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Lieberman tells internet to ‘relax’ about ‘kill switch’

Sen. Joe Lieberman is telling his critics to “relax” over a bill that would allow the president to disable parts of the internet as he deems necessary. China has an internet “kill switch” and the U.S. should too, according to Lieberman. “We need this capacity in a time of war.…

Emanuel: Barton apology shows how Republicans would govern

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel sees a pattern in Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) apology to BP. “That is a philosophy,” Emanuel told ABC’ Jake Tapper Sunday. “You can say it’s a political gift for [Democrats], and it is. But it’s dangerous for the American people because while the…

McConnell: ‘I couldn’t disagree with Joe Barton more’

The Senate Minority Leader Sunday joined a chorus of Republicans who disagree with Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) apology to BP. Rep. Joe Barton shocked fellow Republicans Thursday when he told BP he was sorry that the government was forcing them to pay up for a spill they were responsible for.…

Maddow uncovers BP Gulf recovery propaganda

The Rachel Maddow Show Press Release Theater performs “Ballet at Sea” by the BP Global in-house reporting team. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast June 17, 2010.…

GOP congressman apologizes to BP for $20 billion ‘shakedown’

Things aren’t all bad for BP. CEO Tony Hayward appeared before a House Energy panel Thursday and at least one Republican congressman spoke up in his defense. Rep. Joe Barton called the $20 billion trust fund a “shakedown” and apologized to the oil company. “I’m speaking totally for myself and…

BP Chairman: ‘We care about the small people’

BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg took questions after meeting with President Barack Obama today. This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast June 16, 2010. Watch this video on iPhone/iPad…

Seattle officer under fire for punching girl in the face

Cell phone video caught a Seattle police officer punching a 17-year-old girl in the face. This video is from KOMO, broadcast June 15, 2010.…

Hunter had ‘good chance’ of getting bin Laden: brother

Dr. Scott Faulkner told NBC’s Ann Curry that he believes his brother, Gary Brooks Faulkner, had a “good chance” of capturing Osama bin Laden. Gary Brooks Faulkner was arrested when he tried to cross the Pakistan border into Afghanistan Tuesday. This video is from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast June 16,…

Vic Rawl: ‘Systemic’ failures in South Carolina voting systems

Former South Carolina State Rep. Vic Rawl talks about the legitimacy of Alvin Greene’s candidacy and whether his victory was a result of the flaw in the voting system. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast June 14, 2010.…

Expert suggests BP is hiding oiled animal carcasses

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott talks about BP’s continuing attempt to suppress the truth about the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf and the harmful effect it will have on the ecosystem. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast June 14, 2010.…

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