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Isikoff: Obama said no to ‘trophy’ torture prosecution

Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff joins Rachel Maddow to talk about his report on President Obama’s off-the-record meeting with human rights groups. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Colbert: CIA doesn’t mislead — they assassinate

Sen. Bob Graham told Stephen Colbert that he was in the CIA briefing with Nancy Pelosi and there was no mention of waterboarding. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Maddow: GOP scared Senate Democrats to vote against Gitmo closing

Rachel Maddow speculates that a Republican web ad with scary music frightened Senate Democrats to vote against the funds needed to close Guantanamo Bay detention center. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Montana town: No second thoughts about taking Gitmo detainees

Hardin, Montana’s town council voted unanimously to accept 40 percent of the detainees from the prison at Guantanamo, Bay. Greg Smith, Hardin’s economic development director, discusses how the small town can make this work. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann to Limbaugh: ‘Eff you!’

Countdown’s Keith Olbermann says he will accept Rush Limbaugh’s challenge of not mentioning his name for 30 days, if the conservative radio host can go without talking about himself for the same length of time. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Whoopi Goldberg calls Glenn Beck ‘a lying sack of dog mess’

Fox’s Glenn Beck managed not to cry as he faced a scolding from Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The View Wednesday. Goldberg accused Beck of lying about a meeting they had on Amtrak while traveling to the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is…

5 Alabama cops fired after beating unconscious suspect

MyFoxAl.com reported: Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper and Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford tell FOX6 News that five officers who participated in an alleged beating in January 2008 have been fired from the Birmingham Police Department. The incident in question comes from the alleged beating of 38-year-old Anthony Shannon Warren. ……

Wilkerson: CIA made practice of not telling the truth

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Chief of Staff for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, told CNN’s Kiran Chetry that the CIA regularly didn’t tell the whole truth in briefings. “The leadership of the CIA does not have a stellar record about telling the full and unequivocal truth about its covert operations,”…

Colbert suggestion for GOP: Rebrand Democrats as ‘Republicans’

RNC committee members are set to vote on a resolution to rebrand the Democratic Party as the “Democrat Socialist Party.” Stephen Colbert has another suggestion. “The GOP just needs a name for Democrats that reminds them of something they’ve had terrible experience with… We’ll call the Democrats ‘the Republicans.’” “I…

Stewart: Government healthcare easier than running military

Newt Gingrich told Jon Stewart that Democrats were socialists because they want a government-run healthcare program. “Why would you believe if Albany, New York can’t run the state government and Sacramento, California can’t run the state government why would you believe a Washington based national health program would work,” asked…

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