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New York City pulls an Oakland on Occupy

New York City pulls an Oakland on Occupy

11/15/11 01:18PM

Of all people, ?uestlove broke the news.Soon after a Twitter alert from The Roots' drummer that police in riot gear were on their way to the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, police swept in and cleared out what Mayor Mike Bloomberg deemed an "intolerable situation," arresting dozens of protesters (to the point of removing trees to which Occupiers chained themselves) (and even whatever journalists were allowed to cover the story). read more

Mayor Bloomberg orders Occupy Wall Street protesters to clear out

Mayor Bloomberg orders Occupy Wall Street protesters to clear out

11/15/11 08:51AM

 UPDATE: Here's some video from the scene this morning at around 2am. The location is about one block north of Zuccotti Park. Fair warning, some of the language may not be completely safe for work.Producer Mike Yarvitz recently moved downtown to the Financial District and sent this dispatch from Zuccotti Park and the Occupy Wall Street raid at 2:32 am this morning:As a new resident of the neighborhood, I just ran down there to check it out. It's a pretty wild scene.  HUGE NYPD presence everywhere in the area. read more

Morning Maddow: November 15

Morning Maddow: November 15

11/15/11 07:53AM

Occupy Wall Street moves to Foley Square after a surprise raid by police. What Mayor Bloomberg has to say about the clearing of Zuccotti Park.NY Times liveblog on #ows. Also check out Will Femia's overnight reports and morning updates, below.It's Day 1 of the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.Herman Cain responds to that amazing tape.Remember when ketchup was a vegetable? Looks like those days are back.We have a (semi) functioning government for another month. read more

Police raid Occupy Wall Street

Police raid Occupy Wall Street

11/15/11 03:32AM

UPDATING, 7:18 AM TUESDAY: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that the occupy party of Occupy Wall Street is over, and that protesters will no longer be allowed to bring tents, sleeping bags or tarps into the park: "Protestors have had two months to occupy the park with tents and sleeping bags. Now they will have to occupy the space with the power of their arguments." It sounds like a couple of hundred people have gathered in nearby Foley Square and may be planning to march back to the park. read more

Taking the lead

Taking the lead

11/14/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - Newt Gingrich pulls ahead in the Republican presidential... watch

Close (re)call for Kasich

Close (re)call for Kasich

11/14/11 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow points out that if Ohio governor, John Kasich, had been on the ballot when S.B. 5 was overwhelming voted down, he would have been voted out of... watch

Four Score and Eleventy Something Years Ago

Four Score and Eleventy Something Years Ago

11/14/11 06:24PM

Salon had this to say about Fox News' host Bill O'Reilly's new book "Killing Lincoln":A reviewer for the official National Park Service bookstore at Ford's Theatre has recommended that Bill O'Reilly's bestselling new book about the Lincoln assassination not be sold at the historic site "because of the lack of documentation and the factual errors within the publication."Salon says that Rae Emerson, deputy superintendent at Ford's Theatre, pointed out many other historical errors like, "'Killing Lincoln' makes multiple references to the Oval Office; in fact, Emerson points out, the office was no read more

Ahead on the 11/14 Maddow show

11/14/11 06:02PM

Updated:Tonight's guests include:Josh Rogin, writer for Foreign PolicyDan Siegel, resigned as legal advisor to Oakland mayor in response to the city's decision to clear protestors from Occupy OaklandExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Results from a Nexis search for the phrase "income inequality" in the news media.

Occupying the national dialogue

11/14/11 05:33PM

At least a couple of times, Rachel has pointed out that no matter what you may think of Occupy Wall Street, its success at changing the national dialogue -as measured in the dramatic increase in the use of the phrase "corporate greed"- is undeniable (see below).On Friday, Dylan Byers, in a post titled "Occupy Wall Street is winning" performed a similar test, searching LexisNexis for use of the phrase "income inequality" and graphing it over time (see above). read more

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