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Obama defends reconciliation: ‘A majority vote makes sense’

At the White House health care summit Thursday, President Barack Obama gave his staunchest defense of reconciliation yet. “You know this issue of reconciliation has been brought up again and I think the American people aren’t always all that interested in procedures inside the Senate. I do think they want…

Maddow: GOP lies — reconciliation not nuclear option

Senator Barbara Boxer joins Rachel Madddow to set the record straight on the difference between the so-called “nuclear option” and the Congressional process known as reconciliation, and call out Republicans for deliberately using those terms interchangeably to cause confusion. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Feb.…

Scahill: Obama considering $1 billion contract for Blackwater

Author Jeremy Scahill talks with Rachel Maddow about the latest in a long string of crimes and scandals committed by military contractor Blackwater. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Feb. 24, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Glenn Greenwald: Steve King’s anti-tax remarks ‘dangerous’

Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald talks with Rachel Maddow about the disturbing level of sympathy expressed by the anti-tax right, particularly Iowa Representative Steve King, for the domestic terrorist who killed an IRS employee by crashing a plane into a federal building in Austin. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow…

Weiner: GOP ‘a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry’

Republicans objected after a Democratic congressman called them “a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry.” Rep. Anthony Weiner was forced to withdraw the remarks. The House was debating a bill tp remove antitrust exemptions provided to the insurance industry. This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Feb. 24, 2010. Download…

Code Pink protester: Blackwater threatened to kill me

Following a break at a Senate Armed Services hearing that is focusing on Blackwater in Afghanistan, a Code Pink protester claimed that one of the Blackwater officials threatened his life. This video is from CNN, broadcast Feb. 24, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Fox guest blames Obama for rise in domestic violence

James Harris, a conservative radio talk show host, told Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson that President Barack Obama was partially to blame for a rise in domestic violence because he had not done enough to bring down unemployment. This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Feb. 24, 2010.…

Uniformed state troopers caught attending cock fight

The Humane Society has released a video that shows Kentucky state troopers attending a cock fight. This video is from WNCT, broadcast Feb. 22, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Wilkerson: Waterboarding was used before torture memos [VIDEO.DE]

Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discusses how CIA interrogation tactics during the Bush administration can be considered torture despite former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claims. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Feb. 23, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann responds to charges that MSNBC lacks diversity

Countdown’s Keith Olbermann refutes the Dallas Tea Party’s claim that msnbc lacks diversity. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Feb. 23, 2010. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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