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Depp narrates Hunter Thompson’s life on film

A new film about the life and work of American counter-culture writer Hunter S. Thompson is due to be released. BBC talked to Alex Gibney who directed the film, “The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson.” This video is from BBC, broadcast July 10, 2008. Download video…

DNC plans ‘greenest’ convention ever

“When the democrats go to the denver convention next month, they’re going to be trying to make it the greenest one ever. They’ve even created a position just to think of environmentally friendly ideas, like riding bikes and eating off plates made from corn.” CNN’s Ed Lavendera talked with Denver…

Filipino poor sell kidneys to survive

(AFP) The Philippines is listed by the World Health Organisation as an organ trafficking “hotspot”. Thousands of poor Filipinos living in slums or rural areas have given up a kidney in exchange for a few thousand dollars. This video is from AFP, broadcast July 10, 2008. Download video…

MSNBC guests call out GOP strategist for calling Obama ‘snob’

MSNBC’s Dan Abrams talked with Former Bush aide Brad Blakeman, political commentator Ron Regan and Democratic strategist Tonya Acker about Jesse Jackson’s negative comments on Barack Obama’s relationship with the black community. Blakeman said that Jackson’s comment show that Barack Obama is an ‘elitist’ and a ‘snob.’ Reagan and Ackerman…

MSNBC features Rove testimony countdown clock

MSNBC’s Verdict displayed a on-screen clock counting down to the time that Karl Rove is schedule to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Rove has been subpoenaed to testify in the matter of the prosecution of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman. MSNBC’s Dan Abrams does not believe that Karl Rove…

Jackson on son’s repudiation: ‘Ultimately, we get along’

CNN’s John Roberts talked with Jesse Jackson who apologized for making crude comments about Barack Obama while preparing for an interview with Fox News. Jackson explained, “A part of my anguish, frankly, beyond that is the limitage of the significant but faith based programs, we need faith based initiatives. We…

McCain asked about PNAC and 9/11 at town hall

During a town hall event in Portsmouth, OH, John McCain was asked why he wasn’t more supportive of 9/11 victims. The questioner asked, “I was curious about a document. Back in September of 2000, Project for New American Century (PNAC) whose members included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush and…

Senate applauds Sen. Kennedy’s return

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked through a wall of applause into the Senate on Wednesday and cast a stunningly unexpected vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation. Returning to the Senate floor for the first time since his May brain surgery, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Ma) was greeted with…

O’Reilly airs Jesse Jackson comment about Obama

Bill O’Reilly aired a negative comment about Barack Obama made by Jesse Jackson. Jackson made the remark at a time when he thought the microphone was turned off. This video is from Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, broadcast July 9, 2008. Download video…

Feingoldon on FISA: ‘A dark hour for the Constitution’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow talked with Russ Feingold about FISA legislation that was by the Senate today. Feingold said, “This is a sad moment. It is a black mark not only on the Democrats but the Congress and really the history of our country. The same thing, Rachel, happened with regard…

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