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October 16, 2011

Obama extends support for protesters

Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of demonstrations in cities around the world, but called on them not to “demonise” those who worked on Wall Street.

On Sunday, Mr Obama honoured Martin Luther King at a dedication to a new memorial on National Mall in Washington. Referring to protests that have spread from Wall Street to London, Rome and elsewhere, Mr Obama said: “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there.” Mr Obama had previously said the protests “express the frustration” of ordinary Americans with the financial sector.

via Obama extends support for protesters – FT.com.

October 16, 2011

How Did Obama Know About Fast and Furious Before Eric Holder?

Good question. CNN’s John King recently interviewed House Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings about Attorney General Eric Holder’s conflicting testimony regarding when he first knew about Operation Fast and Furious. After a subpoena was issued Wednesday to Holder from Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, Cummings came out in a full court defense of Holder, calling the move “a political stunt” and “deep-sea fishing.”

via How Did Obama Know About Fast and Furious Before Eric Holder? – Katie Pavlich.

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