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Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

49ers' Donte Whitner Wants to Legally Change His Name to 'Hitner'

The NFL reportedly fined 49ers safety Donte Whitner $21,000 for his hit on Rams wide receiver Chris Givens on Thursday in Week 4. Whitner is not happy, and according to Matthew Barrows of <i>The Sacramento Bee</i>, he will appeal the fine.<p>Whitner took to Twitter to express his disappointment and is even …

US shutdown hits Obama's climate agenda as EPA staff are sent home

About 94% of the employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been sent on leave of absence as part of the US government shutdown.<p>Nearly all of the agency's 16,205 employees across the country, with oversight of air quality, industrial waste, water and sewage treatment plants, have …

How is shutdown both parties’ fault, if GOP always wanted it? | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Mike Pence<p>Back when he was a congressman, Indiana Governor Mike Pence told reporters that if Democrats were unwilling to slash government spending, "then I say, shut it down."<i><br>credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst</i><p>Previous<br>• Next<p>Louie Gohmert<p>The Texas Congressman told ThinkProgress in 2010, …

Meet the Morons Who Caused the Shutdown

There have been Congresses more irresponsible, though not many of them. There have been lazier Congresses, more vicious Congresses, and Congresses less capable of seeing forests for trees. But there has never been in a single Congress -- or, more pre...<p>There has never been a single House of the …

GOP’s latest shutdown scheme “disgusting,” Ellison tells Salon

<b>Keith Ellison (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus slams Republicans — and the media for enabling them<p>Josh Eidelson<p>October 2, 2013 5:55pm (UTC)<p>In an interview with Salon late Tuesday, congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn., co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, …

Reid to GOP: Open Government, Then We'll Negotiate

Senate majority leader attempts to break the political stalemate between Democrats, Republicans.

GOP moderates should stop whining, and reopen the government

<b>Peter King (AP/Manuel Balce Cenata)</b><p>If Peter King really wants to end this mess, he has the power to do so. Here’s what he should do right now<p>Brian Beutler<p>October 2, 2013 6:27pm (UTC)<p>The House GOP leadership's current position is that reopening the government at House GOP-approved spending levels …

How Less Than 5% Of The US Population Caused The Government To Shut Down

Everyone thinks the situation in Washington is the result of two parties unable to come together. But who's really behind it?<p>In the 2012 elections, a little more than 59.6 million Americans voted for representatives from the Democratic party while 58.2 million voters supported the Republican …

Affordable Care Act

Shutdown Diary: Day 2

<b>Wednesday's Highlights:</b><p><b>White House</b><p>Day 2 of the federal government shutdown found President Obama summoning congressional leaders to the White House to urge House Republicans to pass legislation to reopen agencies and raise the debt ceiling to avoid a first-ever default by the U.S. (Nothing was …