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Gibbs: Limbaugh, Cheney part of ‘Republican cabal’

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs responded to criticism from former vice president Dick Cheney that President Obama’s terrorism policies were putting the country at risk. “I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy, so they trotted out the next-most popular member of the Republican cabal,” said Gibbs. This video is from…

Meghan McCain: Ingraham can ‘kiss my fat ass’

After a parade of insults from conservative pundits — most particularly conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who called her fat — the daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) delivered a smarting rebuke on Monday’s View. McCain, called Ingraham’s comments “terrible,” adding, “When Tyra Banks went on her show in a…

CNN: Hundreds of Lebanese wounded by unexploded Israeli bombs

CNN’s Kyle Perry reported that over 300 people have been injured by unexploded cluster bombs since the end of Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006. Now, organizations tasked with removing the unexploded ordinances are being forced to leave Lebanon in the face of a global recession. This video is from…

Obama ‘choked up with anger’ over AIG bonuses

Responding to a populist firestorm over the news that AIG planned to pay out millions in bonuses to many of the executives viewed to be responsible for the firm’s near-collapse in 2008, President Obama announced he has directed Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner to “pursue every legal avenue to block these…

Frank: AIG bonuses go to ‘people that screwed this thing up’

Barney Frank told NBC’s Meredith Vieira that he outraged by bonus that AIG will pay out to executives. “These people may have a right to their bonuses, they don’t have a right to their jobs forever. The federal government is now an 80% owner. one of the things we can…

Lawmaker wants drug testing for unemployed workers

A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require workers applying for unemployment benefits be randomly tested for using drugs. Florida State Senator Mike Bennett told Fox’s Steve Doocy that Florida is running out of unemployment money and wants to make sure that only those that are able to…

Fox host says CNN could be ‘Communist News Network’

Fox’s Steve Doocy took time this morning to note that a Mauricio Funes, a former CNN employee, has been elected President of El Salvador. “He is from a party down in El Salvador that is essentially the communist party,” explained Doocy. “I wonder if he is just on a leave…

CNN: Navy ‘laying off’ many sailors

CNN’s Chris Lawrence reported that the military is limiting reenlistments during tough economic times. “More sailors want to stay in the Navy than ever before at the same time Congress is cutting its numbers. It means tough a new re-enlistment policy that offer advancement to some and end the careers…

Bernake: Recession could end this year

Fed Chairman Ben Bernake gave 60 Minutes an unprecedented interview because, he said, the country’s economic situation is unprecedented. Bernake told Scott Pelley that the recession could end this year. CBS News has more details here. This video is from CBS’s 60 Minutes, broadcast Mar. 15, 2009. Bernake interview –…

Cantor blames press for lack of GOP economic plan

The Republicans in Congress have opposed President Bush’s plans to revive the economy at every turn but don’t seem to have a plan of their own. Rep. Eric Cantor told NBC’s David Gregory that the press was to blame for the perception that the Republicans don’t have a plan. “The…

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