Friday, January 7, 2000

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  • Republicans Spar Over Campaign Finance Reform in Debate

    An aggressive George W. Bush pledged in a campaign debate last night in New Hampshire to "push for tax cuts, so help me God," if elected to the White House, and accused presidential rival John McCain of seeking campaign finance changes that would hurt the conservative cause. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Buying of the President 2000

    This week, Texas governor and presidential hopeful George W. Bush received the endorsement of his former rival for the post, Elizabeth Dole–Dole pulled out of the race in October after raising just $5 million — less than a tenth of what Bush had collected at that time. Bush, who raised $67 in 1999, has pledged to reach the $100 million mark in the next couple of months. [includes rush transcript]

  • New York State Settles with Victims of Attica Prison Brutality

    This week, a shameful chapter in New York State history may have come to a close. On September 13, 1971, Governor Nelson Rockefeller sent state troopers and the National Guard into the Attica Correctional Facility to end a 4-day prisoner rebellion. Inmates took over the maximum security prison as a protest against the human rights violations and wretched living conditions they faced. The subsequent raid and retaking of the facility was the bloodiest act of prison brutality in U.S. history, with police bullets taking the lives of 32 prisoners and 11 correction officers, and injuring more than 80 others. [includes rush transcript]

  • Apocalypse Still

    Today we bring you the second part of a debate on the health effects of Agent Orange–the chemical agent that the U.S. sprayed on Vietnam during the war. [includes rush transcript]