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US awards first deepwater permit post-Gulf spill

WASHINGTON – The US government has awarded its first permit for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since a moratorium was lifted after the BP oil disaster last year, a senior official said Monday. Michael Bromwich, head of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy, said the permit was…

2011 Oscar highlights

CBS presents the highlights from last night’s Oscars. This video is from CBS, broadcast February 28, 2011.…

Sports stunts compilation

An impressive compilation of gravity-defying sports stunts. This video is from Video Bash, uploaded in December 2010. People are awesome brought to you by Free Videos…

Obama tells visiting governors: Feel at home, unless you are running in 2012

President Obama jokingly told governors visiting the White House that they should feel at home, unless they were considering a 2012 presidential run. This video is from CBS News, broadcast February 28, 2011.…

In ‘symbolic unification,’ DC protest combined union rights, Middle East freedom

As over 100,000 gathered in Madison, Wisconsin this last weekend to protest an attack on workers’ right to organize, activists in Washington, DC staged a solidarity rally in Dupont Circle. They ultimately decided to move their protest to the White House, to urge Obama’s support for workers, but when they…

Obama takes gleeful 2012 swipe at potential rivals

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama Monday took a biting preemptive strike at potential Republican 2012 rivals, damning one with faint praise and warning others not to get too comfortable at the White House. Obama, who has already taken preliminary steps towards setting up his 2012 reelection campaign, entertained American…

GOP Sen. Hatch: Health law a ‘dumb-ass program,’ ‘an awful piece of crap’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) unleashed a string of obscenities when discussing the sweeping health care law in a recent speech. “Every state has different demographics, every state has different problems,” Hatch said, according to The Utah Statesman. “It’s good to allow them to work out their own problems…

FBI file: Ted Kennedy ‘made arrangements to rent a brothel’ in Chile

A recently released FBI file alleges that a young Edward M. Kennedy made arrangements to rent a brothel in Santiago, Chile for a night in 1961. Public interest group Judicial Watch first obtained an almost completely redacted version of the file last July. After months of arguing the the blackouts…

Caught on tape: Cops talk about stealing man’s property over bag of weed

Police officers in Lansing, Michigan are in hot water after an investigative report by local ABC News affiliate WXYZ. According to the report’s source, officers with the OMNI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the home of Rudy Simpson in June 2008, and found a small bag of…

Former GOP Senator on Fox: Reagan was ‘anathema’ to the tea parties

Former Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) has a message for the tea parties: President Ronald Reagan would not recognize you as his supporters, and he certainly would not recognize the image of himself they’ve become so fond of propping up. This video is from Fox News, broadcast Friday, Feb. 25, 2011,…

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