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GOP lawmakers want college teachers fired for sex education

Several Republican lawmakers in Georgia are targeting teachers because they don’t like the classes they are teaching. Charlice Byrd and Calvin Hill want classes cancelled and the teachers at some Georgia colleges for subject matters that include male prostitution and queer theory. This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast…

Obama: ‘Afghanistan is still winnable’

President Obama talked with CBC’s chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, about the war in Afghanistan. The full transcript is available here. Partial transcript MANSBRIDGE: Afghanistan. As you know, Canada has been there from the beginning, since the fall of 2001, and has suffered extreme casualties in its combat missions there. And…

Whoopi Goldberg schools O’Reilly for attacking Helen Thomas

Fox’s Bill O’Reilly has repeated said that he was just joking when referring to Helen Thomas as a witch. Whoopi Goldberg told O’Reilly that if he was going to do comedy then he needs to learn to do it right. This video is from Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, broadcast Feb.…

UCLA professor thinks he’s found Osama bin Laden

It’s a question many are still pondering: Where is Osama Bin Laden hiding? Rachel Maddow talks to UCLA geography professor Thomas Gillespie, who might have the answer. Gillespie’s study was published by the MIT International Review and is available here (pdf). This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show,…

Former Gitmo guard tells of detainee abuse

Rachel Maddow talks to former Guantanamo Bay prison guard Pvt. Brendan Neely, who opens up about abuse there. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Feb. 17, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Cambodian torturer finally faces trial

The torturer-in-chief for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime finally faced trial Tuesday in the first case heard by a UN-backed genocide tribunal into the horrors of the “Killing Fields” 30 years ago. Kaing Guek Eav, better known by the alias Duch, faces charges of crimes against humanity over his iron-fisted rule…

Rove says Obama is too partisan

Fox News Contributor Karl Rove thinks that Obama hasn’t gone far enough in his efforts to create bipartisanship. “He was shown not to be really serious about bipartisanship. For him it was ‘I’ll give you a cup of coffee, but I’ll tell you I won, and I’m not going to…

Facebook changes rules to own member content forever

CNN’s Alina Cho reported that a little-noticed change in Facebook’s terms of service says that Facebook retains the right to use content uploaded by members even after the member removes the content from their Facebook page. The change in Facebook’s terms of service was first reported by The Consumerist. This…

O’Reilly cites bogus poll to defend attack on Helen Thomas

Fox’s Bill O’Reilly is now using an online poll to defend referring to Helen Thomas as a witch. One of O’Reilly’s guests doubted the validity of the poll. “It’s a self-selected poll for Bill O’Reilly.com,” said conservative blogger Mary Katherine Ham. “You have to take those with a grain of…

Isikoff: Torture memo authors may face punishment

During the Bush administration, some of their lawyers wrote memos, later rescinded, that were basically trying to let the president do whatever he wanted. Will former President Bush’s legal enablers be held accountable for their actions? Rachel Maddow is joined by Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff. This video is from MSNBC’s The…

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