Countdown: Special Comment on Prosecuting Torture + Turley on War Crime Prosecutions

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Keith’s Special Comment on why it is necessary for the Obama administration to allow prosecutions of the Bush administration for torture.

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Rachel Maddow Show: Turley on War Crime Prosecutions

Rachel talks to Jonathan Turley about the need for the Obama administration to prosecute the Bush administration for war crimes.

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Countdown: The Bush Legacy-Eight Years in Eight Minutes

Don’t Abuse Presidential Pardons by Ralph Nader + Bush: I Authorized Torture

Pepe Escobar: Where is the special prosecutor? + Turley discusses Holder, torture, FISA

Countdown: Bush Official Admits US Tortured Prisoner + Corruption of the Department of Justice

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Pepe Escobar: Where is the special prosecutor? + Turley discusses Holder, torture, FISA

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Pepe Escobar: Where is the special prosecutor?

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Countdown: Bush Official Admits US Tortured Prisoner + Corruption of the Department of Justice

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Keith reports on the admission by Susan Crawford that the United States tortured Mohammed al-Qahtani at Gitmo and that it prevented her from being able to bring his case forward for prosecution. Charles Swift weighs in.

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Turley on the Corruption of the Department of Justice

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Don’t Abuse Presidential Pardons by Ralph Nader + Bush: I Authorized Torture

Sen Leahy: New Report Confirms Dems Worst Fears About Bush And Dept Of Justice

Comment to “Reach out to Cuba” published in the Los Angeles Times, by Jim Ryerson

Will a king prosecute a king?

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Countdown: Cheney’s Admission of War Crimes + Dismantling Regulations

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Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about whether Dick Cheney has openly admitted to war crimes and that Obama has a decision to make about what sort of administration he wants to run and whether he’s going to let this go or not.

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Countdown: Obama Campaign Asks for Special Prosecutor + Voter Suppression

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Oct. 17, 2008

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Countdown reports on the Obama campaign requesting a Special Prosecutor to look into voter suppression. Keith talks to attorney Bob Bauer about the request.

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Rachel Maddow: Jonathan Turley on Voter Suppression

Rachel has more on the voter fraud/suppression breaking news and the Obama campaign’s request for a Special prosecutor. Jonathan Turley weighs in on how this is just more of the same thing they’ve pulled in the last election with the same states targetted in an effort to keep people from voting.

Worst Person

And the winner is…Rick Santorum. Runners up Bob Grant and Palin’s Secret Service detail.

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It’s Already Stolen by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast

Dr. J.’s Short Takes: Palin; Campaign Racism; Guilt by Association; David Brooks

“N” Word, Swastikas Spray-Painted on Arizona Restaurant + The Hate Talk Express

Greg Palast: Voting Fraud is a Fraud

Countdown: Special Comment + Inciting the Mob + Claims of Voter Fraud

Thom Hartmann: Voter Fraud and Georgia-Russia War

Greg Palast on Vote Rigging and Suppression + Is 2008 already fixed?

Countdown: Beating the War Drum + Dept of Injustice

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Aug 12, 2008

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Keith reports on the statements coming out of the McCain campaign about the war between Russia and Georgia, that McCain’s top foreign policy advisor Randy Scheunemann was a lobbyist for Georgia, and the Cold-War type rhetoric coming from McCain and his BFF Joe Lieberman. Rachel Maddow weighs in.

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Department of Injustice

Keith reports on Michael Mukasey talking to the American Bar Association saying that he will not persue charges in the Monica Goodling hiring inquiry. Jonathan Turley weighs in.

Bushed!

Tonight’s: War Profiteer-Gate, Gears Grind-Slowly-Gate and Cheney-Gate.

Worst Person

And the winner is….Gerard J. Arpey of American Airlines.Runners up the Rocky Mountain News and Sean Hannity.

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The Reality Behind Western Propaganda Regarding War In Georgia

A Path to Peace in the Caucasus By Mikhail Gorbachev

The Reality Behind Western Propaganda Regarding War In Georgia

Mosaic News – 8/11/08: World News from the Middle East

Medvedev orders end to military operation + Roadmap for Georgian peace

The Caucasus —Washington Risks nuclear war by miscalculation

RNN: Who’s to blame for the Russian Georgian conflict?

