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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

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  • "A Multigenerational Family of Fibbers"–Fmr. Top Republican Strategist Examines the History of the Bush Family


    We hear a speech by 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 of Deceit in the House of Bush" examines how the Bush family has been consolidating its power for four generations. [includes transcript]

  • Halliburton Hires Bush Family Lawyer To Conduct Internal Probe Over Nigeria Bribes


    Halliburton hired James Doty of the law firm Baker Botts to conduct an internal investigation into allegedly corrupt payments the company made in Nigeria in the late 1990s when Vice President Dick Cheney was CEO. We speak with Russell Mokhiber of Corporate Crime reporter about how both the lawyer and the law firm have close ties to the Bush family and administration. [includes transcript]

  • The 10 Worst Corporations of 2003


    Russell Mokhiber of Corporate Crime Reporter and Robert Weissman of Multinational Monitor sift through all the corporate schemes, scandals and crimes of 2003 to pick their top 10 worst corporations of the year. [includes transcript]

  • Dem Candidates Debate Iraq Intelligence, Whether Bush Lied and Voting For War


    As voters head to the polls in Wisconsin we hear an excerpt of the five remaining candidates debating each other in Milwaukee on intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq invasion, whether President Bush lied to go to war and why Senators John Kerry, John Edwards and Joseph Lieberman voted to authorize the invasion.