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Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6
Tar Sands Action, an environmental group fighting against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is releasing a new ad campaign in the run-up to a planned DC protest scheduled for November 6th. The ads, which call on the president to stop development of the pipeline, will appear in the print editions of the New York Times and Washington Post as well as at online media outlets such as CNN.com and ForeignPolicy.com.
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It's On: Republicans Slam Elizabeth Warren For Embracing Occupy Wall Street

National Republicans are now attacking Elizabeth Warren for embracing the protests, seeking to make a liability out of the fact that Warren, a longtime critic of Wall Street excess, has now aligned herself with the movement's intellectual underpinnings. What this means: The conservative effort to turn blue collar whites and independents against the protesters and their broader populist message - exploiting a traditional cultural fault line in our politics - will now unfold in the context of a high profile political campaign.
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Obama To Offer Plan To Aid Students Buried In Debt
President Obama is expected to announce measures aimed at helping college graduates climb out of their student loan debt hole. One of the proposals would push up the start date for more favorable terms on a special loan repayment program based on income, sources tell CNNMoney. Another measure would encourage graduates with two or more different kinds of federal loans to consolidate and refinance to get a lower rate on all the loans.
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Christian Leaders March With Occupy San Francisco To Financial District Carrying Golden Calf, Protests Corporate Greed
KGO ABC News San Francisco reports that a group of clergy members joined the 99 Percent Movement yesterday for a march to San Francisco's financial district, including the office buildings for JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. The demonstrators hailed from different parts of the Bay Area and carried a golden calf, which "represented a young version of Wall Street's golden bull."
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'Bipolar Inequality': Did Americans Sign Up For This?
For the past few weeks, the questions about Occupy Wall Street have been about its direction and policy positions. "Where are the protesters taking this thing?" media-types ask. "What are their demands?" people want to know. The real question? Why are we trying to blast past the reason that people are down at Zuccotti Park, or in Madrid's main square, or on the streets of Tokyo? - A combination of high unemployment (and maybe even moreso, underemployment), income inequality and easy access to the offending economic data has made people angry enough to get out and protest.
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