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Blagojevich names Burris to Obama’s Senate seat

In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced that he had chosen former Ill. Attorney General to take Barack Obama’s Senate seat. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Dec. 30, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Charity releases video of donkey abuse in Africa

ITN reported: “British charity The Brooke has made the film footage public to raise awareness of the plight of working donkeys in Ethiopia at a time when they appear in nativity scenes around the world.” “The beasts of burden are often left dehydrated, exhausted and ill after being weighed down…

Cynthia McKinney’s boat rammed by Israeli warship

A boat carry former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was struck by an Israeli patrol boat according to reports from witnesses and Israeli officials. CNN reported, “CNN Correspondent Karl Penhaul was aboard the 60-foot, Gibraltar-registered pleasure boat Dignity when the contact occurred. In a radio message, the Israelis accused the vessel of…

Bush aide: Katrina was ‘final nail in the coffin’

Vanity Fair has published a new article by Cullen Murphy and Todd S. Purdum that looks at interviews with key players in George W. Bush’s White House. Purdum appeared on MSNBC to talk about the Bush legacy. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 29, 2008.…

Scholar: Toussie pardon ‘fishy’ and ‘incompetent’

President Bush granted a pardon to New York developer Isaac Toussie but then revoked it. Rachel Maddow is joined by George Washington University law school professor Paul Rothstein. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 29, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Bolton: U.S. should strike Iran now

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton believes that the U.S. should have already attacked Iran to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons. Partial transcript COLMES: If it were up to you would you go and take out Iran’s nuclear facilities right now? BOLTON: I would use military…

Tourists lose interest in Larry Craig bathroom

An airport spokesman told an Idaho newspaper that tourists have lost interest the men’s room where Larry Craig was arrested. WCCO’s Sue Turner reports. This video is from WCCO Minneapolis, broadcast Dec. 29, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

CNN: U.S. investigates ‘execution’ of Iraqi insurgent

CNN’s Michael Ware reported that an Iraqi family is disputing the U.S. military story about how a member of their family died. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Dec. 28, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Activists: New rules won’t stop inhumane seal hunts

Canada has introduced new rules designed to regulate how seals can be hunted. Animal rights groups say the new rules won’t make seal killing more humane. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Dec. 29, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Palestinian lawmaker: Gaza attacks ‘premeditated’

A Palestinian legislator told CNN’s John Roberts that Israel’s attack’s in Gaza were premeditated to coincide with a national election. “This is a strike against a captive civillian population and this shows that Israel is playing politics with Palestinian lives in the middle of an elections campaign,” said Hanan Ashrawi.…

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