from ap: President Bush on Wednesday warned Americans and lawmakers reluctant to pass a historic financial rescue plan that failing to act fast risks wiping out retirement savings, rising foreclosures, lost jobs, closed business and ‘a long and painful recession.’ He spoke just after inviting Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, one of whom will inherit the mess in four months, and key congressional leaders to an extraordinary White House meeting Thursday to hammer out a compromise.
video: bush failures could make him ‘last president’
from raw replay: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and John Oliver report on the looming financial crisis and proposed bailout plan. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast September 23, 2008.
video: ‘arrest bush/cheney’ banner at national archives
from raw replay: Anti-war protesters hung a banner today at the National Archives calling for the arrest of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The 22-foot-long banner in red, white and black reads, "Defend Our Constitution - Arrest Bush / Cheney! - War Criminals!" The protesters, perched on a ledge at the historic building in Washington, D.C., additionally claim to be on a hunger strike. According to a press release, the five are military combat veterans from the anti-war group Veterans For Peace who intend to stay on the ledge and fast for a full day "in remembrance of those who have perished and those still suffering from the crimes of the Bush administration." An Archives spokesperson had no comment when asked if authorities were planning to take action to stop the peaceful protest. This video is from YouTube, broadcast September 23, 2008.