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Rumsfeld: WMD issue was ‘the big one’ in deciding to invade Iraq

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the Bush’s administration’s erroneous belief that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was not the only reason for invasion, but it was “the big one.” “I think the concern I had was that the information we had was imperfect,”…

‘The public matters!’: Wisc. State Rep’s fiery speech against Walker’s leadership

Wisconsin State Representative Gordon Hintz may be on the cusp of viral fame for this incredibly impassioned speech against the shady parliamentary procedures his statehouse had been engaging in since the election of Gov. Scott Walker. This video is from WisconsinEye Public Affairs, published to YouTube on Feb. 19, 2011.…

WATCH: 75,000+ protesters converge on Madison, Wisconsin

This video is from The UpTake, filmed Friday, Feb. 19, 2011. Watch live streaming video from theuptake at livestream.com An original version mistakenly said this video was ‘live.’ The live stream will resume Monday.…

Wisc. governor: ‘We are willing to take this as long as it takes’

As protests escalate in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker isn’t showing any signs of backing down from his plan to slash union benefits and eliminate collective bargaining rights. Wisconsin’s 14 Democratic state senators have gone into hiding to prevent Republicans from holding a vote on Walker’s proposal. In an interview with…

House budget cuts raise spectre of US govt shutdown

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Historic spending cuts approved by the US House of Representatives face a grim future in the Senate, raising prospects of a government shutdown and ramping up the public relations blame game. After a marathon floor debate running well past midnight, the Republican-controlled House voted Saturday to cut…

Billionaire tea party tycoons financed Wisconsin’s anti-union governor, records show

Who were among the financiers behind Wisconsin’s Republican Governor, now embroiled in a controversial attempt to destroy public sector unions? None other than reviled tea party financiers Charles and David Koch, is who. Turns out, the billionaire oil tycoons’ political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker (R) roughly $100,000 in…

House votes to defund health reforms, EPA, Planned Parenthood

House Republicans voted recently to deny funds for the health reform measures passed last year, along with cutting funds for Planned Parenthood and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others. This video is from CBS News, broadcast Feb. 19, 2011.…

‘Scumbag!’: Judge behind ‘cash for kids’ scheme gets an earful

In the trials of those behind the “kids for cash” scheme discussed in Michael Moore’s film Capitalism: A Love Story, one recently convicted judge, who sentenced countless innocent children to a private juvenile detention center, recently got an earful from a furious mother whose son committed suicide. This video is…

Wisconsin Democratic leader still hopes for GOP compromise

MADISON (Reuters) – A leading Wisconsin Democrat said on Saturday he still hopes Republicans will back away from moves to sharply reduce state workers’ collective bargaining rights, which have sparked mass protests. “My hope is before Tuesday enough Republicans will recognize this proposal is over-reaching and the support for this…

Republicans attack unions to hurt Democrats: analysts

MADISON, Wisconsin — Republican attempts to disband public workers unions in Wisconsin and other key states are part of a broad strategy to undermine US President Barak Obama and his Democrats at the ballot box, analysts said. Unions have been the biggest sources of financial and grass roots, get-out-the-vote organizational…

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