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Lawyer says Blackwater guards ‘beyond innocent’

Five Blackwater security guards have surrendered on charges related to a Baghdad shooting that killed 17 Iraqi civillians. The U.S. Justice Department will hold a new conference on Monday to formally announce the charges. A lawyer for one Blackwater guard told CNN’s Kara Finnstrom that they are preparing for trial.…

Mother never believed Army’s friendly-fire denial

The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq says she never believed the U.S. Army’s finding the he died from hostile fire. A newly-released video suggests he and others died from friendly-fire. Jean Nelson-Feggins is the mother of Pfc asked “Why all the lies if it was just a friendly…

NYPD officers indicted for sodomizing suspect

A man who says he was he was brutally assaulted during an arrest in Brooklyn is hailing a grand jury decision to indict 3 NYPD officers. CBS 2′s Carolyn Costello has reaction from the victim and supporters. This video is from CBS 2 News, broadcast Dec. 8, 2008. Download video…

President Bush kisses Barbara Streisand

Barbara Streisand, actor Morgan Freeman, country singer George Jones, dancer Twyla Tharp and musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were all honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington Sunday. After the ceremony, President Bush greeted the winners at the White House. This video is from The Associated Press and MSNBC’s…

ABC airs McCain’s unused Rev. Wright attack

ABC’s Brian Ross obtained an unused campaign commercial from an unnamed member of John McCain’s campaign. The ad uses Rev. Wright, Barack Obama’s former pastor, as a line of attack. During the campaign, McCain had said that attacks using Rev. Wright were off limits. This video is from ABC’s Good…

Shelby denies agenda in not helping auto makers

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) opposes a loan for the Big Three auto makers in Detroit. Shelby appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning where he denied that he had an agenda to help foreign auto makers operating in his home state. “I don’t have an agenda, but i’ll tell you…

Obama: Economy will get worse before it gets better

Barack Obama told NBC’s Tom Brokaw that the economy would get significantly worse before it gets better. The recession “is a big problem, and it’s going to get worse,” he said. Obama also express support for a government loan to auto makers. “I don’t think its an option to simply…

Rice: Iraq war turn out to be ‘strategic achievement’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said here Sunday that the US-led war in Iraq will turn out to be a “strategic achievement” for not only President George W. Bush but for the United States. Interviewed on Fox television, Rice said she “would give anything” to revisit…

O.J. Simpson sentenced to at least 15 years

O.J. Simpson was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for armed robbery. Simpson appeared to get emotional as he explained that he was sorry for his actions. “I didn’t want to steal anything from anyone … I’m sorry, sorry,” he said. RAW STORY has more details here. This…

Bush gives Santa Claus a fist-bump

President George W. Bush presided over the lighting of the White House Christmas tree. The President was treated to Santa Claus performing “When It’s Christmas Time in Texas.” This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Dec. 5, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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