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Maher: ‘Democrats are what Republicans used to be’

Bill Maher says that there is no political party that truly represents the interests of progressives. “The Democrats are what the Republicans used to be — a corporatist party that represents big business and doesn’t stand up for progressive issues,” Maher told CNN’s Howard Kurtz. Maher believes that the Democratic…

Ex-Taliban claims he was beaten at Bagram, Gitmo

While the detention center at Guantanamo Bay has plans to close, the prison at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan continues to expand. CNN’s Stan Grant talked to former Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef who claims he was beaten at Bagram and Guantanamo. CNN has more details here. This…

Powell still a Republican, Cheney was ‘misinformed’

Gen. Colin Powell told CBS’ Bob Schieffer that he is still a Republican and former Vice President Dick Cheney was “misinformed.” This video is from CBS’s Face the Nation, broadcast May 24, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Durbin: Gingrich has ‘political amnesia’ on CIA accusations

It wasn’t surprising to hear Newt Gingrich attack Nancy Pelosi over charges that the CIA misled her on Meet the Press Sunday. But Gingrich didn’t expect Sen. Dick Durbin to call out over charges he had made in the past about the CIA’s truthfulness. This video is from NBC’s Meet…

Gingrich to Americans: Be afraid, you are less safe

Newt Gingrich echoed Dick Cheney’s argument that President Barack Obama’s policies are making the country less safe. “Do you agree with the [former] Vice President when he says that the country is less safe under President Obama,” NBC’s David Gregory asked Girgrich. “Absolutely,” replied Gingrich. This video is from NBC’s…

Rove would take Limbaugh over Powell

Karl Rove seems to disagree with former Vice President Dick Cheney about Colin Powell’s status as a Republican. “Anybody who says they’re a Republican is a Republican,” Rove told Fox’s Chris Wallace. But Cheney and Rove agree that they would rather have Rush Limbaugh as a Republican than Colin Powell.…

Rove: Torture memos created to ‘constrain’ interrogations

Karl Rove told Fox’s Chris Wallace that Office of Legal Council memos that authorized enhanced interrogation techniques were created to limit the types of interrogations that could be performed, according to former President Bush’s Senior White House advisor Karl Rove. “You may disagree with the legal reasoning between Yoo and…

Stewart: Obama delivers Bush’s cowboy speech in lawyer voice

Jon Stewart had a tough look at Thursday’s speeches by President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney on national security. Stewart compared some of Obama’s phrasing to the words of former President George W. Bush. “I love it when he does the Bush covers,” snarked Stewart. Cheney also…

Judy Miller: Gitmo detainees won’t ‘radicalize’ U.S. prisoners

The hosts of Fox & Friends are convinced that bringing Guantanamo detainees to U.S. prisons would put Americans in danger. The hosts echoed the concerns of FBI Director Robert Mueller that suspected terrorists could “radicalize” U.S. prisoners. Fox host Brian Kilmeade pointed to an alleged terror plot that was disrupted…

Olbermann: Cheney’s speech false to fact and reason

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann marvels at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s defense of the Bush administration torture practices while avoiding taking any responsibility for them. A full transcript of Keith Olbermann’s comment is available here. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 21, 2009. Download video…

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