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KBR subcontractor holding workers in Baghdad warehouse

McClatchy’s Adam Ashton reported: “About 1,000 Asian men who were hired by a Kuwaiti subcontractor to the U.S. military have been confined for as long as three months in windowless warehouses near the Baghdad airport without money or a place to work.” “Najlaa International Catering Services, a subcontractor to KBR,…

Stewart: Obama’s team more ‘arch nemeses’ than rivals

Some members of Barack Obama’s national security team have been at odds with Obama’s positions in the past. Many have called them a “team of rivals.” Jon Stewart says that it looks more like a team of “arch nemeses.” This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Dec.…

Author: Many Fox employees repulsed by Bill O’Reilly

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann talked to author Michael Wolff about why Rupert Murdoch “has come to like the liberals more than the conservatives” and why he holds a special disdain for Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Dec. 2, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Bill Clinton: Hillary was ‘shocked’ by nomination

Bill Clinton told CNN’s Anjali Rao that Hillary Clinton was shocked when she first read that she was being consider for Secretary of State. Clinton said that he talked to his wife about everything but doesn’t expect an official role in Barack Obama’s administration. Partial transcript CLINTON: I think she…

New Bush rules limit women’s reproductive rights

The Bush Administration is planning a new rule that would allow healthcare workers to refuse procedures due to moral objections, including abortions and possibly dispensing birth control. Rachel Maddow is joined by Princeton University’s Melissa Harris-Lacewell. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 2, 2008. Download…

Former Gitmo prosecutor: System ‘unethical and immoral’

A former US military prosecutor, who resigned rather than continue bringing cases against terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in a system he found “defective” and “immoral,” has spoken out for the first time in an interview with the BBC. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from BBC,…

CNN: Did Mumbai coverage create celebrity terrorists?

The terrorists orchestrated their attacks on Mumbai to get as much attention as possible. CNN’s Paul Newton reported that the news coverage may have created a new term: terrorist celebrities. Newton says attackers “cast themselves as stars in a long hostage drama” instead of choosing to quickly attack using explosives.…

Bush awarded International Medal of PEACE

Pastor Rick Warren awarded President George W. Bush the International Medal of P.E.A.C.E. for his AIDS relief program. The PEACE acronym stands for promotion of reconciliation, equipping servant leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick and educating the next generation. The Bush program to fight the world AIDS pandemic…

Krugman: $10 trillion available for economic rescue

Princeton economic professor Paul Krugman told ABC’s Good Morning America that the U.S. economy could afford up to $10 trillion in stimulus programs. “How much money can the government spend in rescuing the economy? The answer is alot. It’s not unlimited. You know, a trillion here, a trillion there and…

Joan Walsh calls out ‘condescending’ Christopher Hitchens

Salon Editor in Chief Joan Walsh faced of against British author Christopher Hitchens over Barack Obama’s nomination of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Hitchens argued that Obama has chosen Clinton for political reasons and that Clinton is not qualified to be Secretary of State. “This woman doesn’t have foreign…

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