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Flight carrying Ron Paul, other Reps. makes emergency landing

A flight with members of Texas’ U.S. Congressional delegation aboard, including former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, “took a major nosedive” and was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Houston TV station. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from CNN’s Situation…

Novak: ‘Reprehensible’ if McCain faked VP announcement

Fox’s Martha MacCallum talked with Robert Novak about his report that John McCain may announce his VP choice this week. Novak said that the story may have been a publicity stunt to take media attention away from Obama. Partial transcript MACCALLUM: The McCain folks have been very tight-lipped on this.…

Raw Video: Sen. Obama meets with Gen. Petraeus

(AP) Sen. Barack Obama continued his tour of Iraq meeting with General David Petaeus at Sather Air Base in Baghdad. On Tuesday, Sen. Obama travelled to Ramadi to meet with Sunni tribal leaders. Sen. Obama has since landed in Jordan. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast July 22,…

Daily Show mocks media: Obama ‘gives me a boner’

Jon Stewart mocked the extensive coverage of Barack Obama’s trip to Iraq. Daily Show reporters Rob Riggle, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac and Ed Henry all joke that they have ‘a boner’ for Obama. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast July 21, 2008. Download video…

Blackwater CEO: New president will continue to use contractors

(AP) During a driving tour of the company’s North Carolina compound, Blackwater Worldwide founder and CEO Eric Prince told The Associated Press that the company plans a shift away from the security contracting business. Prince discourage new companies from focusing on security contracting because of the decreased need in Iraq.…

Halperin: NY Times getting ‘bum rap’ over McCain op-ed

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and David Shuster talked with Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin about why the New York Times refused to publish an op-ed by John McCain. Halperin defended The New York Times’ choice. Halperin said, “That page has a pretty high standard. They don’t want any op-ed piece just because…

Israeli leader condemns shooting of bound Palestinian protester

(Reuters) Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak condemned on Monday an incident captured on video in which an Israeli soldier fired a rubber bullet at point-blank range at a bound and blindfolded Palestinian detainee. “The Israeli military will investigate the incident, learn its lessons and hold those responsible to account,” Barak…

ABC: Obama, commanders have ‘open disagreement’ over timetables

ABC’s Terry Moran reports that Obama has an “open disagreement” with commanders in Iraq over a timetable for withdrawal. Moran said that Obama agreed to discuss the disagreement candidly. Obama said, “I would characterize the concerns differently. I don’t think that they’re deep concerns about the notion of a pullout…

Critics call for boycott over Savage autism rant

CNN’s Alina Cho interviewed parents and advocates for autistic children who want Michael Savage fired or boycotted for remarks he made on his radio show. Savage had said that autism was “A fraud, a racket. … In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to…

McCain brings up MoveOn’s ‘General betray us’ attack

John McCain blasted Barack Obama for not voting on a resolution condemning Moveon.org during a campaign event in South Portland, ME. This came on the same day that Obama met with General Petraeus in Iraq. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast July 19, 2008. Download video…

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