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Leahy: Truth commission may be only way to get truth

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT, wants to put together a commission to investigate possible Bush-era abuses. Leahy joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to talk about his proposal. After speaking with Leahy, Maddow concludes that most Democratic leaders in Congress support conditional prosecution of officials for crimes committed during the Bush administration. This…

Stewart creates drinking game from Obama speech pauses

President Barack Obama held his first press conference Monday night. While some applauded the president’s thoughtful answers, Jon Stewart saw the pauses in Obama’s speech as an opportunity for a drinking game. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Feb 10, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Turley pleads for prosecution of Bush crimes

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has suggested a bipartisan panel to seek the truth about accusations of criminal wrongdoing by the Bush administration. Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley discusses why Leahy wants this panel to have the power to grant immunity and serve subpoenas. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast…

Phelps bong photo leads to arrest of eight

South Carolina police have arrested eight people in connection with a photo of Michael Phelps smoking a bong. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from WIS, broadcast Feb 9, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Maddow blames moderate Democrat for weakening stimulus

Sen. Ben Nelson took some tough questions from Rachel Maddow over cuts to spending in the stimulus bill. “Because of your intervention there is less money going states and school funding and food stamps funding,” Maddow said. Nelson placed some of the blame for cuts in construction for schools on…

Daily Show slams O’Reilly for acting like paparazzi

Jon Stewart points out the hypocrisy of Bill O’Reilly’s attacks on the paparazzi when his show seems to emulate them. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Feb 9, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Stewart: Hope ‘died less than three weeks in’

Jon Stewart looks at Republican attempts to block President Obama’s economic stimulus plan. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Feb 9, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Poll: Afghans blame US more than Taliban for violence

A new poll by ABC says the U.S. is losing support in Afghanistan. This video is from ABCNews.com, broadcast Feb 9, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

PETA uses KKK imagery to protest kennel club

Activists dressed in white sheets and pointy hoods stood outside of Madison Square Gardens to protest the start of the Westminster Kennel Club. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged the protest to coincide with advertisements promoting their Animal Birth Control Campaign. On Friday, PETA announced their latest…

Leahy proposes ‘truth commission’ to investigate DOJ abuses

Sen. Patrick Leahy has proposed a “truth commission” to investigate abuse of the Justice Department during the Bush Administration. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Feb 9, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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