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Greenpeace hangs giant global warming banner on Mt. Rushmore

The Washington Post reported: Members of the environmental group Greenpeace draped an enormous banner next to the carved stone faces of Mount Rushmore today, calling for more aggressive action to fight climate change. The banner appeared to show President Obama’s face and the words “America Honors Leaders, Not Politicians. Stop…

Philadelphia swim club accused of discrimination

MyFoxPhilly.com reported: Officials at a daycare accuse a club in Montgomery County of discriminating against the minority kids in their program. They’re inner city children spending the summer in the basement of a Philadelphia elementary school. But every Monday afternoon, they were supposed to get a welcome break at the…

Advocacy group calls for pot to be taxed

The Marijuana Policy Project is running ads calling for California to tax the sale of marijuana. The AP has more details here. A pro-marijuana group is launching another television bid to legalize pot in California — this time with the pitch that legalizing and taxing the drug could help solve…

Palin returns to Letterman’s Top Ten list

David Letterman again featured Gov. Sarah Palin in his “Top Ten” list Tuesday. Letterman was the subject of criticism when he referred to Palin as a “slutty flight attendant” in an earlier “Top Ten” list. This video is from CBS’ Late Night with David Letterman, broadcast July 8, 2009. Download…

Maddow wears fishing waders to mock Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin, R-AK, invited reporters on a family fishing trip to explain (repeatedly) why she resigned. Rachel Maddow is joined by Daily Beast contributor Mark McKinnon to talk about her comments. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast July 7, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann names Beck, former CIA analyst worst persons

Countdown’s Keith Olbermann names former CIA bin Laden analyst Mark Scheuer Worst Person in the World for saying, “The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States.” This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown,…

Letterman jokes outlast Palin

Countdown recaps late night host David Letterman’s humorous one-liners about Sarah Palin’s resignation as governor of Alaska. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast July 7, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Investigators smuggle live bomb components into federal building

A Government Accountability Office investigator smuggled live bomb components into a federal building in just 27 seconds, then assembled a bomb in a restroom and ventured throughout the building without being detected, a leaked tape revealed Wednesday. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from ABC’s Good Morning…

Al Franken sworn in as Senator

The AP reports that Al Franken is now a senator. The Minnesota Democrat was sworn in Tuesday, ending an eight-month political and legal struggle. He gives the Democrats 60 votes to thwart possible Republican filibusters. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath. Former Vice President Walter Mondale accompanied Franken. This…

Documentary shows impact of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ on families

Episode four of the documentary series “In Their Boots” focuses on the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. This video is from In Their Boots season 2 episode 4.…

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