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Turley: ‘Pathetic’ if Monica Goodling takes fall for Bush officials

A new Justice Department report concludes that politics illegally influenced the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges, and largely lays the blame on top aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Prof. Jonathan Turley talks about what went wrong inside the department. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast…

McCain has mole removed from right cheek

(Reuters) Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who has suffered from skin cancer in the past, had a spot removed from his face on Monday during a routine checkup by a doctor in Phoenix, an aide said. “At this point it was just a precautionary removal,” the aide told reporters on…

Shrum: McCain ‘more like temper tantrum than campaign’

MSNBC’ Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Pat Buchanan talked with Bob Shrum about John McCain’s remark that Barack Obama “does not understand.” This video is from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast July 28, 2008. Download video…

Pelosi on offshore drilling: ‘It’s a hoax’ by Republicans

NBC’s Meredith Vieira asked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi if Congress was responsible for the downturn in the economy. Pelosi said, “The fact is, the President of the United States, it’s on his watch that this economy is going in this direction. We have bad fiscal policy where the…

Hagel: McCain attacks ‘treading on thin ground’

CBS’ Bob Schieffer asked John McCain asked Sen. Chuck Hagel about remarks by John McCain that Barack Obama based his Iraq policy on “political expediency.” Hagel said, “I think John is treading on some very thin ground here when he impugns motives and when we start to get into ‘you’re…

McCain: ‘I didn’t use the word timetable’

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos talked to John McCain about comments his made earlier in the week about Barack Obama’s plan for a 16 month withdrawal from Iraq. John McCain had told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that 16 month was “a pretty good timetable.” In responding to Stephanopoulos, McCain denied his earlier statement.…

Obama: McCain based entire foreign policy on Iraq surge

NBC’s Tom Brokaw talked to Barack Obama about the surge of troops in Iraq. Obama agreed that the increased troop levels had made a difference in violence in Iraq. Obama stressed that it was important to look at a bigger picture when considering foreign policy. Obama said, “If we want…

Hume: Romney as VP shows McCain weak on economy

Fox’s Chris Wallace asked Brit Hume to consider John McCain’s potential running mates. Hume thought Mitt Romney would be an “attractive choice” but was not without a downside. Hume said, “It might look like another way of McCain stating again he doesn’t know much about the economy.” This video is…

Police chief defends spying on protesters as terrorists

WJZ’s Weijia Jiang that superintendent of the Maryland State Police has denied wrongdoing in a 14 month undercover investigation that spied on anti-war and anti-death penalty groups. Colonel Terrence Sheridan conceded that the operation lacked good judgement but said, “We did nothing wrong.” As a part of the undercover surveillance,…

Missouri Police taser injured boy 19 times

KY 3 News’ Sara Sheffield reported on an injured boy from Ozark, Missouri who was taser up to 19 times by police. Doctors believe 16-year-old Mace Hutchinson broke his back and heel after falling from an overpass. The boy’s family does not understand why police would have tasered the boy…

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