Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about the statements made by Leon Panetta during and after his confirmation hearing regarding prosecutions for torture.
(A)t heart, Mr. Cheney is not interested foremost in protecting this country. He is interested foremost in protecting Mr. Cheney.
And the business of being Dick Cheney, of rationalizing one's own existence after one of the most reprehensible, myopic, unprincipled, and even un-American careers in the history of our government, depends on continuing to convince the gullible of us to live in abject fear and not with vigilance and common sense and principles.
We, sir, will most completely assure our security not by maintaining the endless, demoralizing, draining, life-denying blind fear and blind hatred which you so thoroughly embody. We will most easily purchase our safety by repudiating the "Bush System." We will reserve the violence for which you are so eager, sir, for any battlefield to which we truly must take, and not for unconscionable wars which people like you goad and scare and lie us into.
You, Mr. Cheney, you terrified more Americans than did any terrorist in the last seven years, and now it is time for you to desist, or to be made to desist.
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February 04, 2009 C-SPAN
The House Armed Services Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subommittee and Air and Land Forces Subcommittee held a joint hearing. Army and Marine Corps officers testified about programs to protect U.S. troops and their families from hostile attacks.
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Lou Dobbs and Drew Griffin go after the SEIU and the Employee Free Choice Act in this anti-union hit job. Dobbs even manages to squeeze in a shot at Acorn at the end of the segment. He doesn't seem to have much use for our First Amendment and the right to peaceably assemble either.
DOBBS: A bold threat tonight from one of the most powerful unions in the country, a bold threat to democratic lawmakers and President Obama. The Service Employees International Union marching on Capitol Hill today, marching to demand that democrats pass the so- called employee free choice act. The Service Employees Union, which did help many democrats win election, including the president, said that those democrats must keep their promises or else. Drew Griffin with our report.
DREW GRIFFIN: The battle has been waged inside this Indianapolis office building for three years. But the fight at the corner of Illinois and Market Streets is about to spread to every Main Street in the U.S. This noisy protest by members of the service employees' international union is specifically about janitors, but nationally, it's about the employee free choice act.
DAVE BEGO, EMS OWNER: Check is real simple. They want to eliminate the secret ballot election.
GRIFFIN: Dave Bego says in his case, the workers don't want the union.
BEGO: They've been after us for almost three years. And they've only got 10 or 12 people interested in what they have to sell.
GRIFFIN: Bego runs EMS, a national janitorial service based in Indianapolis. He started it 20 years ago and has never been unionized. Its workers, at least those chosen to talk to us, say that's the way they want it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think the union, everybody needs a union, and unions are good, but with this company, we've been treated pretty fair and the work is good.
From The Daily Show Feb. 4, 2009.
It's no secret that the Republican party is desperate for new vision, a leader who can take them..... beyond the wreckage of lost elections and into a new era. But who will their savior be?
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Republicans debate the stimulus bill, forgetting that C-SPAN doesn't destroy old tapes when a new administration steps in.
January 31, 2009 C-SPAN
Philip Shabecoff, former chief environmental correspondent for the New York Times, and Alice Shabecoff, former executive director of the National Consumers League, contend that there is a link between the high percentage of the children of baby boomers that are born with or develop health problems and corporate pollution. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC. See more CSPANJunkie videos here.
February 03, 2009 C-SPAN
Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer and other members talked about their principles for climate change legislation. They focused on ways in which the proposed legislative initiatives would improve the economy. They also answered questions from reporters. Speakers include Senators, Whitehouse, Boxer, Sanders, Klobuchar and more. See more CSPANJunkie videos here.
Nora O'Donnell talks to Jon Soltz about the Pentagon report saying more soldiers have died from suicide than from combat in the last month.