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Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘I’ve got a lot of problems with president’s budget’

Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders discusses spending and cuts in the president’s budget blueprint for 2012. This video is from PBS’s Newshour, uploaded to YouTube February 16, 2011.…

Colin Powell demands answers over false Iraq intel: reports

LONDON — Ex-secretary of state Colin Powell called on the CIA and Pentagon to explain how he was given unreliable information which proved key to the US case for invading Iraq, the Guardian reported Wednesday. Powell’s landmark speech to the United Nations on February 5, 2003, cited intelligence about Iraq…

Secret Obama report identified flash points in Arab world

From Thursday’s New York Times: “President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. “Mr. Obama’s order, known as a…

US spy chiefs grilled over Muslim Brotherhood

WASHINGTON – Top US intelligence officials faced tough questions from lawmakers Wednesday over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, acknowledging the spy agencies lack certainty on the opposition group’s views. The intelligence chiefs struggled to answer questions about the agenda of the Islamist movement, amid accusations the spy services were caught off-guard by…

Congressman targets federal funding for the war on drugs

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has offered two amendments to the House continuing resolution that would eliminate much of the federal funding for the war on drugs in the United States. The House is currently debating HR 1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011. The bill is needed to…

Teachers call in sick opposing Wisconsin’s rollbacks to union rights

The protests against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) proposals to retract public employee union rights continued Wednesday, when teachers in the state capital Madison called in sick en masse. This video is from CBS affiliate Channel 3000, uploaded on February 16, 2011.…

Conan O’Brien on nationwide search for G.I. Joe

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the toy, Conan O’ Brien says that Hasbro is conducting a nationwide search for a man who “exemplifies the heroism, manliness, courage of G.I. Joe.” Conan visits Hasbro headquarters to volunteer himself to be that man. This video is from The Conan O’ Brien…

US government accidentally shuts down 84,000 websites during child porn raid

Approximately 84,000 websites were shut down and wrongfully accused of having links to child pornography as part of “Operation Protect Our Children,” a new joint operation between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ). The DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Tuesday that it had…

New York priest sentenced to prison for altar boy rapes

PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts (Reuters) – A New York man convicted of raping two altar boys while he was a Roman Catholic priest was sentenced to spend more than 20 years in prison on Wednesday. Gary Mercure’s “ghastly, incomparable acts” inflicted immeasurable suffering on his victims, said Judge John Agostini in handing…

Stewart slams CPAC Republicans who attacked Obama

Stewart responds to Republicans’ attacks on Obama at CPAC’s annual conference on Saturday. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Feb. 15, 2011. The Daily Show – C-SNAPTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook…

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