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Stewart slams biased cable news instant polls

Jon Stewart calls out cable news networks for instant web and text polling designed to elicit a predetermined response. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Aug. 17, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Fox host compares White House emails to pornography

Fox News has been outraged by a health care reform mass email from the White House. Today, Fox host Gretchen Carlson went so far as to compare those emails to pornography Tuesday. “I find it fascinating as a parent, Ken. I haven’t gotten to that point with my kids where…

Stewart: Bush sold Iraq war, Obama can’t sell health care

Jon Stewart wants to know why it was so easy for the Bush administration to sell the Iraq war to the public but the Obama administration can’t sell health care reform. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Aug. 17, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Former agent: Guns creating ‘atmosphere of danger’ for Obama

There are reports that as many as 12 people showed up at an Obama event in Arizona with weapons in full view. One man was even photographed wearing an assault rifle. Why are they doing this? Rachel Maddow is joined by former Secret Service agent Joseph Petro. This video is…

Taibbi: Health care reform ‘a low moment’ for Democrats

Rachel Maddow is joined by Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Taibbi to discuss the possibility that “public option” might not be offered now in Obama’s health care reform bill. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Aug. 17, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Minnesota police review beating given by six officers

Star Tribune reported: After a late-night dinner and three beers at Rudolph’s Bar-B-Que, 42-year-old Derryl M. Jenkins dropped off his girlfriend at his Brooklyn Center home and headed to a fellow musician’s house in north Minneapolis to hear his new music. He never made it. Jenkins was stopped by Minneapolis…

Dean predicts health care will pass with public option

President Barack Obama’s Heath and Human Services Secretary backed off requirements that a heath care reform bill include a public insurance option. A key Democratic Senator, Kent Conrad, declared the public option dead in the Senate. But Howard Dean predicts that the bill will pass with the public option intact.…

Specter: Health care protesters don’t represent America

Sen. Arlen Specter has faced angry protesters at his town hall meetings about health care. But Specter says that the protesters are not representative of most Americans. “I think we have to bear in mind, although those people have a right to be heard, they’re not really representative of America…

Sebelius: Public option not ‘essential’

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNN’s John King that insurance co-ops could work in place of a government insurance option. Sebelius said that there should be “choice and competition” but a public option was not “essential.” “I think what’s important is choice and competition and I’m convinced…

Key Democratic Senator declares public option dead

Sen. Kent Conrad told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that there are not enough votes in the Senate to pass a public option for health insurance. “The fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the United States Senate for a public option. There never have been,” said…

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