Tuesday, December 21, 2004

  • With Rumsfeld Under Fire New Questions Emerge About His Role in Prisoner Torture

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    As debate grows over President Bush’s decision to keep Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for a second term, we speak with columnist Joe Conason of Salon.com about a recently disclosed FBI memo that indicates that "marching orders" to abandon traditional interrogation methods came directly Rumsfeld himself. [includes rush transcript]

  • Attorney General Nominee Gonzales Advised CIA on "Acceptable" Torture Techniques

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    We speak with Newsweek investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about Alberto Gonzales, President Bush’s nominee for Attorney General, and his role in advising the CIA on how far could the agency go in interrogating suspects. And we examine a secret Justice Department memo from 2001 that claims there are effectively "no limits" on presidential power to wage war. [includes rush transcript]

  • Paul Krugman on Social Security, the Decline of the Dollar and Healthcare

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    New York Times columnist and Princeton economics professor, Paul Krugman discusses President Bush’s Social Security plan, the devaluation of the dollar and the healthcare debate. [includes rush transcript]