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Audio From 1998: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) Hangs Up On Amy Goodman When Asked If He Has Ever Had An Affair

Earlier today Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) resigned his House seat after acknowledging he had an affair with a female staffer. Long an advocate for "family values," Souder called for former President Bill Clinton to resign over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. On Sept. 17, 1998, during the Clinton impeachment scandal, Democracy Now! invited Rep. Souder and Rep. Bill McCollum (R-FL) (who is now running for governor in Florida) to discuss by phone a recent House vote on combating drugs. In the spirit of the times, Amy Goodman asked both men if they have ever had extramarital affairs. McCollum said "I am not, and, uh.. in, at this present time involved in anything whatsoever, have not been." When Souder was asked, he hung up the phone.

May 18, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Amy Goodman on Paula Zahn (11/15/06)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Singing Lena Horne’s Praises." By Amy Goodman

Lena Horne died this week at the age of 92. More than just a brilliant singer and actress, she was a pioneering civil rights activist, breaking racial barriers for generations of African-Americans who have followed her.

May 12, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

The Colbert Report (10/05/06)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Hardball with Chris Matthews (8/11/06)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"BP: Billionaire Polluter." By Amy Goodman

The power and wealth that BP and other oil giants wield are almost without parallel in the world, and pose a threat to the lives of workers, to the environment and to our prospects for democracy.

May 05, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, BP Oil Spill, Offshore Drilling

MSNBC’s 10th Anniv., Hardball (7/31/06)

November 28, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Hardball with Chris Matthews (11/23/05)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Boycotting Arizona’s Racism." By Amy Goodman

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 empowers state and local law enforcement to stop, question and arrest whoever they suspect may not be in the state legally. The law is an open invitation to sweeping racial profiling and arbitrary detention.

April 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Immigration

Hardball with Chris Matthews (8/25/05)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Cochabamba, the Water Wars and Climate Change." By Amy Goodman

Thousands of climate justice activists have arrived here in Bolivia for the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth. Bolivian President Evo Morales called for the gathering to give the poor and the Global South an opportunity to respond to the failed climate talks in Copenhagen. Ten years ago this month, the host city for the summit, Cochabamba, was at the center of an epic fight over the most vital of natural resources: its own water.

Newsnight with Aaron Brown (7/19/05)

September 18, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Massey Disaster Not Just Tragic, but Criminal." By Amy Goodman

Massey Energy runs the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in Montcoal, W.Va., where 29 miners were killed last week. The loss of life is tragic, but the UBB explosion is more than tragic; it is criminal.

April 14, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Coal

Hardball with Chris Matthews (10/17/05)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Newsnight with Aaron Brown (6/28/05)

September 18, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Democracy Now! Evening with Alice Walker on Tuesday, April 13

Join Alice Walker as a guest at Amy’s birthday celebration at our new green studios, and enjoy Amy and Alice’s discussion: On Activism.

April 12, 2010 |  Filed under  Events

Hardball with Chris Matthews (03/30/05)

November 29, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Hardball with Chris Matthews (2/16/05)

September 18, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Hardball with Chris Matthews (2/1/05)

September 18, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Collateral Murder in Iraq." By Amy Goodman

A United States military video was released this week showing the indiscriminate targeting and killing of civilians in Baghdad. The nonprofit news organization WikiLeaks obtained the video and made it available on the Internet. The video was made July 12, 2007, by a U.S. military Apache helicopter gunship, and includes audio of military radio transmissions.

April 07, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Iraq, Wikileaks, Whistleblowers