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Obama could support investigation of Bush terrorism tactics

President Obama left himself open to the possibility of supporting an investigation into “Bush administration officials who devised harsh terrorism-era interrogation tactics,” wrote the Associated Press. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Apr. 21, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Video shows less friendly exchange between Obama and Chavez

Jake Tapper noted that Venezuela State Television has video of President Obama talking with President Hugo Chavez in a way that appeared to be less friendly than earlier encouters. Republicans have criticized President Obama for being too friendly with Venezuelan leader. This video is from Venezolana de Television, broadcast Apr.…

Noonan: Torture memos should be one of life’s mysteries

Jon Stewart looks at how conservative politicians and pundits are reacting to release of four Office of Legal Council Memos that explained the use of torture on detainees under President Bush. Stewart notes that some pundits are disturbed more by then the release of the memos than by the fact…

Cheney: ‘I don’t think we’ve got much to apologize for’

Former vice president Cheney continued his attack on President Obama Monday in a interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity. “I’ve been concerned at the way we’ve been presented overseas… What I find disturbing is the extent to which he’s gone to Europe and seemed to apologize profusely, been to Mexico and…

Isikoff: Justice Dept. may prosecute officials for ordering torture

Details are coming out on the newly released torture memos, including more than 266 instances of waterboarding of two alleged terrorists. Should Bush administration officials be held accountable? Rachel Maddow is joined by Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Apr. 20, 2009. Download…

OPR report will be ‘devastating’ to Bush legal opinions

Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., explains to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the Justice Department is actively investigating the details of the torture of U.S. detainees. Among other reports, the Senate Judiciary Commitee awaits the results of the Office of Professional Responsibility inquiry which Senator Whitehouse says he…

CQ reporter: ‘Wide circle’ of people knew about Harman wiretap

CQPolitics.com’s Jeff Stein joins Countdown guest host David Shuster to discuss a complicated new story involving NSA wiretapping, Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., Israeli lobbyists and espionage. Harman denies that she offered to get Israeli spies off the hook but Stein says a “wide circle” of people in Congress knew about…

Rep. Schakowsky: Congress should investigate torture

The Obama administration has said that those that ordered or conducted torture should not be held accountable. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., discusses her belief that officials involved in torture under the Bush administration should be prosecuted. ” I think impunity is a problem. That the fact that this policy may…

Norm Coleman: ‘The law is on our side’

Norm Coleman is trying to convince Minnesotans that his appeal to the Supreme Court is warranted. “I think the law is on our side,” Coleman told StarTribune.com. In a meeting Thursday with the Star Tribune editorial board, Coleman said that the principle of enfranchising legitimate voters is more important than…

Garofalo: Conservative tea parties were ‘racism straight up’

Actress and activist Janeane Garofalo talks about the purpose the conservative tea parties served for the Republican Party and whether those goals were achieved. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Apr. 16, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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