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Russell Simmons Makes Historic Announcement

Russell Simmons Makes Historic Announcement | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Russell Simmons is currently in Boston taking part in the Occupy Boston movement.

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Obama Can Remove Pipeline From Politics by Moving Faster

The GuardianObama Can Remove Pipeline From Politics by Moving Faster: ViewBloombergBy the Editors Wed Nov 16 00:00:06 GMT 2011 Comments President Barack Obama is being accused of playing political games in delaying the construction of a major new...
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Boehner Calls GOP Deficit Plan a 'Fair Offer'

Boehner Calls GOP Deficit Plan a 'Fair Offer' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
House Speaker John Boehner publicly blessed a Republican deficit-reduction plan Tuesday that would raise $300 billion in additional tax revenue while overhauling the IRS code, bucking opposition by some GOP presidential hopefuls and colleagues wary...
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One in Four U.S. Women Reports Workplace Harassment

More than a political issue, sexual harassment in the workplace is a common experience among women — and source of worry among men — in American society.
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Police break up NYC ‘Occupy’ protest in nighttime sweep; new legal fight looms

Police break up NYC ‘Occupy’ protest in nighttime sweep; new legal fight looms | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Police raid Zuccotti Park this morning, evicting dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters and arresting about 70. Officials say that once park is cleaned, protesters will be allowed to return but with no tents.
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New Bachmann video rampages through GOP field

New Bachmann video rampages through GOP field | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Michele Bachmann took her campaign motto, “Don’t settle,” to new levels Tuesday in a video highlighting her GOP rivals’ departures from conservative orthodoxy.
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Recall mania perplexing to out-of-staters

If it hasn't happened in your state, there are plenty of questions about the recall process.
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Abele's vetoes erase entire county tax levy increase

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele kept his tax levy freeze promise Tuesday, erasing all of the $6.25 million increase added to his 2012 budget by the County Board.
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House-Senate negotiators unveil spending bill

House-Senate negotiators unveil spending bill | United States Politics | Scoop.it
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bundle of spending measures for the ongoing budget year, blending cuts to NASA and community development programs while averting cuts to nutrition programs.
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Obama Sure Is a Lucky Fella

Obama Sure Is a Lucky Fella | United States Politics | Scoop.it

The great emblematic moment of a debate filled with demagogic sloganeering and stupidity came when Mr. Tea Party, Rick Santelli, asked about the Social Security "deficit"-that is, the fact that in 2011 Social Security is paying out more in benefits than it's collecting in revenue. This "issue" is a pretty pure encapsulation of three pestilential problems: Republican scare-mongering; media stupidity in the face of it; and, and, and, uh ... let's see ... I'll think of it ...

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Perry vows real change if elected

Perry vows real change if elected | United States Politics | Scoop.it

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, looking to breathe new life into his bid for the Republican nomination, opened an Iowa campaign swing by warning activists not to settle for a candidate who will just propose incremental change.

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Another White House executive move: cutting waste

Another White House executive move: cutting waste | United States Politics | Scoop.it

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Pounding away with executive actions, the White House is
laying out new steps to cut fraud in Medicare and Medicaid, keeping up its campaign of acting without Congress as President Barack Obama tends to diplomacy — and relaxation — far from Washington.

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GOP searches for voice in foreign policy

GOP searches for voice in foreign policy | United States Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of Republicans dominating the politics of national
security, this year's GOP presidential candidates are struggling to find a coherent national security argument against President Barack Obama.

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Solyndra was asked to delay layoffs until after 2010 vote

The Department of Energy urged struggling solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing layoffs until after the November 2010 vote.
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Biden Rallies Ohio Labor for Obama 2012

Biden Rallies Ohio Labor for Obama 2012 | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Vice President Joe Biden today officially kicked off the Obama re-election campaign in Ohio, rallying with Cleveland-area firefighters who last week helped to lead a successful repeal of the state’s controversial new collective bargaining rights law.
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US Catholic Bishops Declare War On Gay Marriage Despite US Catholic Views

US Catholic Bishops Declare War On Gay Marriage Despite US Catholic Views | United States Politics | Scoop.it
US Catholic Bishops have declared war on gay marriage despite a poll that finds American Catholics see opposition to same-sex marriage equality as low on their list.
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He has a hunch

He has a hunch | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Newt Gingrich officially opened his New Hampshire headquarters yesterday afternoon at 968 Elm Street in Manchester, and he's got a hunch he's going to do "very, very well."

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Occupy London, Zurich protesters also face eviction from camps | PRI.ORG

Occupy London, Zurich protesters also face eviction from camps | PRI.ORG | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In the hours before and after New York police dispersed the Occupy Wall Street camp at Zucotti Park, law enforcement in Switzerland and the United Kingdom began taking steps to disperse their own camps.
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Raid done overnight to reduce confrontation

Raid done overnight to reduce confrontation | United States Politics | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Zuccotti Park was
evacuated in the middle of the night "to reduce the risk of confrontation."

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Organizers start the clock on recall of Walker, 3 GOP senators

Organizers start the clock on recall of Walker, 3 GOP senators | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Taking the next step in a battle that's been in the works since February, organizers officially started the clock Tuesday on gathering more than a half million recall petitions against GOP Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

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Police dismantle Oakland camp, protesters on march

Police dismantle Oakland camp, protesters on march | United States Politics | Scoop.it
OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) - Police forcibly evicted anti-Wall Street protesters from their camp in downtown Oakland early on Monday, setting the stage for possible showdowns with some demonstrators who vowed to dig in after marching through the...
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Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park.
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Obama to backers: Everything on the line in 2012

Obama to backers: Everything on the line in 2012 | United States Politics | Scoop.it

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Politicking in his boyhood home, President Barack Obama told supporters Monday that everything they worked for and that the country stands for is on the line in his 2012 re-election bid, warning of a bleak America should a Republican win.

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Obama to renew strengthen ties in Australia

Obama to renew strengthen ties in Australia | United States Politics | Scoop.it

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning from economic to security concerns in the Asia-Pacific region as he makes a long-delayed visit to Australia.

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Misfires on Iran, China in GOP debate

Misfires on Iran, China in GOP debate | United States Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herman Cain contradicted himself on torture, Mitt Romney offered a prescription for challenging China that didn't add up and Newt Gingrich seemed to forget about crucial help by Pakistani intelligence in running down terrorists.

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