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Axelrod: Obama has written Jackson family

White House senior advisor David Axelrod says that President Barack Obama has written Michael Jackson’s family to express his condolences. Through a spokesman, President Obama has called Jackson a “spectacular performer.” This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast June 28, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Odierno: Iraqis ready for handover

The top US commander in Iraq says that Iraqi security forces are ready to take over responsibility for security in the cities Tuesday. “The continued improvement in overall stability and security makes this the right time for us to turn this over to the Iraqi secury forces,” Gen. Ray Odierno…

Bachmann: New energy bill is ‘tyranny’

Rep. Michelle Bachmann says that because of a new energy bill “the federal government will virtually have control over every aspect of lives for the American people.” This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast June 26, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Gibbs: Obama feels Jackson was ‘spectacular performer’

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that President Obama spoke to him about the death of Michael Jackson. “Look, he said to me that obviously Michael Jackson was a spectacular performer, a music icon. i think everybody remembers hearing his songs, watching him moonwalk on television during Motown’s 25th…

Gov. Sanford apologizes to staff

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford expressed his apologies to his staff during a meeting with his cabinet Friday. “I had not yet had a chance to apologize to you all personally, I wanted to do so. I’ve made general apologies to the people of South Carolina or to staff at…

House holds moment of silence for Jackson

The US House of Representatives held a moment of silence to remember Michael Jackson following remarks by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast June 26, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

LA coroner issues statement on Jackson death

LA assistant coroner Lt. Ed Winter had few details to release on the death of Michael Jackson when he spoke to the press Friday morning. Winter expected that the answer as to cause of death would be deferred until toxicology reports were completed in several weeks. This video is from…

Robert Gibbs gets dunked for charity

Members of the White House press corps were given a chance to soak press secretary Robert Gibbs before a planned luau Thursday. CBS’s Bill Plante dunked Gibbs on his first throw. The Chicago Sun-Times has more details here. This video is from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast June 26, 2009. Download…

Colbert: Obama ‘stonewalling’ on advancing gay rights

It’s been 40 years since gay clientele revolted against a police raid at a bar called Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Stephen Colbert uses the anniversary of the riots to highlight President Barack Obama’s “stonewalling” on promises to advance gay rights. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show,…

Daily Show hits Obama for lack of transparency

Barack Obama promised to bring transparency to the White House. Jon Stewart finds that the president is not fulfilling that promise. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast June 25, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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