Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If everyone who visited our website in the next week donated just $15, we would cover all of our operating costs for the year. We can't do it without you. Please donate today. It takes just a couple of minutes to do your part to make sure Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Your Donation: $

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

  • Bush Vows to Stay in Iraq But Offers No Strategy To Improve Situation

    Bush041304

    Bush began his third prime time news conference Tuesday with a 17-minute speech that focused almost exclusively on Iraq. As the US death toll continues to experiences a dramatic rise, the president rejected comparisons of Iraq to Vietnam and characterized the uprising there as a "power grab." [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Questioned About 9/11, Testifying With Cheney

    Bush2-041304

    After his opening remarks, many of the questions directed at Bush focused on 9/11. We speak with one of the reporters usually prevented from asking questions at the president’s tightly-controlled press conferences–Rusell Mokhiber as well as investigative journalist Robert Dreyfuss.

  • Former FBI Director Blasts Ashcroft For Ignoring Terrorist Threat Warnings

    Ashcroft041304

    In another series of high-profile hearings before the 9/11 commission Attorney General John Ashcroft sharply countered former acting director of the FBI, Thomas Pickard who criticized his handling of terrorist threat warnings in the months before Sept. 11. We speak with David Sirota of the Center for American Progress. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ashcroft Says Patriot Act, Immigrant Detentions Strengthened War on Terror

    Xrayprisoner2

    In addition to laying blame for counterterrorism failures on the Clinton administration, Ashcroft also defended the controverisal Patriot Act, as well as the Detain and Clear policy for immigrants. We speak with Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies. [includes rush transcript]