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Federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries increasing

CNN’s Kara Finnstrom reported on Charles Lynch who owned a medical marijuana dispensary in Morro Bay, California that was raided by federal agents. Lynch is being tried on federal charges that could carry a sentence of up to 100 years. Finnstrom reported that a growing number of federal raids are…

Bob Herbert: GOP exploited race for decades

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski talked with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert who has written a column criticising the GOP for exploiting race in politics. Herbert sees a racial component to the recent advertisement from John McCain’s campaign that is critical of Barack Obama’s celebrity appeal. Herbert believes…

Colleague doubts anthrax suspect’s guilt

NBC’s Meredith Vieira talked with Dr. Russell Burns who worked with Bruce Ivins. Ivins died last week of an apparent suicide and was a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks. Burns said that he doubts that Ivins could have hid the anthrax attacks from his colleagues. NBC’s Pete Williams reported…

The number of people infected with HIV increases

(AP) A new report says the number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is higher than the government has been estimating. The country had roughly 56,300 new HIV infections in 2006. an increase of about 16,000. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast August 4, 2008.…

Bill Clinton to ABC: ‘I am not a racist’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Clinton acknowledges there are some things “I wish I hadn’t said” during the Democratic presidential nomination fight, but denies he made racist statements about Barack Obama. Clinton, who is in Rwanda attending to work he does with a private foundation to fight AIDS, charged that…

Lieberman would speak against ‘partisan mudslingers’ at GOP convention

NBC’s Tom Brokaw asked Sen. Joe Lieberman if he has planned to speak at the Republican convention. Lieberman said, “Am i going to speak at the convention? It’s not — that decision hasn’t been made. If Senator mcCain feels I can help his candidacy which I think is so important…

Graham and Daschle in heated debate over ‘the race card’

Fox’s Chris Wallace talked with Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Sen. Tom Daschle about whether or not Barack Obama’s campaign “played the race card.” Graham was adamant that Barack Obama had accused John McCain of mounting attacks based on race. Graham said, “Obama did something no one has ever done.…

Obama calls McCain campaign cynical, not racist

(AP) Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he doesn’t think the campaign of rival John McCain is racist but that his Republican opponent’s campaign is cynical. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast August 2, 2008. Download video…

Obama interrupted by hecklers at town hall event

During a town hall campaign event in St. Petersburg, Florida, Barack Obama was heckled by protesters holding a sign that read, “What about the black community, Obama.” One heckler was later allowed to ask why Obama had not spoken out more forcefully on issues important to exploited African-Americans. This video…

Daily Show mocks media with new political team promo

The Daily Show debuted a new promo for the “The best f**king news team ever.” This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast July 31, 2008. Download video…

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