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Rep.: Congress ‘won’t hesitate’ to act against Rove

Karl Rove is scheduled to testify to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday but says he won’t appear despite the threat of arrest, citing executive privilege. MSNBC’s Dan Abrams discusses with committee member Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast July 8, 2008. Download video…

Turley on FISA bill: ‘The fix is in’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow talks with Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley about what the outcome may be of Wednesday’s Senate vote on the FISA bill and how it will affect telephone companies and the rest of the country. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast July 8, 2008. Download video…

Obama denies shifting to reach political center

Asked by a voter about accusations of flip-flopping, Democrat Barack Obama dismissed the notion Tuesday that he has been shifting stances on Iraq, guns and the death penalty to break with his party’s liberal wing and court a wider swath of voters. “The people who say this haven’t apparently been…

Feingold warns against retroactive immunity for telecoms

While the final result of what critics say is a flawed surveillance bill is all-but-ordained, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) is not giving up his fight to convince colleagues not to retroactively eliminate any consequences for participating in President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program that was conducted outside of existing law. “This…

NRA fights to allow guns at Disney World

A new Florida law permits workers to bring legal guns to work. Officials at Walt Disney World say they are exempt, and the NRA and some prominent Florida lawmakers are fighting back. Dan Abrams is joined by Florida Republican Rep. Stan Mayfield, who helped pass the law, and Brian Siebel…

US Exports to Iran grew tenfold under Bush presidency

(AP) The value of U.S. exports to Iran grew more than tenfold during President Bush’s years in office even as he pressed for tougher international limits on trade and accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists. Records show that at least $148,000 of weapons and other unspecified military gear…

State plans to offer Christian license plates

CNN’s John Roberts talked with Sonny Hostin about a South Carolina plan to offer a Christian license plate. A group of people from various faiths is challenging the religious license plate on the basis that it violates the Establishment Clause of First Amendment. South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Andr‚ Bauer has…

Fox host predicts GOP ‘mayhem’ at Dem convention

Fox’s Steve Doocy predicted that Republicans and John McCain supporters would cause “mayhem” during Barack Obama’s acceptance speech in Denver at Invesco Field. Doocy said, “You have got to figure that Republicans and noise makers and troublemakers are going to do their best to get in there in a large…

Karl Rove says he won’t testify before Congress

Karl Rove is scheduled to testify to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday but says he won’t appear despite the threat of arrest. Dan Abrams discusses with NYU’s Michael Waldman and former counsel to the House Judiciary Committee Julian Epstein. This video is from MSNBC’s Verdict, broadcast July 7, 2008.…

Google must show YouTube viewer log to Viacom

Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube, a US court has ruled. This video is from BBC, broadcast July 7, 2008. Download video…

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