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Rev. Wright: Critics twisting sermons for political gain

Rev. Wright says his sermons condemn worldview that American can do no wrong RACHEL ZOLL AP News Apr 25, 2008 17:59 EST The former pastor to Democrat Barack Obama said his sermon blaming U.S. policies for the Sept. 11 attacks was a warning against vengeance and the view that all…

Sharpton To Lead Campaign Of Civil Disobedience

“It did not take fifty bullets to realize no one’s shooting back,” said one citizen during protests following the acquittal of three New York detectives in the shooting death of 24-year-old Sean Bell. Among those outraged by the verdict is Rev. Al Sharpton, saying on April 25 that he will…

Obama hoops it up in Hoosier State

Barack Obama capped off a long campaign day in Indiana by playing a game of pickup basketball. He donned sweat pants and a USMC shirt to take on some area high-schoolers. Obama’s team won 15-5. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast April 25, 2008. Download video…

Clyburn clarifies ‘Clinton sabotaging Obama’ comments

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann talks with House Majority Whip James Clyburn about an impressions in the African-American community that Hillary Clinton is attempting to sabotage a Barack Obama win in the general election. Clyburn says that he is relating comments that have been said to him by African-American members of the…

MSNBC: GOP video feed cut ‘at a very opportune time’

North Carolina’s Republican Party chairwoman has been making the media rounds to defend an ad slamming Barack Obama and his supporters that’s been loudly denounced by pretty much everyone who doesn’t lead North Carolina’s Republican party. The ostensible targets of the TV spot are two Democrats running for governor in…

Syrians: Nuke facility story ‘a fantasy’

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer talked with Syrian Ambassador Moustapha who said that US stories that Syria was creating a nuclear weapons facility were “ridiculous” and “a fantasy.” The Syrian Ambassador asserted that Israel was the only country in the region possessing weapons of mass destruction. This video is from CNN’s Situation…

NYC Cops not guilty in Sean Bell slaying

Three NYC detectives were found not guilty on all counts for the slaying Sean Bell. More details on the verdict are here. This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast April 25, 2008. Download video…

Groups to protest pro-gay event at school

Many parents in Snoqualmie are talking about keeping their kids out of school Friday because the school demonstration is triggering protests from two different sides. The demonstration is a “Day of Silence” in support of gay/lesbian students at the school. On Top Magazine has more details here. This video is…

Stewart: Media applaud McCain for going ‘near where black people live’

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart apparently feels that the long-running TV series known as the Democratic presidential primaries has jumped the shark. He announced on Thursday, “At this point, usually we go to our campaign coverage. But tonight we’re not going to, and I’ll tell you why. I’M FUCKING SICK…

3 NYPD detectives cleared in groom’s 50-shot death

Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower. Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper were cleared in the 2006 slaying…

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