08/08/08: The Beginning of the Summer Olympics and the Third World War

McCain, Obama react to Caucasus crisis + CNN caught using wrong footage

Irresponsible Risk-Takers in Command by Rodrigue Tremblay

Russia-Georgia war could become nuclear!!

Georgian troops fire at refugees + burying their dead

What the HELL is going On?

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Countdown: False Ad + Lack of Support For Troops

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July 28, 2008

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McCain Runs False Ad Against Obama

John (I’m A Senile Lying Bastard) McCain runs a phony false ad against Obama about not visiting the Troops in Germany. Knowing full well that the Ad is completly false.

McCain’s Support For Troops Record Very POOR

McCain’s support for our Military is very poor at best. He has ratings from several Military organizations that are very very bad. The press ignores McCain’s Lack Of Support for our troops. McCain has constantly voted against the military over and over again. He’s a Phony.

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Turley Commenting on Goodling

Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about the recent news from the DOJ as reported here by Think Progress.

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Bushed!

Tonight’s: Support the Troops-Gate, VP Isn’t All There-Gate and F’ing Stupid Idea-Gate.

Worst

Rupert Murdoch, Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West and Dick Morris battle it out for top honors.

Nancy Pelosi, How Do You Plead?

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by George Washington
George Washington’s Blog
July 20, 2008

Nancy Pelosi was secretly briefed on torture many, many years ago, and yet did nothing to stop those unlawful programs. Indeed, she egged the torturers on.

As the Washington Post revealed:

Four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

Moreover, Pelosi was secretly tipped off about warrantless spying on Americans. As constitutional expert Jonathan Turley said:

“there is an obvious level of collusion here. We now know that Democratic leadership knew about the illegal surveillance program almost from its inception. Even when they were campaigning about fighting for civil liberties, they were aware of an unlawful surveillance program as well as a torture program. And ever since that came out, the Democrats have been silently trying to kill any effort to hold anyone accountable because that list could very well include some of their own members.”

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h/t: Cindy Sheehan for Congress 2008

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Kucinich: Thanks to you, impeachment will be heard Friday

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War Crimes

Countdown: McCain Makes False Assertion + Back on the Bus? + Pardons/Prosecutions

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July 22, 2008

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McCain Makes False Assertion on CBS News

Keith reports on John McCain making getting the time line wrong on the Sunni Awakening and the surge on CBS news during his interview with Katie Couric.

Eugene Robinson Interview

Keith talks to Eugene Robinson about McCain’s gaffe on the Sunni Awakening and his accusations on the campaign trail that Obama wants to lose the war in Iraq, which I’ll add is not a war. It’s an occupation.

Phil Gramm Back on the Bus?

Keith reports on Steve Forbes saying that Phil Gramm would still be giving economic advice to the McCain campaign. Chris Kofinis weighs in.

Bushed!

Tonight’s: Appeasement-Gate, Support The Troops-Gate and Cuban Missle Crisis-Gate.

Jonathan Turle on Pardons/Prosecutions

Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about Bush might pre-emptively pardon anyone who committed crimes in his administration and an Obama legal advisor Cass Sunstein who has said that only the most egrecious crimes would or should be prosecuted.

Worst Person

And the winner is….Bill O’Reilly. Runners up Bret Beher and Bill O’Reilly has a two-fer tonight.

Richard Lewis Interview

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Kucinich: Thanks to you, impeachment will be heard Friday

Cass Sunstein Debates Glenn Greenwald on FISA Vote

Obama, The Democratic ‘War President’ by Eric Margolis

Countdown: Articles of Impeachment + Stragetegy of Spin + Jibjab

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July 16, 2008

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Jonathan Turley on Articles of Impeachment

Keith talks to Jonathan Turley about Congress allowing impeachment hearings but refusing to allow a vote on impeachment to be taken and the administrations overblown claims of Executive privilege.

