murky, amateur footage combined with eyewitness accounts tell a dramatic story of the toppled leader's last stand.  Shortly before dawn prayers on Thursday, Gaddafi surrounded by a few dozen loyal bodyguards and accompanied by Abu Bakr Younis Jabr, the head of his now defeated army, broke out of Sirte where his ... Full Story

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