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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

  • 9/11 Intel Bill Expands Powers of Patriot Act and "Politicizes Intelligence"


    The intelligence reform bill passed by Congress includes little-discussed provisions that would greatly expand the government’s policing power and centralizes the intelligence community’s surveillance powers which civil liberties advocates say increases the likelihood for government abuses. We speak with Robert Dreyfuss of Mother Jones and Timothy Edgar of the ACLU. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ralph Nader on the Ohio Recount, Bush’s Cabinet Reshuffle and the White House "Lowballing" of U.S. Casualties in Iraq


    As the Ohio delegation to the Electoral College cast its votes for President Bush despite calls for a review of voting irregularities, we speak with independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader about the Ohio recount, the future of the Democratic Party, the reshuffling of Bush’s cabinet, the occupation of Iraq and much more. [includes rush transcript]

  • Pinochet Indicted on Charges of Murder and Kidnapping


    Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was placed under house arrest on human rights charges after a judge in Santiago ruled he was mentally fit to stand trial for the abuses committed during his brutal 17-year regime. We speak with Chilean-American professor Ariel Dorfman of Duke University. [includes rush transcript]