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Olbermann: McCain mimics Bush on illegal wiretapping

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann reports: “As with so many positions on which Senator McCain hues closely and precisely with the Bush administration, the Senator has tried to finesse the issue of warentless wiretaps. Finesse no more. The McCain camp now clearly saying the Senator believes what the current President believes, that…

Pentagon video: B-2 stealth bomber explodes at takeoff

Thursday afternoon the Air Force released the final report on the B-2 crash from last February, it included never-before-seen video of the takeoffs of four B-2′s headed home to their base in Missouri after a deployment to Guam. The Air Force on Thursday said the first crash of a B-2…

CNN reporter: Bush excuse for unemployment rate ‘ridiculous’

During an economic speech today, President Bush partly blamed a dramatic rise in unemployment on new workers entering the workforce. Later, in a CNN interview, Bush Labor Secretary Elaine Chou also said that the increase the unemployment rate was “caused in part by a surge of young entrance into the…

Doomsday cult says nuclear war starts next Thursday

ABC’s Brian Ross reported on a cult leader who says that nuclear war will begin by June 12. “Nuclear war will begin next Thursday, June 12, or sooner, according to the latest prediction of self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl ‘Buffalo Bill’ Hawkins, the founder of a religious sect in Abilene, Texas.” “Hundreds…

Schumer says Clinton would accept VP offer

Barack Obama met privately with Hillary Rodham Clinton, a likely vice presidential candidate, as the Democratic nominee-in-waiting sought to unite his fractured party against Republican John McCain in November. One of her top supporters, fellow New York senator Charles Schumer, said Friday that Clinton would accept the No. 2 spot.…

Sen. Reid endorses Obama, looks forward to McCain’s return to Senate

Sen. Harry Reid told CNN’s John Roberts that he intends to support Barack Obama and urged other superdelegates to express their support. The Senate Majority Leader also issued the following statement today: “Over the past 16 months, tens of millions of Americans from all walks of life have been inspired…

Press angry over secret meeting between Obama and Clinton

Reporters traveling with Barack Obama were none too happy to find out he was meeting with Hillary Clinton last night, as they were about to take off in a candidate-less plane from Washington’s Dulles airport. The traveling press pool spent at least five minutes grilling Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs about…

Nightline VP story highlights divisions, negatives in Democratic Party

An ABC Nightline story by Jake Tapper looks at the worst 10 VP picks for Obama. The ABC list includes Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Fr. Michael Pfleger, William Ayers, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Rep. William Jefferson, Geraldine Ferraro, Harriet Christian, James Carville, and Bill Clinton. This video is from ABC’s Nightline,…

Richard Clarke: Scott McClellan asked for forgiveness

Author Richard Clarke discusses the newly released Senate Intelligence Report. which says both the State and Energy Department intelligence agencies raised red flags concerning the Bush Administrations WMD claims in Iraq . Sen. John McCain made comments last week that every intelligence agency believed the WMD reports. Richard Clarke suggest…

NBC: Obama meeting with Hillary Clinton at her DC home

NBC’s Chuck Todd told Dan Abrams that Barack Obama will meet with Hillary Clinton at her D.C. home tonight. Transcript via closed captions ABRAMS: chuck todd, our political director joins us on the phone right now that broke the story. what do we know? TODD: we know the obama campaign…

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