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Obama: ‘Most important social legislation since 1930′s’

President Barack Obama took a victory lap Thursday after the Senate passed historic health care reform legislation. “Seven presidents, Democrats and Republicans alike, have taken up the cause of reform. Time and time again such efforts have been blocked by special interest lobbyists who per pet pay the perpetuated a…

Senate passes historic health care legislation

All 60 Senators in the Democratic caucus voted in support of health care reform legislation Thursday. This video is from Fox News, broadcast Dec. 24, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

ABC: FAA throws $5 million Christmas party

A whistleblower told ABC’s Brian Ross that the FAA held a $5 million “training conference” in Atlanta that was doubled as a Christmas party. This video is from ABC’s World News, broadcast Dec. 22, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Former whistleblower: Insurance companies already looking for loopholes

Countdown guest host Lawrence O’Donnell talks to former CIGNA vice president Wendell Potter about what insurance companies stand to gain from the new health reform bill. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 22, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Lindsey Graham cites blacks as disadvantage for his state

Rachel Maddow points out that Senator Linsday Graham seems to think it’s a disadvantage that his state has a population that is 31% African-Americans. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 22, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Dean explains why he now supports passage of Senate bill

Dr. Howard Dean, former DNC chair and Vermont governor, talks with Rachel Maddow about the details of the Senate health reform bill and how he came to support its passage despite deep reservations about its content. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 22, 2009. Download…

Landrieu reminds McCain that he lost

“Just yesterday, Senator John McCain, our colleague from Arizona, has claimed that the American people are opposed to reform and he speaks about the will of the majority,” Sen. Mary Landrieu said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “I’d like to remind, respectfully, my colleague from Arizona that the will of…

Burris slams GOP in health care Christmas poem

Sen. Roland Burris delivered his own version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on the floor of the Senate Tuesday. This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Dec. 22, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

NBC: GOP health care fight ‘ugly and personal’

NBC reports that as the Democrats break a filibuster in the Senate, Republicans make the health care reform fight even more “ugly and personal.” This video is from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast Dec. 22, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

McCain hypocrisy recovered from C-SPAN archives

Rachel Maddow updates a report on missing video of Senator John McCain doing the very thing he claimed last week he’d never seen before, objecting to granting a colleague 30 seconds to finish a sentence. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 21, 2009. Download video…

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