Monday, May 22, 2000

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  • New York Mayor Giuliani Will Not Run for Senate

    Last Friday, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani stunned New Yorkers when he announced his withdrawal from the U.S. Senate against First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. He cited health reasons, specifically his April 27th diagnosis with prostate cancer. [includes rush transcript]

  • Noam Chomsky Speech On State Terror and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak canceled a trip to the United States this weekend in which he was scheduled to meet with President Clinton. He had been scheduled to leave at midnight on Sunday for the U.S. [includes rush transcript]

  • New Hampshire Governor Vetoes State Senate Bill to Abolish Death Penalty

    Last Thursday, New Hampshire’s state Senate became the first in the nation to vote to abolish capital punishment since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The measure would replace the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole. Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen vetoed the bill the following day. [includes rush transcript]

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