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Meet Obama’s Green Team

The president-elect rolled out his major energy appointments Monday, among them Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Chu. That choice, Obama said, “should send a signal to all that my administration will value science. We will make decisions based on the facts, and we understand that facts demand bold action.”

Posted on Dec 15, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Shoe Ambush Sparks Pride and Protest Among Arabs

Muntadhar al-Zaidi’s now-legendary flying shoes made headlines in the Arab world after the Iraqi journalist registered his disapproval of George W. Bush’s foreign policy choices during the U.S. president’s news conference in Baghdad on Sunday.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush Survives Shoe Attack

George W. Bush has always had a rocky relationship with the press, but he probably never saw this coming. During a news conference in Baghdad on Sunday, a reporter took off his shoes and hurled them at the president, who showed off his cat-like reflexes.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN

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Are We Winning the War on Terror?

This week’s Mosaic Intelligence Report takes stock of recent attacks in Iraq and India and outlines the challenges that President-elect Barack Obama must face if he hopes to succeed where George Bush has failed in his vaunted “global war on terror.”

Posted on Dec 13, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Oy, Blagojevich! Whither Detroit?

Illinois’ Governor of Ill Repute is the focus of some lively exchanges among “Left, Right & Center” co-hosts/government corruption watchdogs Tony Blankley, Matt Miller, Robert Scheer and Arianna Huffington. Also: Who’s Steven Chu?

Posted on Dec 12, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Daily Show’: Oh, the Profanity

Woe to the wayward legislator or media pundit who makes a public blunder while Jon Stewart is on his watch. In this installment of “The Daily Show,” we see disgraced (but not deposed) Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and other power hounds fall into Stewart’s carefully laid trap of shame.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush’s Legacy Untangled

Keith Olbermann, in this comma-laden “Countdown” diatribe, really lets loose on the idea of George Bush’s legacy being anything but a dishonorable, terror-filled and disastrous eight years.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN

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Aldous Huxley, 1958: ‘Brave New World’ Just Around the Corner

It’s always a little spooky and a little funny to listen to a person from the past predict a future that may have already come to pass. In this clip from 50 years ago, Mike Wallace interviews “Brave New World” author Aldous Huxley, and while some of what Huxley says sounds goofy, some sounds uncomfortably familiar.

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN

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Obama and Gore Meet for Climate Change Chat

Another day, another big meeting about a serious global crisis for President-elect Barack Obama, who joined forces on Tuesday in Chicago with former Vice President Al Gore and Obama’s own veep, Joe Biden, in discussing Gore’s signature cause—climate change.

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN

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‘Daily Show’: Canadian Shenanigans

Things got a little nutty up North on Monday, when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper moved to dissolve Parliament rather than face a no-confidence vote from its members. Jon Stewart struggled to comprehend both startling concepts on Monday’s episode of “The Daily Show.”

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN

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