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Petraeus denies systematic torture during Bush years

Gen. David Petraeus told CNN’s John King that the military didn’t order torture while Bush was president. “Was the line crossed? Did you do things which you fundamentally thought were wrong and immoral? ” asked King. “We certainly did not. There were incidents that did and we learned hard lessons…

McCain won’t commit to Palin support in 2012

John McCain told NBC’s David Gregory that his pick for vice president in the 2008 election wouldn’t necessarily be his pick for president in 2012. McCain wants to see who the other candidates are before expressing support for Gov. Sarah Palin. “I would have to see who the candidates are…

Gates: Postpone ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ changes

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Fox’s Chris Wallace that this is the wrong time to make changes to the military controversial ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. “I think the president and I feel like we’ve got a lot on our plates right now, and let’s push that one down the…

Dallas cop refused to let NFL player see dying relative

A Dallas police officer is under investigation after he held a NFL player while his relative died. Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats was rushing to the hospital to see his dying wife’s mother. Dallas Officer Robert Powell refused to let Moats go into the hospital after running a red…

Brazilian president blames financial crisis on ‘white and blue-eyed’

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown must have been a bit uncomfortable at a press conference yesterday in Brazil as part of a G20 summit, where the Brazilian president delivered a somewhat shocking one-liner about the financial crisis. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from Sky News, broadcast…

Ron Paul debates ‘war on drugs’ supporter

Rep. Ron Paul debates the failure of the war on drugs with Heritage Foundation’s Earnest Istook. This video is from CNN’s Campbell Brown, broadcast Mar. 26, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Some politicians got thousands from bailed out banks

NBC’s Chuck Todd reports that many politicians who opposed bailout received thousands from banks in February. This video is from NBC’s The Today Show, broadcast Mar. 27, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Ashcroft: Some forms of waterboarding might be legal

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft spoke at the University of Texas at Austin acknowledging some Bush mistakes, but claiming history will “be very kind” to the former president. Author John Dean discusses. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Mar. 26, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

GOP budget proposal contains no numbers

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza talks to MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann about the Republican budget which doesn’t contain an actual number in it nor indictations of spending parameters or any costs. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Mar. 26, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Gibbs: Obama opposes marijuana legalization

President Obama told a virtual town hall on Thursday that legalizing marijuana is the wrong economic strategy for the country. The White House press corps pressed Robert Gibbs if Obama meant to suggest that he was open to marijuana legalization. Gibbs was quick to say that Obama opposed legalization. “He…

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