The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

By Jack Palmer 12-07-2011

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Rowan Williams Says Jesus Would Be Siding With Occupy Movement
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says Jesus would have joined protesters from the anti-corporate Occupy movement who have been camped outside London's St. Paul's Cathedral for more than seven weeks.
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CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE: Too Much Focus On Money Destroys The Environment, Says Cardinal
Excessive focus on money is destroying the environment and dehumanizing people, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis.
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BROOKINGS INSTITUTE: Presidential Politics And Religion (VIDEO)
On the campaign trail, candidates are often measured by their religious beliefs, which begs the question: do voters feel they need to have faith in a candidate’s faith? Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne Jr. examines the issue with a look at the GOP presidential contest and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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THE NATION: Bring Them Home—Now
The American people have long been ahead of all but a few good politicians when it comes to the unacceptable costs of the war in Afghanistan, and the latest Rasmussen poll shows 59 percent of likely voters now want the troops home either immediately or within a year.
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TIME: The Ad War Heats Up: How Religion Is Playing In Iowa
Somewhat lost in the Newt Gingrich supernova is the fact that Rick Perry still has something the other fallen front-runners of 2011 lack: a big pot of campaign money that he can use to cause mischief on the airwaves in early primary states.
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THINK PROGRESS: Obama To Durban: ‘We Must Not Give Up’
In a recorded video, President Barack Obama addressed delegates at the international climate talks in Durban, South Africa, praising the anti-deforestation work of deceased Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai and offering platitudes of support.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Occupy San Francisco Encampment Cleared By Police In Overnight Raid
More than 100 police officers gave protesters at the Occupy encampment in San Francisco five minutes to gather belongings before authorities took down about 100 tents and arrested 70 people as the camp was dismantled in an overnight raid.
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