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FPL News Reel: October 6, 2011

October 6, 2011, 1:26 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

The FPL News Reel is a daily round-up of the top faith and politics stories in the news. You can sign up for the email version of the News Reel here and follow it on twitter at @FPLNewsreel

Unions Lend Muscle to Wall St. Protests

By Cristian Salazar and Karen Zraick — Associated Press

Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, fueling speculation about how long the camp-out in lower Manhattan — and related demonstrations around the country — will continue.

Matthew 22:1-11: A Biblical Case of Class Warfare

By Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder — Huffington Post

Political pundits and powerbrokers insist on arguing over terminology — whether it is “class warfare” or “socialism.” On the contrary, people at the bottom of the social ladder cannot afford to banter over such nomenclature….The bottom line is that this is a fight for survival.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan: ‘A right to make a profit’

By Tim Mak — Politico

Under fire from President Barack Obama, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan defended his company’s new $5 monthly fee on debit cards, arguing that “we have a right to make a profit.”

Democrats shift the definition of ‘rich’ in battle over taxes

By Lori Montgomery — Washington Post

As they head into the 2012 campaign, Democrats are changing their definition of what it means to be rich. Forget about families making $250,000 a year. Today, the party is only interested in millionaires.

Is Alabama immigration law creating a ‘humanitarian crisis’?

By Patrik Jonsson — Christian Science Monitor

US teachers unions and Hispanic activists said Wednesday that an Arizona-style immigration law upheld by a federal judge last week is creating a “humanitarian crisis” as thousands of parents keep their children home, fearing that teachers will act as immigration agents.

All Quiet on the Southern Front

By Veronica Escobar — New York Times, Opinion

Mr. Perry continues to cast El Paso and our neighbors as poster cities for border violence: last year he claimed, without evidence, that bombs were exploding in our streets and that Juárez was the most dangerous city in America (even though it’s in Mexico).

Death Watch for Health Clinics

By Jake Blumgart — The American Prospect

Although their origins lie in Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs, community health centers have received the blessing of both political parties.

Confronting childhood poverty in the Washington area

By Washington Post, Editorial

The fact that the Washington-area county with the highest median household income also had the region’s highest percentage increase of children living in poverty is sobering evidence of the effects of the national recession on society’s most vulnerable.

My Take: Call him crazy – Huntsman for president in 2024

By Robert P. Jones — CNN, Belief Blog

A dozen years from now, it may be crazy for Republican candidates to run a campaign that doesn’t look like Huntsman’s.

A week that transformed the 2012 story line

By E.J. Dionne Jr. — Washington Post, Opinion

American politics reached a pivot point this week. A new story line will define how voters and the media see what’s going on.


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