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Rep. Poe:  Halliburton/KBR Gang Rape Not ‘Isolated Case’

Texas Rep. Ted Poe, pushing for a probe into the case of former Halliburton/KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones, who says she was gang-raped by co-workers in Iraq and then intimidated into keeping silent, urged other possible victims of crimes against U.S. contract employees working abroad to come forward, saying he believes Jones’ case is not unique.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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O'Reilly

The Man Who Saved Christmas

How exactly does one pull off a “Taliban-like oppression” of Christmas?  Well, according to Bill O’Reilly, his finger ever on the pulse of global injustice, one prevents department store employees nationwide from wishing customers a merry Christmas.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Affleck

Celebs Need Health Care—Just Like Us!

Who knew that Reese Witherspoon window-shops for shoes?  Or that Ben Affleck glues elaborate doll houses together?  Or that Jeremy Piven eats what appears to be gruel on a lush outdoor patio?  These intimate celebrity vignettes were captured for the AARP’s ad campaign for its “Divided We Fail” intiative calling for “red, blue ... liberal, conservative” (and, apparently, “rich, famous”) Americans to unite for the causes of health care and long-term financial security.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


New Orleans Homes to Be Demolished

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to demolish thousands of public housing units in New Orleans this weekend, despite an urgent need for affordable homes in the city. This video explains why, and what you can do about it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Al Gore

Al Gore’s Nobel Speech

Why did Al Gore waste eight years of his life as America’s vice president? He’s much better at trying to save the world. Watch his Nobel Prize acceptance speech and see for yourself.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Clintons

Voters Care About Bull****

The Onion pokes fun at the nonsense issues, costume pageantry and theatrical pandering that have taken over the American electoral process.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Giuliani

Giuliani:  Military Action Against Iran Not Off the Table

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani went on “Meet the Press” on Sunday to talk about his chances for winning the nomination (he’s ahead in some states) and his stance on several key issues, including the U.S.‘s relations with Iran. It looks like he’s still siding with the hawks. 

Posted on Dec 10, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad Declares Victory

The “Mosaic Intelligence Report” examines the fallout of the new NIE report, which says Iran suspended its nuclear weapons program in 2003: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being touted as the winner in the Middle East—except in Israel—and George Bush’s America is being called the loser.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Olbermann

Olbermann: Bush Either ‘Pathological Presidential Liar’ or ‘Idiot-in-Chief’

Not one to mince words, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann ripped into President Bush for beating the WWIII war drums about Iran months after the gist of the NIE report on Iran was known to the White House:  “It is the nightmare scenario of political science fiction: a critical juncture in our history and ... a president manifestly unfit to serve and, behind him in the vice presidency, an unapologetic warmonger who has long been seeing a world visible only to himself.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Clooney and Pitt Spoof Larry Craig Stall Scene

If Sen. Larry Craig’s public humiliation wasn’t already complete, here come those two Hollywood jokesters, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, to keep the story of Craig’s restroom scandal circulating in popular culture.  In a video tribute to Julia Roberts, Clooney is busy singing Roberts’ praises and explaining why he can’t be there for the presentation of her American Cinematheque Award when he feels movement near his foot.

Posted on Dec 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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