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Weekly Video Roundup

Our collection of favorite videos this week includes Sen. Chuck Schumer nailing the Bush administration on the firing of U.S. attorneys, the Discovery Channel drooling over a weapon that kills Americans, and “The Simpsons” dressing down Fox News.

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Stewart Nails Condi on ‘Hypothetical’ Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart presided over a mock game show on Tuesday, during which he played highlights of Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Alberto Gonzales contradicting themselves and refusing to answer the simplest of questions.

Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


Hayden, Gonzales and Cheney

Were Cheney, Gonzales and Hayden Lying About Wiretap Capabilities?

If Bloomberg News is correct in its June 30 report that the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program started up to seven months before the Sept. 11 attacks, then why did the vice president, the attorney general and the new CIA chief say otherwise?

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Stewart Skewers Gonzales Over Sears Tower Plot

The “Daily Show” host wonders how seven evildoers could wage what the attorney general termed a “full ground war against the United States.”

Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


Gonzales Sidesteps Legal Issues of NSA Spying

The attorney general, in defending the NSA’s collection of millions of U.S. phone records, claims it is constitutional—but conveniently ignores the fact that it appears to be illegal.

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


Gonzales: We May Prosecute Journalists

Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales says that the Bush White House may go after journalists who report on national security-related matters. “There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility.”
Funny: There are lots of FISA statutes that you don’t have to read particularly carefully to learn that spying on Americans without warrants is illegal.

Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


White House in Disarray Over English Language Directive

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claims that Bush has never supported making English the national language, but White House Press Secretary Tony Snow just said the opposite. (And the Senate just voted to make it so.)

Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE



From thinkprogress.com

Sen. Specter to Gonzales: ‘That Just Defies Logic and Plain English’

That’s the Republican chair of the Judiciary Committee reacting to the attorney general’s attempts to explain how spying without warrants is, in fact, legal. Check out the AG’s explanation of why Bush earlier said that spying without warrants is, in fact, illegal: “The President is not a lawyer.”

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE



From crooksandliars.com

Bush Can’t Escape His Own Statements

As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales prepares for Monday’s hearings, we should keep in mind the president’s 2004 statement about warrantless wiretaps: “Anytime you hear the United States government talking about a wiretap, it requires—a wiretap requires a court order.” (Hat tip: crooksandliars.com) | video

Posted on Feb 6, 2006 READ MORE


Report Rebuts Bush on Warrantless Wiretaps

Congressional research arm says spy program conflicts with existing law, hinges on weak arguments | more

 

Posted on Jan 8, 2006 READ MORE


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