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How Rahm Emanuel Made His Mega Millions | Blackwater Mercenaries Indicted | B of A's Greed Sparks Worker Strike

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How Rahm Emanuel Made Mega-Millions and Bought His Way to Power  

How Rahm Emanuel Made Mega-Millions and Bought His Way to Power
By Ben Protess, ProPublica
New details emerge of Emanuel's days as an investment banker. Read more »

 

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What's with Obama's Deputy Telling Progressives to Pipe Down?  

What's with Obama's Deputy Telling Progressives to Pipe Down?

Obama aide Steve Hildebrand explicitly attacks "the left wing of the Democratic Party" with Fox News-style talking points. Read more »

Blackwater Operatives Indicted for Slaughter of Iraqi Civilians  

Blackwater Operatives Indicted for Slaughter of Iraqi Civilians

A U.S. court indicted 5 Blackwater mercenaries on multiple charges stemming from the Nisour Square attacks. Read more »

A Bad Auto Bailout Is Cheaper Than Any Bank Bailout  

A Bad Auto Bailout Is Cheaper Than Any Bank Bailout

Whether or not bailing out the Big Three makes financial sense (which it doesn't), it's still a fraction of the cost of bailing out Wall Street. Read more »

Bank of America's Greed Sparked the Eye-Opening Worker's Strike in Chicago  

Bank of America's Greed Sparked the Eye-Opening Worker's Strike in Chicago

The bank took $25 billion of taxpayers' cash, but wouldn't lend Republic Windows and Doors the money it needed to keep going. Read more »

Why We Need Sleep Even More Than We Think  

Why We Need Sleep Even More Than We Think

New reports warn of serious health woes for those those who don't get enough shut-eye. Read more »

NBC's  

NBC's "One-Man Military-Industrial-Media Complex"

As a consultant for military contractors, retired general and Pentagon pundit Barry McCaffrey is a first-class war profiteer. Read more »

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Iowa Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage  

Iowa Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage

The fight for equality in Iowa. Read more »

Disgusting: Bought Out Merrill CEO Wants $10 Million Bonus  

Disgusting: Bought Out Merrill CEO Wants $10 Million Bonus

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has released a statement regarding Thain's "chutzpah" in asking for the money. Read more »

Rove Planning to 'Name Names' of Bush Haters in His New Book  

Rove Planning to 'Name Names' of Bush Haters in His New Book

Another one for the W. legacy file. Read more »

 

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