Friday, October 27, 2000

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  • The Color of Justice in Tulia Texas

    We go now to the latest news out of Tulia, Texas, where the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the drug busts that put 1/3 of the African American adult male population in jail.

  • Clinton’s Last Hurrah for the Undocumented

    Congress headed for an end-of-session confrontation with President Clinton yesterday over opposing immigration measures. President Clinton has called for amnesty for all illegal immigrants who arrived before 1986, among other measures that help immigrants. Republicans blasted the proposed legislation as a ploy to grab Latino votes in November 7 elections while saying it would also lead to a surge in illegal immigration. Republicans instead put forth their own proposals for immigrants that Clinton has threatened to veto, saying they are not broad enough, and leave out some of measures he proposed to help immigrants.

  • An End to Welfare?

    Last week, Maximus and Goodwill, the two largest W2 welfare agencies in Milwaukee, admitted to "improperly spending" hundreds of thousands of welfare dollars on projects in other states, parties, promotional schemes, meals and concerts. Maximus admits to "inappropriately" billing the state $411,000 while the Legislative Joint Audit found an additional $1.6 million that wasn’t "well documented."

  • Listener Comments

    Yesterday we asked you the listeners from around the country to call our comment line and tell us what questions you would ask the presidential candidates and who you would vote for and why. We were flooded with calls, and bring some of them to you today.

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