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Blagojevich: ‘I have done nothing wrong’

Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared his innocence in a statement on Friday. “I’m not going to quit a job that people hired me to do because of false accusations and a political lynch mob,” said Blagojevich. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Dec. 19, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Racist vigilantes murdered blacks after Katrina: Report

The Nation’s A.C. Thompson talks with innocent victims and ruthless vigilantes about his expose on shootings of black New Orleans residents fleeing the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and police misconduct after the storm. The Nation has more details here. This video is from The Nation, broadcast Dec.…

Haggard ‘struggles’ with sexuality says new documentary

Ted Haggard, the disgraced conservative Christian leader who was caught in a gay sex and drugs scandal says in a new documentary that he still struggles with his sexuality. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast Dec. 19, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

John Dean: ‘Serious consequences’ for not prosecuting torture

Former White House counsel John Dean talks about the trouble the Bush administration could face as the momentum grows to investigate possible war crimes committed during the past eight years. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Dec. 18, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann: White House owes apology to 9/11 victims for ‘lie’

White House spokesperson Tony Fratto told Fox News that the events of 9/11 were unforeseeable and not President Bush’s responsibility. Countdown’s Keith Olbermann points out the numerous times the White House was briefed on suspicious activity and chose to do nothing about it. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast…

Former detainees sue for torture using music

A handful of musicians and former detainees are fighting back against the military for using music as a form of torture. They are alleging U.S. officials used audio clips of heavy metal, rock, clap, even children’s tunes to torture inmates inside thes detention facility. Some of the former detainees are…

ABC: Illinois policeman found to be serial rapist

A police sergeant in Bloomington, Illinois was convicted of serial rape. Jeffrey Pelo was convicted of 35 counts of rape, kidnap, and stalking and sentenced to more than 440 years in prison. ABC’s 20/20 will tell the story from the perspective of Pelo’s victims in a Friday night broadcast. ABC…

Georgia judge jails Muslim woman over head scarf

A judge in Douglasville, Georgia ordered a Muslim women to serve ten days in jail after she refused to take off her head scarf. The judge said that Lisa Valentine had violated the court’s policy the prohibit head wear in courtrooms. A spokeswoman for the Georgia Attorney General said that…

Obama explains selecting Rick Warren for inauguration

At a press conference this morning, president-elect Barack Obama was asked why he chose pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. Warren holds anti-gay views which seem to be in opposition to Obama’s views. Partial transcript Q: A question about pastor rick warren. He holds a number…

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski mugged outside D.C. hotel

MSNBC Joe Scarborough announced that his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, was mugged outside of her Washington D.C. hotel this morning. The Washington Times has more details here. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 17, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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