The Stragetegy of Spin

Keith talks to Rachel about the spin given by the McCain campaign that the surge has worked although it was actually a troop escalation and the latest lame Republican talking point that Barack Obama is a third Bush term.

Worst Person

And the winner is….Mike Meehan. Runners up Elizabeth Dole and Chris Wallace.

Bushed!

Tonight’s: Health Care-Gate, Legacy-Gate and Appeasement-Gate.

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JibJab “Time For Some Campaignin’ ” 7/16/08

Keith Olbermann plays a video by the JibJab Boys about the candidates on the campaign trail.

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Kucinich’s fight to impeach Bush

Rep Nadler (D-NY) Judiciary on War Crimes & Impeachment

Kucinich to Introduce Impeachment Resolution to Judiciary

Kucinich May Get Hearing On Impeachment Resolution

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Countdown: War Crimes Prosecutions Possible + One Weak Week for McCain

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Rachel reports on the possibility of the Bush administration being prosecuted for war crimes. Jonathan Turley weighs in.

One Weak Week for McCain

Rachel Maddow reports on the week of political mis-steps the McCain campaign had, and asks if this had been anyone else would this week have gone differently for them. Josh Green weighs in on how McCain’s cozy relationship among other factors have helped him.

Bushed!

Tonight’s: Pain At The Gas Pump-Gate, Environmental “Protection” Agency-Gate and EPA-Gate The Sequel.

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Numerous Bush Admin officials committed crimes involving the torture of prisoners captured in the Middle East

Countdown: Iraq Flip Flops + FISA Capitulation + Ad Wars + Protest & Free Speech

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July 8, 2008

Iraq Flip Flops

Rachel reports on round two of the debate between McCain and Obama on Iraq troop withdrawal now that Iraq’s Prime Minister has said he’s in favor of a timetable. Howard Fineman weighs in.

Campaign Ad Wars

Rachel talks to Chuck Todd about the latest round of ads to come out of the McCain and Obama campaigns.

FISA Capitulation

Rachel talks to Jonathan Turley about the Democrats capitulation on FISA.

Bushed!

Tonight’s: G8-Gate, Blowing Smoke-Gate and Scare Us But Don’t Protect Us-Gate.

Protest and Free Speech

Rachel reports on the librarian that was arrested outside of the McCain town hall event for having a McCain=Bush sign and the way the McCain campaign is trying to influence reporters with Jim Moore.

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Countdown: Special Comment Obama FISA Bill

Kucinich: Independence Day: Let Us Remember Who We Are + Impeach Bush

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Updated: July 5, 2008 added another video

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Some Democratic Leaders say Impeachment is off the table.
So, let us set a new table for our nation, upon which we place the Constitution and where we demand that all those who have taken an oath to defend it .. keep their promise and protect our nation from the threat within.

Please go to kucinich.us now and sign the petition, which calls for impeachment. This is the one petition that will make a difference because I will be delivering it personally to your member of congress. Please circulate word of this petition far and wide, to all your friends and family. This is the one opportunity that we have right now to actually change events in this country.

Two hundred and thirty-two years ago, our nation was conceived in liberty. We have once again reached a moment of truth, one that Lincoln recognized at Gettysburg as to whether “this nation or any nation so conceived or so dedicated can long endure”.

Through the ashes of war, Lincoln prayed that “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom…and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

This Fourth of July, 2008, we face a different kind of war; one which is trying our souls.. a war based on lies. But with the power of truth and the power of the people we can achieve a new birth of freedom, standing up for what is good in America, insisting on the rule of law, demanding adherence to the Constitution, and supporting the impeachment of a President who lied to take us into a war against Iraq.

Be the answer to Lincoln’s Prayer. Please pledge your support now to restoring the rule of law in America. As we once again celebrate our Independence, let us celebrate freedom from fear and pledge that this government of the people will survive in this land that we love.

Please go to kucinich.us now. This is your chance to make a difference; truly celebrate our Independence. Thank you.

