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Paulson: Being close to Wall Street was ‘a huge help’

Critics have charged that Treasury officials have been too close to Wall Street but former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told CNN’s Christine Romans that in hindsight his ties to the industry was “a huge help.” This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Feb. 10, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Maddow blasts Republicans’ hypocrisy on stimulus

Rachel Maddow uses the stimulus bill as an example of Republicans opposing and criticizing a policy designed and proven to help Americans only to praise and take credit for its effects at home, demonstrating that Republicans are not interested in productive policy but only in sabotaging President Obama’s agenda. This…

Diane Rehm scolds Norquist for saying ‘snotty liberals’

Grover Norquist found himself backtracking Tuesday after NPR host Diane Rehm taught the fiscal conservative which words were appropriate for her show. NORQUIST: Ronald Reagan is the leader of and the person that symbolizes the modern conservative movement. That’s also largely the modern Republican Party but as Bush reminds us,…

CNN source: Medical error may be to blame for Murtha’s death

A source tells CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen that Rep. John Murtha’s death may have been due to a surgical error. “He went in for a routine minimally invasive surgery, was discharged, they hit his intestines, [he] was taken to the hospital 2 days later,” a source close to…

Tea Partiers fighting against Ron Paul re-election

The Washington Independent’s David Weigel talks with Rachel Maddow about how the new Tea Party movement differs from the 2007 Ron Paul movement to which so much of the Tea Party owes its roots. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Feb. 8, 2010. Download video via…

Colbert uses satire: ‘Sarah Palin is a f**king retard’

Stephen Colbert explains that it’s okay to call Sarah Palin a “fucking retard” because it’s satire. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast Feb. 8, 2010.…

Andrea Mitchell mocks Palin by writing notes on her hand

After spending a weekend covering Sarah Palin, some of the former governor’s tricks may be rubbing off on one MSNBC host. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell proudly opened her palm Monday to display cheat notes written on her hand. Palin had used the same technique just days before. On Saturday, Palin was…

Palin: It’s ‘satire’ when Rush says ‘retard’

Sarah Palin told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that Rush Limbaugh could use the word “retard” because it was “satire” when he did it. This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Feb. 7, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Fox host ‘uncomfortable’ with Palin attacks on Obama

Sarah Palin attacked President Barack Obama’s popularity Saturday. Fox host Brian Kilmeade told his fellow hosts Monday that her attacks made him “uncomfortable.” Speaking to delegates at the National Tea Party convention, Palin said, “This is about the people and it’s bigger than any king or queen of a tea…

SNL mocks Beck, Fox News reporting on ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

Saturday Night Live mocked Glenn Beck’s emotional and nonsensical rants during their opening segment Saturday. This video is from NBC’s Saturday Night Live, broadcast Feb. 6, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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