THE ELEVENTH HOUR For most Americans, today is Veterans Day, a day we give thanks to our veterans for their sacrifice and service. In Canada, the day is known as Remembrance Day – perhaps a better name for the day. At one time, the 11th of November was called Armistice Day. It was the day [...]
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Manufacturing in the euro zone contracted in October at its steepest rate since July 2009, adding to signs that growth in the region is grinding to a halt.
G-20 leaders scrambled to arrange emergency measures aimed at preventing the sovereign-debt crisis from contaminating the rest of Europe and the global economy.
The European Central Bank cut interest rates, taking a decisive step against rapidly growing risks to the euro zone’s economic outlook and financial stability.
A Jordanian man died while 1,246 other passengers and crew members were rescued following a fire aboard their ferry that was sailing on the Red Sea en route to Egypt’s port of Nuweiba.
George Papandreou said through a spokesman that he was open to talks with a leading opposition party to push through reforms required for financial aid, amid speculation he will have to resign.
MSNBC’s single-named expert on race Toure (one-word name) once again joined “The Last Word” to further his effort to delegitimize Herman Cain as a black man and black conservatives in general. Toure says Herman Cain did not handle the response to Politico’s accusations of him in a “presidential way,” much less a “professional way.” “This is a major moment for the GOP,” Toure says about a vulnerable Herman Cain. “Because Cain is a really important candidate, perhaps more important than any of the other candidates because he serves a massive psychological purpose.” “There’s a lot of people in the GOP who have been critical of Obama, and have been made to feel that they are racist, because of their criticism. Some of it has been racist, some of it’s been reasonable, some of it has been business as usual Republican/Democrat stuff, okay. Cain comes along, offering salvation, liberation. You’re not racist if you support Herman Cain. So now they have this ‘Herman Cain card’ they can throw at us any time they are made to feel racist. So this is like a beautiful thing for them. So they need him to succeed as long as they can deal with him so that they can get their Cain card and make it as valuable as possible,” Toure told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “But, of course this whole transaction is actually a canard,” Toure finished. When asked in what way his campaign is a canard, Toure says Cain is “giving comfort to racism.” “Herman Cain is giving comfort to racism the way that he purports himself as we’ve discussed before on this show. So, I mean, this is not the person that you can hold up and say ‘See, I’m not a racist, I love Herman Cain,’” Toure told MSNBC.
Lawrence O’Donnell talks about the confidentiality agreements between Herman Cain and those accusing him of sexual harassment. O’Donnell says that the women would have nothing to fear if they come forward because the National Restaurant Association would never sue them for coming forward. O’Donnell believes that if the NRA sued the women, their lobbying business would be hurt. If they are sued, O’Donnell offers to pay for the women’s legal expenses.
Rachel Maddow talks about the latest developments in the argument over jobs and spending in Washington DC. She cheers for Democratic unity on infrastructure jobs and hopes that some Republican senators will peel away from their party.
Bill O’Reilly talks about the bonuses being received by officers at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He criticizes the White House’s responses and says Congress should end those programs.