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Alberto Gonzales

Greenwald’s Latest Call for Gonzales Impeachment

Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films put together this montage of the attorney general’s humiliating and incompetent testimony.  The president continues to back Gonzales.  You can add your voice to a growing chorus calling for his ouster.

Posted on May 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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CNN Reports About Iraqi Honor Killing

Grainy cell phone footage of the brutal honor killing of 17-year-old Iraqi girl Duaa Khalil Aswad is making its way around the Internet (although the full clip has been taken down from YouTube),  and human rights groups such as the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq are speaking out about it on mainstream outlets like CNN.  Warning:  contains graphic footage

Posted on May 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Maher Falwell

Maher on Falwell: ‘Death Isn’t Always Sad’

Bill Maher celebrates the passing of an intolerant icon: “Now I know you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, but I think we can make an exception, because speaking ill of the dead was kind of Jerry Falwell’s hobby.”

Posted on May 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Howard Dean Mixes It Up With Colbert

The DNC chairman sits down with Stephen Colbert for a raucous discussion on the Republican debate, torture and why the Democrats won’t go on Fox News: “No sense in going on propaganda outlets when you don’t have to.” Other Dean zingers include: “Any Republican debate is torture,” and “John McCain knows something about torture, the rest of the guys were just windbags.”

Posted on May 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Giuliani

Giuliani Still Thinks ‘They Hate Us for Our Freedom’

While speaking with Fox News about his debate confrontation with Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani trotted out that tired old slogan that utterly fails to explain anything. Also, Giuliani tells Sean Hannity, “If you can’t face reality, you can’t lead.” We couldn’t agree more.

Posted on May 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Kingston

Congressman Defends War Profits

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., objects to the notion that it is improper to pay a private contractor four times as much as a U.S. soldier doing the same job: “It’s actually somewhat of an insult, if I go down to Fort Stewart and tell ‘em they’re underpaid, because they’re really not motivated by pay as much as they are by patriotism.” If only Halliburton felt the same way.

Posted on May 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Comey

Bush’s Showdown With the Justice Department

Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey reveals the circumstances surrounding the reauthorization of the domestic spying program, including then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales’ late-night visit to an ailing John Ashcroft in order to “take advantage of a very sick man who did not have the powers of the attorney general” at the time.

Posted on May 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Scheer and KPFK’s Weissman on War, Religion, Politics

In this far-ranging interview on KPFK’s “Beneath the Surface” radio show, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with host Suzi Weissman about the coming presidential election, the consolidation of mass media and Truthdig’s May 22 debate between Chris Hedges and Sam Harris on the roles of religion and politics. Update: Full transcript now available.

Posted on May 15, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Family Guy’ on the Debates

“The Family Guy” spoofs the recent presidential debates and the superficiality of horse-race politics. Lois starts the debate badly, then realizes all she has to do to win over the crowd is repeatedly refer to 9/11 and Jesus.

Posted on May 15, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Paul Eaton

Retired General Rebuts Bush Rhetoric

In Vote Vets’ latest ad to feature a general speaking out against the war, retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton refutes one of the administration’s favorite talking points: “President Bush says he listens to his military commanders. Well, Mr. President, I was one of those commanders and you weren’t listening when we warned you of the dangers we’d face invading Iraq.”

Posted on May 14, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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