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Entries by Zach Carter from 11/2011

Oakland Police Association Attacks Mayor Over Occupy Protests

Posted 11.01.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Officers' Association sent an open letter to city Mayor Jean Quan, criticizing the mayor's response to Occupy Oakland...

Romney Draws Fire From Longtime Democratic Ally For Masquerading As Conservative

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Mitt Romney's oldest Democratic supporters says the Republican presidential contender is a "warm" and "decent" person who is only...

Robert Greenwald Partners With Progressive Media For 'Who Are The One Percent?' Series

Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

Inspired by the Occupy movement, 10 progressive media outlets are crowd-sourcing contributions for a film series dubbed "Who Are The One Percent?" foc...

MoveOn Joins Move Your Money Project For Nov. 5 Day Of Action

Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

With the Occupy movement continuing to gather momentum, political organizers at the progressive nonprofit MoveOn are joining a campaign from other pro...

Move Your Money Activists Prepare For Bank Transfer Day On Nov. 5

Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While major banks pride themselves on "financial innovation," they always function in a way that stays fundamentally the same: They hold...

The GOP's 'Uncertainty' Talking Point, Debunked

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the economy in a slump for nearly four years, corporate executives and conservative politicians have repeatedly invoked "uncertaint...

Scott Brown Mimics Elizabeth Warren, Endorses Obama CFPB Nominee

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) endorsed President Barack Obama's nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday, acc...

SOPA, Internet Censorship Bill, Lauded By Both Parties In Key House Hearing

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans joined together to voice support for legislation that would ...

Newt Gingrich Long Advocated Home Ownership Push Prior To A Reported Freddie Mac $1 Million Payday

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich has been one of the most influential conservative voices advocating the use of home owne...

Jon Huntsman Would Break Up Big Banks, Wants Tough Settlement For Mortgage Fraud

Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman called Monday for a major financial overhaul that would break up too-big-to-fail banks an...