Tag: broadcast

Obama talks Healthcare with 60 Minutes

Watch CBS Videos Online Interesting interview between Barack Obama and Steve Kroft. From TPM: In an interview broadcast on 60 Minutes tonight, President Obama told CBS journalist Steve Kroft at the White House on Friday that, “I believe that we will have enough votes to pass not just any health care bill, but a good health care bill.” “I’m confident that we’ve got that,” Obama said. But of course, it’s still an open question whether even a single GOP Senator will support health care reform, something Obama seemed to acknowledge by telling Kroft, “So far we haven’t gotten much cooperation from

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Cheney admits he supported torture (updated)

This isn’t as much of a revelation as some in the media think it is. Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that he supported the program of “harsh techniques” (torture). Supporting a program is different from authorizing the program. I’m not sure Cheney revealed anything new. [display_podcast] From RS: Monday, outgoing Vice President Dick Cheney made a startling statement on a nation-wide, televised broadcast. When asked by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl whether he approved of interrogation tactics used against a so-called “high value prisoner” at the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison, Mr. Cheney, in a break from his history of being press-shy, admitted to

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Don Siegelman story

I have heard just whiffs of this story. Thom Hartman had talked about the story a couple of months ago. I had seen a little something the Huffington Post. Tonight, 60 minutes took up this case. They really didn’t deal with the election but instead they focused on the prosecution of Don Siegelman. But Siegelman’s story really starts before he gets jailed. It starts with Siegelman’s re-election. Julie Sigwart of Take Back the Media gets an exclusive interview with Siegelman before all hell breaks loose. Currently, Siegelman is not allowed to talk speak with the press which is why 60 minutes

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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