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Monday, January 12, 2004

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  • American Dynasty: Fmr. Top Republican Strategist Discusses The Bush Family’s Rise To Power Since WWI


    We speak with Kevin Phillips, a former top Republican strategist, who was generally acknowledged as the Republican party’s principal electoral theoretician after Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980. His latest book, American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics in the House of Bush examines how the Bush family has been consolidating its power for four generations. [includes transcript]

  • DC Holds Early, Non-Binding Primary Election To Focus Attention On Non-Voting Rights Of Residents


    The first primary election of 2004 will not be held in New Hampshire, but in the District of Columbia. District officials moved up the ballot from May in an effort to garner national attention to the fact that DC residents have no vote in Congress. We speak with DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives. [includes transcript]