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Norm Coleman: ‘The law is on our side’

Norm Coleman is trying to convince Minnesotans that his appeal to the Supreme Court is warranted. “I think the law is on our side,” Coleman told StarTribune.com. In a meeting Thursday with the Star Tribune editorial board, Coleman said that the principle of enfranchising legitimate voters is more important than…

Garofalo: Conservative tea parties were ‘racism straight up’

Actress and activist Janeane Garofalo talks about the purpose the conservative tea parties served for the Republican Party and whether those goals were achieved. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Apr. 16, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

ABC: AIG denies claims of contractors injured in Iraq

ABC’s Brian Ross reported that insurance giant AIG is “nickel and diming employees of private contractors injured in Iraq” and shows a pattern of denying their claims. An investigation by ABC News and The Los Angeles Times looked at 30,000 claims from contractors injured in Iraq and found that AIG…

Turley: Torture prosecution is not ‘retribution’

The White House released Bush-era secret memos that appear to depict and promote waterboarding and other torture techniques. Obama has ruled out prosecuting CIA officials used these tactics. Rachel Maddow is joined by George Washington University law school professor Jonathan Turley. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show,…

Risen: NSA tried for warrantless wiretap of Congressman

The New York Times’ John Risen discusses a story he broke confirming that the NSA spying was indeed domestic and was used on one member of Congress. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Apr. 16, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann: Future of U.S. depends on torture accountability

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann makes one more plea to President Barack Obama to prosecute Bush administration officials who allowed the torture of prisoners to occur, to set an example for the future that America does not tolerate torture. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Apr. 16,…

White House locked down after threat from tea bag

The Secret Service put the White House on lockdown after protesters through what appeared to be a box of teabags over the fence. The North Lawn was evacuated while a robot determined the package wasn’t a threat. This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Apr. 15, 2009. Download video…

Fox anchor rants about fascism during tea party coverage

Fox Business Network anchor Cody Willard didn’t appear to be very “fair and balanced” as he let out his opinion of Democrats’ economic policy during a tea party protest in Boston. “When are we going to wake up and start fighting the fascism that seems to be permeating the country?”…

Fox: ‘A few hundred’ at DC tea party

Fox News’ Griff Jenkins reports that a ‘few hundred’ protesters showed up at the Washington D.C. tea party in Lafayette Park. “One million teabags were delivered this morning, and they did not have a permit for that, so that had to be taken away,” reported Jenkins. One protester dangled teabags…

Southern Poverty Law Center: 50% rise in hate groups

CBS’ Harry Smith spoke with Poverty Law Center (SPLC) founder Morris Dees about the 50 percent rise in American hate groups since 2000. Dees said that a SPLC report has similar findings to a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security which warned of a rise in right-wing extremist.…

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