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Axelrod: Obama still wants middle-class tax cuts

David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s top advisor, told NBC’s David Gregory that the incoming administration would press for middle-class tax cuts. “We feel it’s important that middle class people get some relief now,” said Axelrod. This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Dec. 28, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Axelrod: Warren invitation ‘a good thing’ for the country

Obama advisor David Axelrod defended the president-elect’s selection of Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation this morning on Meet the Press. This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Dec. 28, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Laura Bush: Bush presidency not a failure

Laura Bush told Fox’s Chris Wallace that she disagrees with people that view her husband’s presidency as a failure. “I know it’s not [a failure],” she said. “I think history will judge and we’ll see later.” This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Dec. 28, 2008. Download video…

Naked man dies after 4 taser shocks

A naked man wandering near Houston died after police shocked him with a taser four times. KPRC reported: “A naked man who banged on doors and cars at a north Harris County apartment complex died after he was shocked by a Taser gun, deputies told KPRC Local 2.” “An autopsy…

CNN: U.S. to arm Afghan civilians

CNN’s Barbara Starr reported: “The U.S. military plans to help the Afghanistan government recruit, train and arm local Afghans to fight a resurgent Taliban, U.S. military officials say.” “For the United States, the most sensitive part of the proposal will be the use of American military funds to purchase small…

Malkin slams White House for Toussie pardon

Michelle Malkin told Fox hosts that she disagrees with President Bush’s decision to pardon Isaac Toussie, a New York real estate developer who was responsible for mortgage fraud. The White House reversed the pardon after online news outlets reported the nature of Toussie’s crimes. “It calls attention to the bush…

Military adapting Wii controller for combat

CNN’s Chris Lawrence reported that military contractors are planning to use a popular video game controller to control combat robots. The Discovery Channel reported: “Using the controller from the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system (the “Wiimote”) scientists from the Idaho National Laboratory, working with engineers from the U.S. Army, Foster-Miller,…

Ron Christie: Bush legacy is he acted ‘legally’

Ron Christie and Ari Melber disagreed about President Bush’s legacy this morning on MSNBC. Melber cautioned that Republicans needed to be “fair and consistent” in calling for prosecution of crimes committed by Gov. Blagojevich and also call for prosecutions for members of the Bush administration. “I had the honor to…

Ferrell takes Bush impersonation to Broadway

Will Ferrell offers a preview of “A final night with George Bush.” This video is from ABCNews.com, broadcast Dec. 23, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

500 million gallons of toxic sludge spill in Tennessee

The Tennessean reported: “Millions of yards of ashy sludge broke through a dike at TVA’s Kingston coal-fired plant Monday, covering hundreds of acres, knocking one home off its foundation and putting environmentalists on edge about toxic chemicals that may be seeping into the ground and flowing downriver.” “One neighboring family…

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