VIDEO: Sailor Rescued 200 Miles Off NC Coast After Missing For 60 Days

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published April 3, 2015 - 12:12am

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a man from motor vessel Houston Express off the North Carolina coast Thursday, April 4, 2015. The crew aboard Houston Express spotted the man on a disabled sailing vessel and took him aboard approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City.


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VIDEO: Fast Food Workers Announce Nationwide Strike For Tax Day

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 1, 2015 - 7:09pm

Union organizers are upping the pressure on fast food restaurants to raise their wages by promising a nationwide strike on April 15 – tax day – symbolic because they say employees should be paid at least $15 an hour.


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Video: Obama Slows US Military Exit From Afghanistan

The Uptake for The Uptake Published March 25, 2015 - 9:30am

President Obama says during a joint news conferee with Afghanistan's President that the U.S. will keep its 9,800 U.S. troops—half of which it had planned to remove in coming months—stationed in Afghanistan through 2015.


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Bill for First Lady: Potty Mouth Princesses Rush the Hill

Teke O"Reilly for The Contributor Published March 23, 2015 - 10:24am

While Hillary may not have formally announced her presidential run, “Bill” is already hitting the campaign trail running for “First Lady”… in red high heels and a dress to match. Today, just weeks before Hillary’s expected formal announcement of her 2016 presidential run, Democratic activists with the political action committee BillForFirstLady2016.com launched a web campaign and online petition drive supporting Hillary Clinton’s White House run.


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Obama to Iranian Citizens: Diplomacy, Peace, and Happy New Year

TekeOR for The Uptake Published March 22, 2015 - 2:54pm

In a video message directed at Iranians celebrating the new year festival of Nowruz, President Obama said "we have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries."

"There are people in both our countries and beyond who oppose a diplomatic resolution." "My message to you - the people of Iran - is that together we have to speak up for the future we seek.


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Slain Teen's Grandmother Questions Mayor About Police "Extreme Violence"

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published March 19, 2015 - 11:04pm

The Grandmother of Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old man shot by police in Madison, Wisconsin submitted a question to the Mayor of Madison at a debate on Thursday night. Sharon Irwin wanted to know "what are you going to do to stop this extreme violence."


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Straight from Tom Cotton's Mouth: Iran Controls Tehran

Sam Seder for SamSeder Published March 17, 2015 - 2:48pm

Tom Cotton wants us to know that the Iranians have taken over Tehran, and we must imagine the consequences if they get nukes!!


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The Legacy of Paul Wellstone - Why We Do What We Do

Sam Seder for SamSeder Published March 12, 2015 - 7:04pm

"In the last analysis, politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine." Reflecting on the legacy of Paul Wellstone...


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