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Sign this Weekend, Stand for the Constitution, Impeach Bush

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We Want Bush Impeached, We Support the Kucinich Resolution. See video:
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Excerpts come from a June 11, 2008 Countdown with Keith Olbermann show:
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OLBERMANN: Time now to call in George Washington University law professor and constitutional law expert: Jonathan Turley.

Good evening, Jon.

JONATHAN TURLEY, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERT: Hi, Keith.

OLBERMANN: I’ve often argued here that even if you think the words aren’t going to lead to any action, say the words anyway, simply to get them on the record for history, and simply because nothing has ever changed from bad to good in this country without somebody first saying—this is bad. Assess the importance of what Dennis Kucinich did last night.

TURLEY: You know, it is very important. The fact is that this is not supposed to happen the way it happened in the last seven years. The framers, I think, would have been astonished by the absolute passivity if not collusion of the Democrats in protecting President Bush from impeachment. I mean, they created a system that was essentially idiot-proof and God knows we put that to a test in the past years.

But, I don’t think they ever anticipated that so many members of the opposition would stand quietly in the face of clear presidential crimes. It has many of us who study the Constitution quite worried that we have a real crisis here. This is not something that really was supposed to happen. It was not something that one would predict.

OLBERMANN: This is the list that he presented last night—a remarkably lengthy and thorough record of the high crimes and misdemeanors. It’s just a cascade really. Did Kucinich successfully make his case?

TURLEY: I think he’s made his case. I mean, frankly, some of these claims are not really impeachable offenses. Like for example, it’s not impeachable to be negligent. If that was the case, we’d lose half that people that sat in the Oval Office. But there are plenty of crimes there. This is a target-rich environment.

What’s really disturbing for many of us is that it takes a real effort for Democrats to walk from the floor to their offices and not trip over crimes. I mean, they are all over the record, from destruction of evidence, to illegal surveillance, to unlawful torture programs. They’re all over the place.

And what’s amazing is that the president is hiding in plain view. He hasn’t really denied the elements of these offenses. So, all that is lacking is political will.

But that doesn’t mean that suddenly the Democrats are going to get principled and say—my God, we took an oath, and we need to fulfill it regardless of the outcome. But it does mean one member, and they’re actually more than one, are really calling their colleagues to the floor and saying—it’s time to pony up. It’s time to answer the public of whether you stand for the Constitution and against its abridgement.

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Dee Dee Miller & Ray McGovern + Anthony St. Martin + The Case for Impeachment

Impeachment “ON or Off the table”? You decide.

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Impeach Bush and Cheney!

Countdown: The Terror Card + No Country Club for Obama + US Attys

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June 24, 2008

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The Terror Card

Keith reports on the response of the Obama campaign on Charlie Black’s remarks, McCain’s similar remarks about how playing the fear card might help President Bush in 2004, and how the fear card has been played by the Republicans who want to scare all of us to death. Richard Wolffe weighs in.

No Country Club for Obama

Keith reports on the recent ridiculous statement coming out of Karl Rove calling Barack Obama a “country club kind of guy” and Lindsey Graham’s statement about Obama on Meet the Press about Obama’s “lost innocence”. Howard Fineman weighs in.

Bushed!

A special edition of Bushed covering the hiring abuses at the DOJ which were recently uncovered. Jonathan Turley weighs in.

Countdown: Do As I Say & Not As I Do + Supreme Smackdown

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June 12, 2008

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Do As I Say and Not As I Do

Keith reports on the resignation of Jim Johnson from Obama’s Vice Presidential search team and the McCain campaign using it as a line of attack on Obama even though he’s got similar and worse problems with those on his own staff and Vice Presidential search team. Rachel Maddow weighs in on the risks of those in glass houses throwing stones.

Supreme Smackdown

Keith reports on the recent ruling from the Supreme Court on the prisoners at Gitmo saying they do have the right to challenge their detention in US courts. Jonathan Turley weighs in.

Worst Person

And the winner is…Antonin Scalia. Runners up Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity.

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Countdown: Special Comment: John McCain Confused 6.12.08

Bush Strongly Disagrees With Recent Supreme Court Decision!