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Rather: Former detainee says torture still going on

President Obama and former Vice President Cheney have been at odds over torture tactics and the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Cheney said repeatedly said he wants classified torture memos released. Rachel Maddow talks to HDNet’s Dan Rather, who recently interviewed a former Guantanamo prisoner who said he was tortured for…

Obama: Cheney ‘happens to be wrong’

In a interview with NPR Monday, President Barack Obama said that former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticisms of U.S. terrorism policies were wrong. A full transcript is available from NPR: Norris: Mr. President, you have talked about creating a new path forward on Guantanamo, on the relationship that the U.S.…

O’Reilly defends attacks on murdered abortion doctor

Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly defended vitriolic attacks he made on Dr. George Tiller, the abortion doctor murdered earlier this week, on his program Monday. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, broadcast June 1, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Steele slips: Sotomayor critics are ‘immature’

What does Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele think of claims by Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is “racist?” Steele told CNN’s Kiran Chetry that such attacks were “immature and inappropriate” before correcting himself. “I think that any rush to judgment at this point is immature…

Former religious right leader takes responsibility for Tiller death

Frank Schaeffer, author, “Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back” explains to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow how hateful speech leads to violent acts. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel…

Former top general calls for truth commission

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez joins Countdown to discuss why he requested a truth commission be established to uncover the facts about torture and abuse in Iraq. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast June 1, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann: ‘Quarantine’ Fox News for inciting hate

Countdown’s Keith Olbermann asks people to “quarantine” Fox News Channel and its hateful incitements against abortion which he feels contributed to the death of Dr. George Tiller. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast June 1, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Moore to Obama: Take hands-on approach to GM

General Motors filed for bankruptcy allowing the government and taxpayers to own 60 percent of the new industry. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore discusses what happens next for the failed auto icon. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast June 1, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Cheney: Waterboarding was ‘well done’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is usually very careful at choosing his words. Perhaps not so today. In a speech Monday at the National Press Club, continuing along familiar themes of terrorism, Guantanamo and his hatred for The New York Times, Cheney spoke defensively of the administration’s practice of water-boarding…

Cheney confuses President Obama with bin Laden

During a speech at the National Press Club Monday, former Vice President Dick Cheney may have confused President Obama’s name with Osama bin Laden’s. This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast June 1, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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