FPL News Reel: October 6, 2011
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 JuÃ¡rez was the most dangerous city in America (even though it’s in Mexico).
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.
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.
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.
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.