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Maddow: Harman wiretap story is real life spy thriller

CQPolitics.com reported that Rep. Jane Harman was caught on NSA wiretaps offering to intervene in the case of an accused spy. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains how the case compares to classic movie plotlines. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Apr. 21, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Leahy: Judge Bybee should step down for torture memos

Sen. Patrick Leahy told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz that Judge Jay Bybee should step down for his role in authoring the torture memos. This video is from MSNBC’s The Ed Show, broadcast Apr. 21, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Turley: Torture investigations should look at Bush, Cheney

Constitutional Law Prof. Jonathan Turley talks about what the Justice Department’s next course of action will be in pursuing accountability for the torture of U.S. detainees. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Apr. 21, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Zelikow: Torture memos legal reasoning ‘deeply unsound’

Former State Department counselor Philip Zelikow told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that he wrote a memo advising against the OLC memos that allowed torture. Zelikow believes the Bush administration attempted to destroy all copies of his memo to silence dissent. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Apr.…

NBC: Cheney didn’t formally ask CIA to release terror memos

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he had “formally” asked the CIA to release memos that he claims show the U.S. got valuable intelligence from harsh interrogations. A senior intelligence source tells NBC News that the CIA has no record of a formal request from…

Obama could support investigation of Bush terrorism tactics

President Obama left himself open to the possibility of supporting an investigation into “Bush administration officials who devised harsh terrorism-era interrogation tactics,” wrote the Associated Press. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Apr. 21, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Obama could support investigation of Bush terrorism tactics

President Obama left himself open to the possibility of supporting an investigation into “Bush administration officials who devised harsh terrorism-era interrogation tactics,” wrote the Associated Press. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Apr. 21, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Video shows less friendly exchange between Obama and Chavez

Jake Tapper noted that Venezuela State Television has video of President Obama talking with President Hugo Chavez in a way that appeared to be less friendly than earlier encouters. Republicans have criticized President Obama for being too friendly with Venezuelan leader. This video is from Venezolana de Television, broadcast Apr.…

Noonan: Torture memos should be one of life’s mysteries

Jon Stewart looks at how conservative politicians and pundits are reacting to release of four Office of Legal Council Memos that explained the use of torture on detainees under President Bush. Stewart notes that some pundits are disturbed more by then the release of the memos than by the fact…

Cheney: ‘I don’t think we’ve got much to apologize for’

Former vice president Cheney continued his attack on President Obama Monday in a interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity. “I’ve been concerned at the way we’ve been presented overseas… What I find disturbing is the extent to which he’s gone to Europe and seemed to apologize profusely, been to Mexico and…

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