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Sen. Whitehouse still wants truth commission

Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA torture program. Guest host Alison Stewart talks about the latest developments with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Aug. 24, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Isikoff: Worst abuses redacted in CIA report

MSNBC contributor Michael Isikoff joins guest host Alison Stewart to talk about the newly released CIA report that reveals the “unauthorized, impoverished methods” interrogators used against terror detainees. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Aug. 24, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Fox News calls GOP obstructionism a ‘conspiracy theory’

In attempt to deny that Republicans are obstructing health care reform, Fox News labeled GOP obstructionism a “conspiracy theory” Monday. This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Aug. 24, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Former interrogator wants law enforced

A Department of Justice report will advise prosecuting cases where CIA operatives went beyond legal guidelines for interrogating detainees, according to the New York Times. A former interrogator agrees that the law should be followed in cases of abuse. “What I’m for is the enforcement of the law,” said Matthew…

Nicole Wallace calls Tom Ridge terror alert revelations ‘wussy’

In his new book, Tom Ridge will say that members of the Bush administration pressured him to raise the terror alert level for political reasons. A former Bush White House communication director has resorted to name calling to refute the charge. “During the 2004 presidential campaign we were having a…

Lieberman: Worry about uninsured after the recession is over

Sen. Joe Lieberman caucuses with the Democrats but doesn’t seem anxious to find a solution for uninsured Americans. “And I’m afraid we’ve got to think about putting a lot of that off until the economy is out of recession. There’s no reason we have to do it all now,” Lieberman…

Fox furthers ‘death panel’ hysteria with ‘death book’ claim

Instead of discussing the weeks’ news Sunday, Chris Wallace devoted the first segment of “Fox News Sunday” to by trying to prove President Barack Obama’s administration was encouraging veterans to choose to die. “We’re going to do something different here today. Usually we discuss the news, but today we’re going…

McCain: Obama must drop public option

Sen. John McCain believes that President Barack Obama must drop his support for a public insurance option before Republicans will consider supporting reform. “I believe that one of the fundamentals for any agreement would be that the president abandon the government option,” McCain told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. McCain went on…

Republicans call for 80-vote superfilibuster on health care

With the help of former WNBA star Sue Wicks, Rachel Maddow demonstrates the way Republicans are trying to change the rules of Congress with the threat of filibuster to keep health care reform from passing. Former DNC chair, Dr. Howard Dean offers further analysis. This video is from MSNBC’s The…

Helen Thomas wants CIA to ‘stop the killing’

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas just wants the CIA to “stop the killing.” Thomas asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs if President Barack Obama planned to put an end to contracts with the firm formally known as Blackwater. The New York Times recently reported that Blackwater had been…

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