Tuesday, March 7, 2000

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  • G.W. Bush Endorsed by Imaginary Canadian Prime Minister

    George W. Bush has gotten into trouble again over the name of a world leader. After a rally in Canton, Michigan, two weeks ago, a man posing as a Canadian television reporter told Mr. Bush that Canadian Prime Minister Jean Poutine had endorsed him for his presidential run. Bush beamed and responded excitedly to the endorsement. [includes rush transcript]

  • Californians to Vote on Proposition 22, which Bans Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages

    Today is Super Tuesday, and voters in California will decide on a number of ballot measures. One of these is Proposition 22, the California Protection of Marriage Initiative. It states that "Only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California." [includes rush transcript]

  • “Nothing was Sacred, Nothing was Safe”: Selma Historian Recalls Bloody Sunday in 1965


    Thirty-five years ago today, on March 7, 1965, Alabama State troopers attacked 600 black men, women and children who were marching for their right to vote. Armed with nightsticks and tear gas, the troopers turned back the protesters — including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — who were marching from Selma to Montgomery. Televised images of the brutality shocked the nation and the world and helped spur the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the further breakdown of segregationist laws.

    Thousands gathered this Sunday with President Clinton and Rev. Jesse Jackson to commemorate the march. Last year, Democracy Now! technical director Errol Maitland spoke with Joanne Bland, resident historian of the Voting Rights Museum in Selma. They were at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which became an icon of the civil rights movement. [includes rush transcript]

  • A Look at the Environmental Records of G.W. Bush and John McCain

    Arizona Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign filed a complaint yesterday with the Federal Election Commission about a TV ad being run by "Republicans for Clean Air," a name being used by Texas billionaires and top Bush supporters Sam and Charles Wyly. The ads trash McCain’s environmental record. [includes rush transcript]