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Stewart: Kerry ‘water-bored’ Karzai into accepting runoff election

Jon Stewart says that Sen. John Kerry must have bored Afghan President Hamid Karzai into accepting a runoff election. Late night comedians have often criticized Kerry’s speaking style. Jay Leno once joked: “Kerry was here in Los Angeles. He was courting the Spanish vote by speaking Spanish. And he showed…

Stewart to Bush: ‘Are you former president or crazy Eddie?’

George W. Bush chose to give his first public speech in the U.S. after being president at a motivational speaker conference. Jon Stewart notes that tickets were $19.95. Not $19.95 per person but $19.95 per office. “Are you the former president or crazy eddie?” joked Stewart. This video is from…

Hamsher: Reid will pay for Lieberman health care filibuster

Rachel Maddow is joined by Fire Dog Lake founder and publisher Jane Hamsher to discuss the revelation by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-CT, that he will join a filibuster to block a health reform bill that includes a public option. This video is from MSNBC’ The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct.…

Blackwater, other contractors meet at ‘peace’ conference

Rachel Maddow talks about a meeting of the harmless sounding “International Peace Operations Association,” which is actually made up of private security companies like Blackwater and DynCorp. This video is from MSNBC’ The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 27, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Schakowsky: ‘Not good enough’ for CIA to ask for forgiveness

Rachel Maddow is joined by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, who is investigating intelligence agency briefing practices. This video is from MSNBC’ The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 27, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Shep Smith apologizes for lack of balance in Fox News report

Fox News host Shepard Smith is known for demanding fairness at a network that often isn’t balanced. On Tuesday, Smith went so far as to apologize for a report that only interviewed one of the three candidates in the New Jersey gubernatorial race. Fox News reporter Shannon Bream only spoke…

Scalia would have voted to end segregation

Speaking at the University of Arizona College of Law, Justice Antonin Scalia told the audience that under his “originalist” philosophy he would have voted to end segregation. Earlier reports said that Scalia would have voted to keep segregation which were wrong. According to the blog Blakinization: As I suspected, Justice…

Mentally ill soldier who took his own life not recognized by Obama

Parents of a soldier who took his own life while in Iraq were shocked to find out that it’s a policy not to acknowledge the deaths of soldiers who take their own life. Gregg and Jannett Keesling told DemocracyNow’s Amy Goodman that their son was mentally ill but was forced…

Hotel owner tells Hispanic employees to change names

A hotel owner in New Mexico is facing protests after he ordered Hispanic employees to stop speaking Spanish and Anglicize their names. Martin (Mahr-TEEN) was ordered to change his name to plain old Martin. Marcos was ordered to change his name to Marcos. Larry Whitten bought the distressed Southwestern-themed hotel…

New army robot walks like a human

Boston Dynamics has created a prototype of a robot that walks like a human to test protective clothing. Wired.com reported: “Petman will balance itself and move freely; walking, crawling and doing a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents,” the company promises. “Petman will also simulate human…

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