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Ron Paul Doesn’t Accept Evolution

The one and only anti-war Republican presidential candidate didn’t raise his hand when asked who doesn’t believe in evolution, but it turns out he may have wanted to. In this clip, Paul responds to a question about the incident by saying that it was an “inappropriate question,” but that “I think it’s a theory—theory of evolution—and I don’t accept it.”

Posted on Dec 22, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Middle East in 2007

It’s been a rough year for the Middle East, from Saddam’s hanging to mass killings in Iraq and the war of words over Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program. The Mosaic Intelligence Report takes a look back and asks whether there is hope for the future.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Huckabee Denies Subliminal Cross

Mike Huckabee tells MSNBC that the prominent floating cross in his Christmas ad was pure coincidence, although he immediately loses credibility points with a series of canned jokes.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Dodd to the Rescue

Sen. Chris Dodd just put his money where his mouth has been in the presidential campaign, filibustering a nasty bit of legislation the Senate tried to push through before the Christmas break. Here he tells MSNBC why giving retroactive immunity to the telecom companies for spying on Americans is a bad thing.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Subtle Art of the Campaign Ad

Tired of those manipulative campaign ads “mostly about politics,” as Mike Huckabee puts it in this clip?  The Republican preacher-politician radiates empathy in this toasty-warm Christmas greeting. But to think that Team Huckabee, or any other candidate’s camp for that matter, would miss a chance to reach out to key demographics in any kind of TV spot is pure folly.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Keeping Kucinich Quiet

Video blogger and Dennis Kucinich fan Davis Fleetwood hits the streets of Des Moines to find out why the peace candidate was excluded from the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucus.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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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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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


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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


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