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Begich ahead by 3 votes in Alaska

After the latest vote counting, Mark Begich is leading Sen. Ted Steven for Senator of Alaska. 43,000 absentee votes were counted today. The board of elections says an additional 35,000 ballots will be counted in the next week. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Nov. 12, 2008. Download video…

Helen Thomas returns to White House

Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas returned to the White House today. For the past several months, Thomas has been recovering from a stomach infection. The 88-year-old Thomas has covered nine presidents and plans to be there to cover Barack Obama. She said Obama won’t get much of a “honeymoon”…

Turner to Dobbs: You’re ‘mean and nasty’ to illegal immigrants

Ted Turner talked to CNN’s Lou Dobbs on Tuesday night to talk about his new book. Turner had appeared on Letterman the night before and took a shot at Lou Dobbs when he remarked, “You ever watch Lou Dobbs? It’s not funny is it?” Dobbs asked Turner what he didn’t…

Idaho students chant ‘assassinate Obama’ on school bus

Matthew Whoolery couldn’t believe it when his second and third grade children told him what students were saying on the school bus. “They were chanting on the bus, ‘Assassinate Obama. Assassinate Obama.’ Then adding in a name sometimes of a classmate on the bus, ‘Assassinate Obama and Kate.’” Whoolery told…

CNN: Conservatives declare war on Obama

CNN’s Jim Acosta reported that right-wing leaders and pundits are trying to undermine Obama before he is sworn in as president. This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Nov. 12, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Haggard blames sex scandal on child abuse

Former evangelical leader Ted Haggard broke his silence on a sex scandal that ended his career during a sermon at a small church in Illinois. Haggard said that his sins stemmed from sexual abuse that received in the second grade. Haggard was one of the most powerful evangelical leaders in…

Foley on email scandal: ‘It was all true’

WPTV’s Roxanne Stein Mark Stein talked with former U.S. Representative Mark Foley about an email scandal that costs him his job. Foley said his drinking problem resulted in controversial emails to underage pages. Foley choked up as he explained that he was abused as a child which he believes had…

Fox hosts: Atheists deserve to feel alone at Christmas

Fox News’ Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Alisyn Camerota discussed an ad campaign by an Atheist group that will be appearing on Washington D.C. busses. Kilmeade said that chose to feel alone at Christmas. This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 12, 2008. Download video via…

Palin ‘comfortable’ with Obama as commander-in-chief

NBC’s Matt Lauer talked with Sarah Palin on the Today Show. Palin’s son is serving in Iraq as part of the U.S. armed forces. Palin said she would be comfortable with Barack Obama as commander-in-chief if he surrounded himself with advisor who knew the importance of the war on terror.…

Blogger anticipated problems with Alaska vote count

Rachel Maddow talked to Shannon Moore who is a blogger and radio journalist in Alaska. Maddow asked Moore if she was suspicious of the low voter turnout in Alaska. Moore said that she anticipated problems with the vote count due to issues with previous elections. Maddow and Moore also discussed…

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