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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

  • Homeland Security Chief Nominee Chertoff Oversaw Detention of Hundreds of Arabs and Muslims After 9/11

    Chertoff

    President Bush nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff, a former prosecutor and architect of the USA Patriot Act, to replace Tom Ridge as secretary of Homeland Security. We speak with DC lawyer Elaine Cassel and political journalist Doug Ireland. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Appoints Arch-Conservative Claude Allen As Chief Domestic Policy Adviser

    Allen-claude

    President Bush appointed arch-conservative Claude Allen as his new chief domestic policy adviser. Journalist Doug Ireland describes Allen as "a notorious homophobe, a ferocious enemy of abortion and an opponent of safe-sex education who for years has been one of the AIDS community’s principal enemies." [includes rush transcript]

  • Unprecedented Security Preparations For Bush Inauguration

    Inaugsecurity

    An unprecedented level of security is planned for George W. Bush’s inauguration on Jan. 20, including six thousand police officers, 2,500 military personnel, and dozens of federal security agencies on patrol. [includes rush transcript]

  • James Forman 1928-2005: Civil Rights Pioneer Dies At 76

    Forman

    Civil rights organizer James Forman has died at the age of 76. In the early 1960s he served as executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and was seen as a major strategist within the civil rights movement. We hear a 1969 speech by James Forman and we speak with former field secretary for SNCC Robert Moses and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). [includes rush transcript]

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